May 12, 2014

13 Free Online Courses you can start this week! (12-18 May 2014)

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1. Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems

Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld SystemsThis Vanderbilt course is the 2nd in the Coursera’s “Mobile Cloud Computing with Android” Specialization which helps to simplify the development of concurrent and networked services on mobile devices running Android that connect to popular cloud platforms.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

2. Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics

Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics

This course aims at augmenting students’ scientific and analytical abilities in the context of bioscience and health problems, using Case Studies.

ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

3. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 3: Learners and Learning

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 3: Learners and Learning

This course is part of the Foundations of Teaching for Learning Specialization from Coursera which is designed to assist people who are currently teaching but have had no formal teacher education improve their understanding of their role and work as a teacher.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

4. Using The Next Generation Science Standards for Students’ Deeper Understanding

Using The Next Generation Science Standards for Students’ Deeper Understanding

This course is designed to guide science educators towards an understanding of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and is recommended for any educator who is interested in the cutting-edge of science education.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 4 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

5. Understanding Russians: Contexts of Intercultural Communication

Understanding Russians: Contexts of Intercultural Communication

The main focus of this course is to look at the interrelations between different types of contexts (cultural, institutional, professional, social, interpersonal and others) within the intercultural communication process using Russian – Western communication as an example.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 9 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

6. Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in ELT

Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in ELT

This course is aimed at English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers, both those who are intending to pursue this field as a career and those already working in the field who would like to revise and refresh their methods and approaches.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

7. Introduction to Acoustics (Part 1)

Introduction to Acoustics (Part 1)

Learn about acoustics and sound fields by using the concept of impedance, starting with the fundamental concept of one-dimensional cases, understand the essentials, and also cover extended topics.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

8. Big Data and Social Physics

Big Data and Social Physics

Social physics is a big data science that models how networks of people behave and uses these network models to create actionable intelligence this course helps you understand big data and how to use it to improve companies, cities, and government, and best-practices for privacy.
ProvideredX
Duration – 1 week
Starting – May 12 2014

9. Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

Introduction to Solid State Chemistry

By far one of the most popular courses at MIT (having being taught for over 35 years) this freshman course explains chemical principles by examining the properties of materials and their applications in industry and emerging technologies.
ProvideredX
Duration – 15 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

10. Managing people: engaging your workforce

Managing people: engaging your workforce

In this nine-week course you will learn how to get the most out of people in the workplace. Aimed at people who have, or are about to have, managerial responsibility in any type of organisation, this course will introduce you to reflective practice in people management.
ProviderFuturelearn
Duration – 9 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

11. Managing my money

Managing my money

With real incomes falling and personal debt at a record high, there has never been a better time to improve your personal financial skills – ‘Managing my money’ aims to do just that.
ProviderFuturelearn
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

12. Cooperation in the Contemporary World: Unlocking International Politics

Cooperation in the Contemporary World: Unlocking International Politics

This course helps learners experience a practical, interactive and personal encounter with the politics of cooperation in the contemporary world.
ProviderFuturelearn
Duration – 3 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014

13. Global food security: addressing the challenge

Global food security: addressing the challenge

This course introduces the issue of food security and explore some of the different ways in which it has been described both in research and in practice and consider key concerns for the future.
ProviderFuturelearn
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – May 12 2014


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