Online Course in Communication

Best Online Courses in Communication 2017

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An online course is a class that is taken on the computer using videos and other virtual tools to deliver educational content to students. Online courses can help students save money while providing the education they need, because classes are available anywhere students can access the internet. This means students don’t have to move in order to further their experience and skill set.

Curious individuals may be asking, what is an online course in communication? This course usually covers the theories and philosophies regarding speech and communication. This typically involves discussing the various aspects of the communication process, including verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, perception, and body language. Students also often learn about elements that may influence or change communication, such as technology, gender, culture, and bias.

Taking a course in communication may prove invaluable for students as they improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students also may learn how to successfully navigate conflict resolution and to help solve other communication issues, which may make them an asset to any workplace.

The cost of an online course may vary depending on the school, program, or length of the course. For this reason, students typically should make an effort to fully research the cost of their course to be certain that it fits within their budget.

An online course in communication may lead to employment opportunities within diverse industries such as government, sales, journalism, politics, and manufacturing, with possible careers for students as marketing directors, human resources managers, campaign promoters, or company representatives. Because these students understand effective communication, they are often also excellent candidates for leadership and managerial positions where they must guide teams and encourage and support their coworkers.

Online courses appeal to students internationally because they can usually be accessed from anywhere in the world, meaning that no matter your geographic location, you can start your online course. Simply search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course: Effective Conference Poster Presentations

Elevate Health
Online Part time 4 weeks January 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

How can you attract the audience's attention to your research with your poster? This course focuses on how to give an effective poster presentation at a conference. We will look at the design of an effective poster, the language to use and how to address your audience. You will receive feedback on your poster and your pitch from both your peers and your teacher. [+]

Top Online Courses in Communication. Effective Conference Poster Presentations How can you attract the audience's attention to your research with your poster? This course focuses on how to give an effective poster presentation at a conference. We will look at the design of an effective poster, the language to use and how to address your audience. You will receive feedback on your poster and your pitch from both your peers and your teacher. Work on your own conference poster presentation The aim of this course is to help you feel more confident when giving a poster presentation, and to do so more successfully. You want your audience to stop, read the poster and listen to what you have to say. For this to happen, you need to ensure that your poster stands out from the rest. During this online course, you will be able to work on your own poster at a time that suits you, using the new skills you are learning. Effective Conference Poster Presentations is one of the online medical courses of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health Learning objectives By the end of this Effective Conference Poster Presentations course, you will be able to: √ Improve the design and content of your own conference poster √ Design an effective conference poster √ Give a confident pitch on your own research √ Use your voice in such a way... [-]

Leadership Skills - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

A leader doesn’t necessarily have to be a ‘manager’, but it’s difficult to see how a manager could be truly effective without having at least some leadership skills. This course will introduce you to some of the import techniques and theories that can help you to improve your leadership skills and be more effective in your role. [+]

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A leader doesn’t necessarily have to be a ‘manager’, but it’s difficult to see how a manager could be truly effective without having at least some leadership skills. This course will introduce you to some of the import techniques and theories that can help you to improve your leadership skills and be more effective in your role. What you will Learn / Course Modules Leadership and Management Presenter Leadership Theories Team Development and Leadership Individuals Within Teams Communicating One-to-One with Individuals Moving Forward Together [-]

Presentation Skills - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course covers the common mistakes people make when preparing for and giving a presentation so you can avoid these, as well as going over good practice and providing some practical advice that you can put to good use the next time you have a big presentation to make. [+]

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Giving a successful presentation can be one of the hardest parts of many people's jobs. Ultimately preparation will be the key to success when it comes to giving a presentation, but how do you make sure you are prepared enough? What about the structure? The content? How should you use visual aids? Being a successful presenter also involves understanding your audience, their expectations and needs. This course covers the common mistakes people make when preparing for and giving a presentation so you can avoid these, as well as going over good practice and providing some practical advice that you can put to good use the next time you have a big presentation to make. What you will Learn / Course Modules Presentation and its Structure Content Visual Aids The Presentation Listening Learning Names [-]

Facebook for Business - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Facebook is the world’s largest social network. With over a billion users it’s very likely that a proportion of your target customer audience will have a Facebook account. In the ‘Social Media for Business’ course you’ll have been encouraged to research and investigate the preferred social media platforms used by your target audience, so you should have a good idea at this point if Facebook is one of the right platforms for you. [+]

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Facebook is the world’s largest social network. With over a billion users it’s very likely that a proportion of your target customer audience will have a Facebook account. In the ‘Social Media for Business’ course you’ll have been encouraged to research and investigate the preferred social media platforms used by your target audience, so you should have a good idea at this point if Facebook is one of the right platforms for you. Using Facebook in your business is about providing an effective means for your customers to interact with you and connect their friends to your business. Recommendation is the most powerful way a potential customer can be connected to a business, particularly when it’s being recommended by a friend. So if you know that a trusted friend likes a particular brand, you’re much more likely to engage with that brand. Facebook is essentially a platform designed to facilitate social interaction between people with whom you’ve already established some mutual recognition. What you will Learn / Course Modules An Introduction to Facebook Setting up a Facebook Brand Page Administrating your Facebook Brand Page Adding Content to your Brand Page Custom Applications Getting People to your Brand Page Facebook Advertising Getting Website Traffic from Facebook [-]

