As extreme weather events continue to hit the headlines, it is clear that environmental issues are on the rise across the globe.
Get an introduction to sustainable development, and find out what we can do to help our environment, with this online course from Deakin University.
You’ll explore the different ways in which sustainable development can be understood, and examine the true impact of human activity on our planet.
You’ll find out about recent actions that have been taken to achieve sustainable development, and the solutions that we may need to implement in the future.
This course is aimed at anyone interested in social and environmental issues, but may be of particular interest to those looking to enter, or currently working in the field of international and community development.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Millie B.completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This was a very compact course. It was just two weeks long, but with a huge level of information (I actually think the length could have been doubled with no loss of structure). It was fascinating, informative and well-worth taking if you’re interested in the future of mankind!