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Starts : 2017-05-15
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Have questions about teaching and learning online in K-12? Want to learn about what it takes to become an online teacher in a fun and interactive learning environment? Participants in this course will learn to teach online—by learning to learn online.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Engineering IMTx

4G is the cutting-edge network technology that links millions of smartphones to the internet. But how does it actually work?

Ideal for network engineers, sales engineers, application developers, and many other telecoms pros, this course will help you to understand the technology behind the apps and devices we use every day.

You’ll get a solid overview of LTE/EPC (Long Term Evolution / Evolved Packet Core) 4G networks, how they work, how the network architecture is designed, and which protocols are used.

First, you’ll gain exposure to the global architecture of the network, how the radio interface works, and how security is guaranteed.

Then you’ll dive into the operational side. What is a bearer? How is it quickly configured and released? How does 4G handle millions of terminals that are on the move all the time?

Over the next few years, the advent of 5G will see over 20 billion mobile terminals go online.

By mastering the key concepts of 4G, you can be ready for the next chapter in mobile networking—and the jobs of the future.

Whether you’re a graduate student or already in a professional role, targeting a career move or just building your skills, you’ll gain plenty of detailed, practical knowledge that you can put into practice immediately.

This course is supported by the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.

Starts : 2017-05-23
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Electronics Engineering HKUSTx

Have you ever wondered how information is transmitted using your mobile phone or a WiFi hotspot? Gain an understanding of the basic engineering tools used and tradeoffs encountered in the design of these communication systems.  

This course is divided into three parts. In Part 1, we examine the point-to-point link, which communicates information from a single transmitter to a single receiver. Part 2 examines how multiple transmitters can share the same physical channel. Part 3 discusses how information can be transmitted reliably from one station to another over a network that connects multiple stations. Online interactive exercises are included to help build your intuition.

This course was inspired by and built upon the course 6.02 Digital Communication Systems developed at MIT, which Prof Bertram Shi worked on during his sabbatical in 2009.

Starts : 2017-05-11
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IIMBx

In order for a manager to effectively perform their role they must have an understanding of accounting information, as accounting systems generate information that is used by both internal and external stakeholders

Having a good understanding of accounting allows managers to communicate with the finance department, bankers, suppliers and even tax authorities.

In this finance course, you will learn how to read and understand financial statements. You will learn all relevant and important terms as they relate to the three financial statements - balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Subsequently, you will develop the capability to analyze business performance through financial statements. You will see how the performance of any organization is impacted by four fundamental drivers of profitability - asset management, cost management, leverage management and tax management.

In the second part of the course, you will learn how to manage costs. We will cover product costing, budgeting , budgetary control and cost analysis for decision making.

Successfully completing this course will transform you into a manager who is confident while discussing and handling accounting and financial matters in the workplace, and help you as you move forward in your managerial career and take on senior roles.

Starts : 2017-05-16
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edX Free Computer Sciences English Computer Science EdX UC BerkeleyX

This intermediate computer programming course uncovers how to code long-lasting software using highly-productive Agile techniques to develop Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails. You will understand the new challenges and opportunities of SaaS versus shrink-wrapped software and learn to apply fundamental Rails programming techniques to the design, development, testing, and public cloud deployment of an Software as a Service (SaaS) application

Using best-of-breed tools that support modern development techniques including Behavior-Driven design, user stories, Test-Driven Development, velocity, and pair programming, learners will discover how modern programming language features in Ruby on Rails can improve productivity and code maintainability. 

Weekly coding projects and quizzes will be part of the learning experience in this SaaS course. Those who successfully complete the assignments and earn a passing grade can get a verified certificate from BerkeleyX. The videos and homework assignments have been updated to use Ruby 2, Rails 4 and RSpec 3. The new class also includes embedded live chat with Teaching Assistants and other students and remote pair programming with other students.

Starts : 2017-05-29
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Open2Study Free Agriculture

How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face.

Starts : 2017-05-25
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edX Free English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX Environmental Studies IDBx

As a consumer, you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food costs this amount and why it is different from the price it’s sold for in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies determine, among other things, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact food security and climate change?

