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

The free online course French Language Studies – Fashion, School, Work and Finances is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak basic French. The course, the final in a series of four, is broken down into the basics of talking about clothes and fashion, fitness and exercise, school and college, the workplace and looking for a job, your finances and your relationships. You will learn how to speak in French about your clothes and your interest in fashion, and what exercise you take to improve fitness and stay healthy. You will learn French vocabulary and grammar to talk about where you were educated and what you studied, both at school and university. You will learn key French phrases and vocabulary about the workplace, different professions and looking for a job. Also covered is French vocabulary about finances and bills, and your relationships. The phonetics sections cover the nasal vowels, the mute 'e', links and placing the emphasis correctly in rhythmic groups. The course lays down the foundations of the spoken language by introducing learners to the pronunciation of words and phrases through text and audio. Short audio segments let you hear how the words and phrases are pronounced. These are reinforced with longer videos, including transcripts and translations in English, using related interviews with French speakers. This course will be of great interest to anyone who wants to learn to speak French for use in business or social occasions, and for those wanting to travel to any French speaking country or region.<br />

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Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Engineering Medicine

Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) that covers: 1) Informatics needs driven by Big Data generated from current biomedicine and health care (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging population, etc.) 2) Informatics challenges and common methodologies 3) Progress made in BHI and opportunities.

Starts : 2013-03-18
94 votes
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 : 2015-09-02
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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 : 2006-09-01
11 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease, and is intended for both the Brain and Cognitive Sciences major and the non-Brain and Cognitive Sciences major. Knowledge of how the human brain works is important for all citizens, and the lessons to be learned have enormous implications for public policy makers and educators.

The course will cover the regional anatomy of the brain and provide an introduction to the cellular function of neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters. Commonly used drugs that alter brain function can be understood through a knowledge of neurotransmitters. Along similar lines, common diseases that illustrate normal brain function will be discussed. Experimental animal studies that reveal how the brain works will be reviewed.

Throughout the seminar we will discuss clinical cases from Dr. Byrne's experience that illustrate brain function; in addition, articles from the scientific literature will be discussed in each class.

Starts : 2016-12-02
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edX Free English EdX Medicine Social Sciences UQx

This health course will focus on the mental health issues of people with intellectual disability.

You will learn about the complexities of diagnosing mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities and the types of disorders, assessments, screenings, and treatments used. There will also be a special focus on the legal and ethical complexities in health practice with patients who often require substituted consent.

This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. It can also be used as workforce education for professionals who are interested in mental health.

Starts : 2014-10-13
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Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

Abortion is a common experience for women around the world; yet, abortion is often excluded from the curricula of health professionals. This course, geared toward clinicians, health care workers, and students, aims to address this gap and will contextualize abortion care within a public health framework from both clinical and social perspectives.

Starts : 2016-08-29
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Microsoft

DevOps is the union of people, process and products to enable the continuous delivery of value to end users. It is not only about the development and operations teams working together, but also continuously improving and adapting business needs with technical solutions to deliver the very best products to customers.

By enrolling in this computer science course, you’ll be able to understand the value of DevOps for the modern, self-managing, and multi-disciplinary team. You will also learn how to support a healthy DevOps practice using diverse tools and solutions designed for agility. Upon completion, you will be prepared to lead the DevOps transformation at your organization with hands-on experience of the foundational elements in DevOps for quickly delivering high-quality software.

Starts : 2017-04-03
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edX Free English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

Don’t have a business background but want to understand how people and systems of an organisation interact with the world and each other?

This business and finance course will help you understand business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences on such aspects as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security.

Upon the completion of the course, you will understand:

  • The purpose and types of businesses and more about how the external environment impact them
  • Business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
  • How accountancy and audit support effective financial management and communication
  • Leadership and how people are developed within businesses
  • What makes for a high performing team
  • The vital role of professional ethics and professional values in all aspects of business

Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting’ exam (FAB/F1), which leads to a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

To check availability of this course in your country please click here.

This course does not offer an edX certificate.

Those learners who would like to earn an award will have the opportunity to register with ACCA as a student, take computer based exams and gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.

You can find your nearest ACCA exam centre on the ACCA website.