LinkedIn for Business - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Linkedin is a very well established and respected social network with over 259 million users in more than 200 countries. It’s known as “Facebook in a Suit” or the most professional level of Social networking for businesses. [+]

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Linkedin is a very well established and respected social network with over 259 million users in more than 200 countries. It’s known as “Facebook in a Suit” or the most professional level of Social networking for businesses. Linkedin is a very valuable tool to find the key decision makers within certain companies. It’s used for finding the best point of contact, gaining familiarity with their background before a call or sales pitch, making such contact much more effective. It’s a social network for professional people. Normally a person would create a Linkedin profile that would include career details and would update their information periodically as to their current appointment. It would often include a personal statement, personal web address and possibly testimonials from employers and members of staff. If the person has particular interests both professionally and personally they may subscribe to one or more interest groups to receive updates and discussion opportunities. What you will Learn / Course Modules Introduction to LinkedIn Company Policies Relating to LinkedIn How LinkedIn Works Setting up your LinkedIn Profile [-]

Twitter for Business - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Twitter is a social media platform that is used by a wide range of people, from celebrities, who use it to communicate with their fans to companies and brands who can use it to engage their customers and attract new ones. It is also used by people for the social aspect – to chat and share information with friends. [+]

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Twitter is a social media platform that is used by a wide range of people, from celebrities, who use it to communicate with their fans to companies and brands who can use it to engage their customers and attract new ones. It is also used by people for the social aspect – to chat and share information with friends. In fact, there is no restriction to who or what can have a Twitter account and often a larger company such as Starbucks will also have individual accounts for each product such as Frappuccino’s and even individual store locations. Using Twitter successfully requires a significant commitment of time – being active is key to your success. It’s all about the image you create, and the best‐viewed companies are the responsive ones. Twitter is a real‐time information sharing network where users can share messages, news, images, opinions and links via short bursts of information called ‘tweets’ – these tweets have a character limit of 140 including spaces, which may sound very short but you might be surprised at how much you can get into a little space and how much influence that can have. Even though Twitter is a fairly simple service, it’s still important to understand the mechanics of it thoroughly What you will Learn / Course Modules An Introduction to Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Using Third-Party Applications Being Social [-]

Social Media for Business - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course is designed to assist people in business to understand how social media techniques can be used as an effective business marketing tool. The object is to provide sufficient information to enable you to develop a social media strategy for a business and implement that strategy personally or through the informed engagement of third party specialists. [+]

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The Internet has changed our lives both personally and commercially. The boundaries between personal and business communication are now much less defined. Three quarters of us in the developed world use the internet and Social media has become a serious business marketing technique with over 90% of businesses with an in‐house marketing department using social media for marketing and committing up to 20% of marketers time in that direction. So far as your social media audience in concerned, 43% of people aged 20‐29 spend more than 10 hours a week on social media sites. The starting point in any social media activity for business is your website or microsite and your social media activities will invariably be referencing this site so the first measurement of success in your social media activity will be the traffic you’re generating for your site through social media channels. This course is designed to assist people in business to understand how social media techniques can be used as an effective business marketing tool. The object is to provide sufficient information to enable you to develop a social media strategy for a business and implement that strategy personally or through the informed engagement of third party specialists. What you will Learn / Course Modules Introduction What is Social Media? Introduction to POST Methodology Websites and Microsites Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Blogging Video Bringing it all Together Is Social Media Worth It? [-]

Course in Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. [+]

Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. Improve your written and verbal communication skills You will discover the principles of writing influential documents for work such as reports and proposals. As you learn simple frameworks for emails and meetings you’ll immediately put them into practice and increase your productivity. You will find new confidence in your ability to make convincing presentations and conduct productive meetings – whether virtual or face to face. You will develop communication approaches that are sensitive to cultural and personal difference and are tailored to the occasion, whether online, in print or face to face. Develop fundamental business and finance skills This course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. It is one of eight from The Open University, designed to help you gain fundamental business and financial skills, including communication, networking, relationship building, project management, personal financial planning and management, investment and financial services. You can complete this course as part of one of these two programs: Business Fundamentals: four courses, which will boost your employability and effectiveness at work, and enable you to earn a FutureLearn Award. Business and Finance Fundamentals: eight courses; holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement for... [-]

Course in Intercultural Communication

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Whether you’re engaging in business across borders or cultural regions, meeting other people through international travel, working in a diverse, global organisation or studying abroad, you can benefit from a better understanding of intercultural communication. [+]

