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Nuestras economías están sedientas de energía. Sin energía la economía mundial simplemente se detendría en seco; no habría generación suficiente de electricidad, combustibles para los automóviles, transporte público, transporte terrestre de mercancías, ya sea por ferrocarril o autobús. No se podrían mover las mercancías por vía marítima, la producción alimenticia sufriría de problemas, el suministro de agua potable se vería comprometido.
La energía ha permitido desde finales del Siglo XVIII, un desarrollo sin igual en los ámbitos científico, tecnológico y económico de nuestra sociedad. Hemos gozado, hasta ahora, de un suministro relativamente barato de energía a través de los combustibles fósiles, generando un impacto ambiental negativo.
La trayectoria seleccionada de consumo de combustibles fósiles hasta el momento, no es sostenible a largo plazo. De ahí el reto que no debemos esquivar, aun cuando lo podríamos negar: ¿qué debemos hacer para lograr una supervivencia futura hacia una economía de bajo carbono con una menor dependencia de los combustibles fósiles, y así asegurar que las generaciones futuras tengan la posibilidad de disfrutar una mejor calidad de vida?
Estamos ante un hito histórico sobre cómo debemos usar y apropiarnos de los recursos naturales, así como trabajar en disminuir la pobreza y desigualdad social.
Este curso te permitirá adentrarte al fascinante mundo de la energía. Los contenidos del curso, además de brindarte herramientas para la interpretación y manejo de información básica sobre la energía, te llevarán a través de los cambios históricos ligados con la energía que han sido fundamentales en el desarrollo de la sociedad moderna. Los contenidos del curso te ayudarán a la resolución de preguntas como: ¿ha sido siempre la energía un factor de cambio en el desarrollo de la sociedad? ¿la era del petróleo se terminará antes de que se termine el petróleo? ¿cuál es la importancia actual de los energéticos en la economía? ¿te imaginas cómo se obtendrá la energía necesaria para mantener nuestra calidad de vida en el futuro?
In this anatomy course, part of the Anatomy XSeries, you will learn how the components of the integumentary system help protect our body (epidermis, dermis, hair, nails, and glands), and how the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and skeletal muscles) protects and allows the body to move.
You will engage with fascinating videos, lectures, and anatomical visual materials (illustrations and cadaveric images) to learn about these properties and functions.
Data is the lifeblood of an organization. Competency in programming is an essential skill for successfully extracting information and knowledge from data.
The goal of this course is to introduce learners to the basics of programming in Python and to give a working knowledge of how to use programs to deal with data.
In this course, we will first cover the basics of programming and then focus on using Python on the entire data management process from data acquisition to analysis of data big data and small data.
This is an intensive hands-on course that will equip and reward learners with proficiency in data management skills.
Get hooked by Hitch! Join Turner Classic Movies, Ball State University and learners from around the world in an exploration of the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. We’ll examine the 50-year arc of his career through multimedia, in-course games, and conversations with fellow film fans.
Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt (John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities) guides learners through an exploration of Shakespeare’s unforgettable character Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and his historical origins.
In the first act of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the Jewish moneylender Shylock proposes a “merry sport” to the merchant Antonio: he will lend Antonio the money he needs if Antonio agrees to let Shylock take a pound of his flesh should he default. Shylock calls this contract a “merry bond,” and Shakespeare’s First Folio calls the play a comedy. But what does Shylock want from the bond, and how merry does the play ultimately prove?
This course introduces learners to Jewish history both in Venice and in England, to the ways in which Shakespeare’s own audience might have responded to the play and its genre, and to the history of the play’s production through the twenty-first century.
Learners will also be invited to share their own theatrical interpretations of The Merchant of Venice and to ask how the meaning of a work of art may change in different times, contexts, and cultures.
