Self Directed Learning: Useful Resources

This is not a post encouraging you taking an online course in the middle of the pandemic.

Self Directed Learning: Useful Resources

This is not a post encouraging you taking an online course in the middle of the pandemic. Please don't do that, unless you are really really bored and don't have a bunch of other dependents who really just need your presence.

This is a post to publicly curate some useful resources I knew of / use / found when I was talking to the People & Culture Manager at work about how people can actually do huge amounts of free education if they're given the time and space at work. This isn't to discount the value of well targeted, bespoke training by the myriad of awesome people out there who do that kind of work.

The resources following are largely curated on the basis of self directed learning (or challenges) to build capacity in environmental, social innovation, for purpose strategy, and the likes.

General Platforms

Coursera | Build Skills with Online Courses from Top Institutions
Join Coursera for free and learn online. Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM. Advance your career with degrees, certificates, Specializations, & MOOCs in data science, computer science, business, and dozens of o…
edX | Free Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, & more
Access 2000 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide. Gain new skills and earn a certificate of completion. Join today.
Browse Free Online Courses - FutureLearn
Starting learning for free with a wide range of free online courses covering different subjects. Discover free online learning from top universities and organisations.
Alison | Free Online Courses & Online Learning
Free online courses with certificates. Join 2 million graduates and empower your career. Study, learn, certify, upskill with free online learning and training
Distance Learning Courses and Adult Education - The Open University
The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications.
Discover Free Online Courses & MOOCs • Class Central
Love to learn? Discover thousands of FREE online courses and MOOCs from top universities and companies on Class Central.

Sustainable Development & Environment

Acumen Academy
Acumen Academy, The World’s School for Social Change
Join the Drawdown Ecochallenge, presented by
<b>Connect the dots between your values and the impact of your actions with Drawdown Ecochallenge!</b><br/><br/> Drawdown Ecochallenge is offered in partnership by and Project Drawdown. Together, we’re taking action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Stretch y…
SDG Academy
UN Climate Change Learning
Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
Conservation Training
WBG Academy | World Bank Group
WBG Academy | World Bank Group
MOOC Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World (10th edition)
2015 was marked by the adoption of four landmark UN agreements: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. This online course has been designed to provide an in depth analysis of the 2030 Agenda, drawing …
Gaia Education E-learning programmes

Communities of Practice & Training Offerings

Systems Thinking | The Systems School | Australia | Melbourne
The Systems School | capacity building | systems thinking | systems mapping
Co-design Training
The Systems Sanctuary
<p>The Systems Sanctuary is the a peer to peer coaching program for systems entrepreneurs. </p>
Enrol Yourself | Lifelong learning through the power of peer groups
We organise the Learning Marathon. It’s a 6 month peer-led learning accelerator designed to integrate into your life alongside work. Get a peer group.
Cognitive Edge Virtual Training (Complexity-centric)

You made it all the way to the bottom. I don't have a lot more to say other than to ask you to let me know on twitter if there's anything I missed which I should add?