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Starts : 2017-09-05
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the reign of King Alfonso “The Wise” (1252-1284) until the creation of the blood purity statutes in the 1450s.

This local history will concentrate on the relations of Jews, Old Christians, and converts to Christianity (conversos). We will study King Alfonso X’s efforts to characterize himself as the “king of three religions” via his legal codices, the creation of the Cantigas de Santa María, and his intellectual endeavor known as the Toledo School of Translators.

We evaluate the robust Jewish and converso noble families of the city and appreciate their intellectual, religious, and economic contributions to Castilian life. We will bear witness to the rise of anti-Jewish blood purity statutes, the creation of the Inquisition, and the expulsion of the Jews. We will virtually-tour the Cathedral of Toledo, El Transito Synagogue, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, and several of its neighborhoods.

We also will study and transcribe manuscripts from the municipal, cathedral, and national historic nobility archives to make new scholarly breakthroughs.

No knowledge of Spanish is needed to participate in the course or in our transcription efforts.

Starts : 2015-02-09
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Coursera Free Closed [?] Computer Sciences English Engineering Information Tech & Design

El curso es bilingüe español-inglés, con videos y materiales en ambos idiomas. Lectures and materials are provided both in Spanish and English.

Starts : 2015-07-21
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edX Free English Art & Culture Communication EdX Social Sciences UC3Mx

Los vídeos serán en español o inglés. Se ofrecerán subtítulos en ambos idiomas. Las actividades se realizarán en ambos idiomas.

*Videos will be in English or Spanish. Transcripts in both languages will be provided. The assessments will be in both languages.

Este curso presenta las nuevas tendencias y formatos del documental audiovisual contemporáneo, prestando especial atención a las prácticas más innovadoras en un contexto interactivo, transmedia y multiplataforma. Incluye una aproximación a los géneros y autores fundamentales, y  cuenta con la participación de profesionales del sector, documentalistas y académicos.

A través de vídeos, infografías, animaciones y timelines y un amplio repertorio de recursos y materiales complementarios, se busca ofrecer al  alumno claves creativas y eficaces en el momento actual.

Este MOOC consta de los siguientes módulos:

  • El documental está de moda.
  • Flashback: Introducción a la historia del documental.
  • Documental web: Reinvención del documental en Internet.
  • Ciberactivismo y documental político en el ecosistema viral.
  • F for Fake o falso documental a ritmo de social networking.
  • Documental de divulgación: Naturaleza, cultura, historia, ciencia.
  • Documental de creación en tiempos de crowdfunding.
  • Brand-Documental: Nuevas estrategias publicitarias.

This course features new trends and formats in contemporary documentary film with a focus on innovative works in an interactive and multi-platform environment. It includes an overview of essential authors and genres, as well as the contribution of national and international scholars, professionals of the field and documentary makers.

The learning experience is enhanced with videos, slideshows, infographics and timelines, to provide the learner with an interactive, reflective and entertaining experience.

This MOOC is divided into the following segments:

  • Documentary film is in vogue.
  • Flashback: Introduction to documentary film history.
  • Web documentary: Reinventing documentary film on the Internet.
  • Cyberactivism and political documentary in a viral ecosystem.
  • F for Fake or false documentary moving to the rhythm of social networking.
  • News and thematic documentary: Nature, culture, history, science.
  • Creative documentary film in times of crowdfunding.
  • Brand-Documentary: New strategies in advertising.

 

2 votes
OLI. Carnegie Mellon University Free Foreign Languages Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative

Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely distance delivery. The course is media-rich and interactive, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico. Versions are available for low-cost use by instructor-led classes of enrolled students. To successfully use this course, you should be a motivated student with a sincere desire to learn the Spanish language and about cultures in the Spanish-speaking world, and be comfortable with computer technologies. The time commitment will typically average 8 hours per week.

