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This free online course in Chemistry looks at elements, electrochemistry and food chemistry among other topics. It is an ideal course to engage students and help them grapple with the subject matter in an interactive and self-paced manner. It is particularly suitable for any student of chemistry at second level, or anyone who wants to gain more knowledge and understanding of the world of chemistry.
The free online course Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management describes the essential principles, concepts and skills required in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Tourism is a major global industry worth over one trillion dollars in revenue annually and it is an important part of the economies of many countries and regions around the world. The first part of the course introduces you to the formation of the tourist industry as well as outlining its sectors and employment opportunities. The next sections of the course explains the needs of both business and pleasure travellers and how tourism businesses/destinations can market themselves effectively. You will then learn how the travel industry packages and sells tourism products through retail and online channels. The next section of the course introduces you to the nature of hospitality, in particular the relationship between the hospitality sector and tourism. You will learn about the various types of accommodation and the different types of hotel guests and their requests. Next you will learn about hotel management and the organization of hotel departments and their functions, such as the key duties of the front office department and housekeeping department. The course also covers food and beverage services and you will learn about restaurant operations planning, the organization of the kitchen, menu objectives and planning, table setting and restaurant design and layout. Finally, you will learn about the food handling process and the importance of personal hygiene for catering practitioners. This free Advanced Diploma course will be of great interest to professionals working in the tourism sector and in hotels, restaurants, or any other hospitality service operation. This course will also be of great interest to any learner who would like to gain employment or a career in the tourism or hospitality sector. <br />
The free online Advanced Diploma in Workforce Re-entry Skills is a comprehensive e-learning course that will help you develop the key skills needed by people re-entering the modern workforce, and studying this course will give you the confidence to apply for work positions that are of interest to you. The course first introduces you to the skills needed as part of your job search and career planning. You will learn how to organize and plan an appropriate job search based on your skills and qualifications. You will also learn how to write up a suitable cover letter and résumé when applying for a job. Employers expect all employees to have certain basic skills, in particular, basic IT skills. In this course will you will learn how to improve your touch typing skills and you will learn how to use Microsoft Word 2010 to create documents. You will also be introduced to Microsoft Excel 2010 where you will learn how to create basic spreadsheets and manipulate numbers within them. Having a good knowledge and understanding of customer service is important in any business or organisation and this course brings you through the key skills in customer service so that you will be able to handle customer inquiries or complaints in a friendly, efficient and professional manner. The food service industry is a very important employer for people wanting to re-enter the workforce and this course will give you a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the health and safety issues related to food service which you can use when applying for positions within the food service industry. This free Advanced Diploma course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to gain the necessary skills to re-enter the modern workforce and gain meaningful and long-term employment. <br />
This free online training explores complex numbers and equations, polynomial equations, conics, advanced trigonometry, differentiation, antiderivatives, and vectors in 2- and 3-space. This course is both an ideal study-aid for students to improve their skills in their spare time or for anyone interested in exploring the world of mathematics.
The Advanced Mathematics Upper-Secondary 2 course completes our suit of upper-secondary maths. This free online course covers differential equations, kinematics, vector calculus and dynamics. This course is suitable for maths students, and for anyone interested in exploring the world of mathematics. <br /><br />
This free online Physics course covers electronics, electric systems, magnets, sounds and transformers, and much more. It provides a comprehensive grounding in Physics and is ideal as a complement to regular classes, a study or revision aid, or as a resource for someone pursuing an interest in basic science.
This free online tutorial reviews motion, electric fields, spectra, energy transfers, force, acceleration, gravity Newton's Laws, projectiles, light, and much, much more. This comprehensive grounding in Physics is ideal as a complement to regular classes, as a study and revision aid, and as a resource for someone pursuing an interest in basic science.
