Free short online courses

Courses that are currently not running

These courses are no longer open for enrolment. Where available there are links to videos as open education resources.

Artificial Intelligence Planning (#aiplan)

Articifial Intelligence Planning
A six week course in Artificial Intelligence Planning hosted on Coursera.

Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

Critical Thinking in Global Challenges
In this course you will develop and enhance your ability to think critically, assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of the global challenges facing society today.

E-learning and Digital Cultures (#edcmooc)

E-learning and Digital Cultures
This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for the ways in which we conduct education online.

Equine Nutrition (#eqnutmooc)

Equine nutrition
This course is designed to provide knowledge of equine digestion and nutrition for those with an interest in this area.

Learning for sustainability ( #lfsmooc)

In this course you will refine your own understanding of 'sustainability' in light of the range of definitions, contexts and educational approaches that we will discuss.

Mental Health: A Global Priority (#mhglobalmooc)

Mental Health: A Global Priority
This course is designed to help you develop a broader understanding of mental health and illness from a global perspective.

Photography: A Victorian Sensation (#vicphotomooc)

Photography: A Victorian Sensation
Explore the Victorian craze for photography and examine its history, from the earliest images in 1839.

Scotland and Wales Vote 2016: Understanding the Devolved Elections (#swvote)

Scotland and Wales Vote 2016: Understanding the Devolved Elections

The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People (#clinpsymooc)

The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People
The course will cover the basic guiding principles of the Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People.

Towards Brexit? The UK's EU Referendum (#edineuref)

Understand the UK's EU Referendum, and the pros and cons of Brexit, with The University of Edinburgh.

Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum (#edindyref)

Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum
Understand the Scottish independence poll, and the pros and cons of a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote, with The University of Edinburgh.

Understanding the UK's 2015 General Election (#ge15ed)

Understanding the UK's 2015 General Election
Learn about the UK's 2015 general election: how does the system work, what is at stake, and how will it affect you?

Warhol (#warholmooc)

Warhol
An introduction to the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the world’s most famous artists, through exploration of five thematic framings of his life and career: celebrity, sex, money, death and time.