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Starts : 2016-07-01
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This literature course will examine James Joyce’s collection of fifteen short stories called simply Dubliners. This volume was first published in 1914, but not without a struggle. Joyce first submitted these stories to a publisher in 1905, and had it rejected 17 times before it was finally published in 1914. It has become one of the classics of English language literature, despite its rocky beginnings.

Dubliners depicts middle class Irish life in the early part of the 20th century. The first stories are narrated by protagonists who are children. As the stories continue, they examine the lives of characters in increasingly older stages of life. Interestingly, many of the characters who appear in these short stories appear later in minor roles in Joyce’s famous novel Ulysses.
 
Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.
 
This is the fifth part of the BerkeleyX Book Club offerings.

Starts : 2016-06-01
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This literature course will explore Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s 1818 horror classic, Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus. This novel is remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that Shelley wrote the novel when she was only 18 years old.

Frankenstein is a representation of both the Gothic and Romantic movements, and is often considered to be one of the earliest novels of science fiction as well. This story has had a huge influence on literature and popular culture, and has generated many adaptations in the forms of movies and plays.  The first film adaptation, in fact, appeared in 1910.

Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.
 
This is the third part of the BerkeleyX Book Club offerings.

Starts : 2016-01-04
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in 1847 under her pen name, Currer Bell.

Jane Eyre is often referred to as a bildungsroman, or coming-of-age story. It follows the feelings and experiences of the protagonist and title character, Jane Eyre, from youth to adulthood.  The story has both elements of social criticism as well as a strong moral core. Many critics have considered this book to be ahead of its time, mostly due to Jane’s individualism, as well as story themes that include classism, sexuality, religion, and feminism.

Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.

Starts : 2013-03-18
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Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Medicine

This course reviews current scientific knowledge and clinical approaches to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and examines its impact on development, functioning and health outcomes.

Starts : 2015-11-02
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This course will explore Jane Austen’s 1813 novel of manners,  Pride and Prejudice. Although the story of the Bennet sisters takes place at the turn of the 19th century, it still fascinates modern readers. One of the most popular books in the English language, Pride and Prejudice consistently placing near the top of lists of "most loved books." Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of adaptations for film and stage--since 1940, there have been four TV and movie versions of this book, as well as a plethora of spin-off books, including Bridget Jones' Diary and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.

Starts : 2015-09-02
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This course will explore Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle, which portrays the exploitation of immigrants in the industrial USA of the early 20th century. However, this novel is most remembered for its depiction of health violations and unclean conditions in the American meatpacking industry.

These findings were based on an investigation Sinclair did as a journalist..  Sinclair spent several weeks gathering information while working in the meatpacking plants of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper Appeal to Reason. The Jungle was first published in serial form in 1905 in the newspaper. A film version of the novel was made in 1914, but it has been lost.

The novel highlights working class poverty, the lack of social support, harsh living and working conditions, and a bleak outlook for the working poor. This is contrasted with the corruption of those in power.

Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.

Starts : 2016-04-01
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This course will examine Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. This novel was first published as a serial novel in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890.

The Picture of Dorian Gray was immediately controversial, and was censored by the magazine’s editors. Even with the censorship, reviewers still thought that Wilde ought to have been prosecuted for violating laws concerning public morality. This story has two important themes: the idea of selling one’s soul, and the theme of living a double life. Wilde takes these themes to their extreme.
 
Participants in this course will read, discuss, and write about the text and its influence. As in most book clubs, the focus will be on lively discussion. Course materials will include background information for understanding the text, as well as vocabulary and language support. Assessment will include quizzes and short writing assignments.
 
This is the fourth part of the BerkeleyX Book Club offerings.

Gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments.

Leverage Canvas Data and visualization techniques to make informed decisions about Canvas course design.

Starts : 2017-04-17
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Apply & Lead Assessment in Student Affairs is a free open course designed to provide engaging activities to build capacity for individuals responsible for coordinating or leading Student Affairs assessment practices for higher education.

Starts : 2017-02-27
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Canvas.net Free Education

This course, also known as BlendKit2017, guides faculty and instructional designers in designing and developing blended learning experiences via consideration of key issues related to blended learning and practical step-by-step guidance in producing actual materials for a blended course.

This self-paced course is for anyone developing or teaching online. Learn about backward design, online presence, active learning, usability, visual design, accessibility, and multimedia all in the service of interacting with and supporting your students.

Starts : 2017-02-27
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Designed for anyone with basic knowledge of digital environments, this course introduces e-learning design.

Starts : 2017-03-20
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Este curso pretende ayudar a los participantes a conocer los aspectos más relevantes de la Tecnología Educativa, para ello se tratan aspectos generales de la misma hasta diversos aspectos más específicos acerca de cómo utilizar las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación) en la educación.

Starts : 2016-11-14
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Canvas.net Free Closed [?]

This course is designed to prepare online instructors who teach college and university courses to be able to increase instructor, social, and cognitive presence in their online courses

Starts : 2017-03-19
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Do you want to gain instructional evaluation and design experience through real-world service learning? Then join us to evaluate and revise free instructional materials for adult basic education.

This course is for anyone in higher education who is interested in engaging in their own analytics project.

Would you or your organisation like to build a massive open online course (MOOC) but can't afford the investment? Well, it may be much cheaper than you think. Let this group of experienced developers show you how it can be done on a budget.

The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology created this course as a resource for OSU teacher candidates. Now, it’s available to all education licensure candidates in Ohio who want to learn more about Ohio Department of Education standards.

Starts : 2017-02-27
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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.