Starts : 2016-10-03
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Iversity Free Communications

An introduction course to a fascinating travel into the eTourism world, which crosses both space and time, and is always closely connected with communication. In fact, we are embarking to create a great study experience, which explores how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) do matter for tourism – both for our personal experience, and for the tourism industry at large. In other words, we will together explore eTourism by using tools and models of the Communication Sciences.

Key concepts and theories covered include: Online Communication Model (OCM); Roman Jakobson's Communication Model; Quality of online contents; User Generated Content (UGC); Web 2.0; Reputation in online Media; Intercultural communication and localisation; eLearning; Argumentation; World Heritage Sites.

Who is this course for?

We expect the following publics to be attracted by the course in order to update their skills and knowledge on a very hot topic:

  • Students, in particular within tourism and hospitality programs
  • Academia and researchers
  • Destination managers
  • People active in the industry
  • Policy makers

What do I need to know?

No prerequisite knowledge necessary to understand the concepts and experiences shared in the course.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, learners:

  • Know current eTourism applications, technologies and practices
  • Know what is communication, and its major components, ICTs and their relevance to the tourism field
  • Know what kinds of online training courses can be used within tourism and hospitality
  • Know how to map different communication activities within the tourism sector
  • Know how to run a usability test and how to make usages analysis of a website or mobile app
  • Know how to plan, run and evaluate eTourism related activities, especially when it comes to the analysis of online reputation of a tourism destination
  • Are aware of the crucial role played by communication and ICTs within the tourism and hospitality sectors

Course structure

Chapter 1. Communication: an introduction to its nature and history

Instructor: Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni

Theoretical part:

The etymology of communication and its major components

Case study:

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and eTourism

Chapter 2. The Online Communication Model (OCM) and the quality of online contents

Instructor: Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni

Theoretical part:

The Online Communication Model

Case study:

Analysis of the content quality in online communication

Chapter 3. Usability analysis and web analytics

Instructor: Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni

Theoretical part:

Usability and usages analysis of tourism websites, mobile apps and other online communication tools

Case study:

Strategies to assess usability

Chapter 4. Localisation of online content

Instructor: Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni

Assistant: Emanuele Mele

Theoretical part:

Cultural translation / localization of messages for people with different cultural backgrounds and experiences

Case study:

Localized website for domestic and international visitors. Case of Quito (Ecuador)

Chapter 5. B2B activities and eLearning within the hospitality and tourism domain

Instructor: Dr. Nadzeya Kalbaska

Theoretical part:

The notion of eLearning and its use in the hospitality and tourism field

Case study:

eLearning courses about Destination Management Organizations. Case of “Ticino Switzerland Travel Specialist” online course

Chapter 6. User Generated Contents (UGCs) & Web 2.0

Instructors: Dr. Silvia de Ascaniis; Dr. Elena Marchiori

Theoretical part:

Communication opportunities given by UGCs and Web 2.0

Case study:

Hotels’ communication strategies to respond to online reviews

Chapter 7. Reputation in online media

Instructor: Dr. Elena Marchiori

Theoretical part:

The definition of the reputation construct and its relevance in the online domain

Case study:

How to analyze the online reputation of a tourist destination

Chapter 8. Argumentation in online travel reviews

Instructor: Dr. Silvia de Ascaniis

Assistant: Jingjing Lin

Theoretical part:

Definition of argumentation

Case study:

Argumentative analysis of Online Travel Reviews of a Chinese National Park

Suggested readings

You are welcome to visit the following websites before the course starts:

Highlights in the second edition

  • Video subtitles in English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Italian
  • Chinese translation is provided by Eduinfinity Translation Group (教育无边界字幕组)
  • Italian translation is provided by Fondazione ITS del Turismo e dell’ Ospitalità - IATH
  • Spanish translation is provided by CETT Barcelona
  • Monthly Google Hangouts with the instructors and assistants
  • Updated additional materials

Social communities

Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/472859206207898/

Please, if you tweet about this MOOC, use the following hashtag: #eTourismMOOC. Hereafter the relevant accounts:

  • Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni: @lorenzocantoni
  • Nadzeya Kalbaska: @nadzenka
  • Silvia De Ascaniis: @SilviaDeAscanis
  • Elena Marchiori: @elena_
  • Emanuele Mele: @EmanueleMele2
  • Jingjing Lin: @linjingjing
  • UNESCO Chair USI: @UNESCO_USI
  • eLab USI: @eLab_USI

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Udemy $39 Closed [?]