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

Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity. <br /><br />In ALISON's free online course about achieving personal success, Kelley starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. Kelley advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realize that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain. <br /><br />This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organizations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.<br />

Starts : 2004-09-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Computer Sciences Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

The Acoustics of Speech and Hearing is an H-Level graduate course that reviews the physical processes involved in the production, propagation and reception of human speech. Particular attention is paid to how the acoustics and mechanics of the speech and auditory system define what sounds we are capable of producing and what sounds we can sense. Areas of discussion include:

  1. the acoustic cues used in determining the direction of a sound source,
  2. the acoustic and mechanical mechanisms involved in speech production and
  3. the acoustic and mechanical mechanism used to transduce and analyze sounds in the ear.

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Starts : 2004-09-01
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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Physical Sciences Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

The Acoustics of Speech and Hearing is an H-Level graduate course that reviews the physical processes involved in the production, propagation and reception of human speech. Particular attention is paid to how the acoustics and mechanics of the speech and auditory system define what sounds we are capable of producing and what sounds we can sense. Areas of discussion include:

  1. the acoustic cues used in determining the direction of a sound source,
  2. the acoustic and mechanical mechanisms involved in speech production and
  3. the acoustic and mechanical mechanism used to transduce and analyze sounds in the ear.
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ALISON Free Course Type: diploma Free to Access Mime Type - Scorm 1.2

The free online Advanced Diploma in Workforce Re-entry Skills is a comprehensive e-learning course that will help you develop the key skills needed by people re-entering the modern workforce, and studying this course will give you the confidence to apply for work positions that are of interest to you. The course first introduces you to the skills needed as part of your job search and career planning. You will learn how to organize and plan an appropriate job search based on your skills and qualifications. You will also learn how to write up a suitable cover letter and résumé when applying for a job. Employers expect all employees to have certain basic skills, in particular, basic IT skills. In this course will you will learn how to improve your touch typing skills and you will learn how to use Microsoft Word 2010 to create documents. You will also be introduced to Microsoft Excel 2010 where you will learn how to create basic spreadsheets and manipulate numbers within them. Having a good knowledge and understanding of customer service is important in any business or organisation and this course brings you through the key skills in customer service so that you will be able to handle customer inquiries or complaints in a friendly, efficient and professional manner. The food service industry is a very important employer for people wanting to re-enter the workforce and this course will give you a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the health and safety issues related to food service which you can use when applying for positions within the food service industry. This free Advanced Diploma course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to gain the necessary skills to re-enter the modern workforce and gain meaningful and long-term employment. <br />

4 votes
Open.Michigan Initiative, University of Michigan Free Health and Welfare Emergency medicine Emergency Trauma Trauma Trauma care Trauma management

In 2009, the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine working with global health partners at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Ghana Ministry of Health established the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative. The overall goal of the collaborative is to improve the provision of emergency care in Ghana through the development of physician, nursing and medical student training programs. This NIH-Fogarty International Center funded project also explores the use of new educational modalities such as open educational resources to provide education in Ghana. As part of this project, a 5-day Advanced Emergency Trauma Course (AETC) was constructed utilizing curricular materials from existing U.S. based emergency medicine residencies with modification to the available resources of developing Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) such as Ghana. The course, which was designed by University of Michigan and University of Utah Emergency Medicine Faculty includes 20 hours of didactic teaching material in open educational resource format, low-cost simulation models for procedural training and assessment tools. Attached are the full 20 hours of didactic materials in OER format. This Work, Advanced Emergency Trauma, by Patrick Carter, Daniel Wachter, Rockefeller Oteng, Carl Seger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Starts : 2009-02-01
13 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Business Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare Urban Studies and Planning

In analyzing fiscal issues, conventional public finance approaches focus mainly on taxation and public spending. Policymakers and practitioners rarely explore solutions by examining the fundamental problem: the failure of interested parties to act collectively to internalize the positive externalities generated by public goods. Public finance is merely one of many possible institutional arrangements for assigning the rights and responsibilities to public goods consumption. This system is currently under stress because of the financial crisis. The first part of the class will focus on collective action and its connection with local public finance. The second part will explore alternative institutional arrangements for mediating collective action problems associated with the provision of local public goods.

