There are lots of virtual, distance-learning, webinars and other
online courses available. We've rounded up some that may be of
interest either professionally or for your own personal development
or interest. They range from full degree courses to short free
sessions. If you have any other suggestions, please contact email@example.com
FREE BUSINESS SESSIONS
Business Gateway. A range of live and
recorded sessions and individual advice including Digital Boost where businesses can access
free digital consultants, online training and a wide range of
support to help their business adapt and change. Business Gateway
is a publicly funded service providing access to free business
Scottish Enterprise. Live and recorded
webinars. Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national economic
development agency and a non-departmental public body of the
Scottish Government. Its resources include support and training for
Direct to Consumer E-commerce.
BUSINESS PAID CONTENT
Developing a Data Driven Creative
Company. Register by 4pm on Friday 18 September 2020
for this new 6-week Executive Education course specifically
designed for the creative industries.
Some publishing conferences, seminars and book festivals have
moved online. Among them are:
BIC Breakfasts and Brunches including
Discoverability (9 September)
Autumn Review of the UK and Irish Book
Sectors (Nielsen Book Research): 10 September
UK Children's Book Summit (Nielsen
Book and The London Book Fair): 23 September 2020
The Bookseller Children's Conference
Online: 28 September to 1 October
IPG Virtual Autumn Conference 2020:
21 October 2020
Borders Book Festival Online: 12 July
to 27 September 2020
Edinburgh Culture Conversations: 13
July to 14 September 2020
Wigtown Book Festival Online: 25
September to 4 October 2020
PUBLISHING TRAINING CONTENT (PAID UNLESS OTHERWISE
ALPSP. In addition to
webinars and online training, several workshops will run as virtual
classrooms so delegates can access remotely.
BIC. Training courses on supply chain
BookMachine. Training courses are
initially delivered live but if you need more flexibility, you can
watch the recordings in your own time.
CIEP. Skills training for
editorial and in-house staff.
Nielsen. Your Publishing Journey: A Nielsen Book Webinar
PTC. the PTC offers two
styles of self-study: tutor-guided courses and e-learning
Publishing Scotland. Virtual versions
of our most popular courses with our regular tutors. We also run online events for members.
CREATIVE TRAINING PAID CONTENT
Central St Martins. Online
art, fashion, design and business courses from the famous arts and
Faber Academy. Writing courses tutored
by award-winning, working writers hand-picked from publisher
Faber and beyond.
College of the Arts. Degree and foundation level
courses in creative writing, painting, visual communications,
textiles and more.
SOME FREE CONTENT/FREE TRIALS/LOW COST
Many subscription services offer free trials for a limited
period. The sites listed below mainly gather courses from a variety
Alison. Founded in Galway in Ireland
and now one of the world's largest free learning
platforms for education and skills training.
network. Aimed at educators but open to all.
Coursera. One of the leaders in the
field with courses from over 200 universities and companies.
Craft Courses. Practical crafts
courses on the UK's largest creative experience site.
Creative Scotland Opportunities. Lots
of workshops and other online events are listed on the
opportunities area of Creative Scotland's website.
edX. edX is home to more
than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities
in the world (including Harvard and MIT) and industry-leading
FutureLearn. Access to high
quality learning with online courses, programs and degrees created
by leading universities, business schools and specialist
organisations including many from the UK.
Google Digital Garage.
Up-to-date, real-world, skills approved by
industry experts, top entrepreneurs and some of the world's leading
Guardian Master Classes Online.
Exciting new range of immersive online workshops.
Linkedin Learning. Linkedin aquired
Lynda and has continued to add to the huge range of
My World of Work. Scotland's career
information and advice website is aimed at school pupils but has a
good round up of information including distance learning courses in
Open Learn. Over 900 free courses from
the Open University.
Skillshare. Thousands of classes
for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration,
design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.
Udemy. The world's largest seletction
of online courses (over 100,000) and mlllions of students.
West College Scotland. A range of
distance learning courses from one of Scotland's pioneers in this