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Starts : 2017-03-27 in 0 days
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edX Free English Education & Teacher Training EdX GalileoX Humanities

El curso “Tecnologías web emergentes para la enseñanza virtual” está orientado a que conozcas las tecnologías web emergentes que están revolucionando la enseñanza virtual, así como las herramientas web 2.0 que se pueden aplicar en el área educativa o de capacitación.

El contenido se desarrolla en una serie de temas entrelazados y dosificados en 6 lecciones, en las que aprenderás a utilizar las diferentes herramientas web de una forma sencilla y dinámica elaborando recursos educativos virtuales. También te brindamos una serie de estrategias y metodologías para la integración de estos recursos de una forma adecuada y eficiente al proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje en entornos digitales.

Todas las lecciones incluyen materiales audiovisuales, material de apoyo, actividades prácticas y foros de discusión para formar y promover una comunidad activa de aprendizaje.

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 : 2017-03-27 in 0 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Language MandarinX

In the third course of the Mandarin Chinese language series, you will advance your Mandarin Chinese with extensive vocabulary and complex sentence structures based on dynamic scenarios.

You will get involved in situations such as buying a cell phone, setting up a date, or going to the movies. You will not only learn to respond correctly but also to deliver your point of view and convey a clear idea in Mandarin Chinese.

Previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is needed.

Starts : 2017-03-28 in 1 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX Humanities Philosophy & Ethics UAMx

El curso mostrará el carácter actual, y a veces dramático, de las concepciones que desde la filosofía griega han venido siendo denominadas como “idealismo”. Desplegará las grandes cosmovisiones occidentales en base a sus ideas rectoras, operativas en los estadios científico, artístico y sociocultural, haciendo ver cómo la filosofía ha servido de sustrato o conexión de todas estas manifestaciones espirituales, estableciendo una sistemática efectiva, patente en la atmósfera cultural de las épocas-mundo. Cada uno de estos “mundos” (en el sentido de “ordenación global”) está configurado por un conjunto bien trabado de ideas-fuerza, en torno a una Idea fundamental.

El alumno obtendrá una visión general de la cohesión interna y organización de cada una de estas cosmovisiones, respecto a las cuales se pondrá el acento en su presencia activa en los problemas del presente.

Starts : 2017-03-28 in 1 days
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edX Free English EdX Humanities IDBx Science Social Sciences

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La evidencia científica documenta que los efectos de la adversidad durante la primera infancia perduran en el tiempo y tienen consecuencias sobre el aprendizaje, la trayectoria escolar, los comportamientos de riesgo, el empleo, la salud y otras variables claves para la acumulación de capital humano y el bienestar de las personas.

Este curso pretende fortalecer las capacidades de quienes diseñan, implementan y evalúan programas y políticas de desarrollo infantil, con énfasis en aspectos relacionados a la calidad.

Está comprobado que la calidad es indispensable para que los programas desarrollo infantil resulten en cambios en la trayectoria de desarrollo de los niños sostenibles en el tiempo.

En la última década los países de América Latina y el Caribe han demostrado un compromiso político y financiero para fortalecer las políticas de desarrollo infantil. Sin embargo, a pesar de estos esfuerzos, todavía existen retos significativos. Por ejemplo, hay muchos niños y familias de los estratos más pobres que no reciben servicios de desarrollo infantil. Además, se sabe que la calidad de estos servicios en la región es baja.

Starts : 2017-03-28 in 1 days
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edX Free English DelftX EdX Humanities

You’ll learn about today’s urban challenges focusing on developing countries, referred to as the global south. We will debate the benefits of three pathways, going beyond traditional urban strategies and policies:

  1. Spatial justice

Spatial justice is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of urban contexts in emerging economies.

  1. Housing Provision and Management

Increasing demand in the global south calls for alternative approaches in housing provision and management.

  1. Urban Resilience

Understanding resilience not as a mere struggle for survival, but as an opportunity to build better urban environments.

We will discuss question such as:

  • Is the just city framework applicable in cities with extreme socio-economic inequality?
  • Can community-led housing initiatives provide effective solutions for households in need?
  • How can resilience support development instead of perpetuating a disadvantaged condition?

In this architecture and urban planning course, academic urban planning expertise from TU Delft is used to formulate possible answers to these questions, and is applied in a range of challenging case studies from Ghana, Brazil, Malaysia, Chile, and China, among others. This course offers you a new perspective to understand and analyze the urban challenges of the global south.

