Courses tagged with "Social Sciences" (497)

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Starts : 2016-03-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English ASUx Biology & Life Sciences EdX Social Sciences

The origin of dogs is shrouded in mystery. In this course, you will learn how to interpret the often contradictory ideas about how, why, where and when dogs arose.

Geneticists, archaeologists, anthropologists and behavioral scientists offer a variety of often opposing ideas about how dogs—the first domesticated species—arose. Some place the origin of dogs over 100,000 years ago; others place the start of dogs just 12,000 years ago. Claims for the location of the origin of dogs range from China to Europe and many places in between. Diverse scholars have suggested dogs arose as trash scavengers or as hunters’ helpers.

This course will provide you with the tools you need to find your own way through the confusing claims about the origin of dogs.

This course is part of the Dog Behavior and Cognition XSeries. 

No previous knowledge of any of the sciences contributing to the origins of dogs is assumed. Form your own assessment of the mysterious origins of “man’s best friend.”

This course is approved for CEUs by the following organizations:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 7 CEUs for behavior consultants. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Perception and Cognition (7.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (6 CEUs).
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 6.125 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Perception and Cognition (6.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (5.375 CEUs).
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) for Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 3.5 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Perception and Cognition (3.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (3 CEUs).

Starts : 2016-04-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English ASUx Biology & Life Sciences EdX Social Sciences

The world as it presents itself to dogs is not the same as the world humans experience. While dogs are far from blind, the experience of smell and sound plays a far more important role in their lives than ours.

In this course, you will learn how dogs think and comprehend the world around them. You will learn how simple relationships between objects like strings and tubes are completely incomprehensible to dogs, but social relationships are powerfully salient to both species.

This course is part of the Dog Behavior and Cognition XSeries. 

This course is approved for CEUs by the following organizations:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 7.5 CEUs for behavior consultants. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (7 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (6 CEUs).
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 6.5 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (6.125 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (5.375 CEUs).
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) for Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 3.5 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (3.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (3 CEUs).

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Coursera Free Social Sciences French Humanities

Ce cours propose de dresser en premier lieu un état de la planète en termes de répartition de la richesse sur terre et de problèmes environnementaux globaux. A partir de là d'envisager les scénarios possibles et d'approfondir la notion de durabilité.

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Udemy Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Earth Earth Science Planetary Sciences Science Social Sciences

Introduction to Oceanography is a class that provides a general introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biol

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Study.com Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Earth Earth Science EPA Planetary Sciences Science Social Sciences

Build your earth science vocabulary and learn about cycles of matter and types of sedimentary rocks through the Education Portal course Earth Science 101: Earth Science. Our series of video lessons and accompanying self-assessment quizzes can help you boost your scientific knowledge ahead of the Excelsior Earth Science exam . This course was designed by experienced educators and examines both science basics, like experimental design and systems of measurement, and more advanced topics, such as analysis of rock deformation and theories of continental drift.

Starts : 2014-05-06
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edX Free Closed [?] Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication

This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself by learning the skills to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.

Starts : 2017-07-05
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX JaverianaX Law Social Sciences

El objetivo del programa es realizar una introducción a los temas legales que regulan y tienen efectos sobre la economía digital. De esta forma, el programa busca brindar a todos los profesionales que se relacionen con la economía digital las herramientas jurídicas necesarias para entender las leyes que se relacionan con la industria de la tecnología, las nuevas formas de entretenimiento y la información.

Starts : 2016-11-29
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdinburghX EdX Social Sciences

What would happen if workers ran their own businesses? Would worker-managed firms make the same decisions as their capitalist counterparts? Could such an economy be efficient? What policies could be deployed to promote a cooperative sector?

This course will focus on these central questions as we discuss the internal impact of employee ownership; productivity, governance and management, as well as the external impact of employee ownership; spillovers for health, democracy, and the local economy.

We will also discuss the simple economic theory of the labour-managed firm. Cooperatives have many attractive features, including high productivity. But they account for a relatively small proportion of GDP in most economies. We analyse possible reasons for this apparent paradox. There is widespread interest around the world in cooperatives as an alternative to the capitalist corporation, particularly since the financial crash of 2008. Economics and other social sciences sharpen the debate on cooperatives. After taking this course, you will be better prepared to participate in public discussion on cooperatives, join a cooperative, or even start a new one.

