Six new MOOCs from FutureLearn

Six brand new free online courses are now live on social learning platform, FutureLearn. Here’s a quick guide to them all

Crime, Justice and Society
Explore the role of the state and criminal justice interventions in producing safe and just societies, with this course from The University of Sheffield. Over seven weeks, you’ll ask questions such as: what traditional and innovative responses to crime and victimisation work? Why do people stop offending? Which interventions are fair, lawful and effective?
Find out more and join the course now – it starts 12 October.

Maths for Humans: Linear, Quadratic & Inverse Relations
This course – the first on FutureLearn from UNSW Australia – will help you strengthen your algebra, geometry and thinking skills. You’ll learn about the maths behind real-world relations, looking at linear, quadratic, inverse and power relationships, over four weeks.
Find out more and join the course now – it starts 12 October.

ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers
This two-week course is suitable for existing healthcare providers, including qualified and student nurses, paramedics and support workers. You’ll be guided through a step-by-step approach to undertaking the ECG test and explore the principles of electrocardiography with experts from St George’s, University of London.
Find out more and join the course now – it starts 19 October.

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Exploring Possible Futures: Modeling in Environmental and Energy Economics
What will efficient cities look like in future? How do humans contribute to climate change? Is a completely renewable energy supply possible? This eight-week course – the first on FutureLearn from the University of Basel – will help you answer such questions, by developing and using environmental economics and energy economics models.
Find out more and join the course now – it starts 19 October.

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
Explore the fairy tale world of Hans Christian Andersen – the inspiration behind The Little Mermaid and Frozen – with this six-week course. You’ll read six of his fairy tales with experts from the HC Andersen Center – an internationally renowned research institution located in the writer’s birthplace, Odense.
Find out more and join the course now – it starts 19 October.

Gravity! From the Big Bang to Black Holes
This course – the first on FutureLearn from Université Paris Diderot – explores Einstein’s theory of relativity in a simple manner. Over six-weeks, you’ll find out why “gravity is the engine of the Universe” and discover its role in the Big Bang, black holes, dark energy and space-time.
Find out more and join the course now – it starts 26 October.

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