The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) in Australia offers an online course: ‘Introduction to Interpreting’ to assist potential candidates who wish to gain Accreditation or Recognition in building their knowledge and skills.
The Open University in the UK offers OpenLearn, giving free access to some of their learning resources. You’ll find materials on a range of subjects. Try as many as you like for free. Some are ‘tasters’ of longer courses for which you need to register and pay, and some are standalone offerings. A variety of multimedia are used – some are written only, while others include audio and/or video material.
Below is just a small selection that caught my eye:
As you know, this blog is non-commercial, so the following post is very much in the spirit of information sharing, and not advertising. In my opinion, there are so few training resources available (especially that are not tied down geographically!) that we must share all we can. I have posted before about eCPD here and here, but this time Lucy Brooks, the founder, is going to tell us directly about eCPD’s latest venture… Over to you Lucy!
Since it is ‘going back to school’ time in a lot of places, I thought I would devote this week’s posts to lifelong learning and training – some online, some in person, some free and others for payment.
Today I would like to bring to your attention a scheme run by the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA.
Below you will find an introduction to the scheme, MIT OpenCourseWare, which is completely free to use and funded by donations from individuals and users. Independent learners can brush up their skills and also tackle new subjects. It has more than one million users each month.
Legal and financial topics can be found in the section ‘Sloan School of Management’. To whet your appetites, here is a selection of examples that might be relevant to readers of this blog:
- Introduction to Copyright Law
- Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property
- Legal Aspects of Property and Land Use
- The Law of Mergers and Acquisitions
- Communicating Across Cultures
Courses can also be downloaded for working offline.
You might also be interested in this recent post on a free online course in translation skills offered by Birkbeck College, London, UK.