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Being a leader in development means working in complex and challenging contexts. Projects rarely run as planned, and managers need to be flexible and adaptive in their approach.
This course will teach you the skills to tackle complex problems in developing - and developed - countries. You will learn how problems in development contexts are always complex - no matter how simple they may appear at first. You will learn strategies for how to dig deeper into the problem and come up with solutions that address the real issues. You will learn techniques and practical tools for understanding local context, and ways to lead effectively.
This course will also expose you to the disconnect between policy and practice.
Uncertainty is a way of life in development, and leaders need the skills to adapt and excel in this space. Join us to learn effective strategies for being an adaptive leader in development.
This course is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area. We also recommend that you complete the following courses prior to commencing or in parallel with these courses: Leaders in Global Development and The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development.
¿Sabía que las enfermedades crónicas son la principal causa de mortalidad y discapacidad a nivel mundial? Se ha preguntado ¿por qué sucede esto? A través de este curso descubrirá que estas consecuencias se pueden prevenir si pacientes, cuidadores y profesionales de la salud, logran comprender las barreras y limitaciones que tiene el paciente para responder positivamente con el tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico de dichas enfermedades. Los estudiantes reconocerán que los pacientes con enfermedad crónica que tienen una adherencia positiva al tratamiento, lograran tener cambios en su estilo de vida que generarán los resultados preventivos y terapéuticos deseados.
En este curso trabajarás la definición, el desarrollo y el cierre de un proyecto de Tecnologías de la Información. Tu dedicación y constancia serán la clave para alcanzar el éxito deseado, a través de las metas planteadas. Encontrarás una serie de actividades para desarrollar el curso AP de TI, el tiempo propuesto para éste será de 40 horas totales. Cabe mencionar que deberás dedicar 10 horas de estudio mínimo a la semana, por lo que tú serás responsable de administrar el tiempo que le dedicarás al MOOC de Administración de Proyectos de Tecnologías de la Información. Te recomendamos planificar tu tiempo para poder realizar cada una de las actividades que se te solicitan como complemento a los contenidos temáticos para evitar retrasos.
Es importante que pongas mucha atención en los recursos que se te presentan dentro del contenido, ya que te servirán para orientarte en la definición, desarrollo y cierre de tu proyecto informático. A continuación te mencionaremos cómo estará estructurado el curso, lo cual te facilitará su comprensión.
El curso comprende tres grandes bloques y a cada uno corresponde una meta, de las que se desarrolla el contenido que debes estudiar, los cuales muestran y describen las etapas de administración de un proyecto de Tecnologías de Información (TI). Lo anterior se apoya en distintas actividades y ejercicios, además de los recursos complementarios proporcionados. Con la finalidad de definir un proyecto de TI, se mostrará el análisis de técnicas y metodologías para el desarrollo y el cierre del mismo, entre otros aspectos que identificarás a lo largo del contenido.
Como parte de tu autoaprendizaje, se recomienda que realices las lecturas sugeridas dentro de los bloques y las investigaciones a través de búsquedas en Internet y bibliografías especializadas en la materia de Administración de Proyectos para complementar tu formación y conocimiento.
Gain a deeper understanding of Spark by learning about its APIs, architecture, and common use cases. This statistics and data analysis course will cover material relevant to both data engineers and data scientists. You’ll learn how Spark efficiently transfers data across the network via its shuffle, details of memory management, optimizations to reduce compute costs, and more. Learners will see several use cases for Spark and will work to solve a variety of real-world problems using public datasets. After taking this course, you should have a thorough understanding of how Spark works and how you can best utilize its APIs to write efficient, scalable code. You’ll also learn about a wide variety of Spark’s APIs, including the APIs in Spark Streaming.
Biomass is the only renewable feedstock which contains the carbon atoms needed to make the molecules to create chemicals, materials and fuels. However, the majority of our current scientific and industrial knowledge on conversion is based on processing fossil feedstocks. In this course we explore the relevant fundamental knowledge on (bio)catalytic conversion in order to produce (new) biobased building blocks, chemicals and products.
The design of an effective (catalytic) process for the conversions of biobased feedstocks to desired products is the core of this course. Unique for bioconversion is the presence of the elements O,N, P, S and the large quantities of water.
We therefore will explore:
- microbial, biochemical and chemical (i.e., catalytic) conversion routes.
- how to use catalysts, either heterogeneous, homogeneous or biocatalysts function in order to optimize the process of conversion. We discuss how these catalysts can be tuned and their specific advantages and disadvantages for biobased conversions.