Top Online Courses in Communication. Whether you’re engaging in business across borders or cultural regions, meeting other people through international travel, working in a diverse, global organisation or studying abroad, you can benefit from a better understanding of intercultural communication. Master the basics of intercultural communication This free online course will focus on the basic but important concepts. It will: help you better understand cross-cultural complexity; cultivate your awareness of your own and others’ cultural identities; highlight some notable variations in communication styles and cultural values; and signpost paths towards building your intercultural competence. We will start with a journey of self-discovery, telling each other our cultural stories and exploring different cultures. You will be amazed to see how cultures have influenced our perceptions, thinking, communication styles, values and beliefs. Adjust to new cultural practices that come into your life The understanding and appreciation of cultural differences that you gain will help you adjust to the new cultural practices that come into your life - whether via the media or through interpersonal interactions. You will learn with a cross-cultural team from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), since its inception in 1949 which has become a leader in language and culture teaching. What topics will you cover? Introduction to the course and field, potential learning objectives, and leading definitions of what constitutes “intercultural communication”. Exploration of story narratives, metaphors, and meanings related to interculturality. Analysis of situated cases to identify sources of intercultural misunderstanding. Benefits of intercultural applications to personal life,... [-]

Office Management Course

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This Office Management Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning key skills to work in an office as well as successfully manage an office. Covering aspects of effective communication skills, interacting with customers and clients, creating administrative strategies and more. [+]

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This Office Management Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning key skills to work in an office as well as successfully manage an office. Covering aspects of effective communication skills, interacting with customers and clients, creating administrative strategies and more. Whether you are in a position already working in an office and want to progress into a management role, or are wanting to work in this field and need the confidence to start, or simply want to gain new skills, this course is perfect. Course Highlights Price: Only £19.00 Was £199.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 60 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 9 course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices With over 60 hours of learning split across 9 easily accessible modules, the course has been designed to provide learners with an enjoyable and informative learning experience. The Office Management Course is studied online, meaning you can study in your own time, at your own pace, on your own schedule. Study whenever it suits you best, day or night. You’ll have access to the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for... [-]

Higher Learning Teaching Assistant Course

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The online CPD Accredited Level 4 Higher Learning Teaching Assistant course will provide learners with an insight into how to effectively work in the classroom environment. Whether it is primary, secondary or an SEN school setting, this Level 4 higher learning teaching assistant course covers all the important aspects that need to be learnt. [+]

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The online CPD Accredited Level 4 Higher Learning Teaching Assistant course will provide learners with an insight into how to effectively work in the classroom environment. Whether it is primary, secondary or an SEN school setting, this Level 4 higher learning teaching assistant course covers all the important aspects that need to be learnt. Whether you are currently working in a role an want to gain knowledge or you just want to add this course on your CV, you can get started instantly and start learning all the important aspects about teaching assistance. Course Highlights Price: Only £59.00 Was £349.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 90 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 12 course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 4 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices With over 90 hours of learning split across 12 easily accessible modules, the course has been designed to provide learners with an enjoyable and informative learning experience. The Level 4 Higher Learning Teaching Assistant course is studied online, meaning you can study in your own time, at your own pace, on your own schedule. Study whenever it suits you best, day or night. You’ll have access to the... [-]

Certificate in Effective Business Writing Online Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time 6 - 8 weeks January 2018 USA USA Online

Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? [+]

Know the Secret to Developing Powerful Writing Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this Certificate in Effective Business Writing Online Course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this Effective Business Writing Online Course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word. Course Fast Facts: Only 6 weeks to complete this course Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course,... [-]

Certificate in Beginning Writer's Workshop Online Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time 6 - 8 weeks January 2018 USA USA Online

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life and improve your writing skills. [+]

Top Online Courses in Communication. Develop New Ways to Stretch Your Creative Muscles If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life and improve your writing skills. This exciting, hands-on Writer's Workshop Online Course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece. Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you’ll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories. Course Fast Facts: Only 6 weeks to complete this course Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How to study online... [-]

Certificate in A to Z Grant Writing Online Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time 6 - 8 weeks January 2018 USA USA Online

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. [+]

Start Now To Learn The A to Z Grant Writing Interactive Online Course A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It's also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant-writing consultants or community grant-writing volunteers. Many of this course's elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here! Course Fast Facts: Learn how to discover The A to Z Grant Writing Online Course in only 6 weeks Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You... [-]

Work-Life Balance Online Short Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Having a balance between work and home life can be a challenge. With this challenge come great rewards when it is done successfully. By balancing a career with home life it will provide benefits in each environment. You will become healthier, mentally and physically, and you will be able to produce more career wise. [+]

Top Online Courses in Communication. Balance Career and Home Life to Excel in Your Career Having a balance between work and home life can be a challenge. With this challenge come great rewards when it is done successfully. By balancing a career with home life it will provide benefits in each environment. You will become healthier, mentally and physically, and you will be able to produce more career wise. With a Work-Life Balance you will be managing your time better. Better time management will benefit all aspects of life; you will be working less and producing more. This course will show you how to focus on the important things, set accurate and achievable goals, and communicate better with your peers at work and your family at home. By the end of this course, you will be able to: Explain the benefits of work life balance Recognise the signs of an unbalanced life Identify employer resources for a balanced lifestyle Improve time management and goal setting Use the most effective work methods for you Create balance at work and at home Manage stress Course Fast Facts: Easy to follow and understand Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required 12 months access to course Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time Download printer friendly course content Certificate (IAOTS Accredited) Course Delivery Courses are accessed online via our learning management system... [-]