IOP Institute of Physics

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Online learning

The IOP’s online learning centre contains a wealth of tips, advice and information to help members polish up their key skills.

The 'Communicating Complex Ideas' course, for example, is a must for physicists who need to communicate technical or specialist information to stakeholders with limited scientific knowledge. Throughout the course there’s an emphasis on considering the needs of your audience in order to develop the most effective ways of communicating.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of communication methods such as writing, speaking, blogging or making video presentations. Plus there’s help on managing what can be the most daunting communications challenge: dealing with the media.

In total, there are 23 courses available, ranging from networking to negotiation, coaching to customer service.

Why learn online? Our online training is:

  • Flexible
    You can progress through the training at your own pace and in your own way – at work, at home, on the train or in a café. No need to make a long journey to a conference centre or sit through over-long training session!
  • Exclusively tailored to physicists
    Unlike many such skills courses, this training is exclusively targeted to physicists’ requirements. In fact, many of the modules were designed in response to IOP members’ specific requests and concerns.
  • Free
    All the modules are free of charge to IOP members.

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last edited: October 01, 2012