- the influence of the reactor choice as an inevitable asset in the process. We discuss how to describe the productivity of catalytic processes depending on the choice of the reactor and how the choice of the reactor can add to the stability of the conversion process.
The knowledge you gain allows you to design processes specifically targeted on biomass based conversions as well offering an opportunity to interact with chemist, engineers and scientists who mainly focus on the traditional fossil based conversions.
In a biorefinery a complex biobased feedstock is separated and processed in such a way that sustainability and application opportunities are maximized. In this course we will focus on tools and techniques to efficiently disentangle, separate and convert different biomass based feedstocks into simpler (functional) components.
First we will discuss available techniques and processes for biomass activation/disentanglement and separation.
Next we explore how to design a biorefinery taking into account feedstock and sustainable energy use. Therefore we will dive into:
- mass and energy balances;
- design of biorefinery process units to obtain multiple products from one type of biomass;
- how to recover energy and resources in the biorefinery system;
- evaluation of the designed system with respect to sustainability and economic criteria;
- evaluation of criteria for successful implementation (operational and investment costs).
This course covers cutting-edge topics of credit risk management in a rigorous yet inspiring way.
The playing field of credit risk professionals, consultants and managers is continually changing. Developments in financial markets and updates in regulatory frameworks make it a challenging field that makes it vital for you to stay on top of your game. But how?
The Advanced Credit Risk Management course from TU Delft, a course designed specifically for risk professionals, provides a unique opportunity to take the next step in credit risk management and helps you in contributing to the stability and economic sustainability of lending institutions.
This course is for anyone who wants or needs a deeper understanding of credit risk topics in order to advance current work tasks or support future professional development. The course balances between theory and practice to make it both challenging and valuable for your work. But the course is not just about increased knowledge: you will have the opportunity to interact with peers from different countries and institutions; you will receive feedback from the lecturer, and have the chance to choose together with other course members, one additional topic on which Dr. Cirillo will elaborate further. In addition, close collaboration with industry partners will give you the chance to be acquainted with different voices from the field, and discuss your views with other experts.
- Learn the latest, high-level knowledge on credit risk management and risk modelling.
- Update one’s knowledge on the new regulatory frameworks.
- Combine theory and practice to help you to stay on top of your profession.
- Enhance your employability and career opportunities.
- Lively interaction with international peers and networking opportunities.
- Increase your organizational knowledge to include updated and cutting-edge credit risk management concepts.
- Enhance your capability to implement the evolving Basel framework.
- Improve your basis for sound decision-making in loan granting and risk assessment.
- Add to your employees’ levels of competence and expand your talent pool.
In this computer science course, you will learn how to design, develop and test device-friendly websites using CSS, one of the core technologies used for building web pages. You’ll also learn how to use Flexbox, SVG images, linting and other web developer tools to enhance your web pages.
This course is intended for:
- People who want to make a living (or side-income) from web page design/development.
This college-level, calculus-based Introductory Newtonian Mechanics course covers all of the topics and learning objectives specified in the College Board Course Description for Advanced Placement®Physics C (Mechanics). It covers Newton’s Laws, Kinematics, Energy, Momentum, Rigid Body Rotation, and Angular Momentum. The course covers applications of these basic principles to simple harmonic motion, orbital motion, and to problems that involve more than one basic principle. These principles also underlie the 12 online laboratory activities.
Our emphasis is on helping students learn expert-like ways of solving challenging problems, many of which are similar to problems on previous Advanced Placement Examinations in Mechanics C. We stress a key insight: mechanics is about forces changing motion. We apply this concept to organizing the core knowledge in a way that helps students apply it to sophisticated multi-concept problems. We feel this is the best way to prepare students for success not only on the AP Examination but also in other college-level science, technology, engineering and math courses that emphasize problem-solving.
If you are a teacher looking to learn better ways to teach your students, or are interested in using some of our MOOC materials in your own classroom—possibly as a private online course for your students—we strongly encourage you to sign up for our teacher’s discussion cohort, a “private discussion room” for teachers to share pedagogical ideas and instructional techniques.To join these discussions, verify yourself as a teacher by clicking this link, and we will enroll you in the teacher’s discussion cohort.
How long is this course?
The course consists of 13 weeks of required (graded) material and 2 weeks of optional (ungraded) material. You do not need to complete the optional weeks in order to receive a certificate, but we strongly encourage you to complete these units, especially if you are preparing for the College Board’s AP Physics C: Mechanics exam.
Is there a required textbook?
You do not need to buy a textbook. A complete eText, including worked-examples and some video lectures, is included in this edX course and is viewable online. If you would like to use a textbook with the course (for example, as a reference), most calculus-level books are suitable. Introductory physics books by Young and Freedman, Halliday, Resnick, & Walker, or Knight are all appropriate (and older editions are fine).