Do not miss this chance to compare agricultural policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to describe their influence in food security, climate change and regional competitiveness. For you to achieve this, we will introduce you to ‘AGRIMONITOR’, a database created by IDB that contains information about 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. AGRIMONITOR will be your ‘right-hand tool’ in the analysis of all these relevant topics.

In addition to the use of AGRIMONITOR, in the course you will find content videos in which specialists from several organizations (IDB, FAO and OECD) will share their knowledge about the topics covered in the course, readings, IDB case studies in which we promote public policy analysis, suggested readings, practical activities that allow you to apply the content you have learnt, and discussion forums where you and your classmates will discuss several topics starting with guiding questions.

Furthermore, if you obtain 90 points out of 100 in the course, you will have the chance to participate in the “Researching with AGRIMONITOR” competition. The winner (or winners) will work on a research project for the IDB Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division, under the conditions stipulated by the Bank. US$10,000 will be available to finance research projects related to MOOC topics.

Join the course and examine which are the best agricultural public policies in your country.

AGRIMONITOR is waiting for you!

*The AGRIMONITOR course is also available in Spanish. To access the Spanish version, click here.

NOTE: We consider the English version and Spanish version of the course to be different courses. Subscription to the Spanish course does not mean that you will also have access to the English version. If you want access to both versions, you will have to subscribe to both versions. The same rule applies to obtain the course certificate. If you obtain the certificate in the Spanish version of the course, it does not mean that you will also obtain the certificate for the English version of the course.

Starts : 2017-05-25
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edX Free English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX Environmental Studies IDBx

Como consumidor, seguro conoces muy bien el costo de todos los alimentos que ingieres a diario. Pero, ¿sabes por qué tus alimentos tienen ese precio y por qué éste es diferente al de otros países? Pues son las políticas públicas agropecuarias, entre otros factores, los que los determinan. ¿Y sabías, además, que estas políticas también inciden de manera muy importante en la seguridad alimentaria y el cambio climático?

No te pierdas la oportunidad de comparar las políticas agropecuarias de los países de América Latina y el Caribe y describir la influencia de estas políticas en la seguridad alimentaria, el cambio climático y la competitividad regional. Para ello te acercaremos a “AGRIMONITOR”: una base de datos creada por el BID, que contiene información de 23 países de América Latina y el Caribe, y que será tu mano derecha en el análisis de todos estos importantes temas.

Además de trabajar con AGRIMONITOR, en el curso encontrarás videos, en los que especialistas de diversas organizaciones (BID, FAO, OCDE, entre otras) exponen su conocimiento sobre los temas tratados en el curso; lecturas teóricas; casos reales del BID donde se promueve el análisis de las políticas agropecuarias; recomendaciones de bibliografía de consulta; actividades prácticas para ir aprendiendo a utilizar AGRIMONITOR y foros de discusión, donde se abren espacios para el aprendizaje grupal alrededor de una pregunta orientadora.

Además, si obtienes 90 puntos sobre 100 posibles durante el curso… ¡tendrás la oportunidad de participar en el concurso “Investiga con AGRIMONITOR”! El(los) ganador(es) trabajará(n) desarrollando investigación(es) para la División de Medio Ambiente, Desarrollo Rural y Administración de Riesgos por Desastres del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Un monto de 10,000 dólares estará disponible para financiar proyectos de investigación sobre temas relacionados al MOOC.

*NOTA: para participar en el concurso, se requiere dominar idiomas español e inglés.

Ya lo sabes: súmate al curso y analiza cuáles son las mejores políticas públicas agropecuarias para tu país en el futuro.

¡AGRIMONITOR te está esperando!

*La preparación de este curso fue financiada por fondos de la iniciativa BID AGRIMONITOR y fondos del Programa Especial para el Desarrollo Institucional (SPID) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (para mayor información, consulte la página web SPID).

*También contamos con una versión este curso en inglés. Para ingresar a la versión inglés, hacer clic en este enlace.

