Leading without Formal Authority
Leadership isn't just a skill for managers. Demonstrating leadership is important for employees at every level of an organisation. There are opportunities to lead every day, whether you hold a formal leadership position or not. In this course, leadership and personal development experts Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod outline how individual contributors or SMEs can exhibit leadership by influencing, inspiring, mentoring, and motivating others. They also help you overcome unique challenges such as how to communicate when you think your boss or team is headed in the wrong direction.
Subjects: Business | Career Development | Leadership Skill Level: Intermediate Duration: 1h 5m
The Practising Photographer
In The Practising Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration. Each instalment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each instalment concludes with a call to action designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself.
Subjects: Photography Skill Level: Beginner Duration: 25h 6m
Redefining PowerPoint in the College Classroom
PowerPoint has become one of the most common classroom technologies. But today's college students expect more than bulleted lists. It's time to rethink your presentation style, and redefine what PowerPoint can do. Alan Ackmann shows how to create more interactive and dynamic lessons by reimaging how PowerPoint can be used. Learn what presentation styles are most valuable to students, and how key theories support the use of PowerPoint for cognition and knowledge transfer.
Subjects: Education | Education + Elearning | Software Skill Level: Beginner Duration: 1h 38m
Course of the month: Learning to Write for the Web
The world wide web has become an essential part of our everyday lives. We use it at work, at home, during our daily commute, to check the latest news or weather...for almost everything we do. One thing we're all likely to agree on is that we like to find the information we're looking for as quickly and as effortlessly as possible.
If you create and edit online content, whether it's for the University's website, a personal blog, WordPress site or social media channel, do you ever think about how quickly and easily your users can find the information they need? Does your writing lead to a positive experience for your user?
Chris Nodder's 'Learning to Write for the Web' course is aimed at beginners and takes you through seven practical techniques to help you write successfully for the web. These techniques, if applied correctly, should help to make your web content more appealing, help users to find what they need, and hopefully encourage them to return regularly.
This 1.5 hour course is packed full of useful information and even contains fun challenges at the end of each chapter for you to test your new found knowledge. Why not give it a go and see if you can improve your online material leading to a better experience for your users?
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