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Starts : 2017-07-06 in 11 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX IDBx

*** Este curso será impartido en español. ***

Uno de los retos que enfrentan día a día las instituciones públicas, organismos no gubernamentales, agencias de desarrollo y otros actores que promueven el desarrollo económico y social en América Latina y el Caribe, es cómo transformar propuestas en realidades concretas que mejoren el bienestar de la sociedad y logren que estos resultados se obtengan dentro del tiempo y recursos  disponibles.

Este curso presenta conceptos y herramientas que pueden ser aplicados en la gestión de proyectos y que pueden generar un cambio sustancial para alcanzar los objetivos propuestos. De esta manera, este MOOC se propone fortalecer la capacidad de gestión de proyectos de desarrollo en la Región para que sean ejecutados en forma eficiente y efectiva.

Este curso incluye casos prácticos que ayudan a comprender los conceptos y herramientas clave para la gestión de proyectos, presentaciones por parte de certificados Project Management Professional  (PMP)®con amplia experiencia en el tema, foros de discusión y lecturas seleccionadas.

La base conceptual de este curso es la metodología PM4R (Project Management for Results), desarrollada por el Instituto Interamericano de Desarrollo Económico y Social (INDES) del BID, cuyos contenidos están basados en Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)- Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013.

Aunque estas buenas prácticas han estado presentes durante muchos años en los proyectos corporativos privados, en los últimos años el BID ha estado liderando el proceso de su incorporación progresiva en el sector público y en los proyectos de desarrollo, contribuyendo a la construcción de realidades que mejoran vidas.

El INDES, como Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), ha sido aprobado por el Project Management Institute (PMI)® para otorgar 30 unidades de desarrollo profesional (PDUs) si obtienes el certificado de este curso.

Si tienes alguna pregunta, escríbenos a idbx@iadb.org 

Este MOOC ha sido certificado por Quality Matters (QM), organización sin ánimo de lucro reconocida como líder en el aseguramiento de la calidad de la educación en línea. QM ha desarrollado un conjunto de estándares de calidad para el diseño de cursos cuyo cumplimiento ha sido certificado en este MOOC a través de un riguroso proceso de revisión de pares expertos para garantizar la efectividad del aprendizaje.

La preparación de este curso fue financiada por el Fondo de Fortalecimiento de la Capacidad Institucional (ICSF), gracias al aporte del Gobierno de la República Popular de China.

PMBOK es una marca registrada del Project Management Institute, Inc.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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edX Free English EdX Engineering Physics Science Tecnológico de Monterrey

¿Sabías que México fue uno de los últimos países que tuvo una reestructura del sector eléctrico?

El sector eléctrico es muy importante y tiene un fuerte impacto en la competitividad del país. La reforma al sector eléctrico mexicano abre oportunidades para que el estado y la iniciativa privada colaboren entre ellos.

La reestructura del sector eléctrico estimula la inversión en el desarrollo de la infraestructura de gasoductos, la modernización del parque de generación, dando prioridad a las energías limpias y la expansión de las redes eléctricas.

Este curso es una oportunidad única que te ayudará a comprender la situación previa a la reforma, la situación actual y los retos y oportunidades de negocio en el sector eléctrico.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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Canvas.net Free Education

This short course will provide an introductory, hands-on introduction to statistics used in educational research and evaluation. Participants will learn statistical concepts, principles, and procedures by building Excel spreadsheets from scratch in a guided learning approach using very short video-based tutorials.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX GalileoX

Learn how to monetize Android apps without adversely affecting the user experience. We will present the best practices of advertising, monetizing and publishing your Android app. We will also present an introduction to business models that will help you make money from an app using Google AdMob, Google’s mobile advertising platform specifically designed for mobile apps.

This course is part of the GalileoX Android Developer MicroMasters Program that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field and to prepare you to take the Google Associate Android Developer Certification exam. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the four courses as well as Final Project. 

