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Starts : 2017-06-01
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edX Free English Business & Management Communication EdX Humanities UC BerkeleyX

College Writing 2.2x continues the introduction to academic and business writing for English Language Learners. In this part of the course, students focus on understanding the demands of different styles of writing, and continue to improve grammatical correctness, vocabulary development, and revision and editing skills. The five-week course includes material on vocabulary, tone, diction, and editing, all in the areas of academic and business writing. Students will have the opportunity to write on a number of different topics and ideas, always centered on areas of interest to them. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. Assignments include short writing assignments, quizzes, journal entries, and longer pieces.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State

UC Berkeley is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to extend the reach of College Writing 2X. Participating U.S. Embassies will host in-person, facilitated discussions sessions around the course content in order to maximize the learning experience. The State Department-supported EducationUSA network will also offer facilitated discussions in some locations for students interested in pursuing higher education in the United States. This partnership is part of the English Education Alliance (E2A), a global effort of the U.S. Department of State to address the global demand for 21st century English language skills.

Starts : 2017-05-25
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edX Free English EdX Humanities Literature Philosophy & Ethics SorbonneX

Le christianisme s’oppose-t-il à la raison philosophique ? Ce questionnement d’ordre général peut trouver une première réponse dans l’étude historique de la confrontation entre christianisme et philosophie dans l’Antiquité. Cette confrontation a joué un rôle très important dans la constitution de la doctrine chrétienne. Elle prend la forme d’une polémique entre les chrétiens et les philosophes, mais également d’un rapprochement, les chrétiens reprenant à la philosophie un grand nombre de concepts et de modes de raisonnement pour penser, exprimer et défendre leur foi. On verra ce qui oppose le christianisme et la philosophie comme deux voies d’accès concurrentes à la vérité, avant d’envisager différents aspects de la dette du christianisme à l’égard de la philosophie antique. On se demandera pour finir quel a été le rôle du christianisme dans l’histoire de la philosophie en tant que telle.

Ce cours constitue une introduction au christianisme des origines ainsi qu’au monde intellectuel de l’Empire romain. Il permettra de comprendre comment se sont constitués les aspects centraux de la doctrine chrétienne. On évoquera aussi dans ce cadre les modalités pratiques de la production et de la transmission des idées dans l’Antiquité (papyrus, manuscrits) avec l’intervention de plusieurs spécialistes.  

Starts : 2017-05-29
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edX Free English Education & Teacher Training EdX GalileoX Humanities

El curso “Diseño y desarrollo de recursos multimedia para la enseñanza virtual” está enfocado para que identifiques las principales características, utilidades y ventajas de los diferentes tipos de recursos multimedia que puedes construir para complementar o generar conocimiento; utilizarás tu creatividad al máximo al desarrollar presentaciones, actividades interactivas y videos educativos los cuales podrás integrar de forma eficiente a tus procesos de formación o bien como recurso de apoyo en tus clases presenciales.

El contenido se desarrolla en una serie de temas entrelazados y dosificados en 6 lecciones, en las que aprenderás de forma práctica y dinámica las diferentes metodologías, herramientas y técnicas de diseño para la elaboración de recursos educativos multimedia, poniendo en práctica las competencias digitales adquiridas construyendo recursos innovadores usando herramientas líderes en la industria de la producción multimedia como Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Adobe Spark entre otras.

Este curso forma parte del programa de MicroMasters “e-Learning: crea actividades y contenidos para la enseñanza virtual diseñada con el propósito de desarrollar en los participantes  las habilidades y competencias necesarias para la implementación de entornos de aprendizaje innovadores apoyados por las TIC's. Al inscribirte en este programa de MicroMasters te daremos acceso a un área de descarga especial, en la cual encontrarás plantillas (predefinidas) de las principales herramientas presentadas en los cursos, guías de mejores prácticas y vídeos complementarios con entrevistas de reconocidos expertos a nivel internacional, que comparten su experiencia y conocimiento en el campo de la educación apoyada por tecnología, el diseño y producción de recursos multimedia.