My physics is a little rusty. How should I prepare for this course?
If you would like to brush-up on basic mechanics skills before taking this course, we recommend the brief warm-up course, On-Ramp to AP Physics C: Mechanics.
What if I take a vacation?
The course schedule is designed with this in mind! Course content is always released at least 3 weeks ahead of the deadline, providing you with the opportunity for flexibility in scheduling.
How are grades assigned?
There are five parts of the course that are worth points: (1) Checkpoint problems are incorporated into the reading; (2) most weeks have an interactive lab component; (3) more involved homework problems occur at the end of each week and (4) quizzes at the end of every 1-2 weeks; (5) the course culminates in a final exam. Each category is worth a varying number of points; and you are allowed several attempts on each problem. A final grade of at least 60% is needed for certification; hence you will not have to do every problem.
Note: Taking this Course Involves Using Some Experimental Materials
The RELATE group that authors and administers this course is a physics education research group. We are dedicated to understanding and improving education, especially online. In one of the only published studies measuring learning in a massive open online course (MOOC), we showed that a previous iteration of this course produced slightly more conceptual learning than a traditionally taught on-campus course. Currently, we are working to find just what caused this learning.
In this course, the RELATE group will be comparing learning from different types of online activities that will be administered to randomly assigned sub-groups of course participants. At certain points in the course, new vs. more traditional sequences of activities will be assigned to different sub-groups. We will then use common questions to compare the amount of associated learning. Which group receives the new activities will be switched so that all groups will have some new activities and some traditional ones.
Our experimental protocol has been approved by the MIT Committee on Use of Human Subjects. As part of this approval we have the obligation to inform you about these experiments and to assure you that:
- We will not divulge any information about you that may be identified as yours personally (e.g. a discussion post showing your user name).
- The grade for obtaining a certificate will be adjusted downwards (from 60%) to compensate if one group has slightly harder materials.
Note: By clicking on the “Enroll Now” button, you indicate that you understand that everyone who participates in this course is randomly assigned to one of the sub-groups described above.
This professional education course is designed for engineers either currently holding a management position or preparing for one. If it’s your ambition to become a truly, effective leader, this course taught by internationally renowned experts in the field will help you to develop the skills you need to effectively lead organizations, projects and people to successful outcomes.
Why leadership for engineers? Engineers have unique mindsets that give them the potential to be highly competent business leaders. As leaders, engineers have clear advantages: they are analytical, technically skilled, project-based, good with numbers and well-used to problem-solving.
However, engineers cannot rely on this skillset alone when exercising leadership in today’s world. The problems business leaders are required to deal with are often unstructured and lack a single correct solution. The increasingly non-hierarchical nature of our world complicates this further. Problems have to be solved within complex networks of actors, each with their own interests and perspectives.
In this business and management course you will learn how to develop and apply a new mindset for leadership – a process-based mindset - through mastering captivating concepts and engaging in challenging assignments. There are risks associated with this new type of mindset and the course will show how they can be managed effectively. An integrated approach combining elements of the more common project-based and the process-based mindsets will be presented.
You will learn how to lead in an organization of autonomous knowledge workers and find the answers to questions such as: “How should you deal with information asymmetry?” “How can you deal with resistance?” “How to build trust with players with other interests?”
You will gain experience of leading groups and learn to define roles and norms as well as how to deal with group dynamics such as conflict and cooperation. Furthermore, you learn how to motivate group members to ensure successful group performance.
The content of the course is diverse and includes videos, real-world assignments and practical skills such as negotiation and dealing with group issues. You will also have the opportunity to exchange cases and experiences with the course staff as well as with like-minded professionals who are also seeking to develop their leadership skills just like you.
This computer science course is the second of a two-course sequence on how to write good software using modern software engineering techniques.
This course will dig deeper into what makes for "good" code -- safe from bugs, easy to understand, and ready for change. We will explore two paradigms for modern programming: (1) grammars, parsing, and recursive datatypes; and (2) concurrent programming with threads.
This is a challenging and rigorous course that will help you take the next step on your way to becoming a skilled software engineer.
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How can you reduce the energy loss of your home? What is the underlying science of energy loss in pipes? Which heat and mass transfer problems do we have to tackle to make consumer products?
In this engineering course, you will learn about the engineering principles that play an important role in all of these and more phenomena. You will learn about microbalances, radiation, convection, diffusion and more and their applications in everyday life.
This advanced course is for engineers who want to refresh their knowledge, engineering students who are eager to learn more about heat/mass transport and for all who have fun in explaining the science of phenomena in nature.
