Recommended free courses and other useful information
Corpus linguistics guru, Mura Nava, recently shared useful links to research he has done and other useful information, such as alternatives to AntConc. I’m sure language lovers will be happy to read about this in the CL community News 6: https://eflnotes.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/corpus-linguistics-community-news-6/
Also check out his Google community group on CL: https://t.co/AepbSUrUhn.
Free online courses
You already probably know that there are not many courses on terminology out there, but we can always look for related topics or general topics that help us become better professionals. So, here are a few that you might want to sign up to (and let me know if you do). Certifications of participation are available to bulk up that resume!
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance: “Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course.” This course started this week and you still can sign up. Great to sharpen up those soft skills! Duration: 6 weeks. Monash University (one of Australia’s leading universities ranked in the world’s top 1%). https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mindfulness-wellbeing-performance
- Introduction to Linked Data and the Semantic Web: “Linked Data, a term coined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is a way of publishing data online so it can be easily interlinked and managed using semantic queries. This helps the exposure and interlinking of datasets so that data can be exchanged, reused and integrated. On this course you will learn the basics of Linked Data and the Semantic Web – exploring how this new Web of Data isn’t about creating a big collection of standalone datasets, but is instead about using a common format to ensure data is interrelated.” Starts on April 11 for 3 weeks. University of Southampton (England–in the top 1% of universities worldwide) https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/linked-data
By the way, if you missed it, check out my blog post on terminology and linked data.
- Learning online: Searching and Researching: “Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information.” Starts March 7. 2 weeks. University of Leeds (As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.) https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/searching-and-researching
If you want to explore more courses, check out the list of upcoming courses here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/upcoming.