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Curso dirigido a cuestionar las prácticas comunes del campo del diseño instruccional. Se da una mirada crítica al diseño de cursos y módulos instruccionales, y se analizan marcos de referencia alternos que permiten que los participantes puedan diseñar para un currículo del siglo 21.

Average: 2.3 (3 votes)
Oct 4th 2016

EXCLUSIVE! When you complete a verified certificate in this course, you will receive digital artwork from a current comic book artist, digitally signed by Stan Lee and Michael Uslan, and created exclusively for this course!

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Oct 4th 2016

La España de El Quijote es un viaje a nuestro esplendor cultural. A un Siglo de Oro que elevó las artes y las letras hispanas a la excelencia mundial. En un lugar de la UAM, cuyo nombre merece recordar, habita la España de El Quijote. Un espacio en el que su monarquía creó el primer imperio global de la Historia. Un tiempo, entre los siglos XVI y XVII, en el que su sociedad alcanzó la excelencia en las artes y las letras.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Themes can provide a great structure and pedagogical framework for engaging students with many different subjects, including art. In this course, you will develop skills for looking at art through a thematic lens. You will explore four themes–Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society–while learning about artworks from The Museum of Modern Art's collection.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course. The devastation caused by the trafficking of illicit antiquities and the theft of art has gained widespread public attention in recent years.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Sep 27th 2016

This course explores the primary entertainment vehicles that students are exposed to on a daily basis through a series of interlinking concepts such as Imax, a pop tour, an interactive kids toy, Minecraft and more. This examination is supported by a critical evaluation of the various kinds of technologies that have emerged along the continuum of entertainment technology.

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Sep 26th 2016

What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece. We begin with the Presocratic natural philosophers who were active in Ionia in the 6th century BCE and are also credited with being the first scientists.

Average: 7.2 (5 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

Aprende sobre el proceso de producción de música -incluyendo la grabación, la edición y la mezcla- y sobre las herramientas disponibles para crear música contemporánea en tu computadora.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 26th 2016

Learn and practice the basic principles of running an effective music ensemble rehearsal. Techniques and strategies are applicable to a variety of ensembles, including bands, orchestras, choirs, and chamber groups.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

Philosophy is like sex: sure you can get some interesting results, but that's not why we do it. Going one step beyond…why do you FEEL pain or pleasure? Do plants have emotions? How is possible that some people do not understand other’s emotions? Emotions seem to be everywhere, giving meaning to all events of our lives. They are the backbone of social activities as well as they drive the cognitive processes of several living entities. Several animals, including humans, have emotions but…what about machines?...Do machine can have emotions?

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Sep 26th 2016

A unique and exciting introduction to the genre and craft of historical fiction, for curious students, aspiring authors--anyone with a passion for the past. Read classics of the genre, encounter bestselling writers of historical fiction, and discover your own historical archive while interacting with a global community of interested readers.

Average: 2.8 (5 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

Magical thought has always attracted human imagination. In this course we will introduce you to the Middle Ages through a wide conception of magic. Students will have an approach to medieval culture, beliefs and practices from the perspective of History and History of Science. Popular magic, as well as learned magic (alchemy, geomancy and necromancy) will be addressed.

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Sep 26th 2016

Eighteen experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets—from Whitman and Dickinson to Hip Hop—in richly illustrated video lectures. The course highlights both major poets—from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson through T.S. Eliot, H.D, Amy Lowell, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, and many others—and influential movements, from experimental modernism to the Black Arts Movement.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 26th 2016

In this project-centered course*, you will design a series bible and write a complete pilot episode for your own unique television or web series, be it drama or comedy or something in between. You’ll learn to break down the creative process into components, and you’ll discover a structured process that allows you to produce a polished and pitch-ready script in just a few weeks. Completing this project will increase your confidence in your ideas and abilities, and you’ll feel prepared to pitch your first script and get started on your next.

Average: 3.6 (5 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World explores the immense variety of meditation practices past and present. We present their histories, their philosophical underpinnings, their transformations in the modern global world, and we give you a chance to reflect upon meditation practices through secular contemplations designed just for this course.

Average: 6.3 (6 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

This course will examine the music industry in the United States, with the unique perspective gained by Vanderbilt University’s location in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a major center of music in the United States, and the music created here has a global reach, particularly in the country, rock, pop, singer-songwriter, and Americana genres. However, students will learn that the basic principles of recording, marketing, copyright, licensing, and live performance are the same, regardless of musical style or genre.

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Sep 26th 2016

Your style is as unique and distinctive as your face, your voice, except that you can choose it, you can can work on it, enhance it. In this course we will introduce aspiring writers to the art of putting pressure on written language. We will study the use of metaphor and imagery, and demonstrate how clarity, grace, and inventiveness in word choice are imperative to a story’s success. Writers will emerge with the revision skills essential to all writers of good stories and good prose.

Average: 2.7 (20 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

In this project-centered course*, you will create an original four page minicomic designed around a short story of your choosing.

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Sep 26th 2016

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world. From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe the physical world in sharp, sensory detail. We will also learn how to build credibility through research, and to use creative meditation exercises to deepen our own understanding of our story worlds, so that our readers can see all that we imagine.

Average: 5.9 (14 votes)
Sep 26th 2016

When John F. Kennedy entered the presidential limousine at Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, he began his ride into history. That journey continues even today and we call it the Kennedy legacy. This course will explore the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Students will learn how JFK’s life, administration, and tragic death have influenced the general public, the media, and each of the nine U.S. presidents who followed.

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