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The Internet has become integral to our daily lives. Despite its importance to users, most have only a general idea of how it works. If you’re eager to learn more about the Internet and computer networks in general, this course is for you! This course was created in collaboration with the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
In this course, you will learn about technologies that you use at home like Wireless LAN. We will also illustrate how the Internet works on a global scale and investigate the role of major protocols; in particular the Internet Protocol (version 4 and version 6) and its helper protocols (e.g., ICMP, ARP, DHCP).
You’ll learn how the protocols TCP and UDP are used to realize applications. Out of the many applications that the Internet has, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol is focused on as the lead example since it is the main protocol for the Web.
Key tools will be introduced and used, including the network protocol analyzer Wireshark, the network emulators eNSP and WANem, command line tools ping and traceroute, Firefox browser Add-Ons like IPvFox, and many test web pages.
This course uses videos and texts to provide an overarching foundation, augmented with practical exercises so that you can experiment and explore on your own.
A portion of the profit from verified certificates in this course will go toward Kiron Open Higher Education. Kiron enables access to higher education and successful learning for refugees through digital solutions.
The way we do work today is fundamentally different than just a few years ago. Work happens on our phones, tablets and laptops everywhere we go: on manufacturing floors, in airplanes or at customer meetings. And yet, the apps we use to do business have been slow to keep pace with employee demand. Not every business problem can be solved with off-the-shelf solutions, but developing custom solutions has traditionally been too costly and time consuming.
PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are both aimed squarely at these gaps. They give people who best understand their needs and challenges the power to quickly meet them, without the time, complexity and cost of custom software development.
If you're a business analyst or business expert, who wants to create apps and automate workflows to solve business needs, then this course is for you. In this course, you will learn how to your existing knowledge and it to improve business process in your organization. You will learn how to use create apps that solve specific business needs, without writing code or struggling with integration issues. You will learn how to focus on your data and business processes, and leverage the capabilities of PowerApps and Microsoft Flow to deliver a solution that works across phones, tablets and browsers.
Este curso se concibe como una revisión de los conceptos básicos del cálculo diferencial, necesarios para los primeros cursos de aquellos estudios universitarios en los que se imparte matemáticas. Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar un curso básico sobre funciones y derivadas, incluyendo sus aplicaciones.
Con este curso aprenderás los conceptos básicos relacionados con las reacciones químicas y profundizarás en su estudio desde el punto de vista cuantitativo, es decir su estequiometría. Entenderás el comportamiento de los gases y las disoluciones y aplicarás las leyes que regulan su comportamiento en los procesos químicos en los que participan.
La ecuación química representa lo que sucede cuando tiene lugar un proceso en el que unas sustancias se convierten en otras mediante una “reacción química”.
En las reacciones se cumple la ley de la conservación de la masa y es posible calcular las cantidades de reactivos que reaccionan y de productos que se obtienen.
El estudio de las reacciones químicas y de los aspectos cuantitativos de las mismas, es decir su “estequiometría”, es competencia de la Química, una materia básica que se estudia en muchas titulaciones Universitarias.
Este curso va dirigido a los alumnos que acceden a la Universidad, especialmente aquellos que no han cursado Química y que requieren de los conocimientos básicos en estos aspectos.
Las unidades que trataremos:
- Conceptos básicos: masa, mol y fórmula química
- Gases. Ecuación de los gases ideales
- Disoluciones y formas de expresar la concentración
- Ecuaciones y reacciones químicas
- Estequiometría y cálculos en reacciones completas
- Reacciones reversibles y cálculos estequiométricos en el equilibrio
We are at a critical inflection point in global health. We have seen improvements in access to care, but struggle to improve human health. A key component of this equation is quality of care.
Improving access to healthcare is only as useful as the quality of care provided. Many agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better?
The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve that care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries. Each session will be interactive and provide concrete tools that students can use. We will empower you to raise questions, propose concrete solutions, and promote change.