In the free online course Advertising Your Business Online you will learn about the different options available for advertising businesses online. You will learn about ways in which online advertising can be used to promote a business and reach a wider audience compared with traditional advertising approaches. Advertising online can help your business reach new customers and increase brand awareness. <br /><br />The course begins by introducing you to the process of social advertising. You will learn how using social networks for advertising can be an effective and relatively cheap way to market your business. You will learn different rules that need to be followed when conducting social advertising. You will be introduced to suitable social advertising platforms that you can use to promote your business.<br /><br />Next, you will learn about online display advertising. You will learn how to use online display advertising as part of your business’s advertising campaign. You will learn about a number of different approaches that you can take which all have different areas that need to be considered before deciding the best approach for you.<br /><br />Finally, you will be introduced to the process of search engine optimization (SEO). You will learn how to use search engine optimization to maximize the number of relevant visitors to your website. You will also learn about many pitfalls and barriers that are involved with search engine optimization. You will learn how to test how effective search engine optimization has been in promoting your website. <br /><br />This free course will be of great interest to business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to start advertising their business online.<br />
Aesop's Fables work their magic by enchanting us with animals that behave like people and events that could never happen. At the same time, they pass on some essential truths about life, love, war, and friendship that still hold meaning for us today. In essence, Aesops fables are fables with morals. These simple truths are summarised in the "moral" of each story. For any adult, it is useful to be reminded of the ancient wisdom found in Aesop’s Fables. The lessons to be learned are as applicable in the workplace as they are in our personal lives. The course is also perfect for parents with young children and teachers of primary school students who would like to get their children and students to read a selection of Aesop’s fables and to discuss the moral of each story. This practice encourages children to think more deeply about the stories they are reading and will help them deal with the complicated world in which they live.<br />
Aggregate supply and demand are key concepts in macroeconomics as they help economists interpret events in the past to help predict the future. The aggregate supply curve model demonstrates the relationship between the overall price level of a country and the quantity of goods and services produced by the suppliers of that country, whereas the aggregate demand curve model demonstrates the quantity of goods and services produced domestically that consumers, businesses, the government and foreigners are willing to purchase during a particular period of time. This free online economics course first introduces the learner to the business cycle to show that the local economy is constantly expanding and contracting in response to changes in the global economy, technology and national and international politics. The course then introduces the concept of aggregate demand, how it shifts and how it is modelled. You will also learn about aggregate supply, and how changes in supply can be slower than changes in demand. This free online economics course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of economics, finance, and business who would like to learn more about modelling aggregate supply and demand. It will also appeal to all learners interested in business, economics or political studies who would like to understand why the health of the economy is cyclical and why one event can have a significant effect on an economy.<br />
Alcohol is enjoyed by many people during social occasions, but for others addiction to alcohol or alcohol-related illnesses can be a serious health issue. This free online course begins by reviewing the biological effects of alcohol on the body, including hangovers, psychological, and physical disturbances. The course also looks at the effects of chronic alcoholism such as liver damage or fetal alcohol syndrome. Finally, the course reviews some of the treatments for alcohol-related illnesses. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the effects alcohol can have on their health, or for learners already working in the areas of health promotion or health awareness who want to further their knowledge and understanding of the health effects of excess alcohol consumption.
This free online course in algebra from ALISON will guide you through among other things expressions, systems of equations, functions, real numbers, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radical and rational expressions. The course is divided into 12 chapters and each chapter is divided into several lessons. Under each lesson you will find theory, examples and video lessons. This course is ideal for learners who want to study topics in algebra in detail.
This free online course offers a comprehensive introduction to algebra and carefully explains the concepts of algebraic fractions. It guides you from basic operations, such as addition and subtraction, up to simplifying quadratic equations and more. It applies maths to real-world problems. This course is ideal for students looking for extra help, or even for a different approach to learning maths.
ALISON ABC IT is a free online self-certifiable information technology (IT) course which comprehensively introduces you to IT literacy. ABC IT covers the basic concepts of computing and teaches how computing can be an everyday feature of life and work. It covers basic Microsoft Office computer applications and touch typing training.<br />
This free online course enables graduates to become certified Alison tutors, trained and qualified to facilitate Alison course study groups. <br /><br />Participants will explore the impact Alison has on the world of online learning and understand how Alison courses have empowered more than one million graduates worldwide. <br /><br />Grounded in the principle that "Everybody can be an expert in something", graduates of this course will gain practical project management, marketing and group facilitation skills and be able to list the pedagogical theories involved in managing successful peer-centred, tutor-lead study groups. <br /><br />Graduates will learn practical, useful marketing strategies for promoting and publicising tutor groups and how to maximise resources available to them and their learners in their own communities. <br /><br />Participants on this course will have access to a range of prepared support materials which will equip them to confidently run and manage Alison course tutor-lead study groups. They will be trained to identify and match relevant Alison courses with targeted learners thereby advancing their own and others’ career and business opportunities. <br /><br />Tutor recipe cards will guide prospective graduates of this course through the weekly, 6 week meeting cycles where they will explore the various learner issues involved, such as suitability of course content, access to technology and studying outside of group meetings. <br /><br />Participants of this course will be assessed prior to certification. In addition, they will have to perform a practical task whereby they successfully guide at least 5 Alison learners through a specific learning path. <br /><br />This course is highly recommended for committed Alison members who would like the opportunity to significantly increase their business and professional development potential through helping other Alison learners.<br /><br />