Starts : 2017-06-12
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edX Free English ASUx Communication EdX Humanities

Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly.

This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.

During the course, you will complete several major written projects, along with a reflection for each project. For each project, you can decide what level of technology you wish to use.

If you wish to earn university credit for the course we will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned. Specifically, you will address what you have learned in the course and provide evidence that you have acquired the skills and knowledge taught during the course. Credit earned will count as ASU’s First-Year Composition course however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX HKUSTx Humanities Language

The use of English for doing business in multinational settings is a fact of life for many business people. As Asian economies expand and become more involved in the global economy, a lingua franca – a language used to communicate among groups of people who do not share a mother tongue – is needed to exchange information. This course has two goals. The first is to introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing spoken English language and communication skills for doing business in Asia. The second is to examine the impact of interculturality and globalization on English communications. By exploring and participating in a business simulation set in Asia, you will develop the principal skills for effective communication in English when conducting business in China and other Asian countries.

This course is part of a series developed by the same instructors. Enroll in EBA102x English for Doing Business in Asia – Writing to continue developing your English language and written communication skills. Learn about business writing format, audience, culture, purpose, grammar, style and more.

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX HKUSTx Humanities Language

The use of English for doing business in multinational settings is a fact of life for many business people. And, as Asian economies expand and become more involved in the global economy, having the ability to write clear and concise English is important when exchanging information. This course has two goals. The first is to introduce non-native speakers of English to methods for developing written English language and communication skills for doing business in Asia. The second is to examine the impact of cross-cultural interactions and globalization on English communications. By exploring and participating in a business simulation set in Asia, you will develop the principal skills for effective communication in English when conducting business in China and other Asian countries.

This course is part of a series developed by the same instructors. Enroll in EBA101x English for Doing Business in Asia – Speaking to continue developing your English language communication skills. Learn about business presentations, audience, format, pronunciation, rhythm and more.

Starts : 2017-05-30
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities JaverianaX Law

¿Sabes qué es la gestión de riesgos? ¿Conoces su importancia en la actualidad? ¿Te gustaría conocer acerca de su impacto en el desarrollo sostenible de una organización? En un mundo globalizado, la incertidumbre hace parte de la gestión directiva y organizacional en contextos dinámicos y cambiantes; por ejemplo, los acontecimientos históricos que llevaron a la crisis económica en Norteamericana y en Europa, el aumento progresivo del terrorismo y la inestabilidad reputacional en las redes de información, entre otros acontecimientos, hace que las organizaciones necesiten gestionar los escenarios que pondrían en peligro su sostenibilidad económica y social.

Es así, como la Gestión de Riesgo, cobra vital relevancia en el ámbito Organizacional actual, entendiendo que una organización sostenible es aquella que gestiona sus riesgos y aprovecha las oportunidades logrando el balance económico, social y ambiental para el cumplimiento de su estrategia y el desarrollo integral armónico de la Organización. 

A través de este MOOC comprenderás la importancia de la Gestión de Riesgos para asegurar la operativización exitosa de la estrategia de una organización, entendiendo que la identificación y gestión de las oportunidades y los riesgos garantizará que el desarrollo organizacional y el cumplimiento de la estrategia sean lo más armónicos y sostenibles posibles.

Starts : 2017-06-12
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edX Free English ASUx EdX Humanities Social Sciences

This course will guide you through an exploration of the scientific evidence for the evolution of humans and our fossil relatives and humankind’s place in the natural world. It includes an introduction to evolutionary theory, an overview of the hominin fossil record and what that record teaches us about our place in nature. Dr. Donald Johanson, a world-renowned paleoanthropologist who found the skeleton known as Lucy, will present an exciting in-depth exploration of paleoanthropological field research from his unique perspective.