We have assembled leading thinkers from around the globe – not only people who are experts – but people with real, hands-on experience running organizations, hospitals, and ministries of health. So join us – whether you are a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider, if you are a student of medicine, public health, or health policy, or a patient who simply cares about getting good care – this course is for you.
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Mathematics is the language of Science, Engineering and Technology. Calculus is an elementary Mathematical course in any Science and Engineering Bachelor. Pre-university Calculus will prepare you for the Introductory Calculus courses by revising four important mathematical subjects that are assumed to be mastered by beginning Bachelor students: functions, equations, differentiation and integration. After this course you will be well prepared to start your university calculus course. You will learn to understand the necessary definitions and mathematical concepts needed and you will be trained to apply those and solve mathematical problems. You will feel confident in using basic mathematical techniques for your first calculus course at university-level, building on high-school level mathematics. We aim to teach you the skills, but also to show you how mathematics will be used in different engineering and science disciplines.
This is a course consisting of 6 modules (or weeks) and 1 final exam. The class will consist of a collection of 3-5 minute lecture videos, inspirational videos on the use of mathematics in Science, Engineering and Technology, (interactive) exercises, homework and exams.
Exercises, homework and the exams will determine the final grade. The course material will be available for the students online and free of charge.
This course was awarded the Open MOOC Award 2016 by the Open Education Consortium.
The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
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Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role?
This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.
You will learn practical skills needed to build a shared vision, and lead across boundaries. You will learn to recognise your own leadership style, and the leadership styles of others. You will learn the different types of power, and tools for gaining legitimacy in your development work.
Upon course completion, you will be prepared to take on leadership roles in development and work effectively across geographical, cultural, organizational and disciplinary boundaries.
You will also develop a personalized leadership plan throughout the course, which will help you continue your leadership journey after you complete the MOOC.
This is the first course in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you complete this course prior to completing the other courses in the MicroMasters Program. We also recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area.
With roots in industry and in health care, improvement science is a disciplined approach to educational innovation that supports teachers, leaders, and researchers in collaborating to solve specific problems of practice. Improvement science brings discipline and methods to different logics of innovation by integrating:
- Problem analysis
- Use of research
- Development of solutions
- Measurement of processes and outcomes
- Rapid refinement through plan-do-study-act cycles.
For teachers, school leaders, and system leaders, improvement science moves educational innovation out of the realm of “fad” and into the realm of research-based, evidence-driven continuous improvement, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of educational practice.
That, in turn, will support schools and systems in responding to calls to improve opportunities to learn and student performance and calls to reduce achievement gaps by improving the day-to-day work students, teachers, and leaders.
In this introduction to improvement science, developed in collaboration with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, learners will explore:
- Problem-specific and user-centered design and analysis
- Differences in implementation and outcomes as resources for improvement
- Improving systems to improve practice
- Driving improvement through measurement, evidence, and disciplined inquiry
This course is part of the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.
La innovación es un término de moda desde hace años. No son pocas las personas que proponen la innovación como la receta mágica para todos o casi todos los males de las empresas de nuestros días, de hecho, es habitual encontrar en los medios de comunicación especializados en economía o empresas afirmaciones que vinculan la posibilidad de supervivencia de las organizaciones, al modo en que potencian, gestionan y explotan la innovación.
Sin embargo, la innovación la realizan las personas y, por desgracia, no es tan sencillo encontrar modelos que nos permitan analizar los comportamientos de nuestros trabajadores que ayudan a fomentar la innovación en la empresa.
En el curso te presentaremos un modelo de competencia de innovación compuesto de tres dimensiones que aplicaremos para que auto-evalúes tu competencia o la de las personas que están desempeñando un puesto de trabajo en tu organización. De este modo, podrás detectar necesidades y establecer acciones de formación personalizadas, así como recoger evidencias de los resultados de las posibles intervenciones realizadas para fomentar la innovación.