Introduction to Financial Translation English < > Spanish

Starts : 2013-01-21
16 votes
OpenLearning Free Foreign Languages Languages

This is a 3 credit course for students with no background in Spanish to become competent in communicating through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This open course will create and provide resources reusable under creative commons standards. Registration for the course is available immediately. Although the course cannot provide college credit from an accredited university, capable students will learn the material of a first-year college class, and will receive a letter grade.

Starts : 2014-02-01
10 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Foreign Languages Global Studies and Languages MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course explores artistic achievement in a culture that over the past century has engaged in constant and intense imaginative self-renewal. The class studies film, narrative (e.g., Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude), and poetry. Conducted in Spanish.

Starts : 2014-02-01
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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Global Studies and Languages MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course explores artistic achievement in a culture that over the past century has engaged in constant and intense imaginative self-renewal. The class studies film, narrative (e.g., Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude), and poetry. Conducted in Spanish.

3 votes
Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Social Sciences History

This course will introduce you to the history of the Age of Revolutions in the Atlantic World from 1776 to 1848. You will learn about the revolutionary upheavals that took place in the Americas and Europe during this period. Each unit will include representative primary-source documents that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes, such as the secession of the American colonies from the British Empire, the outbreak of the French Revolution, the dissolution of the Spanish and Portuguese Empires in the Americas, and the spread of revolutionary ideals throughout the Atlantic World. Running alongside and extending beyond these political revolutions is the First Industrial Revolution. By the end of the course, you will understand how an Atlantic World, dominated by European empires in 1776, was transformed through revolution into a series of independent states by 1848 and of the profound changes that Europe would experience, and continue to experience, through the development and…

1 votes
Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Social Sciences History

This course will introduce you to the history of the Atlantic slave trade from 1500 to 1900. You will learn about the slave trade, its causes, and its effects on Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The course will be structured chronologically and geographically; each unit with focus on a particular aspect of the Atlantic slave trade. Each unit will include representative primary-source documents that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes, such as slavery and the slave trade within African societies, the growth of plantation societies in the New World, the advent of European slave dealing in western Africa, the simultaneous growth of European empires and the Atlantic slave trade, the nature of slave trading and the Middle Passage, and the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the nineteenth century. By the end of the course, you will understand how the Atlantic slave trade began as a fledgling enterprise of the English, Portuguese, and Spanish in the 1500s and why, by the mi…

8 votes
Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Social Sciences History

This course will introduce you to a comparative history of New World societies from 1400 to 1750. You will learn about European exploration and colonization as well as the cultures of native peoples of the Americas. The course will be structured geographically; each unit will focus on a particular New World society during a specific time period. Each unit will include representative primary-source documents that illustrate important overarching political, economic, and social themes, such as the fifteenth-century conceptualization of the “New World” and colonization, the indigenous peoples living in the Americas at the time of European contact, and the effect of New World societies on native peoples and Africans. By the end of the course, you will understand how the new communities in the New World evolved from fledgling settlements into profitable European colonies and how New World societieswhether French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, or indigenouswere highly varied polities.

18 votes
Canvas.net Free Closed [?] Foreign Languages

Do you want to sound like a native Spanish speaker? Get started by improving your accent. This course provides a practical introduction to Spanish pronunciation for students at all levels. It is taught in English and designed to provide an auditory and visual approach to learning pronunciation. Students will listen to audio files recorded by native speakers and then record themselves pronouncing the same words or phrases. In addition to playing back both recordings to compare the auditory differences, students will have an opportunity to view and compare visual sound waves of both audio recordings. These techniques will help learners assess and improve their pronunciation. Although it will be necessary to some extent, discussion of theoretical issues will be kept to a minimum with the emphasis being on accent reduction.