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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Interested in starting your own business? Learn about entrepreneurship in 50 hours over a 6-week period. Working in teams, you will produce a business plan to form a startup company using the Osterwalder Canvas and a methodology called Concurrent Design.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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Canvas.net Free Education

This self-paced course provides participants with the opportunity to explore, assess, and document learning mastered through a variety of life experiences.

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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Engineering PennX

Flying drones or robot manipulators accomplish heavy-duty tasks that deal with considerable forces and torques not covered by a purely robot kinematics framework. Learn how to formulate dynamics problems and design appropriate control laws.

In this course, part of the Robotics MicroMasters program, you will learn how to develop dynamic models of robot manipulators, mobile robots, and drones (quadrotors), and how to design intelligent controls for robotic systems that can grasp and manipulate objects.

We will cover robot dynamics, trajectory generation, motion planning, and nonlinear control, and develop real-time planning and control software modules for robotic systems. This course will give you the basic theoretical tools and enable you to design control algorithms.

Using MATLAB, you will apply what you have learned through a series of projects involving real-world robotic systems.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Engineering PennX

How do robots “see”, respond to and learn from their interactions with the world around them? This is the fascinating field of visual intelligence and machine learning. Visual intelligence allows a robot to “sense” and “recognize” the surrounding environment. It also enables a robot to “learn” from the memory of past experiences by extracting patterns in visual signals.

You will understand how Machine Learning extracts statistically meaningful patterns in data that support classification, regression and clustering. Then by studying Computer Vision and Machine Learning together you will be able to build recognition algorithms that can learn from data and adapt to new environments.

By the end of this course, part of the Robotics MicroMasters program, you will be able to program vision capabilities for a robot such as robot localization as well as object recognition using machine learning.

Projects in this course will utilize MATLAB and OpenCV and will include real examples of video stabilization, recognition of 3D objects, coding a classifier for objects, building a perceptron, and designing a convolutional neural network (CNN) using one of the standard CNN frameworks.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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edX Free English Architecture EdX Environmental Studies TrinityX

How can we strengthen sustainability? By empowering individuals and communities to transform and balance dynamic natural resources, economic prosperity, and healthy populations.

In this course, you’ll explore productive and disruptive social, ecological, and economic intersections – the “triple bottom line.” You’ll investigate a spectrum of global, national, regional, municipal and personal relationships that are increasing resiliency. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to effectively locate your interests, and to leverage optimistic change within emerging 21st century urban environments.

This course will describe fundamental paradigm shifts that are shaping sustainability. These include connectivity, diversity, citizen engagement, collaboration source tracing, mapping, transportation, and integrative, regenerative design. We will take examples from cities around the globe; making particular use of the complex evolution of site-specific conditions within the Connecticut River watershed. In addition we will present tools and strategies that can be utilized by individuals, communities, and corporations to orchestrate effective and collective change.

Each week, lessons will highlight the significance of clean water as a key indication of ecosystem, community and human health. Learners will be asked to investigate and share information about their local environment.

Finally, we will note the impact of such disruptive forces as industrial pollution, changing governance, privatization of public services, mining of natural resources, public awareness, and climate change. A fundamental course goal will be to characterize indicators of economic prosperity and happiness that relate to environmental sustainability – and the capacity of individuals to create change.

Starts : 2017-07-10 in 15 days
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX UWashingtonX

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in any given organization serves a leadership position, protecting the data and digital systems that a company’s employees as well as its customers depend upon.

This course delves into the role that the CISO plays in cybersecurity operations.

Throughout the lessons, learners will explore answers to the following questions: How does cybersecurity work across industries? What is the professionals' point of view? How do we keep information secure?

Coursework will fully explore the CISO’s view from the top, as well as the position’s toolkit, which includes policy, procedures and practices, technologies, awareness training, and audit. It will also dive into the approaches taken in private industry, government, academia, and the military.