The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
At the core of improving teaching and learning is the need to accurately determine what students have learned as a result of teaching practices. This is a research problem, to which STEM instructors can effectively apply their research skills and knowledge.
In this course, you will learn about the “teaching as research” framework. This framework is a deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods used to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers.
Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, as well as how to collect and analyze evidence of student learning.
This course is targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows within STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) that are seeking faculty careers at college and university.
The “Teaching as Research” framework is a core idea of The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM education in the U.S.
Globalization is a fascinating spectacle that can be understood as global systems of competition and connectivity. These man-made systems provide transport, communication, governance, and entertainment on a global scale. International crime networks are outgrowths of the same systems. Topics include national identity, language diversity, the global labor market, popular culture, sports and climate change.
However, an increase in integration has not brought increased equality. Globalization creates winners and losers among countries and global corporations, making competition the beating heart of the globalization process.
The globalization process exemplifies connectivity. Globalization is unimaginable without the unprecedented electronic networks that project dominant cultural products into every society on earth.
Learn how to identify and analyze global systems and better understand how the world works.
Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Learn more.
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.
This intermediate computer programming course uncovers how to code long-lasting software using highly-productive Agile techniques to develop Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails. You will understand the new challenges and opportunities of SaaS versus shrink-wrapped software and learn to apply fundamental Rails programming techniques to the design, development, testing, and public cloud deployment of an Software as a Service (SaaS) application
Using best-of-breed tools that support modern development techniques including Behavior-Driven design, user stories, Test-Driven Development, velocity, and pair programming, learners will discover how modern programming language features in Ruby on Rails can improve productivity and code maintainability.
Weekly coding projects and quizzes will be part of the learning experience in this SaaS course. Those who successfully complete the assignments and earn a passing grade can get a verified certificate from BerkeleyX. The videos and homework assignments have been updated to use Ruby 2, Rails 4 and RSpec 3. The new class also includes embedded live chat with Teaching Assistants and other students and remote pair programming with other students.
Agile methodology has taken the software development industry by storm. Everyone wants to be agile, but what does it really mean and how do you achieve agile development?
This computer science course cuts beyond the agile methodology hype and teaches you the fundamental agile concepts that span a wide range of methodologies. It analyzes the key agile ideas, their benefits, their limitations, and how best to take advantage of them to enhance your software skills and show employers that you have mastered an essential component of today's IT industry.
The course is divided into six parts:
- The Agile manifesto and the context of agile methods
- Agile principles: what key methodological ideas underlie the agile movement?
- Agile roles: how does agile redefine traditional software jobs and tasks, in particular the manager's role?
- Agile practices: what are the concrete techniques that agile teams use to apply these methods?
- Agile artifacts: what practical tools are essential to the work of agile developers?
- Agile assessment: among agile ideas, which ones are essentially hyped and useless, which ones are actually harmful, and which ones will truly help you effectively produce high-quality software?
Unlike many presentations of agile methods, this course takes a strictly objective view of agile methods, enabling you to retain the best agile principles and practices. By analyzing agile methods in depth and showing you how to benefit from them, it will make you a better developer, equipped to deal with the challenges of ambitious software projects.
As a consumer, you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food costs this amount and why it is different from the price it’s sold for in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies determine, among other things, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact food security and climate change?
Do not miss this chance to compare agricultural policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to describe their influence in food security, climate change and regional competitiveness. For you to achieve this, we will introduce you to ‘AGRIMONITOR’, a database created by IDB that contains information about 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. AGRIMONITOR will be your ‘right-hand tool’ in the analysis of all these relevant topics.
In addition to the use of AGRIMONITOR, in the course you will find content videos in which specialists from several organizations (IDB, FAO and OECD) will share their knowledge about the topics covered in the course, readings, IDB case studies in which we promote public policy analysis, suggested readings, practical activities that allow you to apply the content you have learnt, and discussion forums where you and your classmates will discuss several topics starting with guiding questions.
Furthermore, if you obtain 90 points out of 100 in the course, you will have the chance to participate in the “Researching with AGRIMONITOR” competition. The winner (or winners) will work on a research project for the IDB Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division, under the conditions stipulated by the Bank. US$10,000 will be available to finance research projects related to MOOC topics.
Join the course and examine which are the best agricultural public policies in your country.
AGRIMONITOR is waiting for you!
*The AGRIMONITOR course is also available in Spanish. To access the Spanish version, click here.
