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Starts : 2018-01-17 in 0 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. . This course will focus on great pieces of drama and how we read and interpret them. We will discuss the works of William Shakespeare and Edmond Rostand. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres.

You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination.

There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about literature and writing, this course is for you.

Starts : 2018-01-17 in 0 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX RWTHx

Engage in rigorous strategic analysis to complement your intuition with the deep insights needed to help your organization prosper in times of transition. This foundational course enables you to design effective strategy processes, spot fundamental market and technology changes in your industry and renew your organization’s internal resource base.

1. Unpacking the Process of Strategy:

  • What precisely is strategy and why does it matter? What are the origins of the concept and how can we define it?
  • What are the building blocks of strategy and how can they be arranged as a process?
  • What distinct conceptions of the strategy process co-exist and what are their respective advantages and disadvantages?

2. Analyzing Industry Structures:

  • What is the role of the industry and its structure for firm performance? How can we analyze industry structures?
  • How can we unpack industries and identify the most attractive strategic positions to occupy therein?
  • How do we identify what it takes to outcompete others in our strategic group?

3. Developing Internal Resources:

  • Can firms succeed in generally unattractive industries? What is the role of firms’ internal resource base in this regard?
  • How can we find out which resources and capabilities are likely to have the greatest strategic value?
  • What are dynamic capabilities and how do they matter for firm survival and performance?

All key ideas are illustrated through a real-life case study on Tesla and its role in the technological transformation of the global automotive industry. 

This course is part of the "Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change" MicroMasters program designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the six courses of the RWTHx MicroMasters program.

Starts : 2018-01-17 in 0 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Architecture Design EdX Engineering MITx

Many natural and man-made structures can be modeled as assemblages of interconnected structural elements loaded along their axis (bars), in torsion (shafts) and in bending (beams). In this course you will learn to use equations for static equilibrium, geometric compatibility and constitutive material response to analyze these structural assemblages.

This course also provides an introduction to behavior in which the shape of the structure is permanently changed by loading the material beyond its elastic limit (plasticity), and behavior in which the structural response changes over time (viscoelasticity).

This is the second course in a 3-part series. In this series you will learn how mechanical engineers can use analytical methods and “back of the envelope” calculations to predict structural behavior.  The three courses in the series are:

Part 1 – 2.01x: Elements of Structures. (Elastic response of Structural Elements: Bars, Shafts, Beams). Next session starts October 2017

Part 2 – 2.02.1x Mechanics of Deformable Structures: Part 1. (Assemblages of Elastic, Elastic-Plastic, and Viscoelastic Structural Elements).

 Part 3 – 2.02.2x Mechanics of Deformable Structures: Part 2. (Multi-axial Loading and Deformation. Energy Methods). Next session starts October 2018

These courses are based on the first subject in solid mechanics for MIT Mechanical Engineering students.  Join them and learn to rely on the notions of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and constitutive material response to ensure that your structures will perform their specified mechanical function without failing.

Starts : 2018-01-29 in 12 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Communication CurtinX EdX

In this course, part of the Marketing in a Digital World MicroMasters program, you will learn how to apply the concepts of advertising and marketing to branding. We will examine topics and various strategies related to building, measuring, and managing a brand, including direct and indirect measures of brand equity, structures of desired brand knowledge, choice of brand elements, development of supporting marketing programs, and management of brands over time.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop a framework to identify and establish brand positioning and values to build customer based brand equity
  • Plan and implement brand marketing programs through integrated marketing communications and brand associations to build brand equity
  • Evaluate how a brand equity management system can capture customer mindset and enhance market performance through sources and outcomes of brand equity
  • Design specific strategies that focus around extending, revitalising and reinforcing existing brands to retain brand resonance (i.e. loyalty, attachment, community and engagement).

The branding landscape is fast-paced and continually changing, yet is a stimulating and exciting environment in which to work. This course is relevant to anyone working in marketing, communications, public relations, social media and advertising.

This course is part of the CurtinX MicroMasters Credential in Marketing in a Digital World that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the five courses.

Starts : 2018-01-30 in 13 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety MichiganX Social Sciences

Explore current social welfare issues in the context of their history and the underlying rationale and values that support different approaches. Emphasis is placed on major fields of social work service such as:

  • income maintenance
  • health care
  • mental health
  • child welfare
  • corrections
  • elderly services

You will learn about analytic frameworks with regard to social welfare policies and services. These frameworks identify strengths and weaknesses in the current social welfare system with respect to:

  • multiculturalism and diversity
  • social justice and social change
  • behavioral and social science theory and research
  • relevant social work promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs

There are four main content areas for the course.

