Apr 23, 2014

17 Free Online Courses you can start this Week (21-27 April 2014)

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1. Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Described by previous students as a general Business course with a bias towards Healthcare, this course helps students gain confidence in the basic elements of the initial discovery phase in the healthcare innovation process. (Read reviews)
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

2. Warhol

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This fascinating course takes you through the life and work of Andy Warhol – exploring his standing in the international artistic community while also dealing with larger questions of artistic worth and value.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

3. Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

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Aimed at both novices and professionals, this course delves deep into the fundamental concepts that underpin design as a human activity. A free E-book covering the entire course material is thrown in as well! (Read reviews)
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

4. Community Change in Public Health

https://coursera-course-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/92/bbaec749f8fe409468077ef9085396/community_B-02.jpgIn bringing about behavior change in public health, there is a tendency to focus on the individual rather than the community structure and norms constrain for encouraging individual health behaviors. This course examines the community context of the changes needed to promote the public’s health.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

5. An Introduction to Marketing

https://coursera-course-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/ae/4fb390cafa5ab8e71ea173001e6783/coursera_marketing_600.pngWharton’s classic introductory marketing course is back! Part of Wharton’s foundation Series, it covers branding strategies, customer centricity and new market entry by trying to get you into the customers head. Previous versions of this course have received great reviews on SlideRule.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 9 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

6. Core Concepts in Data Analysis

Core Concepts in Data AnalysisThis unconventional course in modern Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Data Mining is heavily influenced by the idea that data analysis should help in enhancing and augmenting knowledge of the domain as represented by the concepts and statements of relation between them.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

7. Marriage and the Movies: A History

Marriage and the Movies: A HistoryPerfect for film-buffs of all ages, this course explores the depiction of Marriage in Hollywood over the years. With 10 classic films by Hitchcock, Lean and others as part of the course material itself, most find this course a hard one to miss!
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

8. English Composition I: Achieving Expertise

English Composition I: Achieving ExpertiseEnglish Composition I provides an introduction to and foundation for college level academic reading and writing. Attending explicitly to disciplinary context, students will learn to read critically, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, and craft powerful prose.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 12 weeks
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

9. Logic: Language and Information 2

Logic: Language and Information 2Learning logic is a central part of learning to think well. This course from the University of Melbourne, which requires a background in propositional logic, will help students both learn logic and how to apply it.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – Apr 22 2014

 

10. Functional Programming Principles in Scala

Functional Programming Principles in ScalaFunctional programming has become more and more popular in recent years because it promotes code that’s safe, concise, elegant, and long lasting.This course introduces the cornerstones of functional programming using the Scala programming language, which fuses functional and object-oriented programming in a practical package. (Read reviews)
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 7 weeks
Starting – Apr 25 2014

 

11. The Evolving Universe

The Evolving UniverseThis is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers an understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole.
ProvideredX
Duration – 10 weeks
Starting – Apr 22 2014

 

12. Next Generation Infrastructures – Part 1

Next Generation Infrastructures - Part 1This Delft University courses explores the complexity and challenges of public utility and infrastructure systems (Transport, Energy, IT/Telecom and Water) in the 21st century, and the associated challenges of design, management and governance for the future.
ProvideredX
Duration – 7 weeks
Starting – Apr 23 2014

 

13. The European Union in Global Governance

https://s3.amazonaws.com/coursera/topics/healthcareinnovation/large-icon.pngThis course invites students to delve into and help solve the intriguing puzzles of the European Union, which being neither a legal State, nor a traditional international organisation, has presented itself as a normative, global actor in the past decades.
ProviderIversity
Starting – Apr 22 2014

 

14. The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry

The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry

Dr. Hoffman from the University of Hamburg will take you through a basic introduction to Crystallography with a focus on the heirarchical classification of symmetry. The aim of the course is to help students discover symmetry on their own.

ProviderIversity
Starting – Apr 22 2014

 

15. DNA – From Structure to Therapy

15. DNA - From Structure to Therapy

DNA are the building blocks that give living organisms their identity and diversity. This course, we will take students on a journey from the DNA molecule to the development of unique therapies that save lives.

ProviderIversity
Starting – Apr 25 2014

 

16. Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB®

Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB

How can you simulate a water treatment plant or realize a new business venture? This MOOC explains how to model and simulate innovative ideas using MATLAB/Simulink.

ProviderIversity
Starting – Apr 21 2014

 

17. Graph Partitioning and Expanders

Graph Partitioning and Expanders

This research-oriented graduate course from Stanford deals with the study of algorithms for graph partitioning and clustering, constructions of expander graphs, and analysis of random walks process.
ProviderNovoEd
Duration – 15 weeks
Starting – Apr 23 2014

 

Have you taken any of these MOOCs (or others) before? If you have, sign up and put in a short review on Springboard!