This course was created in collaboration with the following institutions:

               

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Udemy Free Closed [?] Social Sciences

Mesa de trabajo sobre perspectivas en educación ambiental. Orgnizado por la Universidade Aberta de Portugal y la

Starts : 2017-03-28
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Social Sciences UAMx

¡Si te interesa la educación escolar como espacio para contribuir a una sociedad más justa e inclusiva, este curso es para ti! Sobre todo si crees que es necesario revertir los procesos de segregación, marginación y  fracaso escolar que afectan a tantos alumnos y alumnas.

Este curso te facilitará la comprensión de principios y conceptos clave para el desarrollo de sistemas, centros escolares y prácticas educativas inclusivas

Aprenderás a entender por qué hoy la “educación inclusiva” se va extendiendo por el mundo como el “camino hacia el futuro”, para ayudar a construir sociedades también incluyentes.

Del análisis de ejemplos de exclusión y discriminación escolar y social de muchos grupos (personas con discapacidad, migrantes, alumnas, poblaciones originarias…), sacaremos las lecciones que han de guiar nuevas prácticas escolares para todo el alumnado.

Starts : 2017-09-12
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX Humanities Social Sciences UC3Mx

Múltiples y diversas manifestaciones muestran que se están produciendo unos profundos cambios en el mundo. El modelo de la sociedad industrial está dejando paso a un nuevo modelo de sociedad, aún difuso, en el que la capacidad de transformar la información en conocimiento es clave. Es fácil deducir que para esta nueva sociedad emergente se necesita un concepto de educación bien distinto al que requería la sociedad industrial. Sin este cambio educativo difícilmente se podrá conseguir satisfactoriamente el cambio y, consecuentemente, instalarse adecuadamente en un mundo que va a alterarse radicalmente.

El curso tiene dos objetivos. El primero es presentar el fenómeno de la transformación de la sociedad que estamos viviendo y los fundamentos para definir el mundo que está emergiendo como el de la sociedad del conocimiento.  La pretensión de la primera parte es disponer de un escenario suficientemente detallado y sólido de lo que está sucediendo y superar así la visión e interpretación triviales que pueda haber sobre un nuevo modelo de sociedad. Sin esta buena base es difícil fundamentar el siguiente objetivo del curso: el papel de la educación.

El objetivo de tratar la educación en este curso es para presentarla en estrecha relación con una intensa crisis cultural que inevitablemente tiene que sobrevenir para que no aumente el desajuste entre el mundo tecnológico -planetario, desigual y contradictorio- que hemos levantado y los valores culturales de otros tiempos con los que queremos mirar e interpretar el mundo de hoy y el que se avecina. Así que se tratará la estrecha relación que hay y debe haber entre educación y cultura. De igual modo se verá en el curso la relación entre tecnología y educación, no desde el punto de vista instrumental, sino cultural.

La pretensión del curso es que de esta observación del fenómeno actual de  cambio, y de la interpretación del papel de la educación para la orientación y control de ese cambio, surjan elementos inspiradores de acciones educativas precisas ajustadas a las múltiples realidades concretas desde las que se están sintiendo los desafíos de vivir en el siglo XXI.

El planteamiento didáctico del curso seguirá la estructura de un viaje por el tiempo, por lugares y también por conceptos que haga ameno el recorrido durante las siete semanas. En cuanto a la parte textual, habrá la experiencia de lectura de piezas multimedia concebidas y escritas para la lectura en pantalla, y especialmente en smartphones y tabletas.

Starts : 2017-10-17
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX Law Social Sciences UAMx

Es imposible estudiar hoy los sistemas educativos contemporáneos sin adoptar su perspectiva supranacional. Las agendas educativas nacionales se ven influenciadas por las propuestas de los organismos internacionales (OI). Este curso ofrece una visión crítica de las acciones educativas principales OI y de cómo influyen en las reformas nacionales, para promover reflexión sobre la generación de corrientes educativas globales.