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free English Business & Management Communication EdX LouvainX Social Sciences

Souvent confinée à l’étude des techniques permettant de vendre une encyclopédie en 24 volumes à une octogénaire récalcitrante ou à l’art de marchander son salaire, la négociation est souvent abordée sous un angle exclusivement utilitariste. Mais négocier ce n’est pas se limiter à la recherche du bénéfice maximum. La négociation traverse toutes les dimensions de la vie humaine. Nous négocions tous les jours, dans toutes les sphères de notre existence : au travail, avec la famille, les amis… Dès qu’il s’agit de partager des biens matériels mais aussi de résoudre une divergence d’intérêts, de concilier différentes envies, rêves, goûts, couleurs…
 
Ce cours s’éloigne de l’approche classique des négociations et tente de rendre compte des phénomènes psychologiques à la base du comportement. L’approche poursuivie sera descriptive plutôt que prescriptive. Contrairement aux théoriciens du jeu qui « examinent ce que de super-hommes, ultra-intelligents et impeccablement rationnels devraient faire dans les situations compétitives », nous explorerons la façon dont « des êtres imparfaits se comportent dans la réalité » (Raïffa, 1982, p. 21). Ainsi, les êtres humains poursuivent des motivations, ont des attentes, des préjugés, des biais et des émotions. Ils analysent l’information qui leur est soumise et prennent des décisions à travers le spectre de leurs propres limites cognitives. Leurs actions fluctuent en fonction de la situation ou de leur personnalité. Toutes ces variables influencent non seulement le comportement des personnes mais, plus fondamentalement, elles modifient la dynamique même de résolution des divergences. Ce cours mettra en évidence ces variables multiples et offrira aux étudiants une compréhension fine et détaillée des processus psychologiques qui entrent en jeu avant, pendant et après toute négociation.
 
Ce cours sera enseigné en français.
 

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free Computer Sciences English Computer Science EdX UC BerkeleyX

Part 2 of the UC Berkeley Agile Development Using Ruby on Rails XSeries Program will teach you to use JavaScript to enhance applications and create more sophisticated apps by adding relationships between models within the Ruby on Rails framework. You will also learn about what happens after the apps are deployed to real users, including how to monitor performance, identify and fix common performance problems, and avoid compromising customer data. Finally, learners will see how to apply Agile techniques to enhance and refactor legacy code and practice app deployment to real users to monitor performance, identify and fix common performance problems, and avoid compromising customer data. 

Other topics covered in this software engineering course include:

  • How to form, organize and manage small programming teams
  • Introduction to design patterns: what they are and how to recognize opportunities to apply them
  • Using Rails for more advanced features like third-party authentication and elegantly expressing design patterns that arise frequently in SaaS

There will be four homework assignments: two programming assignments, an open source assignment and one assignment about operations/deployment. There will also be several short quizzes. The videos and homework assignments used in this offering of the course were revised in October 2016.

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free English BrownX EdX Humanities Literature Philosophy & Ethics

What is memory? What’s the utility in exploring it and risking the activation of painful memories? What remembrance do we owe people we have lost and how is that reflected in the monuments we create to memorialize them? Why do different groups of people interpret the same event differently—even when the facts are not disputed?

In The Ethics of Memory, we will discuss these questions and more by exploring personal memory, collective memory and memorial culture, and conflicts of memory.

We begin early in the 20th century—the century of critical engagement with memory—when personal memory was plumbed as the basis of psychoanalysis and as a theme in the poetry and prose of World War I. Then we look at the ways in which a people, collectively, choose to memorialize those lost to war, injustice, or tragedy. Finally, we explore memory as a site of struggle, where the way we see ourselves currently implicated by a memory may depend on our group identity, such as in the case for reparations for slavery in the United States.

Throughout, we will share our own perspectives on personal and collective memory and wrestle with questions of ethical responsibility for remembrance and ownership of the narrative of a memory.

In this course, we will:

  • Discover in the writing of Freud how the exploration of memory gave birth to psychoanalysis, and in Proust how such exploration was elevated to an art form; 
  • Examine poetry from WWI and the Harlem Renaissance that demonstrates the relevance of literature as a framework for understanding the ethics of memory;
  • Reflect on examples of the many ways we collectively memorialize our losses; and
  • Share examples of personal and public monuments to memory in order to reflect on the ethical responsibility that memorializing confers on us now.

