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Remote Work Courses

What is remote work?

Remote employees do not complete their work at the traditional office space. Instead, their homes, coffee shops, or other locations become their location. Working from home saves commuting time and could help improve company morale if done right.

Remote team members often seek alternative work arrangements for a better work-life balance. As workspaces change and disruption becomes the norm, remote could be the future of work.

Remote work started in the 1970s with telecommuting. New technology has made it easier than ever to manage remote jobs alongside the traditional office. As virtual teams become more common, both companies and employees should prepare themselves for the new era of work.

Learn about remote work

edX offers courses and certificates designed in partnership with respected institutions from around the world. Students can explore courses for a fee and connect with like-minded peers from around the world. 

Students can also choose official credits for a fee. edX offers single courses, certificates, and micro or full degrees for job seekers and employees who need professional growth. Paid tracks come with lifetime access and an official certificate when students complete course requirements.

Remote work courses and certificates

HarvardX's Remote Work Revolution for Everyone outlines key principles in the new work environment. Students will learn to manage remote teams and organize a workweek for a distributed workforce. 

UBC offers Re-imagine Work: Strategies during Covid-19 and beyond. Participants will learn about remote work policies, flexible work, and employee engagement during disruptions such as the novel coronavirus.

Learners can also delve into remote work strategies for specific purposes. In UBC's Human-Centered Design for Work at a Distance, participants explore the principles of human-centered design and development. The two-course series includes relevant tools and prototyping principles.

Learning to work remotely with edX

The home office is the new office building. Following the events of the pandemic, remote workers make up a larger part of the workforce and provide valuable services for their organizations without commute times or traditional hours. As companies return to work, leveraging employee flexibility and maintaining employee wellbeing is one everyone's mind.

Remote companies save money in building overhead but must streamline logistics to ensure that operations remain intact. Thankfully, with new technology like Slack and flexjobs, companies can work to build a new type of workplace that balances the needs of the company and its workers. edX provides training and inspiration for the new era of work, skills that aid in onboarding, retention, and overall wellbeing.