NOTE: We consider the English version and Spanish version of the course to be different courses. Subscription to the Spanish course does not mean that you will also have access to the English version. If you want access to both versions, you will have to subscribe to both versions. The same rule applies to obtain the course certificate. If you obtain the certificate in the Spanish version of the course, it does not mean that you will also obtain the certificate for the English version of the course.
Como consumidor, seguro conoces muy bien el costo de todos los alimentos que ingieres a diario. Pero, ¿sabes por qué tus alimentos tienen ese precio y por qué éste es diferente al de otros países? Pues son las políticas públicas agropecuarias, entre otros factores, los que los determinan. ¿Y sabías, además, que estas políticas también inciden de manera muy importante en la seguridad alimentaria y el cambio climático?
No te pierdas la oportunidad de comparar las políticas agropecuarias de los países de América Latina y el Caribe y describir la influencia de estas políticas en la seguridad alimentaria, el cambio climático y la competitividad regional. Para ello te acercaremos a “AGRIMONITOR”: una base de datos creada por el BID, que contiene información de 23 países de América Latina y el Caribe, y que será tu mano derecha en el análisis de todos estos importantes temas.
Además de trabajar con AGRIMONITOR, en el curso encontrarás videos, en los que especialistas de diversas organizaciones (BID, FAO, OCDE, entre otras) exponen su conocimiento sobre los temas tratados en el curso; lecturas teóricas; casos reales del BID donde se promueve el análisis de las políticas agropecuarias; recomendaciones de bibliografía de consulta; actividades prácticas para ir aprendiendo a utilizar AGRIMONITOR y foros de discusión, donde se abren espacios para el aprendizaje grupal alrededor de una pregunta orientadora.
Además, si obtienes 90 puntos sobre 100 posibles durante el curso… ¡tendrás la oportunidad de participar en el concurso “Investiga con AGRIMONITOR”! El(los) ganador(es) trabajará(n) desarrollando investigación(es) para la División de Medio Ambiente, Desarrollo Rural y Administración de Riesgos por Desastres del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Un monto de 10,000 dólares estará disponible para financiar proyectos de investigación sobre temas relacionados al MOOC.
*NOTA: para participar en el concurso, se requiere dominar idiomas español e inglés.
Ya lo sabes: súmate al curso y analiza cuáles son las mejores políticas públicas agropecuarias para tu país en el futuro.
¡AGRIMONITOR te está esperando!
*La preparación de este curso fue financiada por fondos de la iniciativa BID AGRIMONITOR y fondos del Programa Especial para el Desarrollo Institucional (SPID) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (para mayor información, consulte la página web SPID).
*También contamos con una versión este curso en inglés. Para ingresar a la versión inglés, hacer clic en este enlace.
NOTA: el curso en español se considera como un curso diferente al inglés. El acceso a la versión en español no garantiza acceso a la versión en inglés. Si deseas acceso al curso en los dos idiomas, debes suscribirte en ambos por separado. La misma regla aplica para la obtención de certificados verificados. La obtención de un certificado verificado en idioma español no significa que podrás obtener el certificado en idioma inglés.
Si en el mundo existe tanta agua dulce, 35 millones de km3 para ser exactos… ¿cómo es posible que hoy más de 750 millones de personas no tengan acceso al agua? Al mismo tiempo, el continente Americano cuenta con el 31% de las reservas de agua dulce del mundo. ¿Es posible que los países que conforman América Latina puedan aprovechar esta situación y transformarla en una gran oportunidad?
Si deseas dar respuesta a estas preguntas y otras parecidas, ¡este curso es para ti! Lo que se pretende con el curso es que los participantes reconozcan las amenazas en el acceso a los recursos hídricos en América Latina y el Caribe. A partir de la identificación de los riesgos materializados por vacíos institucionales prevalentes en la región y los impactos adversos del cambio climático y la contaminación, podrás reconocer las amenazas en el acceso a los recursos hídricos en América Latina y el Caribe.
De esta forma, el curso te llevará hacia una reflexión sobre el rol del agua en la sociedad, sus usos y su potencial y, además, te presentará los métodos y herramientas existentes para la asignación de los recursos hídricos disponibles y, así, obtener el máximo beneficio y evitar el despilfarro. No te pierdas la oportunidad de analizar los usos del agua y riesgos del acceso a los recursos hídricos en la región, a través de la mirada interdisciplinar.
Además, haremos uso de aplicaciones web, como juegos o interacciones que promueven la colaboración y la aplicabilidad de los conceptos presentados por nuestros instructores. Incluso, a lo largo del curso, las actividades propuestas permitirán al participante poner en práctica lo aprendido en su lugar de residencia.
Ya lo sabes: ¡te esperamos en “Agua en América Latina: abundancia en medio de la escasez mundial”