  1. The philosophic and practical basis for social welfare provisions.
  2. The history of the social work profession and the emergence of specific policies and programs within their historical, social and political contexts.
  3. A critical analysis of current social welfare policies in the U.S. and cross-nationally, and programs, nationally and cross-nationally with attention to the evolving policies.
  4. An understanding of theory/research, debates, and trends in social welfare provision and patterns of service delivery.

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Starts : 2018-02-01 in 15 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Engineering TUMx

Learn about lean management, a customer-centric methodology that improves processes by eliminating waste and focusing on value-added tasks.

This course will introduce the main tenets of the Toyota Production System, which includes Just-in-Time manufacturing, quality management tools, and the critical concept of Kaizen, the Japanese practice of continuous improvement. You will also learn about key organisation and managerial approaches that are used in Lean.  

You will learn how to analyse process flows in order to establish process capacity and identify the process bottleneck. You will then calculate resource utilisation and cycle time to evaluate the impact of set up times, batching, defects and reworks on key process performance measures, including inventory, flow rate and flow time.

We will also discuss the impact of key concepts of Lean, including Heijunka, Kanban, Jidoka, Andon, Poka Yoke, and 5S, which help achieve increased productivity and quality.

Upon successful completion of this series, learners will earn the Technical University of Munich Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, confirming mastery of the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma to a Yellow Belt level, based on the American Society of Quality's Body of Knowledge for the Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt. 

Starts : 2018-02-20 in 34 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English DelftX EdX Electronics Engineering Physics

Use the knowledge of Photovoltaic technology, systems and microgrids to design your own engineering project.

This project-based course finalizes the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters program and focuses on applying the knowledge you gained to a solar energy project. You will work on either your own project or on a project provided by the course team. These projects can be focused on design, analysis, monitoring or integration of any photovoltaic application.

First, you will write a short project plan describing the project and the orientation of your work. After approval, you will execute your project.

Your final product is a written paper on the results of your project. This paper will be peer reviewed and assessed by a professor. You will also defend your project in an oral presentation. You will be assessed on your ability to justify design choices, to critically analyze the performance of systems, to find creative solutions and to show the potential of your solution.

Finding a sponsor for your project within a company, institute or university is encouraged.

This is the last course of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems.

You can start the capstone project after completing PV1x, PV2x and PV3x. However, you will need the knowledge and skills gained in PV4x to complete the final module of this course, the oral presentation.

Note: The capstone project is only accessible for ID verified MicroMasters learners.

Starts : 2018-02-20 in 34 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English DelftX EdX Electronics Engineering Physics

Photovoltaic systems are often placed into a microgrid, a local electricity distribution system that is operated in a controlled way and includes both electricity users and renewable electricity generation. This course deals with DC and AC microgrids and covers a wide range of topics, from basic definitions, through modelling and control of AC and DC microgrids to the application of adaptive protection in microgrids. You will master various concepts related to microgrid technology and implementation, such as smart grid and virtual power plant, types of distribution network, markets, control strategies and components. Among the components special attention is given to operation and control of power electronics interfaces.

You will familiarize yourself with the advantages and challenges of DC microgrids (which are still in an early stage). You will have the opportunity to master the topic of microgrids through an exercise in which you will evaluate selected pilot sites where microgrids were deployed. The evaluation will take the form of a simulation assignment and include a peer review of the results.

This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems.

Starts : 2018-02-28 in 42 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management BUx Data Analysis & Statistics EdX

Virtually all managerial and leadership positions in the digital economy increasingly rely on data-driven decision making. Recent studies have shown companies who adopt “Data-Driven Decision Management” achieve significant productivity gains over other firms.

Having a solid grasp of the end-to-end process of making effective decisions with data will give you an edge, both in performing such analyses yourself, as well as in effectively managing teams of business analysts and data scientists.

In this course, part of both the Digital Leadership and Digital Product Management MicroMasters programs, you will learn the tools and techniques to become a data-driven or “evidence-based” manager.

You will learn the process of reframing a business question as a data question, reasoning about what data might be of assistance and how to obtain it, integrating and cleaning the data, performing the analysis, deriving and communicating insights from the analysis, and building the managerial culture to operate in this way and create competitive advantages from enterprise data.

This course is unique in the sense that it aims squarely at the needs of a manager in an analytically focused enterprise by providing both a hands-on introduction to the concepts, methods and processes of business analytics as well as an introduction to the use of analytics as the basis for creating a competitive advantage.

Starts : 2018-03-05 in 47 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Communication CurtinX EdX

The Internet has emerged as a platform to facilitate global commerce and communication. Its exponential growth has transformed the value chain of virtually every industry, and millions of commercial businesses are now doing business online. This course will introduce you to the range of marketing uses of the Internet.

