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Achieving Personal Success

Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativ..
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Advance Learning

Aesop's Fables

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, a..
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West Lothian College

Basic Study Skills

Use this free online course to identify your personal learning style and learn about key study skills such as: mind mapping, time management, keeping a study diary, reading and writing techniques, as..
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Biology and Behaviour in Psychology

This free online learning course introduces the learner to the basic principles of Psychology from both a behavioural and biological perspective. The topics include classical and operant conditioning..
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Design - Applying Design Principles

This Graphic Design course builds on the introductory course and investigates the application of graphic design principals in the production process such as composition, balance, contrast and hierarc..
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Digital Photography

Digital photographic technology is continually changing, however, the principles behind good photography don't change. This free online course in digital photography gives you the opportunity to gain..
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Christine Williams

Employer - Employee Law

In commercial law, the law of agency is a very important concept to understand as it deals with contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual relationships. This usually involves a person, c..

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Smart History

Exploring Architecture, Buildings and Monuments Through the Ages

Humans have been designing and building monuments and buildings of all types and sizes from the dawn of civilisation to the extent that the built environment reflects a people's cultural, religious a..
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Khan Academy

Fundamentals of American Civics

With each American Presidential election there is always great interest in both the U.S. and around the world in how the American political system actually nominates candidates who run for the positi..
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Christine Williams

Fundamentals of Business Law

This course reviews important principles found in business law. These principles include details on sole proprietorship, general partnerships, limited partnerships and incorporations. This course exp..
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