The free online course Alternative Dispute Resolution: How ADR Programs Succeed introduces you to the broad range of systems that operate under the rubric of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This course presents you with the potential uses and benefits of ADR and the conditions under which ADR programs can succeed. <br /><br />This course begins by introducing you to ADR and shows you the different ways in which ADR can help accomplish rule of law objectives, such as supporting court reform and by-passing ineffective or discredited courts. The course will present the limitations associated with ADR programs and will then explain to you the background conditions necessary for ADR programs to succeed. <br /><br />The course will then focus on the program design considerations that are important for ADR programs. Within this section of the course, you will learn about planning and preparing an effective ADR program with regard to dispute resolution needs, ADR goals, and many more features that may arise during this phase of preparing for ADR. In this section, you will also learn about operations and implementations associated with ADR programs including why you should create support services to overcome user barriers and establish effective procedures for program evaluation. You will also learn how cultural norms may influence the design of appropriate evaluation systems.<br /><br />The course will conclude by explaining taxonomy in ADR including basic ADR models and examples of hybrid ADR models. This section will also provide you with relevant case studies that will show you concrete examples of ADR in action and different strategies used to cater to different situations. <br />
This Introduction to Managing Safety and Health in Schools online course aims to assist school principals and teachers in their understanding of managing workplace safety, health and welfare. It covers areas such as Completing a Safety Statement, Roles and Responsibility as well as Accident Reporting.<br /><br />
In this free online course, Applied Operations Management - Aggregate Planning, you will learn how aggregate planning is used in many businesses to match supply and demand of output over the medium time range of up to approximately 12 months in the future. Aggregate planning allows management to quantify materials and other resources that are to be procured so that the total cost of operations are kept to the minimum over a set period of time. The course begins by introducing the concept of aggregate planning and its use in medium term planning in businesses. You will be introduced to aggregate planning methodologies such as the tabular method and linear programming. You will learn how a tabular approach uses spreadsheets and the values of different variables, such as production by regular workforce and inventory levels can be calculated by using the costs associated with production, overtime, subcontracting, hiring, inventory and backorders. The tabular method is widely used because it is easy to understand and utilize. However, the generated solution may not be optimal and many trials and errors may be needed to find the optimal solution. The course also introduces the linear programming technique and a special type of linear programming known as the Transportation Model, which can be used to obtain aggregate plans that would allow balanced capacity and demand and the minimization of costs. This free online course will be of great interest to all professionals working in the areas operations management or general management who would like to learn more about aggregate planning and the methods used in this important area of operations management. The course will also be of interest to all learners who are interested in operations management as a future career.<br />
The free online course Applied Operations Management - Introduction to Forecasting shows learners why virtually all operations management decisions are based on a forecast of the future. Forecasts drive strategic operations decisions, such as choice of competitive priorities, changes in processes, and large technology purchases. Forecast decisions also serve as the basis for tactical planning and developing worker schedules. The course begins by introducing forecasting and describes why it is critical to the management of all functional areas within an organization. For example, marketing relies on forecasting to predict demand and future sales, and human resources forecasts future hiring requirements. You will then learn about forecasting methods such as time series forecasting. Time series models assume that information needed to generate a forecast is contained in a time series of data and that the future will follow the same patterns as the past. You will learn about simple mean, moving average, weighted moving average, and exponential smoothing methods. These forecasting methods are explained in detail with worked examples throughout. This free online course will be of great interest to all learners who have certified in ALISON's Diploma in Operations Management as it introduces practical applications of operations management in the area of forecasting. It will also be of great interest to all professionals working in the areas operations management or general management who would like to learn more about forecasting and the methods used to make predictive forecasts. The course will also be of interest to all learners who are interested in operations management as a future career.<br />
The free online course Applied Psychology - Introduction to Consumer Behavior introduces the psychological processes behind the behavior of consumers and how they make their decisions. All consumers are similar in that they all have needs and wants, but all are different in that they have different consumption patterns and consumption behavior. In this course you will learn about the nature and scope of consumer behavior, and how it evolved from other disciplines such as psychology and sociology into its own distinct field of study. You will then learn about the application of consumer behavior and how studying it helps marketers formulate appropriate marketing strategies for consumers and their environment. You will learn how the study of consumer behavior may be applied to segment the market, select the target market and position the product or service offering. The course then introduces the very important area of consumer decision making, in particular, programmed decision making and non-programmed decision making. You will also learn how the study of consumer behavior has identified five buying roles and how the marketer needs to understand these roles so as to be able to frame suitable marketing strategies to target them. This free online course will be of great interest to all learners who have certified in ALISON's Diploma in Psychology as it introduces practical applications of psychological processes in the area of consumer behavior. It will also be of great interest to marketers and professionals in the area of consumer marketing who would like to learn more about the psychology of consumer behavior.<br />