Through a combination of short theoretical lessons, presentation of case studies, testimonies from practitioners and practical assignments you will also learn how to develop a critical perspective about your own urban environment and how to translate this knowledge into analytical tools and innovative urban solutions.

This course is designed for undergraduate and master level students of architecture, urban planning and disciplines related to urban themes. Nevertheless, anyone interested on debating spatial justice, urban resilience and housing provision and management are welcome.

No previous knowledge in urban planning or global south is required, just your eagerness to learn!

RETHINK THE CITY PRIZE

One participant will be selected to come to Delft to participate in the 2017 Summer School “Planning and Design with Water”. This Rethink the City prize will cover the costs of the tuition fee for the summer school, the costs of board and lodging in Delft during the period of the summer school, and the travel costs to The Netherlands. The selection criteria for this prize will be communicated upon the course start.

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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.

Starts : 2017-04-01 in 5 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities KyotoUx Social Sciences

Customer service is a complex phenomenon where people engage in an extended interaction to co-create value. This course focuses on social and cultural aspects of services.

In this business and management course, you will learn how to analyze customer interactions, using video data taken in actual services. Through discussions of a variety of services such as sushi bars, restaurants, hotels and apparel, you will explore the nuanced and paradoxical nature of customer relations and discuss how to design services from cultural perspective.

This MOOC is sponsored by the Society for Serviceology.

Starts : 2017-04-03 in 7 days
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edX Free English EdX Humanities JaverianaX Social Sciences

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Dentro de la práctica educativa y clínica, las neurociencias y la psicología cognitiva son ejes fundamentales en la comprensión del comportamiento humano. Estas disciplinas aportan no solo modelos explicativos desde las ciencias básicas sino también desde su perspectiva aplicada. Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, se pretende generar un espacio para comprender cómo el ser humano desarrolla y adquiere las habilidades de lectura y escritura así como las dificultades más comunes en su adquisición, desde una perspectiva neuropsicológica y cognitiva. Esto, con el fin de ofrecer pautas para identificar cuándo un niño presenta alguna o varias de estas dificultades y qué hacer para ayudarlo en su correcta apropiación.

Starts : 2017-04-04 in 8 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX Humanities KULeuvenX Philosophy & Ethics Social Sciences

World War 1 was the original catastrophe of the 20th-century. This course investigates the complex ways in which the First World War mobilized philosophical reflection during the war and the varied ways in which philosophical thought responded to the war.

Students in this course will be introduced to different philosophical reactions to the First World War through discussion and analysis of texts, documents, images, artworks, film, and music. The relation between philosophy and poetry will also be explored. In this course, students will gain historical knowledge, conceptual understanding, and literacy for a clearer grasp of the complex ways in which philosophy and the Great War intersected.

The course is divided into four thematic sections:

  • An Absolute War
  • The Clash of Civilizations
  • Memento Mori
  • The Hope of Peace

Across each of these thematic sections, we will explore different philosophical traditions and movements in England, France, and Germany during the war.

Discussions will be held in English, Dutch and French.

Starts : 2017-04-04 in 8 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role?

This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.

You will learn practical skills needed to build a shared vision, and lead across boundaries. You will learn to recognise your own leadership style, and the leadership styles of others. You will learn the different types of power, and tools for gaining legitimacy in your development work.

Upon course completion, you will be prepared to take on leadership roles in development and work effectively across geographical, cultural, organizational and disciplinary boundaries.

You will also develop a personalized leadership plan throughout the course, which will help you continue your leadership journey after you complete the MOOC.

This is the first course in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you complete this course prior to completing the other courses in the MicroMasters Program. We also recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area.

Starts : 2017-04-15 in 19 days
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edX Free General & Interdisciplinary Studies English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Ethics GeorgetownX Humanities Law

Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we have over how and when we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement — and should we care? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above?

This course will explore fundamental moral issues that arise in medicine, health, and biotechnology. Some are as old as life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. And nearly all intersect with issues of racial and gender equality, as well as policies affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Designed to introduce students to the range of issues that define bioethics, together with core concepts and skills, this course should be of interest to undergraduates, health care professionals, policy makers, and anyone interested in philosophy or ethics.

Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Learn more.

Starts : 2017-04-17 in 21 days
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edX Free English BerkleeX EdX Humanities Music

Do you have a passion for music and want to learn more about how it works? Are you a musician who learned by ear and has no formal training? Would you like to study music but are unsure of where to begin? Then this music theory course is for you. This course includes six lessons that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to understand basic music theory. You’ll learn from Berklee College of Music professor George W. Russell, Jr. and from Berklee students who share their musical journey and offer advice for those wanting to study music. Above all, the course is designed to impart the joy of creating music and sharing it with others.

