In our constantly changing job market, professionals are regularly assessed on their knowledge and skills. Those who are always learning tend to create more options to make progress in their careers. Online education offers an excellent and accessible way to boost your career skills and develop as a professional. Thousands of free, college-level courses start every month in a broad range of fields. Find a course in your profession at Learning Advisor.
Enhance your professional repertoire with these eight classes that all start soon.
- Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom, Start Date: September 29, 2014
Use of the virtual classroom is rapidly increasing in the world of teaching. With online classes becoming a standard format, even brick-and-mortar classes are implementing virtual components. Equip yourself with a modern understanding of online teaching, the current issues and trends, and how best to integrate it into your own curriculum.
[An online teaching degree might be a good choice for you, too.]
- International Organizations Management, November 10, 2014
As technology makes rapid strides, the barriers to global communication get smaller and smaller. Likewise, our involvement and interaction with once distant cultures and issues becomes more and more important. Managing an organization in an international context requires specific, culturally sensitive skills. This course gives you the job skills you’ll need for management-level positions in international nonprofits.
- Social Entrepreneurship, Start Date: September 8, 2014
This class covers topics that pertain to social innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn the framework you need to launch a project to make a high, positive social impact. Develop strategies to mobilize and optimize resources to tackle the toughest social problems around the world.
- An Introduction to Marketing, State Date: October 14, 2014
Learn about branding, customer focus, and practical market strategies from the Wharton Foundation in an online course form. A good refresher for those who have marketing experience or a great place to start if you want the basics, this course will give you the job skills to speak the language of marketing.
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- Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Start Date: September 15, 2014
Being able to effectively communicate and collaborate helps make a hospital (or any other health care business) run smoothly. With so many specialties and departments, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication. Show your superiors that you have the knowledge it takes to get things done between the many groups in your profession.
- Epidemics: The Dynamics of Infectious Diseases, Start Date: September 29, 2014
You hear about it on the news almost every day: the fear of contagious diseases and infections. An epidemic is a big concern among medical communities. Learn why the flu, malaria, whooping cough, and the measles are being watched, and prove you’ve got the knowledge to handle them. This course doesn’t just prepare you for the worst. It also simulates what an epidemic would be like with you, the students, as the models!
- Excel 2010 Essential Training, Start Date: anytime!
Excel is an integral part of most business operations and can be used for many different tasks. Learn the skills it takes to utilize this powerful program, and start listing Excel as one of your job skills. This course can be taken at any time, as well.
- Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade, Start Date: September 12, 2014
Writing is a required job skill, even if you’re not in journalism. Much of your interaction with other professionals is through written correspondence, and you want to be sure you’re making a good impression. Give others the message that you’re capable of putting down clear thoughts in writing and that you can communicate well.