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Here is your chance to learn about digital badges and micro-credentialing, a great new way to engage students by recognizing their achievements at various stages in the learning process. This course will include a brief history of digital badges (or “badging”), an introduction to planning your badging system, and an introduction to creating and displaying badges. It will prepare you to make considerations for federal student information policies to develop internal procedures that support micro-credentialing programs. Participants may include educators and learning specialists who are already using badges; those who are aware of badges but have not been using them; anyone considering using badges; and anyone who knows nothing about digital badges and micro-credentialing but who wants to learn! Participants will have the opportunity to earn badges through class discussions and course assignments. “Learn-by-doing” is essential in this four-week course.
Videos on how banks work and how money is created. Banking 1. Banking 2: A bank's income statement. Banking 3: Fractional Reserve Banking. Banking 4: Multiplier effect and the money supply. Banking 5: Introduction to Bank Notes. Banking 6: Bank Notes and Checks. Banking 7: Giving out loans without giving out gold. Banking 8: Reserve Ratios. Banking 9: More on Reserve Ratios (Bad sound). Banking 10: Introduction to leverage (bad sound). Banking 11: A reserve bank. Banking 12: Treasuries (government debt). Banking 13: Open Market Operations. Banking 14: Fed Funds Rate. Banking 15: More on the Fed Funds Rate. Banking 16: Why target rates vs. money supply. Banking 17: What happened to the gold?. Banking 18: Big Picture Discussion. The Discount Rate. Repurchase Agreements (Repo transactions). Federal Reserve Balance Sheet. Fractional Reserve Banking Commentary 1. FRB Commentary 2: Deposit Insurance. FRB Commentary 3: Big Picture. LIBOR.
Digital commerce is an emerging area of business and career. According to the research firm Forrester, the sector will reach $370 billion in sales by 2017 and make up 10 percent of total retail sales in the U.S. This course will provide an introduction to the key concepts, business models, and current and future trends in digital commerce. You will also learn how you can start your online store using a leading digital commerce platform that has more than 70,000 stores worldwide–Shopify. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, or just looking to enhance your knowledge about this emerging sector, this course is for you. The course also offers an opportunity for top performing participants to be mentored by experts and/or successful entrepreneurs about 'Careers in E-Commerce'. Mentors will guide qualifying participants about job avenues and career paths in the sector or review and offer suggestions on business plans for starting online ventures.
Digital commerce is an emerging area of business and career. According to the research firm Forrester, the sector will reach $370 billion in sales by 2017 and make up 10 percent of total retail sales in the U.S. This course will provide an introduction to the key concepts, business models, and current and future trends in digital commerce. You will also learn how you can start your online store using a leading digital commerce platform that has more than 70,000 stores worldwide–Shopify. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, or just looking to enhance your knowledge about this emerging sector, this course is for you.
This course surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Topics include: prospect theory, biases in probabilistic judgment, self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings, fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions, financial market anomalies and theories, impact of markets, learning, and incentives, and memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process.
The Total Leadership approach will help you become a better leader by having a richer life and have a richer life by becoming a better leader. Learn a practical, proven method for how to articulate your core values and vision; build trust with your most important people; and achieve "four-way wins" -- improved performance at work or in school, at home with your family, in your community, and for your self (mind, body, spirit). It's not about "work/life balance"; it's about creating harmony among the different parts of your life as a leader in all of them.
This course explores the physical, ecological, technological, political, economic, and cultural implications of big plans and mega-urban landscapes in a global context. It uses local and international case studies to understand the process of making major changes to urban landscape and city fabric, and to regional landscape systems. It includes lectures by leading practitioners. The assignments consider planning and design strategies across multiple scales and time frames.
It's a fact that other social media like Facebook and Twitter have drawn some people away from blogging, but others have seized the opportunity to use a blog as the central point around which their other social media orbit. There's still nothing as effective as a blog in creating your brand, differentiating yourself from your competitors, and establishing your expertise and credibility with your target audience.
Building an effective online presence is critical for growing your business as it gives your company access to thousands or millions of local, national or international customers who are searching, interacting, sharing and shopping online. In this course you will learn why you must get your business up and running on the Web using e-commerce sites, review sites and social networks. You will also learn that having a Website which is easy to navigate, is informative, and has a good domain name, the right design template and memorable Web copy will help your business stand out from the competition. The course discusses why it is important to have a presence on the mobile Web and how to attract your target audience using tools like Google AdWords. This course will be of great interest to all business owners who are thinking of setting up a Website for their business but are uncertain of how to go about doing it. It will also be beneficial to any company or organisation that wants their existing Website to be more effective at attracting potential customers.<br />
This course is an intensive one-week introduction to leadership, teams, and learning communities. The class meets daily for five days. The class serves as an introduction of concepts and uses a variety of experiential exercises to develop individual and team skills, as well as supportive relationships within the Leaders for Manufacturing class. As part of the focus on leadership, it discusses the idea of the "Universe Within", the images, thoughts, and experiences that are internal to all leaders.
Have you ever wondered what qualities billionaire Warren Buffet, visionary Steve Jobs, or upcoming Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com all have in common? After you finish studying business practices in this course, you may discover that you have some of the same qualities as other successful entrepreneurs. This course is designed as a survey course that will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues. The intent is to develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine your business decision-making skills. These skills will be acquired by the reading materials, exercises, and research assignments in this course that simulate the workplace today. By delving into the five units of this course, you will be able to fine tune your direction and choice of career in business. A major goal of your education is to help you become a citizen who can contribute and compete in an increasingly global environment. Elements of this course will focus on…
Accounting can be considered the language of business. If you are learning accounting for the first time, embracing its foundational concepts may be a challenging process. Mastery of accounting primarily rests in your ability to critically think through and synthesize the information as it applies to a given situation. You should approach the learning of accounting the same way you would approach learning a foreign language; It will take time and practice to ensure you remember the concepts. There are a number of sub-disciplines that fall under the umbrella of “accounting,” but in this course, we will be focused on financial accounting. Accounting as a business discipline can be viewed as a system of compiled data. The word data should not be confused with “information.” In terms of accounting, “data” should be viewed as the raw transactions or business activity that happens within any business entity. For example: Someone uses $30,000 of their savings to start a business. The use of these f…
In BUS103  (Financial Accounting), we learned that firms need to track various forms of data in order to report to investors, regulators, and potential business associates such as customers and vendors. Firm managers, however, often need information that is much more detailed than the data provided in these financial reports. They use what is known as “managerial accounting” to make various decisions about their businesses. To avoid information overload, much of their data is tailored to the needs of a particular business unit instead of generally applicable to the firm as a whole. As you might expect, different managers have different needs. However, almost all management decisions deal with the same key issues: cost, price, and profit. This course will examine this sort of decision-making, identifying the tools and methods managers use to make the best-informed decisions possible. We will begin with an introduction to the terms that will be referenced in the later units. We will then…