Free MOOC Online Courses
The UC Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform, named UCx, opened enrolments for its Online Courses in October 2020. Typically of short duration, MOOCs are delivered online to thousands and sometimes millions of students, with online course content presented through high-quality video segments, and an emphasis on learning, rather than assessment.
UC strives to deliver excellent, research-informed education, and creative and innovative research with staff who are empowered to make a real difference to societies here and around the world. UC prepares its graduates to care, think and be future ready.
With the launch of the new UC Strategic Vision in 2020, one of UC’s key objectives is providing accessible, flexible, and future focused learning opportunities for our students. Joining global education provider edX has enabled UC to offer free, short online courses in a variety of disciplines to the world.
Field Volcanology and Hazards Professional Certificate
Learn the science of how volcanoes work and the skills of a field volcanologist to investigate and communicate volcanic hazards
Antarctica in a Changing Climate MOOC
Explore the exceptional aspects of the Antarctic climate and its ecosystems, and look at the current and future impacts of environmental change.
Associate Professor Daniela Liggett, Professor Adrian McDonald, Dr Andrea Herbert
Organizational Psychology MicroMasters®
Learn about the common processes in organizations from the perspective of how employees are affected by and respond to them.
Dr Fleur Pawsey, Associate Professor Joana R C Kuntz, Professor Katharina Naswall
Foundational Field Skills for Earth and Environmental Sciences MOOC
An online course that combines instructional demonstrations and scaffolded learning activities in the New Zealand outdoors.
Dr Samuel Hampton, Dr Kate Pedley, Associate Professor Darren Gravley
Teaching Computational Thinking MOOC
A course for educators who want to learn more about teaching computer science to 7-12+ year old students in an engaging and meaningful way.
Professor Tim Bell, Tracy Henderson, Joanne Roberts
Bayesian Statistics Using R Professional Certificate
Learn the fundamentals of Bayesian approach to data analysis, followed by a deep dive into its richness and flexibility.
Human-Robot Interaction Professional Certificate
Explore the various forms of human-robot interaction, learn how robots work and how to design one, and, find out how robots manage emotions.
Sustainability: Energy Transition MOOC
How does energy help us secure a sustainable future? Delve into energy systems to discover the path to sustainable solutions.
Statistical Analysis in R Professional Certificate
Learn why a statistical method works, how to implement it using R and when to apply it and where to look if the particular statistical method is not applicable in the specific situation.
Text Analytics with Python Professional Certificate
Learn the core techniques of text analytics alongside the cognitive science that makes it all possible.
Smart Cities MOOC
Explore how New Zealand is using technology and data to design sustainable smart cities.
A Better Start to Reading MOOC
Learn how to prevent reading problems in children and how to use the shared book reading context in the most effective way to support children’s early reading development.
Mental Health and Nutrition MOOC
Learn what foods and nutrients should be consumed to improve mental wellbeing and explore the foundational role that nutrition plays in our mental health.
Professor Julia Rucklidge