May 19, 2014

14 Free Online Courses you can start this week (19-25 May 2014)

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The 6th MOOC Buffet comes at you this week with 14 courses from Coursera, edX, and Futurelearn.


1. Calculus: Single VariableCalculus: Single Variable
The course form UPenn is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. It concisely covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 14 weeks


2. Archaeology of Portus: exploring the lost harbour of ancient RomeArchaeology of Portus: exploring the lost harbour of ancient Rome
The Roman harbour city of Portus lay at the heart of an empire that extended from Scotland to Iraq. In this course you will chart a journey from the Imperial harbour to its connections across the Mediterranean, learning about what the archaeological discoveries uncovered by the Portus Project tell us about the history, landscape, buildings, and the people of this unique place.

Provider: Futurelearn | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks

 

3. Introduction to Forensic ScienceIntroduction to Forensic Science

Ever wondered how the forensic scientists in all those TV shows actually work? This course explains all the science behind their work using Case Studies from all over the world.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 8 weeks


4. EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?

This course is designed to give you a peek into the first year of a regular Veterinary Medicine Degree. So if you are keen on learning more about the profession, or are involved in caring for animals, it’s worth a look.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 5 weeks


5. Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in EntrepreneurshipDeveloping Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship

One of the highest-rated courses on the Coursera platform, it provides students a taste of the material explored in the University of Maryland’s Online Master of Technology Entrepreneurship.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks


6. The Changing Global Order
This course acquaints learners with some main theories of international relations, and the dynamics of the ever-changing Global order. It examines the role of organisations such as EU, NATO, AU and the Security Council of the UN while keeping students on their toes with regular quizzes and exercises.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks


7. Technology and Ethics
Technology is constantly changing the dynamics of the worold we live in. From nuclear energy, biological manipulations for warfare, robots for taking care of the elderly and enhancing human capability, surveillance, and the internet with its world wide connectivity – this course puts these changes into the context of morality and ethics.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 7 weeks


8. Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us
This course we explore the anatomy and physiology underlying the vital signs (heart rate, respiration rate, pressure etc.) so that you will develop a systematic, integrated understanding of how the body functions.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks


9. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 6: Introduction to Student Assessment
This course is part of the Foundations of Teaching for Learning program 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.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks


10. Growing Old Around the Globe
What are individuals, families, communities and societies to make of an ageing world? This course analyzes contemporary topics in psychological and social ageing from a global perspective.

Provider: Coursera | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks


11. Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools
This free 5-module online introductory course gives you the essential concepts, techniques, and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines.

Provider: Canvas | Level: Beginner | Duration: 9 weeks


12. Cancer in the 21st Century: The Genomic Revolution

Over the 6 weeks of this course you will examine three key questions: ‘Where have we come from?’ ‘Where are we now?’ and ‘Where are we going?’ with respect to cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Provider: Futurelearn | Level: Beginner | Duration: 6 weeks


13. Study skills for international students
This course looks at some of the key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university.

Provider: Futurelearn | Level: Beginner | Duration: 4 weeks


14. China (Part 6): The Manchus and the Qing
This is the sixth of ten ChinaX “Mini-­Courses” from Harvard that collectively span over 6,000 years of history. It introduces new features to make the riches of Harvard’s visual collections and the expertise of its faculty more accessible to learners worldwide.

Provider: edX | Level: Beginner | Duration: 5 weeks

As always, if you have taken any of these courses before, do give it a review on Springboard!