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  • From Cow to Cone: ice cream technology
    From Cow to Cone: ice cream technology
    A college course about ice cream? Is this yet another frivolous course that exists only in order to acquire college credits? A professor who has lost their grip on reality a little?
  • The degree with a 91% employment rate
    The degree with a 91% employment rate
    The old saying ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ seems to be redundant in the digital age. It wouldn’t raise too many eyebrows in the marketing community if it changed to ‘familiarity breeds sales’. When we arrive at a buying decision, we are far more likely to buy something we have heard of before than something we haven’t.
  • Classroom to chatroom: technologies in teaching
    Classroom to chatroom: technologies in teaching
    Won’t it be great when we can plug ourselves into the Matrix and learn Kung Fu in 30 seconds? While we’re waiting for the boffins work that out, though, we still need to teach each other how to do things by explaining.
  • Legal code: Information Technology Law
    Legal code: Information Technology Law
    Net Neutrality. Free Speech on the Internet. Music Piracy. Governments snooping on their citizens. Who decides if all this is right, wrong or just plain murky? Who’d want to tackle the big ethical issues of the Internet Age: Wikileaks, Super-injunctions and social media, Edward Snowden?
  • Oily rags to riches: Motorsport Engineering
    Oily rags to riches: Motorsport Engineering
    When you turn the key of your Bentley and the engine purrs to life, spare a thought for the minions who designed, manufactured and tested all those moving parts, perfected the aerodynamics, gave it brakes that make it stand on its nose and made the gear changes feel like silk.
  • Man with 26 million students.
    The man with 26 million students
    Zach Sims is a college dropout, a statistic of failure in education. Instead of getting an education, though, he founded a teaching company that now has 26 million students. Well played, Zach.
  • Excel courses at Excel University. Learn Excel for Accounting
    The formula for success: Excel training

    Most office workers know a few Excel functions to get them through the day. But that’s like driving a Ferrari at walking pace.

  • CPR for countries: Business after conflict
    CPR for countries: Business after conflict
    After regional conflicts, when one side has won, both have given up and gone home, or when there’s nobody left to fight, there is work to do. Post-conflict reconstruction does what it can to clean up the mess, and business has a key role in it.
  • Would you like flies with that? Food safety training
    Would you like flies with that? Food safety training
    When we go into a restaurant, we put our trust in its staff to give us food that’s in tip-top shape. Our health and happiness depend on procedures like maintaining the cold chain, cleaning surfaces, sterilizing utensils, checking cooking temperatures and a raft of other details that can make the difference between healthy and dangerous.
  • The ultimate dashboard for training managers
    The ultimate dashboard for training managers
    A new breed of software platform is emerging onto the training management market. It brings together in one place the many diverse functions that training managers need to keep track of, and streamlines processes for maximum responsiveness to change and increased profitability.
  • How to estimate anything
    How to estimate anything
    How would you respond to the job interview question ‘How many electric kettles are there in New York State?’ It is beneficial to be able to make a procedurally-based, well-informed guess that shows you have the smarts to arrive at a logical approximation.
  • FutureLearn: business courses on the go
    FutureLearn: Business courses on the go
    FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform launched and wholly owned by the Open University in the UK.
  • How to get paid to travel the world
    How to get paid to travel the world
    There’s a course on Udemy that might be worth looking into if you’re tired of the 9 to 5 routine and want to see more of the world. It describes how to get paid to travel. They don’t give away the exact details of their method because that would be stupid – they are selling an ‘information product’ in the style of get rich quick schemes, and the only way to get at their secret sauce is to pay for it.
  • Talk to the hand: a degree in Puppetry
    Talk to the hand: a degree in Puppetry
    Puppets are weird. They can be creepy and endearing at the same time, and it’s amazing how the audience project so much of themselves onto what is basically an inanimate object.
  • Keep calm and play the ukulele: The Idler
    Keep Calm and Play the Ukulele
    How can we be free in a world of jobs, debt and alarm clocks? What’s the best way to live life from moment to moment? If we don’t decide this ourselves, the pressures of life are sure to fill up those moments for us and we risk being left without a sense of peace, purpose or pleasure.
  • Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead
    Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead
    In 2014 The University of California, Irvine staged an eight-week MOOC on the sociological, scientific and ethical questions posed by the zombie apocalypse portrayed in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
  • Become a Pokemon Professor
    Become a Pokémon Professor
    Yes, that’s a thing and there’s a course for it. There are three grades of Pokémon Professor: Basic Rank Professor, Stage 1 Rank Professor, and Stage 2 Rank Professor. The courses are delivered via Pokemon.com.
  • Alchemy
    Alchemy
    Before science really got going, curious minds tried to convert substances into other substances by trial and error and a whole lot of wishful thinking.
  • Preventing burnout: wellbeing in the workplace
    Preventing burnout: wellbeing in the workplace
    60% of our waking hours are spent at work. But just being there is no guarantee of productivity. On the best days, we feel energized, motivated and productive, and we get plenty done. Yet how many of those good days we have depends a lot on our state of physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Seventy is the new forty: strategies for successful ageing
    Seventy is the new forty: strategies for successful ageing
    How do you plan to age? Will you let the river of time carry you along helpless, or have you armed yourself with a paddle to steer with so you can explore the banks? How much value do you place on longevity? Is it worth growing very old just for its own sake?
  • What makes people happy?
    What makes people happy?
    In 2014 The University of Berkeley launched a MOOC called The Science of Happiness. It is still going strong in 2016 because people are, well, happy with it.
  • Meditation for Entrepreneurs
    Meditation for Entrepreneurs
    The thing about meditation is we know it’s good for us, but we convince ourselves we don’t have time for it. Ironically, meditation can help to quieten down the very same stressful thinking that prevents us from doing it
  • Get high for free drinking only water
    Get high for free drinking only water
    Maybe there’s a slight pang of guilt at the clickbaity title, but it got your attention and there are excellent reasons to read on. We’re talking about the links between exercise and feeling good in yourself, otherwise known as mental health.
  • Are ‘superfoods’ real?
    Are ‘superfoods’ real?
    Eat blueberries and you will live for ever. Quinoa gives you superpowers. Being within 100 feet of an egg yolk will kill you instantly.
  • Stand-up comedy courses in London - can comedy be taught? Humour, laughter, standup
    A comedy course? You must be joking
    Stand-up comedy is an interesting instance of the nature vs. nurture debate. Are good comedians just naturally funny people, or have they painstakingly crafted their acts over hundreds of performances so they can push our laughter buttons and get results?
  • Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake
    Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake
    It’s a cruel fact that the world’s call centres and fast food restaurants are full of workers who have an arts degree but don’t know how to capitalise on it. World famous Central Saint Martins arts and design college aims to change this.
  • Digitizing the sales funnel: online advertising
    Digitizing the sales funnel: online advertising
    Online advertising is a zillion-dollar industry. From AdWords to clickbait, it permeates our online lives as it tries to conjure everyone’s credit cards out of their wallets. As it matures it is creating new career opportunities as brands seek to maximise their online impact.
  • 4 Creative Breakthroughs
    4 Creative Breakthroughs
    Those involved in the creative process know how hard it can be sometimes to open the floodgates of their creativity when required. If they wait for inspiration, they might find themselves waiting a long time. The old adage about creativity (or was it success?) being 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration definitely applies here.
  • Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    Learn to create electronic soundscapes
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  • Survey: British people want to express themselves
    Survey: British people want to express themselves
    Anyone who has been to the UK, or failing that, watched the movie Notting Hill will know that British people have difficulty expressing their feelings. Here is some evidence that despite their famous shyness, they’d actually quite like to let it all hang out. If that’s all right with you, of course. Sorry. Excuse me.