You will learn how to:

  • use basic e-marketing tools relevant to the internet marketing context;
  • apply marketing strategies such as segmentation, targeting, positioning, and differentiation to an online context;
  • analyse the online consumer exchange process and its outcomes;
  • evaluate product, pricing, distribution and communication marketing functions in a firm’s internet marketing strategy;
  • evaluate the role of social media in the marketing context;
  • use digital analytics to evaluate and optimise the effectiveness of digital marketing strategies.

You will explore how marketing online differs from a traditional marketing environment, and identify and discuss web-based marketing opportunities such as using Facebook, Twitter and Google in today’s business world.

The digital landscape is fast-paced and continually changing, yet is an equally challenging and exciting environment in which to work. This course is relevant to anyone working in marketing, communications, public relations, social media and advertising.

This course is part of the CurtinX MicroMasters Credential in Marketing in a Digital World that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the five courses.

Starts : 2018-03-06 in 48 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UBCx

In this project course, the final course in the Software Development MicroMasters program, you will learn how to input, manipulate, and return data with a modern web development stack. Using TypeScript and Node, you will manipulate large amounts of information using a domain-specific querying language. Backend, REST, and front-end technologies will be required to successfully complete the project.

In teams, students will work through the project in several sprints. In each sprint, students will produce a deliverable that is evaluated using an automated test suite. The feedback you will receive from this suite will be limited. To succeed at the project you will need to create your own private test suite to further validate each deliverable.

By working through such a large-scale development project, you will learn technical development skills, and gain experience with how teams develop software in the industry.

This is the largest project in the Software Development MicroMasters program. Verified learners will have access to greatly increased staff coaching to help complete the project. 

Starts : 2018-03-06 in 48 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Engineering Environmental Studies LouvainX

Pourquoi le lit de la rivière présente-t-il des zones d’érosion et de dépôts ? Comment la rivière évolue-t-elle au fil du temps, parfois de manière très rapide et catastrophique ? L’Homme est-il capable, et a-t-il intérêt à maîtriser les rivières ? Autant de questions qui reflètent l’importance de la compréhension du fonctionnement des rivières.

Face aux enjeux majeurs liés à la problématique de l’eau et plus particulièrement à la gestion durable des rivières, ce MOOC en hydraulique fluviale va vous donner des clés pour comprendre l’équilibre et l’évolution des rivières et leurs interactions avec l’environnement. Cette compréhension joue un rôle primordial pour assurer une gestion responsable de la rivière qui permette d’en tirer profit tout en préservant l’environnement de ses impacts négatifs.

Ce cours résulte d’une collaboration entre experts de plusieurs universités. Durant les quatre semaines de cours, vous serez confrontés successivement à l’étude des sédiments et du transport solide, à la caractérisation morphologique des rivières et aux conséquences – parfois inattendues – des travaux fluviaux.

Au fil des séquences, notions théoriques s’alterneront avec applications concrètes, notamment sur des sites haïtiens et suisses. Afin de consolider vos connaissances, vous serez encouragés à répondre à différents questionnaires ou à interagir concrètement avec les autres participants.

En fonction de votre degré de connaissances dans ce domaine, ce cours peut être précédé de « Hydraulique fluviale 1 – Écoulements à surface libre », qui lui est prérequis.

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Starts : 2018-03-08 in 50 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Math MITx

How did Newton describe the orbits of the planets? To do this, he created calculus.  But he used a different coordinate system more appropriate for planetary motion.  We will learn to shift our perspective to do calculus with parameterized curves and polar coordinates. And then we will dive deep into exploring the infinite to gain a deeper understanding and powerful descriptions of functions.

How does a computer make accurate computations? Absolute precision does not exist in the real world, and computers cannot handle infinitesimals or infinity. Fortunately, just as we approximate numbers using the decimal system, we can approximate functions using series of much simpler functions. These approximations provide a powerful framework for scientific computing and still give highly accurate results. They allow us to solve all sorts of engineering problems based on models of our world represented in the language of calculus.

  1. Changing Perspectives
    1. Parametric Equations
    2. Polar Coordinates
  2. Series and Polynomial Approximations
    1. Series and Convergence
    2. Taylor Series and Power Series

This course, in combination with Parts 1 and 2, covers the AP* Calculus BC curriculum.

Learn more about our High School and AP* Exam Preparation Courses

Calculus 1A: Differentiation

Calculus 1B: Integration

This course was funded in part by the Wertheimer Fund.

*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these offerings.