The objective of the seminar is to broaden the discussion of local public finance by incorporating collective action problems into the discourse. This inclusion aims at exploring alternative institutional arrangements for financing local public services in the face of severe economic downturn. Applications of emerging ideas to the provision of public health, education, and natural resource conservation will be discussed.

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

Aggregate supply and demand are key concepts in macroeconomics as they help economists interpret events in the past to help predict the future. The aggregate supply curve model demonstrates the relationship between the overall price level of a country and the quantity of goods and services produced by the suppliers of that country, whereas the aggregate demand curve model demonstrates the quantity of goods and services produced domestically that consumers, businesses, the government and foreigners are willing to purchase during a particular period of time. This free online economics course first introduces the learner to the business cycle to show that the local economy is constantly expanding and contracting in response to changes in the global economy, technology and national and international politics. The course then introduces the concept of aggregate demand, how it shifts and how it is modelled. You will also learn about aggregate supply, and how changes in supply can be slower than changes in demand. This free online economics course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of economics, finance, and business who would like to learn more about modelling aggregate supply and demand. It will also appeal to all learners interested in business, economics or political studies who would like to understand why the health of the economy is cyclical and why one event can have a significant effect on an economy.<br />

Starts : 2015-10-05
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Coursera Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Social Sciences

The basic biology of the virus, HIV, and the disease it causes, AIDS. The economic, social and political factors that determine who gets sick and who remains healthy, who lives and who dies. The progress of scientific research and medical treatments. The reasons for hope; the reasons for fear. (To get a glimpse of some of the materials that students have been posting on the course forums, go to @AIDSFAH or #AIDSFAH.)

17 votes
ALISON Free Health and Welfare Course Type: course Free to Access Mime Type - Scorm 1.2

Alcohol is enjoyed by many people during social occasions, but for others addiction to alcohol or alcohol-related illnesses can be a serious health issue. This free online course begins by reviewing the biological effects of alcohol on the body, including hangovers, psychological, and physical disturbances. The course also looks at the effects of chronic alcoholism such as liver damage or fetal alcohol syndrome. Finally, the course reviews some of the treatments for alcohol-related illnesses. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about the effects alcohol can have on their health, or for learners already working in the areas of health promotion or health awareness who want to further their knowledge and understanding of the health effects of excess alcohol consumption.

Starts : 2014-08-18
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Coursera Free Military Science & Protective Services English Health & Society Medicine

As the baby boomer generation ages, the impacts of alcohol and drug use among this generation will become an increasingly important public health issue. This 5-week course will provide primary care givers and health care providers with an overview of this looming issue and provide strategies for the prevention and reduction of substance use associated harm.

Starts : 2015-11-17
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX IDBx

As Parcerias Público-Privadas (PPPs) tornaram-se um instrumento essencial para o crescimento produtivo, econômico e social dos países da América Latina e Caribe. Ao desenvolver e programar as PPPs observam-se restrições nas capacidades técnicas dos responsáveis, em especial no setor público.

Para preencher esta lacuna, IDBx desenvolveu este curso, o primeiro MOOC disponível em Português para aprender a planejar, projetar e implementar PPPs para projetos de desenvolvimento na América Latina e no Caribe.

Este curso busca dividir experiências de instituições internacionais líderes com a finalidade de ajudar a diminuir lacunas de conhecimento na utilização efetiva das PPPs, oferecendo ideias, soluções e lições aprendidas para lidar com os desafios ou restrições às capacidades técnicas e administrativas do setor público da região. As lições contidas no MOOC se aplicam a diferentes setores como infraestrutura, saúde, educação, banda larga e setor fiscal, levando em conta contextos nacionais de vários países da região, incluindo Peru, México, Colômbia e Brasil. 

Para este efeito, o curso coloca à disposição dos participantes leituras selecionadas, vídeos, tutoriais de análises e outros recursos de aprendizagem.

O curso é baseado nos conteúdos do Guia de Referência sobre Parcerias Público-Privadas (PPPs) versão 2.0, desenvolvido e publicado em 2014 pelo BID, Banco Mundial (BM) e Banco Asiático de Desenvolvimento (ADB).

A elaboração deste curso foi financiada pelo Programa Especial para o Desenvolvimento Institucional (SPID). Mais informações em  SPID.

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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 Portuguese, 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.

For this goal, this course presents selected readings, videos, tutorials and other knowledge products.

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.