This course satisfies the Social-behavioral sciences (SB) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Starts : 2017-06-13
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX HKUx Humanities Philosophy & Ethics

We make ethical or behaviour guiding right / wrong judgments all the time but have you ever wondered where Ethics comes from, what it is about and why it is important? This course provides an introduction to traditional Chinese ethical thought and focuses on the pervasive contrast in the way Chinese and Westerners think about ethical guidance or guidance concerning what is right and what is wrong, good or bad.  Traditional Western orthodoxy uses the metaphor of a law – in its most familiar popular form, the command of a supernatural being backed by a threat of eternal punishment or reward – to explain ethical guidance. The Classical Chinese philosophers by contrast were all naturalists. They talked about ethical guidance using a path metaphor – a natural dào.

We will look at two rival directions this natural dào model took in ancient China. The first direction views ethical paths as generated from human sources such as human history and past social practices. The other Confucian version views guidance as arising from a distinctly human guiding organ, something like a combination of our faculties of heart and mind. This organ issues the right/wrong or this/not-that judgements naturally. This internal map to moral choices branches, like a plant, as we mature. The alternative to human-based naturalism in China treated normative guidance as natural in a broader sense, such as the dào of water or one guided by what is beneficial vs harmful. Finally, we will take a brief look at a development after the classical period that resulted from the invasion of the more super-naturalist, Indo-European way of thinking about guidance – Medieval Chinese Buddhism.

Although Chinese concepts will be the focus of our discussion, all the content of this course is intended to be accessible to beginner students. For those who are beginners in Philosophy, we will include a brief introduction to the ideas of logic that further shape the Western metaphor of a law and help us understand its role in Western ethics, science and psychology so you can better understand the different ways these two philosophical metaphors explain where norms of behaviour come from, what they are about and why they are important.

我们常常判断事物的正误,但你是否思考过什么是道德/行为准则,它来自哪里,为什么重要?本课程介绍中国传统道德思想,关注中西哲学关于道德准则、正误、好坏的不同理解。传统西方观念以“法”(即超自然个体的指令以及遵循或违背该指令所意味的奖惩后果)来解释道德准则。与此截然不同,中国古代哲学家们则均为自然主义者,他们以“道”为喻体来讨论道德标准。

本课程重点关注“道”在中国古代沿着两个不同方向竞相演变的过程。一种方向认为道德准则来自于人类历史以及以往社会的实践。另一个方向则认为道德标准源自人本身的一种类似于心脑结合的感官,该感官自然的发出正误、此彼等判断。有如我们内心的一幅导图,像植物一样,随着我们的成长日渐丰茂强大。中国的这种不以人本身为基础的自然主义对待道德准则的方式,从广义角度看待自然,比如水之道,善与恶之道。课程结尾部分我们会简单探讨古代中国之后随着超自然、印欧哲学被引入中国而出现的一个新事物,即中世纪中国佛教。

尽管课程重点讨论的是中国传统哲学思想,不熟悉中国哲学的学生也会发现课程内容浅显易懂。针对哲学初学者,课程包含了关于逻辑这一概念的简单介绍,以及它如何加强西方“法”的概念,以便帮助我们了解“法”在西方道德、科学以及心理学领域的作用,以利于学生更好地了解中西哲学思想间对于行为准则的来源、内容、及其重要性的不同理解。
课程目标:
•    学习描述中国古代哲学思想中的人类与自然观;
•    学习辩证思考中国哲学思想中的人类与自然观,明辨其优缺;
•    反思人类与自然的关系;
•    培养解释说明及分析辩证技巧。

Starts : 2017-06-20
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edX Free Philosophy, Religion, & Theology English EdX Humanities MITx Philosophy & Ethics

This philosophy course has two goals. The first goal is to introduce you to the things that philosophers think about. We will look at some perennial philosophical problems:

  • Is there a God?
  • What is knowledge, and how do we get it?
  • What is the place of our consciousness in the physical world?
  • Do we have free will?
  • How do we persist over time, as our bodily and psychological traits change?

The second goal is to get you thinking philosophically yourself. This will help you develop your critical reasoning and argumentative skills more generally. Along the way we will draw from late, great classical authors and influential contemporary figures.