Starts : 2018-03-14 in 56 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX RWTHx

Help your organization survive, drive, and thrive on fundamental technological changes in your industry. This advanced strategic management course helps you translate strategic insights into smart strategic decisions on positioning, partnering and being socially responsible.

1. Positioning the Firm:

  • How can strategy portfolios guide corporate strategy and help decision-makers scope the activities of their organization?
  • How can general strategies help organizations gain competitive advantages in their industries?
  • How can organizations make competition irrelevant and create uncontested market space?

2. Orchestrating Strategic Alliances:

  • What is the case for cooperative strategy? When should we move from a competitive to a cooperative mindset?
  • What are strategic alliances and what is their payoff?
  • How can firms build and orchestrate collaborative ecosystems to enhance their (innovative) performance?

3. Embracing Social Responsibility:

  • What is the role of business in society? How do organizations contribute and cause harm to the public good?
  • What exactly are the social responsibilities of organizations?
  • To whom are they responsible and for what? Why should they care?
  • How can ethics inform strategic decisions? How can we encourage ethical behavior and reconcile responsibility and profitability? 

All key ideas are illustrated through a case study on Tesla and its role in the technological transformation of the global automotive industry.

This course is part of the "Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change" MicroMasters program designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the six courses of the RWTHx MicroMasters program.

Starts : 2018-03-14 in 56 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX RITx

This capstone exam includes the evaluation of the competencies and performance tasks, which define a successful project manager.

This capstone exam is part of the RITx Project Management MicroMasters program that is designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to be a successful project manager in any industry. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the three RITx Project Management courses as well as pass this final capstone exam.

The capstone exam will test knowledge across all 3 courses. It will be webcam proctored timed exam and will feature problems similar to the graded assignments in the different modules as well as some writing.

Starts : 2018-03-15 in 57 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX IIMBx

Do you aspire to be an ideal people manager? The journey from being an individual contributor to a people manager requires significant personal development and growth. If you are a first time manager, you may have asked yourself:

  • Where did I go wrong in managing this particular employee?
  • How should I give feedback to my subordinates?
  • How do I handle potential assessments?
  • How should I motivate people who report to me?

The objective of this business and management course is to smoothen the transition for newly appointed people managers, motivate and guide people who are aspiring to become one and to think back and reflect for seasoned managers.

The course will provide learners with an enhanced understanding of the role of people management in organizational context. 

Starts : 2018-03-26 in 68 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Engineering UMUC USMx

Want to gain software quality skills used in mission critical systems?

Modeling checking, symbolic execution and formal methods are techniques that are used for mission critical systems where human life depends upon the system working correctly.

In this course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, you will learn how to perform these techniques manually and by using automation tools.

No previous programming knowledge needed. The concepts from this course can be applied to any programming language and testing software. This course will use Java, Java Path Finder and Java Modeling Language, however, for examples and assignments.

Starts : 2018-03-26 in 68 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

How do you protect the critical data that is increasingly being stored in the cloud? Learn how to build a security strategy that keeps data safe and mitigates risk.

In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will be introduced to industry best practices for cloud security and learn how to architect and configure security-related features in a cloud platform. Case studies and government standard documents will be reviewed to help ensure appropriate levels of security are implemented.

You’ll develop the necessary skills to identify possible security issues in the cloud environment. You will also gain experience with tools and techniques that monitor the environment and help prevent security breaches such as monitoring logs and implementing appropriate security policies.

Starts : 2018-03-26 in 68 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UMUC USMx

Data driven decision-making systems allow instructional designers to engage in continuous improvement of course design to optimize student learning.

In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program we will delve into data driven decision-making and you will learn data mining techniques to collect actionable data. You will learn how to analyze learner statistics to improve the impact of design and technology on learning. 

It’s important for instructional designers to have systematic plans for gathering data and learner analysis to guide ongoing course adjustments to improve teaching and learning. Data is critical to the continuous improvement process.

Starts : 2018-04-01 in 74 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics EdX UC San DiegoX

In data science, data is called “big” if it cannot fit into the memory of a single standard laptop or workstation.

The analysis of big datasets requires using a cluster of tens, hundreds or thousands of computers. Effectively using such clusters requires the use of distributed files systems, such as the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and corresponding computational models, such as Hadoop, MapReduce and Spark.

In this course, part of the Data Science MicroMasters program, you will learn what the bottlenecks are in massive parallel computation and how to use spark to minimize these bottlenecks.

You will learn how to perform supervised an unsupervised machine learning on massive datasets using the Machine Learning Library (MLlib).

In this course, as in the other ones in this MicroMasters program, you will gain hands-on experience using PySpark within the Jupyter notebooks environment.

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