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  • Survey: British people want to express themselves
    Survey: British people want to express themselves
    Anyone who has been to the UK, or failing that, watched the movie Notting Hill will know that British people have difficulty expressing their feelings. Here is some evidence that despite their famous shyness, they’d actually quite like to let it all hang out. If that’s all right with you, of course. Sorry. Excuse me.
  • The ultimate dashboard for training managers
    The ultimate dashboard for training managers
    A new breed of software platform is emerging onto the training management market. It brings together in one place the many diverse functions that training managers need to keep track of, and streamlines processes for maximum responsiveness to change and increased profitability.
  • Become a Pokemon Professor
    Become a Pokémon Professor
    Yes, that’s a thing and there’s a course for it. There are three grades of Pokémon Professor: Basic Rank Professor, Stage 1 Rank Professor, and Stage 2 Rank Professor. The courses are delivered via Pokemon.com.
  • Bringing home the bacon: smallholding for beginners
    Bringing home the bacon: smallholding for beginners
    Have you ever wanted to keep livestock and be self-sufficient? Then you are thinking about starting up a smallholding - a mini-farm. In Australia they call them ‘Hobby farms’, in New Zealand they’re ‘Lifestyle blocks’.
  • To think big, we must think small
    To think big, we must think small
    If we really want the cool stuff we see in Science Fiction Movies, we are going to have to train more people in nanotechnology: the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale.

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  • Excel courses at Excel University. Learn Excel for Accounting
    The formula for success: Excel training

    Most office workers know a few Excel functions to get them through the day. But that’s like driving a Ferrari at walking pace.

  • Stand-up comedy courses in London - can comedy be taught? Humour, laughter, standup
    A comedy course? You must be joking
    Stand-up comedy is an interesting instance of the nature vs. nurture debate. Are good comedians just naturally funny people, or have they painstakingly crafted their acts over hundreds of performances so they can push our laughter buttons and get results?
  • FutureLearn: business courses on the go
    FutureLearn: Business courses on the go
    FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform launched and wholly owned by the Open University in the UK.
  • Theeducators.com offer fast track Moodle course
    Theeducators.com offer fast track Moodle course
    One of the outstanding small business opportunities of our times is selling courses online, and one of the best systems to do it on is Moodle. The world of education is moving away from traditional college degrees, evening classes and correspondence courses towards a ‘just-in-time’ model in which learners pick and choose what they need to learn right now, and can get instant access to it.

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  • Man with 26 million students.
    The man with 26 million students
    Zach Sims is a college dropout, a statistic of failure in education. Instead of getting an education, though, he founded a teaching company that now has 26 million students. Well played, Zach.
  • Are ‘superfoods’ real?
    Are ‘superfoods’ real?
    Eat blueberries and you will live for ever. Quinoa gives you superpowers. Being within 100 feet of an egg yolk will kill you instantly.
  • What do dogs think about?
    What do dogs think about?
    The Open College in the UK is offering a course in Dog Psychology. Upon completion you will have earned the right to have after your name the designatory letters Dip.Dog.Psy and will be awarded with a Diploma Certificate bearing the title.