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free English Computer Science Design EdX MichiganX

Designing effective interactive systems requires understanding the needs and capabilities of the people who will be using them. In this UX course we will focus on how to interact with users (or potential users) to understand what they need, what they currently do, what they love and hate, and examine human capabilities and behavior as they relate to UX design.

Learners will be introduced to numerous techniques to gather data from and about users.

This course is part of the User Experience (UX) Research and Design MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free English BabsonX Business & Management EdX

What do business luminaries like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Netflix have in common? They’re digital businesses – meaning that they blur the digital and physical worlds – and their CEOs have built companies from idea to over $10 billion in revenues and kept them growing at an annual rate of at least 20%.

The surprising reality is that while you may never reach their level, you can be a better leader by learning from their success. The key is to understand how they grappled with the basic questions of entrepreneurial strategy and action. How did they:

  • Decide what problem to solve?
  • Create a product that customers were eager to buy?
  • Build their teams to capitalize on growth?
  • Raise capital?
  • Win market share?
  • Sustain growth?

In this business and management course, you will learn from these maestros how to pick entrepreneurial ideas with the greatest potential; use prototypes to match your product to unrelieved customer pain; identify, attract, and motivate the talent your company needs to grow; raise capital while maintaining control of your company’s future; win market share by delivering customers a quantum value leap; and build disciplined growth trajectories.

This course will combine the principles of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action ® with the ideas developed in the instructor’s books Hungry Start-Up Strategy (2012) and Disciplined Growth Strategies (2017). It will inspire you with in-depth case studies of how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built its most profitable business by selling companies access to the computer infrastructure that powers its e-commerce business; how Facebook boosted 37-fold its April 2012 $1 billion investment in Instagram; how Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wiped out Blockbuster Video through its DVD-by-Mail service and in 2007 moved to replace that service with online streaming when Apple launched the iPhone.

Who should take this course

Aspiring CEOs should take this class so they can beat the long odds against entrepreneurial success by understanding how the world’s top leaders keep their companies growing. Those who work for big companies can use these insights to accelerate their growth while defending themselves against digital business leaders seeking to win their customers. ;

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

Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX MITx

Entrepreneurship 103 prepares you for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp!

The bootcamp is a one-week, intensive entrepreneurship education program that challenges you to start a company in 5 days. The Bootcamp offers you the unique opportunity to be mentored by MIT faculty and MIT alumni entrepreneurs and investors as you begin your new entrepreneurial journey.

This course is not only for those planning to attend the Bootcamp. If you are asking yourself the big question "How will my innovation make money?" this could will help you find the answers to meet your goals, whether you continue to the Bootcamp or not.

This course is particularly useful for:

  • Corporate entrepreneurs building a new product line;
  • Scientists and engineers commercializing a new technology;
  • Entrepreneurs whose innovations have created radically new markets;
  • Educators, particularly former entrepreneurs, who are beginning to teach entrepreneurship;
  • Policymakers who work to energize the innovation ecosystems in their regions.

In short, Entrepreneurship 103 is your guide to creating a profitable and sustainable business.

With case studies from MIT startup companies and interviews of their founders, the course will teach you:

  • How to design a business model;
  • How to price your product;
  • How to build a sales process.

Entrepreneurship 103 will be of particular interest to you if you are offering a business-to-business (B2B) product or service, if you have created a multi-sided marketplace, or if you are competing in an established market with entrenched competition and are looking for an innovating business model to give you competitive advantage.

In the Verified track the MIT course team composed of Faculty, Teaching Fellows, and Alumni Mentors will review, grade and provide feedback on your assignments. In addition, we will review and provide feedback on your business plan, which has been a frequent and emphatic request for in the past that we are now excited to meet. In the Verified track you will also be enrolled in weekly review and discussion sessions.

