Monday, 21 September 2015

edX : Spotlighting Ten New Online Courses

Spotlighting Ten New Online Courses
What do application development, learning Spanish, international law and environmental science have in common? They’re just a few of the new online course starting soon on edX.

Social Learning for Social Impact – McGillX – September 16, 2015

It is the world’s first GROOC – a MOOC for groups – to collaborate with others globally and create social change wherein over a period of seven sessions, learners will be exposed to concepts and models from four course designers and will hear from top international scholars and practitioners who combine the best thinking with the most effective doing.

Basic Steps in Magnetic Resonance – EPFLx -  September 14, 2015

This course discovers basic concepts and a wide range of intriguing applications of magnetic resonance to physics, chemistry, and biology. It will help learners figure out how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works, the structure of a freshly discovered natural product extracted from plants or algae and much more.

Creativity & Entrepreneurship – BerkleeX – September 8th, 2015

This course will help learners tap into their inner creativity and learn how to leverage it for career development or business innovation. Presented by Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship founder Panos Panay, this course features interviews with world renowned entrepreneurs, innovators, songwriters, producers, creative directors, educators, performers, visual artists and chefs as they discuss parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys.

Introduction to XAML and Application Development – Microsoft – September 14th, 2015

This programming course from Microsoft covers the core XAML skills one needs to get started in creating Windows applications. By completing this XAML course, learners will gain experience developing XAML markup and C# code using Visual Studio 2015. They’ll complete hands-on labs to learn the essential XAML programming tasks that are the basic components of real-world applications that are distributed between a wide variety of devices including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, phones, gaming consoles, microcontrollers, interactive whiteboards and augmented reality devices.

AP® Environmental Science - Part 1: The Living World – RiceX – September 15th, 2015

This is the first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare learners for the AP Environmental Science exam, focusing on the living world and evolution. It aims to teach learners about the living world. They will examine environmental issues, look at the history of environmental problems, discuss evolution and its link to biodiversity, climates and biomes, ecosystems and the life found there.

Astrophysics: Exploring Exoplanets – ANUx- September 15th, 2015

This course explores the mysteries of exoplanets - planets around other stars – in this introductory astrophysics course. It is the second of four ANUx courses which together make up the Australian National University's first year astrophysics program. It follows on from the introductory course on the Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe, and is followed by courses on the violent universe and on cosmology.

Epidemics – HKUx – September 15th, 2015

In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature panel discussions with world leading experts in epidemics, including Professor Peter Piot who is the co-discoverer of Ebola and Professor Barbara Stocking who chairs the 2015 WHO-commissioned panel that assesses WHO's response to the Ebola outbreak.

Introduction to Urology – KIx - September 15th, 2015

This course will set learners on a path to a basic understanding of the most common symptoms from the genitourinary system. It will include clinically relevant cases and aims to gain knowledge and instill confidence in basic clinical reasoning within the urological field.

Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers - UPValenciaX- September 15th, 2015

This 16-week Spanish language course is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.
After completing this course, learners will be prepared to introduce themselves, ask basic questions, and conduct a brief conversation in Spanish.

International Law – LouvainX – September 17th, 2015

International law is one of the fastest growing legal fields. This course will teach learners how International law is made, applied and enforced, and what its basic rules are. After this course, learners will be able to explain how and by whom international law is made, by whom it must be respected and how it is applied.

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