Este curso forma parte del MicroMasters Program de UPValenciaX “Liderazgo y trabajo en equipo en grupos de mejora continua”, diseñado para prepararte como líder y gestor de equipos de mejora continua en entornos de lean manufacturing y 6-sigma.
A common way of maximizing resources, server virtualization enables the partitioning of a physical server into smaller virtual servers. It’s a key skill in today’s IT world and you can learn it here!
This self-paced course will help you understand and implement the components of the Hyper-V role. This includes how to implement virtualization technologies, implement and configure Hyper-V virtual hard disks and virtual machines, and how to use Windows Server Containers and Docker.
Through videos, discussions, hands-on labs, and assessments you will put in place the appropriate virtualization strategy for your Windows Server environment.
Part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Fundamentals XSeries, this course will teach you the necessary skills for proper server virtualization. It will also prepare you for Microsoft certification tests and badges – everything you’d need in an introductory job in Windows Server administration.
Supply Chains are complex systems involving multiple firms and organizations with different goals and objectives. Additionally, there are external forces and trends that can impact (positively or negatively) a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness. Understanding the dynamics and risks within supply chains, both large and small, is key to being a successful supply chain professional.
This course builds on the fundamental models introduced in SC1x and the design trade-offs covered in SC2x. It is essentially a capstone in understanding how to successfully model, design, and manage a supply chain in any industry. We will divide the course into three sections.
First, we will introduce the field of System Dynamics. Developed at MIT, system dynamics is an approach that examines and models complex systems that feature interacting, non-linear, and dynamic elements. The objective is to better understand the underlying features of a complex system and to recommend policies and other actions to improve overall performance.
Second, we will explore the concepts of supply chain risk. Supply chains are subject to a wide number of potential disruptions – from both within and outside of the supply chain. Students will understand how supply chains can be better designed and managed to not only mitigate the downside of supply chain disruption but also to leverage and capture any upside.
Finally, the students will engage in a series of more extended case studies and simulations that demonstrate these complex relationships. Actual case studies and examples from companies will be used to help students better prepare for actual situations.
MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management
The MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management is specifically designed and administered by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting and growing field. In addition to being a standalone certificate demonstrating expertise in the field, students who complete all of the required courses and the final proctored exam will be qualified to apply to gain credit at MIT for the blended graduate master's degree program. In order to qualify for the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management you need to earn a Verified Certificate in all of the required courses. When you register for a Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to additional practice problems, supplemental readings, and opportunities for increased interaction with the faculty and teaching staff.
To learn more about the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, please visit http://scm.mit.edu/micromasters
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This course is about the Laplace Transform, a single very powerful tool for understanding the behavior of a wide range of mechanical and electrical systems: from helicopters to skyscrapers, from light bulbs to cell phones. This tool captures the behavior of the system and displays it in highly graphical form that is used every day by engineers to design complex systems.
This course is centered on the concept of the transfer function of a system. Also called the system function, the transfer function completely describes the response of a system to any input signal in a highly conceptual manner. This visualization occurs not in the time domain, where we normally observe behavior of systems, but rather in the “frequency domain.” We need a device for moving from the time domain to the frequency domain; this is the Laplace transform.
We will illustrate these principles using concrete mechanical and electrical systems such as tuned mass dampers and RLC circuits.
Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind MOOC course is for you.
The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central.
Our natural world is a fascinating place. Being able to observe and replicate it through illustration provides insights into life that can change how we think about ourselves and our surroundings.
You will learn essential skills and techniques that form the base for creating accurate and stunning replications of subjects from the natural world. This art and culture course is suitable for people looking to enter the illustration discipline as a serious pursuit or just looking to explore a passion.
As world-standard instructors, we will show you practical ways to develop your skills from the outset. Step by step, we will cover the fundamentals of Natural History Illustration, from the first observation of a subject in the field to the final replication in the studio.
This online course will teach you enduring skills that can be used in many different ways. Join us to explore, observe and draw the natural world and become part of a scientific tradition steeped in history.