Online Course Review, Free

These are online courses that, at the time of the review, were available for any student to take and complete for no cost.

REVIEW: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking online course from Themis Knowledge
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REVIEW: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking online course from Themis Knowledge

You can download your certificate before you even take the course, without doing anything at all. You can watch me discover this in the video.

REVIEW: Unbound – Identifying & Responding to Human Trafficking: Commercial Lodging & Hospitality Industry
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REVIEW: Unbound – Identifying & Responding to Human Trafficking: Commercial Lodging & Hospitality Industry

A video version of a slideshow that provides a certificate after the video. No testing required.

REVIEW: Truckers Against Trafficking | CTAT Trained Local Drivers Certification Program (English)
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REVIEW: Truckers Against Trafficking | CTAT Trained Local Drivers Certification Program (English)

This course is, essentially, a truckers against trafficking video and test. There are 15 questions you must answer to receive your certificate.

REVIEW: iEmpathize Empower Youth Program
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REVIEW: iEmpathize Empower Youth Program

The Empower Youth Program is an innovative tool that equips you with the power to recognize people and situations that intend to take advantage of you and your friends. We call these people exploiters.

REVIEW: Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) “C-Stores Stop Human Trafficking”
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REVIEW: Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) “C-Stores Stop Human Trafficking”

Course description: The video module was designed to teach employees how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to respond when trafficking is suspected. Training is a crucial step in turning awareness into action and making a real difference in people’s lives.

REVIEW: Texas Human Trafficking Resource Center – HEART Training from Texas Health and Human Services (for Healthcare Professionals)
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REVIEW: Texas Human Trafficking Resource Center – HEART Training from Texas Health and Human Services (for Healthcare Professionals)

Good course with great materials and an assessment-based certificate. Huge lost opportunity to provide easily accessible, downloadable materials to students.

REVIEW: Com­mer­cial Lodg­ing Train­ing Video “HUMAN TRAFFICKING: HOW HOTEL EMPLOYEES CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
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REVIEW: Com­mer­cial Lodg­ing Train­ing Video “HUMAN TRAFFICKING: HOW HOTEL EMPLOYEES CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

This is, essentially, an unskippable video and a certificate form saying you have watched the video. Really. And this is provided by the Texas Attorney General. Let me make this perfectly clear: there is no test for understanding, the certificate is granted by collecting all the letters while you watch the video.

Surprisingly, collecting letters is actually more proof you’ve watched a video than most other video-only courses.

REVIEW: Human Trafficking (TCOLE# 3270) from AACOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy
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REVIEW: Human Trafficking (TCOLE# 3270) from AACOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved course, “Law Enforcements Role: Human Trafficking in the State of Texas,” is free.

And it’s four hours.

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REVIEW: “Your Role In Preventing Human Trafficking: Recognize the Signs” from ECPAT
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REVIEW: “Your Role In Preventing Human Trafficking: Recognize the Signs” from ECPAT

This is a part of a series of reviews of other online courses, focused upon “free” accessibility. Paid courses get mentions as well. Most every site with courses has great resources so those are covered and included.

Summary: Online only. Browser-based. One downloadable resource that didn’t exist. Good material! Good sharing with certificate. No activities with interactivity. Didn’t see any downloadable material, unless that was the resource that didn’t exist (details in article). Certificate upon completion that requires no test.