May 5, 2014

18 Free Online Courses you can start this week! (5-11 May 2014)

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list of great courses starting this week – 3 Courses from Coursera’s Data Science Specialization get under way along with courses on Entrepreneurship, Rock Music, Genetics and Engineering to name a few. Go ahead and and enroll now!

1. Reproducible Research

Reproducible Research

This is the 5th course in the Johns Hopkins’ Data Science Specialization and focuses on literate statistical analysis tools which allow one to publish data analyses in a single document that allows others to easily execute the same analysis to obtain the same results.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 4 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

2. Exploratory Data Analysis

Exploratory Data Analysis

Yet another course in the Johns Hopkins’ Data Science Specialization, this focuses on the essential exploratory techniques for summarizing data and their application, before formal modeling commences and can help inform the development of more complex statistical models.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 4 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

3. Statistical Inference

Statistical Inference

Learn how to draw conclusions about populations or scientific truths from data. This is the sixth course in the Johns Hopkins Data Science Course Track. Prerequisites include a background in R programming and mathematical aptitude.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 4 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

4. Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society

Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society

This course from Wharton will teach you how to analyze global trends, understanding their magnitude and how they are related to one another and realize how the world can cope with massive change, by accompanying Prof. Mauro Guillen on his travels.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 7 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

5. Introduction to Human Behavioral Genetics

Introduction to Human Behavioral Genetics

Ever wondered why some people are outgoing and cheerful while others are withdrawn and forlorn? This course provides an introduction to behavioral genetics, the field within psychology that demonstrated that Nature and Nurture both play a fundamental role in the development of psychological traits.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

6. The Brain and Space

The Brain and Space

This course is about how the brain creates our sense of spatial location from a variety of sensory and motor sources, and how this spatial sense in turn shapes our cognitive abilities. The material in the course is based on a book written by Prof. Groh called “Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are”.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

7. Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies of their development, the course will examine resonance and developing “resonant leadership” capability, emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

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

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

This course assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. and is a teaser for the ideas and techniques explored in the University of Maryland’s Online Master of Technology Entrepreneurship course.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 5 2014

9. Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Positive psychology meets K-12 pedagogy. This course explores key ideas of positive psychology and shows how great teachers apply those lessons to maximize student engagement and accomplishment.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – May 7 2014

10. Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick

Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick

Learn and practice strategies for coaching teachers to make meaningful, long-lasting improvements in their instruction. Offered by ‘Match Education’, which trains and employs dozens of coaches who provide intensive support for teachers in Boston and New Orleans.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – May 9 2014

11. Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You

Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You

Understanding Europe is a MOOC aiming at popularizing the intricacies of the European Union system to promote greater awareness of the opportunities it offers you, so that you can grasp the framework for any European economic or social activity you engage in.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 9 2014

12. History of Rock, Part One

History of Rock, Part One

Learn about the early days of rock music, from the pre-rock years of the post World War II era through the birth of rock in the mid 1950s to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.
ProviderCoursera
Duration – 7 weeks
Starting – May 9 2014

13. Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots

Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots

In this course, we will introduce the basic concepts for autonomous navigation with quadrotors, including topics such as probabilistic state estimation, linear control, and path planning and is targeted towards graduate students in CS, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.
ProvideredX
Duration – 8 weeks
Starting – May 6 2014

14. Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems

EECS149.1x introduces students to the design and analysis of cyber-physical systems — computational systems that are integrated with physical processes. This edX course is an online adaptation of the UC Berkeley undergraduate course EECS 149, covering a subset of topics that are especially relevant for the lab component of that class.
ProvideredX
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 6 2014

15. Becoming a Resilient Person – The Science of Stress Management

Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management

The purpose of this experimental course is to teach individuals the science behind becoming a resilient person. By the end of this course, you will have learned about the knowledge and skills that you can apply in your life now and in the future to be a resilient person.
ProvideredX
Duration – 9 weeks
Starting – May 6 2014

16. Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 2

Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 2

When you’re sick, you may wonder, “Why me?” But the real question should be, “Why am I not sick all the time?” You might even ask, “Why does my body respond with a fever, and is it really a good idea to lower it?” This course explores immunology, how the body defends itself from constant assault by parasites and pathogens.
ProvideredX
Duration – 6 weeks
Starting – May 11 2014

17. Technology Entrepreneurship Part 2

Technology Entrepreneurship Part 2

This is the second half of a course that introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world. Many of the alumni of the last class are continuing to build their startups and will be mentoring teams this time.
ProviderNovoed
Duration – 7 weeks
Starting – May 11 2014

18. DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality

DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality

In this five-week introductory course, you’ll work in teams to learn the DQ approach, which draws from the disciplines of business, engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science.
ProviderNovoed
Duration – 5 weeks
Starting – May 8 2014

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

  • bhoomit

    This is really helpful, I started AstroTech from the last week’s post and loving it 🙂

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