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Why study a free course on OpenLearn?


Our courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning.

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn.

What are the advantages?

  • OpenLearn free courses are available immediately

    Our courses do not have a start and end date. You can start right away or at a time that suits you.

  • You can work through at your own pace

    You can spend as long as you like on an OpenLearn course, plus, if you sign up you can track your progress and work towards a statement of participation.

  • There are around 1000 courses to choose from

    The courses always focus on a specific area of learning. Some focus on important and fascinating academic subjects, whilst others help you develop skills needed for study or work.

  • You can try out what's on offer from The Open University

    If you're interested in taking an Open University course but are not sure what to study or if distance learning is right for you, then OpenLearn lets you get a feel for what's on offer.

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At Goodness Associatons, we encourage you to never stop learning because life never stops teaching.

Working with universities and other organisations to offer open online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects, Coursera was founded by associates of 

Stanford University in 2012.

An online course could be the event of that changes your life. Coursera courses last approximately four to twelve weeks, with one to two hours of video lectures a week. These courses provide quizzes, weekly exercises, peer-graded and reviewed assignments, an optional Honors assignment and sometimes a final project or exam to complete the course. Courses are also provided on-demand, in which case users can take their time in completing the course with all of the material available at once. Coursera offers full master's degrees. It first started with Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE) from HEC Paris and Master's of Accounting (iMSA) from the University of Illinois, but have moved on to offer even Masters of Computer Science in Data Science and Master of Business Administration (iMBA), both from University of Illinois.

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