Starts : 2017-04-17 in 21 days
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edX Free English BerkleeX EdX Humanities Music

You love music. You listen to music all the time. Maybe you sing, play an instrument, or compose music. You don’t need to have musical talent to use music to enhance your well being, and even your health.

Learn simple techniques to enrich your mind, body, and spirit through music. The methods can be applied in your daily life, particularly when you are feeling down or stressed out. Developed by a board-certified music therapist and a vocalist/pianist/composer/recording artist specializing in Indian music, these strategies combine science with the wisdom of Eastern philosophy.

In the course, discover how to unlock your creativity. You will learn not only how to listen to music in a new way, but also how to listen to the impact that music has on you. You will find out how to care for yourself by practicing coping techniques that are supported by music that is special to you.

Starts : 2017-04-20 in 24 days
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edX Free English EdX History Humanities Literature SorbonneX

Le théâtre classique du 17e siècle passe pour le sommet de l’art du théâtre en France. Ses trois représentants les plus connus, Corneille et Racine pour la tragédie et Molière pour la comédie comptent parmi les plus grands dramaturges européens de tous les temps, et Molière reste l’un des auteurs les plus joués dans le monde.

Pour vous les faire découvrir, nous vous emmènerons dans l’environnement historique, sociologique, culturel et littéraire qui les a vu naître. Nous retracerons ainsi l’histoire du « théâtre moderne » depuis sa naissance au milieu du 16e siècle jusqu’aux plus brillantes années du «siècle de Louis XIV» (2e moitié du 17e siècle).

Nous examinerons ainsi les fondements de l’expression «théâtre classique», les fondements du système qui a vu naître les « règles classiques », les fondements d’un dialogue théâtral qui repose entièrement sur « l’alexandrin classique ». Et nous ferons apparaître les tensions créatrices (entre la théorie et la pratique, entre les règles et le refus des règles, entre le texte et le spectacle, entre le classicisme et le baroque, entre la tragédie et l’opéra) qui ont façonné le théâtre de cette période.

Enfin, en vous accompagnant dans la lecture des quelques chefs-d’œuvre qui ont créé une rupture esthétique et marqué les esprits, nous vous ferons pénétrer avec nous dans l’atelier créateur des plus grands dramaturges de l’âge d’or du théâtre français.

Pièces de théâtre à lire: Le Cid et Cinna de Corneille / Les Précieuses ridicules, L’École des femmes et Tartuffe de Molière / Andromaque et Phèdre de Racine.

Ces textes sont tous disponibles en éditions de poche (choisir de préférence «Folio classique” et «Folio Théâtre» ou «Le Livre de poche Classique». On peut les lire aussi en ligne sur le site: http://www.theatre-classique.fr/pages/programmes/PageEdition.php

Nous vous invitons à découvrir avec nous d’où viennent ces trois auteurs, comment ils se sont construits, comment ils se sont distingués des plus brillants dramaturges de leur temps. Et nous vous montrerons quels sont les ingrédients qui ont permis à leurs œuvres d’avoir été sans cesse lues et jouées jusqu’à aujourd’hui — et cela, alors même que de nombreux éléments-clés (l’obéissance à des «règles» et l’usage du vers dit «alexandrin», en particulier) ont disparu depuis longtemps.

Starts : 2017-04-24 in 28 days
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edX Free English CurtinX EdX Humanities Social Sciences

In this course you will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives. You will understand how development is practiced based on the needs, rights and capabilities of individuals; and critically explore the strengths and shortcomings of these approaches.

Next, you’ll explore the ideology behind international aid programs and look at development from both Indigenous and African perspectives. You’ll uncover human rights abuses, environmental issues and challenges to colonialist development, all of which still have an effect to this day.

Finally, you’ll explore the role of international financial and trade institutions in global development.

This course is part of the Human Rights MicroMasters program.

If you take the verified certificate pathway for the three human rights courses you will qualify for the MicroMasters credential.

The MicroMasters credential is an achievement in itself, but if you want to study further, you can use it towards studying a Master of Human Rights at Curtin.

Starts : 2017-05-09 in 43 days
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edX Free English Art & Culture EdX History Humanities UC3Mx

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

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

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

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

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

Starts : 2017-05-29 in 63 days
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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 : 2017-06-06 in 71 days
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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 : 2017-06-06 in 71 days
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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 : 2017-06-12 in 77 days
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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 : 2017-06-12 in 77 days
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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.