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MOOC on Social Wellbeing launched

A new Massive Open Online Course on Social Wellbeing starts on Monday 26th September 2016.

To find out more or to sign up for the course, please visit: Social Wellbeing

The new MOOC, entitled Social Wellbeing, has been designed by Elke Heins, Jan Eichhorn and Neil Thin. The course was developed after their successful knowledge exchange workshop series entitled Good Lives and Decent Societies, which focussed on wellbeing in policy making and planning, and was funded via a grant from the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. 

The free online course will help users to engage constructively in the wellbeing movement, encouraging them to use wellbeing considerations to make important transformations to their work as well as their methods of planning, learning and justifying decisions.

The course was developed with support and contributions from a wide range of partners from different fields of practice. It aims to create a global community of wellbeing practitioners, who can inspire and learn from each other, including:

  • human resources (HR) professionals, who are keen to embrace wellbeing and purpose, to improve staff satisfaction and productivity

  • social planners from the public and third sector, who want to address the social and economic factors that affect wellbeing at a community level

  • policy makers and civil servants, who wish to measure wellbeing or understand the life outcomes that matter most to people when developing policy