Finally, it is great to take Entrepreneurship 103 as a team, for the course will give you a common framework to make decisions, laying the foundation for your long-term success.

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Starts : 2017-07-11 in 16 days
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX UPValenciaX

Hoy en día prácticamente cualquiera con algo de responsabilidad en una organización tiene que hacer en algún momento una presentación eficaz con la que comunicar sus ideas o los resultados de su trabajo. Con este curso introductorio aprenderás las bases para hacer una presentación eficaz que llegue a tu público, conocerás qué imágenes y otros recursos de Internet podrás usar para ello sin infringir ninguna propiedad intelectual y aprenderás a utilizar las funciones básicas del programa Microsoft Powerpoint para realizar esta presentación

Unidades 

  • Diseñando presentaciones eficaces
  • Introducción a Powerpoint
  • Añadiendo contenido a nuestra presentación​

Starts : 2017-07-12 in 17 days
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edX Free English Communication EdX Social Sciences UC BerkeleyX

Amid striking polarization, the rise of fake news and the degraded state of the mainstream media, producing trustworthy journalism is more important than ever. Through this class, Journalism for Social Change (J4SC), you will learn the practice of solution based journalism, wherein stories give equal weight to problems and their solutions.

The goal of this online course is two-fold: 1) to teach you how to use journalism and media as an implement of social change; and 2) to have you become effective change agents yourselves.

Throughout the course, you will view examples of outstanding solution-based journalism. The majority of these stories focus on vulnerable children. The umbrella of children allows us to explore the broad, but deeply interwoven issues affecting all vulnerable peoples.

J4SC provide you with a platform to research, report on, and write about the policy and justice issues that fuel your own interests and passions, whether that involves immigration crises, criminal justice, women’s rights, child exploitation, or poverty. Student work will be published throughout the semester and have a direct, immediate impact.

Through precise, rigorous reporting and policy analysis, students will substantively contribute to public discourse, and by virtue of that contribution, drive political will toward positive policy solutions to the myriad social issues that vulnerable peoples across this globe face.

Starts : 2017-07-15 in 20 days
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edX Free English Business & Management Computer Science EdX EPFLx

Over the past few years, advancements in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have significantly challenged the traditionally stable landscape of urban infrastructure services. The result is an increasing interest in the transitioning of cities towards so-called “smart cities” – an interest expressed both by technology vendors and public authorities. Although such “smart technologies” can provide immense opportunities for citizens and for service providers alike, the ICTs often act as disruptive innovators of urban infrastructure service provision.

In this MOOC, you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with “smart urban infrastructures” as well as how these infrastructures can be managed in order to deliver desirable performance in cities. More precisely, throughout this 5-week MOOC you will learn about the most important principles for the management of smart urban infrastructures as well as about the application of these principles to two specific sectors, namely urban transportation and urban energy systems.

Starts : 2017-07-15 in 20 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX EPFLx Social Sciences

This course will teach you about the management and governance of infrastructures.

As cities are currently hosts to half of the world’s population, the role played by urban infrastructures in the delivery of services (such as energy, transport and water) becomes crucial. The management and governance of such complex socio-technical systems becomes vital to ensuring their performance.

In this course we look at the economic, social, political, and technological dimensions of urban infrastructure management. Note that this it is not an intensely technical course, but rather a course in the area of (public) management.

In addition to covering the basic principles and main schools of thought in managing and governing urban infrastructures, we also focus on two, particularly vital urban infrastructures, namely energy and transport.

The course is structured into 4 blocks. The first block provides a solid foundation for understanding urban infrastructures: why are they important? How do they function? Why are they different from other large socio-technical systems?

The second block explores the main challenges as well as the main schools of thought in managing and governing urban infrastructures.

The third and fourth blocks are dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of urban energy and urban transport management and governance respectively.

Block 3 will offer an introduction to urban energy systems, focusing, in particular, on the unique characteristics of these systems. Block 4 will do the same for urban transportation systems and highlight, in particular, the emerging integrated approach to urban mobility.