NOTA: el curso en español se considera como un curso diferente al inglés. El acceso a la versión en español no garantiza acceso a la versión en inglés. Si deseas acceso al curso en los dos idiomas, debes suscribirte en ambos por separado. La misma regla aplica para la obtención de certificados verificados. La obtención de un certificado verificado en idioma español no significa que podrás obtener el certificado en idioma inglés.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English BabsonX Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX

Want to know how to avoid bad decisions with data?

Making good decisions with data can give you a distinct competitive advantage in business. This statistics and data analysis course will help you understand the fundamental concepts of sound statistical thinking that can be applied in surprisingly wide contexts, sometimes even before there is any data! Key concepts like understanding variation, perceiving relative risk of alternative decisions, and pinpointing sources of variation will be highlighted.

These big picture ideas have motivated the development of quantitative models, but in most traditional statistics courses, these concepts get lost behind a wall of little techniques and computations. In this course we keep the focus on the ideas that really matter, and we illustrate them with lively, practical, accessible examples.

We will explore questions like: How are traditional statistical methods still relevant in modern analytics applications? How can we avoid common fallacies and misconceptions when approaching quantitative problems? How do we apply statistical methods in predictive applications? How do we gain a better understanding of customer engagement through analytics?

This course will be is relevant for anyone eager to have a framework for good decision-making. It will be good preparation for students with a bachelor’s degree contemplating graduate study in a business field.

Opportunities in analytics are abundant at the moment. Specific techniques or software packages may be helpful in landing first jobs, but those techniques and packages may soon be replaced by something newer and trendier. Understanding the ways in which quantitative models really work, however, is a management level skill that is unlikely to go out of style.

This course is part of the Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought XSeries.

Starts : 2017-05-15
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Learning economics through short video clips, classic readings, podcasts, and innovative assignments makes learning the science of choice fun, exciting and relevant. The “read, watch, listen, and do” approach is used to make learning both engaging and effective. The reading assignments are compact and the videos, podcasts, and assignments re-enforce each other in a manner that assures mastery of key learning objectives in economics and personal finance. Even if this is your first online course, you will find this one informative and user-friendly.

Starts : 2017-05-02
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edX Free English EdX Math UPValenciaX

Este curso trata la Teoría de Grafos desde el punto de vista de la modelización, lo que nos permitirá con posterioridad resolver muchos problemas de diversa índole. Presentaremos ejemplos de los distintos problemas en un contexto real, analizaremos la representación de éstos mediante grafos y veremos los algoritmos necesarios para resolverlos.

Resolveremos problemas que aparecen en la logística, la robótica, la genética, la sociología, el diseño de redes y el cálculo de rutas óptimas, mediante el uso de la Teoría de Grafos. Nuestro objetivo será presentar tanto los contenidos de la misma como la modelización de los casos planteados.

En cada tema comenzaremos presentando el problema a resolver. Posteriormente introduciremos la teoría y los algoritmos correspondientes, modelizaremos el problema propuesto y finalmente hallaremos su solución. En general explicaremos en qué consiste y cómo se deduce cada algoritmo, haciendo para ello una traza a modo de ejemplo.

Las unidades del curso son:

Unidad 1: Conceptos básicos de la Teoría de Grafos

Unidad 2: Accesibilidad

Unidad 3: Grafos ponderados

Unidad 4: Árboles

Los contenidos de este curso fueron reconocidos con una Mención Especial del I Premio Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes (España) – Telefónica L.S. - Universia a la iniciativa de MOOC's en MiríadaX.

Starts : 2017-05-18
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX IDBx

Las Asociaciones Público Privadas (APPs) se han convertido en un instrumento esencial para el crecimiento productivo, económico y social de los países de América Latina y el Caribe. Al desarrollar e implementar las APPs, se han observado restricciones en las capacidades técnicas en los responsables, particularmente en el sector público.

Para cubrir este vacío, IDBx ha desarrollado este curso, el primer MOOC disponible en español para aprender a planear, diseñar e implementar APPs para proyectos de desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe.