To help enhance your learning experience, this course offers instructor grading. If you choose to pursue a verified certificate, a professional philosopher will carefully read, grade and comment upon your work. Though all residential philosophy courses at MIT, and other major universities, offer instructor grading, this is an innovation in the world of MOOCs. Students will test their ideas against, and receive individual advice from, professional philosophers. We believe that this is the best way to learn philosophy.

Verified learners will be eligible for the MITx Philosophy Award and (for students presently in high school) the MITx High School Philosophy Award. The awards will be given for outstanding written work by the MIT Philosophy Department. In addition, award winners will be profiled on the MIT Philosophy website.

NOTE: Enrollment for instructor grading will be capped.

Starts : 2017-06-15
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edX Free Military Science & Protective Services English EdX HarvardX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics

Taught by lauded Harvard professor Michael Sandel, Justice explores critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites learners to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination.

The principal readings for the course are texts by Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls. Other assigned readings include writings by contemporary philosophers, court cases, and articles about political controversies that raise philosophical questions.

Subtitles are available in Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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Starts : 2017-06-12
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edX Free English EdX Health & Safety Humanities JaverianaX Law

¿Conoces acerca de los peligros y riesgos laborales?, ¿Sabes, cuántos accidentes de trabajo y cuántas enfermedades laborales se presentan anualmente y cuáles son sus costos? ¿Te has preguntado si las organizaciones se interesan por el ser humano que está al frente de los procesos laborales, de la misma manera en que se interesa por la obtención de beneficios y rentabilidad?

Los peligros, riesgos, accidentes y enfermedades laborales son flagelos de la productividad organizacional, que cada año cobran un alto costo social, económico y humano.  Este MOOC está dirigido a todas las personas interesadas en el tema de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo; empleados y/o empleadores públicos y privados, bajo cualquier modalidad de contratación y sector productivo.

A través de este MOOC reflexionaras acerca de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo como un derecho fundamental que te permitirá reconocer planes de acción para aportar a procesos de mejoramiento continuo que demuestren que la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo es una misión posible.

Starts : 2017-05-30
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edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities Literature UAMx

This MOOC focuses on Spanish history between the Renaissance and Baroque periods—a time when the Spanish culture set the tone in the Western world.

The monarchy of this Spain created the first global empire of History. The greatest literary works of this period, including La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, were immediately translated in the first European and American printing houses. Spanish fashion was the trendiest at the Courts of Early Modern Europe. Spanish military and political treaties set the standard for political machinations of the era.

In this period—between the 16th and 17th centuries—, Spain’s society achieved excellence in Arts and Literature. Exceptional and talented people such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Velázquez, were drawn to Madrid. Literary academies, theatre productions and celebrations flourished in other big cities of the Empire as Seville, Lisbon, Barcelona, Naples, Mexico, and Lima. A synthesis of nations united for the loyalty to the Crown and the Catholic faith. In our tour through the Spain of Don Quixote, we will discuss the relationship between fantastic to real geography. Society was polarized between the privileged—nobility and clergy—and the poor and rogues. Humanism was cultivated in universities. Family, food, housing, games, and celebrations played a part in everyday life.

In times of Don Quixote, the lights of Literature and Art geniuses shined upon the shadows of the Inquisition. Let’s travel to this sublime culture of Spanish Golden Age.

Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free English ColumbiaX EdX History Humanities

As we see American women coming into positions of unprecedented economic and political power, we start to wonder: why now? The Women Have Always Worked MOOC, offered in two parts, explores the history of women in America and introduces students to historians’ work to uncover the place of women and gender in America’s past.

Part Two of the course will focus on women and their work in the 20th century through the present. Participants will examine how ideas about men, women, and family have shaped the meaning and practice of citizenship for Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Participants will also learn about the implications of race, gender, and class for modern American economic, political, and social life. This course tells the story of overall achievement and growth for women, but also discusses expanding democracy, social justice and new definitions of liberty and equality.

The Women Have Always Worked course is the first full-length MOOC on the history of women in America.

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