Starts : 2015-02-16
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Coursera Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Economics & Finance Social Sciences

Una materia bilingüe (videos y materiales en español e ingles), introduciendo alumnos a los factores sociales, económicos, históricos, y políticos que influyen al entorno global de negocios. A bilingual course (materials and videos in Spanish & English) introducing students to social, economic, political, historical factors that influence the global business environment.

Starts : 2015-03-16
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Coursera Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Economics & Finance Social Sciences

Una materia bilingüe (videos y materiales en español e ingles), introduciendo alumnos a la manera de administrar una organización o empresa en el entorno global de negocios. A bilingual course (materials and videos in Spanish & English) introducing students to how to manage and operate a business or organization in the global business environment.

18 votes
ALISON Free Course Type: course Free to Access Mime Type - Scorm 1.2

Puede ponerse en contacto con otras personas y encontrar información y recursos de todo el mundo a través de Internet. En este curso se muestra cómo conectarse a Internet, explorar páginas web, buscar sitios web, usar motores de búsqueda e intercambiar mensajes de correo electrónico con otras personas.

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Udemy Free Closed [?] Business

Interested in the CFA Program? Fitch Learning can help you decide whether it's right for you. Spanish language version.

Starts : 2007-09-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Foreign Languages Global Studies and Languages MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course studies representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain. Emphasis is on developing strategies for analyzing the genres of the novel, the short story, the poem, the fictional film, and the theatrical script. The novels read this semester are Magali García Ramis's Felices días, Tío Sergio (1986, Puerto Rico) and Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina (2001, Spain). We will study Lorca's play "La casa de Bernarda Alba" (1936, Spain), films from Spain, México, and Cuba, poems by Darío (Nicaragua), Machado (Spain), Lorca (Spain), Hernández (Spain), Vallejo (Perú), Cernuda (Spain), and Luis Palés Matos (Puerto Rico), and short stories from México (by an exiled Spanish writer), Chile, Argentina, and Cuba. Thematic emphasis is on the Spanish Civil War, changing attitudes toward gender, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and the history of race in the Americas.

Starts : 2007-09-01
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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Global Studies and Languages MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course studies representative twentieth and twenty-first-century texts and films from Hispanic America and Spain. Emphasis is on developing strategies for analyzing the genres of the novel, the short story, the poem, the fictional film, and the theatrical script. The novels read this semester are Magali García Ramis's Felices días, Tío Sergio (1986, Puerto Rico) and Javier Cercas's Soldados de Salamina (2001, Spain). We will study Lorca's play "La casa de Bernarda Alba" (1936, Spain), films from Spain, México, and Cuba, poems by Darío (Nicaragua), Machado (Spain), Lorca (Spain), Hernández (Spain), Vallejo (Perú), Cernuda (Spain), and Luis Palés Matos (Puerto Rico), and short stories from México (by an exiled Spanish writer), Chile, Argentina, and Cuba. Thematic emphasis is on the Spanish Civil War, changing attitudes toward gender, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and the history of race in the Americas.

Starts : 2005-09-01
6 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Foreign Languages Global Studies and Languages MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and examinations) is similar to that of other HASS-D courses. Many of the themes raised here are covered in greater detail in other courses: 21G.020J (New World Literature), 21G.716 (Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature), 21G.730 (Twentieth and Twentyfirst-Century Spanish American Literaturere), 21G.735 (Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature and Film), 21A.220 (The Conquest of America), 21H.802 (Modern Latin America), 3.982 (The Ancient Andean World), 3.983 (Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization), 17.507 (Democratization and Democratic Collapse), and 17.554 (Political Economy of Latin America).F