Online Courses

The Open Education Research Hub team wrote the Open Research course at P2PU’s School of Open. Researchers may be interested in working through the course materials to gain better insights into the role of openness in research.

If you would like to explore the impact of digital technologies on scholarly practice, then The Digital Scholar is the course for you, based on Martin Weller’s book of the same name.

John Hilton III and colleagues from the Open Education Group have released an excellent Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption.

Research Methods in Psychology by Paul C. Price, Rajiv S. Jhangiani and I-Chant A. Chiang is a must at any stage of your research.

The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog shared this selection of essential guides for researchers and young academics.

And of course, there is also Becoming an Open Educator; not exactly about doing research, but aimed at educators and those interested in how free and open might change teaching and learning approaches.

During the time that the GO-GN was hosted by the The Open Universiteit Nederland members of the network were asked about training areas that might be useful to them.  The following list was researched to find free online courses appropriate for doctoral training.

Public speaking

Course title: Introduction to public speaking

Mode: Self paced


Academic writing

Course title: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study

Mode: starts 19 January 2015


Course title: Principles of Written English, Part 1

Mode: Self paced


Course title: Principles of Written English, Part 2

Mode: starts 15 February 2015


Course title: Writing in the Sciences

Mode: resources available after registration


Review: from Francisco Iniesto: I took last 2014 fall semester “Writing in the Sciences” I found it very interesting even it is focused in Medicine, quality of educational resources is very good.

Research methods

Course title: Empirical Research Methods

Mode: Self paced


Course title: Solid Science: Research Methods

Mode: starts 31 August 2015


The video lectures are already available (

This course is part of a so-called specialization track: Become a Social Scientist: Methods and Statistics. The courses in this track are on


Course title: Statistical Learning

Mode: starts 19 January 2015


Course title: Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals

Mode: starts 9 February 2015


Charting in Excel

Course title: How to create a basic chart in Excel 2010

Mode: Self paced


Numerous Youtube videos on this topic: see e.g. (for Excel 2010)


Course title: OpenKnowledge Changing the Global Course of Learning

Mode: resources available after registration


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