Contestaremos a las siguientes preguntas:

  • ¿Qué es la Educación Supranacional? ¿Existen realmente políticas educativas supranacionales?
  • La agenda educativa de la UE: ¿una formación armonizada para el nuevo ciudadano europeo?
  • Las acciones educativas de la OEI: ¿cooperación o recolonización educativa?
  • Las recomendaciones de la OCDE para la mejora de la educación: ¿se basan verdaderamente en evidencias?
  • La UNESCO y sus estrategias educativas globales: ¿retórica o realidad?

Starts : 2016-10-17
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Health & Safety KIx Social Sciences

KIeHealthX will introduce students to the field of eHealth and its opportunities and challenges. During the course you will get to know the different concepts that are used in the field and learn how it developed historically. This basic knowledge will help you to understand the opportunities and challenges of the field. You will meet different stakeholders from various countries and get to know their views on the opportunities and challenges of eHealth. We will introduce you to eHealth strategies and frameworks for developing and analyzing them. You will get to know methods for eHealth service development and discuss basic requirements that are necessary to achieve sustainable eHealth applications for both clinical professionals and patients.

You will see examples of eHealth applications in different contexts and for different users. We will discuss questions such as:

  • What is it that is so unique about the health sector?
  • What factors are important - to avoid failures when implementing eHealth?
  • What are usable tools for care professionals?
  • How can patients best organize and use their own health data to improve their condition?

eHealth is a global issue but successful eHealth implementation is very dependent on the local context. At the end of the course you will have a basic understanding what eHealth is and how to set up eHealth strategies and discuss them in your specific context. You will also get to know success factors and pitfalls for the development of sustainable eHealth services and their implementation. 


This course is offered in collaboration with EIT Health.

Starts : 2015-04-21
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities LouvainX Social Sciences

MOOCs are opening new opportunities for faculty members to flip their classroom. Can we apply this educational innovation to scientific conferences by flipping the conference room?

ConfX is a MOOC for a conference on MOOCs. It gives voice to several researchers who build sense from MOOCs. Each of them will explore a particular question from their own perspective: faculty members, instructors, instructional designers, researchers, and others. They will share their experience and research results based papers they will present at the EMOOCs 2015 Conference.

Whether or not you intend to attend the EMOOCs Conference in Mons (Belgium)—May 18-20, 2015—you are invited to join ConfX and participate in establishing innovative ways to think about scientific conferences!

Are you curious about MOOCs but are not planning to attend the live conference in May? ConfX will give you the opportunity to:

  • Get a sense of the ongoing research on MOOCs.
  • Engage with the community of practice in the MOOC field.
  • Have a voice in the conversation by contributing to current debates on online education.

ConfX will give you access to high quality papers before they are discussed by experts and eventually published by scientific editors.

Are you planning to attend the EMOOCs conference in Belgium? ConfX will allow you to do the following:

  • Before the conference: discover the papers through video presentations and quizzes made by their authors; then start online preliminary discussions.
  • During the conference: discuss further with the authors, share your opinions and own experiences.

We hope this “flipped-conference” model will enrich your presence in sessions at the conference, and enable high-value scientific debates and knowledge co-construction to take place amongst attendees.  

Starts : 2015-05-18
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Coursera Free Closed [?] English Artificial Intelligence Arts Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science Humanities Social Sciences

Emotions are the backbone of social activities as well as they drive the cognitive processes of several living entities. This course tries to elucidate the controversial nature of emotions and their evolutionary meaning. Several animals, including humans, have emotions but…what about machines? This is a course to feel and think about.

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Udemy Free Closed [?] Social Sciences

The Energy Seminar is produced by the Woods and Precourt Institutes and is comprised of an interdisciplinary series of t

Starts : 2016-02-01
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Coursera Free English Economics & Finance Humanities Information Social Sciences Tech & Design

Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery. What conditions are necessary for inclusive and effective citizen engagement? Can it positively improve people's lives? This course provides an overview of citizen engagement, critically analyzing how it can be leveraged most effectively to achieve development results.