Este curso busca compartir las experiencias de instituciones internacionales líderes con el fin de ayudar a cerrar brechas de conocimiento en la utilización efectiva de APPs, proporcionando ideas, soluciones y lecciones aprendidas para hacer frente a los retos o restricciones en capacidades técnicas y administrativas en el sector público de la Región. Las lecciones contenidas en el MOOC son aplicables a diferentes sectores como infraestructura, salud, educación, banda ancha, y sector fiscal, y toma en consideración los contextos nacionales de varios países de la región, incluyendo Perú, México, Colombia y Brasil.

Para tal efecto, el curso pone a disposición de los participantes lecturas seleccionadas, videos, casos de análisis y otros recursos de aprendizaje.

El curso se basa en los contenidos de la Guía de Referencia sobre Asociaciones Público-Privadas (APPs) Versión 2.0., desarrollada y publicada en el 2014 por el BID, el Banco Mundial (WB) y el Banco Asiático de Desarrollo (ADB).

La preparación de este curso fue financiada por el Programa Especial para el Desarrollo Institucional (SPID) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Mayor información en la página web del SPID.  

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have become an essential instrument for productive, economic, and social growth in Latin American countries and the Caribbean. However, when developed and implemented, those responsible for PPPs' implementation have had limited technical capacity, particularly in the public sector.

In order to address this need, IDB has developed the first MOOC available in Spanish, to learn how to plan, design, and implement PPPs for development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

This course seeks to share the experiences of leading international institutions to contribute to close the knowledge gaps for the effective use of PPPs, providing ideas, solutions, and lessons learned to face the challenges or limitations of technical and administrative capacity in the region's public sector. 

The lessons from this course are applicable to different sectors such as infrastructure, health, education, broad band, fiscal sector, and take into consideration national contexts from various countries in the region, including Perú, México, Colombia and Brasil.

The course is based on the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Reference Guide Version 2.0, developed and published in 2014 by the IDB, World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The preparation of this course was financed by the Special Program for Institutional Development (SPID) of the Inter-American Development Bank. For more information visit the SPID website.  

Starts : 2017-05-29
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Open2Study Free Physical Sciences

Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries.

Starts : 2017-05-10
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edX Free English EdX MITx Physics

In this physics course, you will learn about the spontaneous and stimulated light force and friction force in molasses and optical standing waves. You will also study light forces in the dressed atom picture. The course will discuss the techniques of magneto-optical traps and sub-Doppler and sub-recoil cooling.

This course is a part of a series of courses to introduce concepts and current frontiers of atomic physics, and to prepare you for cutting-edge research:

At MIT, the content of the five courses makes the second of a two-semester sequence (8.421 and 8.422) for graduate students interested in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. This sequence is required for Ph.D. students doing research in this field.

Completing the series allows you to pursue advanced study and research in cold atoms, as well as specialized topics in condensed matter physics. In these five courses you will learn about the following topics:

  • quantum states and dynamics of photons
  • photon-atom interactions: basics and semiclassical approximations
  • open system dynamics
  • optical Bloch equations
  • applications and limits of the optical Bloch equations
  • dressed atoms
  • light force
  • laser cooling
  • cold atoms
  • evaporative cooling
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • quantum algorithms and protocols
  • ion traps and magnetic traps

Starts : 2017-05-23
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edX Free English EdX Math UPValenciaX

Este curso se concibe como una revisión de los conceptos básicos del cálculo diferencial, necesarios para los primeros cursos de aquellos estudios universitarior en los que se imparte matemáticas. Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar un curso básico sobre funciones y derivadas, incluyendo sus aplicaciones.

Starts : 2017-05-29
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Open2Study Free Physical Sciences

Learn some basic principles of physics that help you understand how the world around you works.

Starts : 2017-05-29
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Open2Study Free Health and Welfare

Become a confident trainer by developing an understanding of Adult learners and what motivates them to learn.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English Business & Management CatalystX Communication EdX

What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader. 

Starts : 2017-05-29
12 votes
Open2Study Free Life Sciences

Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human.

Starts : 2017-05-29
15 votes
Open2Study Free Computer Sciences

Learn how you can predict customer demand and preferences by using the data that is all around you.