Starts : 2015-11-16
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edX Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English ANUx EdX History Humanities

This course is presented in both English and Hindi. Videos will feature Hindi subtitles.

This course offers an overview of contemporary India and explores its role as one of the dominant economic and military powers of Asia. We begin with a discussion on India as a multilingual society.  The entire course will be available in both English and Hindi.

The central focus of the course is an examination of contemporary issues in India. This includes perspectives on how Indian culture and language are being affected by the boom in technology; sections on politics and nationalism; economics and the implications of recent moves toward liberalisation of the economy; and security, international relations, and regionalism. In addition, we will examine India’s role in South Asian politics and current issues relating to its regional neighbours in Asia. The aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of India in order that they may better understand its role in the world.


यह पाठ्यक्रम हमें आधुनिक भारत के बारे में एक संक्षिप्त विवरण देता है। और उसके साथ यह भी दर्शाता है कि किस तरह से भारत आज एशिया का एक प्रभावशाली आर्थिक और सैन्य सत्ता बन गया है। इस पाठ्यक्रम की शुरुआत हम भारत के बहुभाषी समाज पर चर्चा से करेंगे।   

यह पाठ्यक्रम हिन्दी और अंग्रेज़ी दोनों भाषाओं में उपलब्ध होगा।

इस पाठ्यक्रम का केंद्र बिन्दू भारत के समकालीन मुद्दों का विश्लेषण करना है। इस में भिन्न-भिन्न दृष्टिकोणों से विचार प्रस्तुत किये जायेंगे कि भारतीय संस्कृतियाँ और भाषाएँ किस तरह से टेक्नोलोजी में आई तेज़ी से प्रभावित हुईं हैं। इसके अलावा हम इन विषयों के बारे में बातचीत करेंगे: राजनीति और राष्ट्रवाद, अर्थशास्त्र और अर्थव्यवस्था के उदारीकरण से हुये परिवर्तन का असर, सुरक्षा, भारत की विदेश नीति और क्षेत्रवाद। इन सब के साथ हम यह भी देखेंगे कि दक्षिण एशिया की राजनीति में भारत ने क्या भूमिका निभाई है और उसके पड़ोसी देशों के संबंध में विचार करेंगे। इस पाठ्यक्रम का उद्देश्य है विद्यार्थियों को भारत के बारे में विस्तृत जानकारी देना ताकि वे ज़्यादा अच्छी तरह से भारत और विश्व में भारत की भूमिका को समझ सकें।

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Saylor.org Free Closed [?] English & Literature Education English English Composition English Language English Literature Humanities

No matter what career you pursue, you must be able to communicate effectively and clearly if you want to be successful.  This course will enhance your ability to do so by sharpening your critical thinking and writing skills.  We will begin with a unit designed to change the way in which you think about writing.  First, you will learn to think of writing not as a solitary act but as a conversation between yourself and an audience.  In this light, writing becomes a dynamic, interactive, and creative rather than a rote practice.  You will also begin to value writing as a process an admittedly difficult one  rather than a product.  You will come to see that writing is an act of discovery rather than a recitation of prefabricated ideas. Because this course is designed specifically for students in a university setting, the second unit will focus on academic writing.  We will learn how to respond to an assignment or test question by using the “PWR-Writing” or “Power-Writing” Method (PWR: Pre-write…

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Saylor.org Free Closed [?] English & Literature College Writing Education English English Composition English Language English Literature

The ability to research topics and incorporate information from your sources into your work is an important skill both in college and on the job.  This course will reinforce the concepts you practiced in English Composition I by introducing you to basic research concepts and techniques.  It will also give you a chance to put these new concepts and techniques to work as you develop a final research paper.  We will begin by looking at how to build research into an effective writing process.  First, you will learn to think of researching not as a requirement for getting a good grade on a paper but as a valuable tool that can make your writing more powerful and convincing.  You will learn how to build research into your writing process so that you can add persuasive power to your finished work.  Through rigorous practice of the fundamental techniques, you will come to see that, like writing itself, research is an act of discovery rather than a search for prefabricated ideas. The intent of this course is t…

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