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May 22nd 2017

Marine litter is a global problem that affects every ocean of the world. Litter is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is a symptom of a highly disposable society. With worldwide growth in the amount of solid litter thrown away every day and slow rates of degradation, the amount of litter present in the marine environment is increasing. This course seeks to inspire students to take action and leadership in the arena of marine litter through stimulating interaction with all stakeholder groups.

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May 9th 2017

Comprender los retos y oportunidades de la expansión urbana en América Latina y el Caribe y las herramientas para gestionarla. América Latina y el Caribe están viviendo un rápido proceso de urbanización que conlleva desafíos y oportunidades para el desarrollo integral de la región. ¿Cómo se puede manejar la expansión urbana y planear de manera efectiva? ¿Cómo se puede asegurar vivienda digna para la creciente población? ¿Qué hacer con los barrios informales que tipifican las ciudades en desarrollo? ¿Cómo se puede valorizar el patrimonio urbano y revitalizar los centros históricos?

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Master the basics of climate science so you can better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone. Do you want to talk about climate change from an informed perspective? Are you interested in how global warming works? Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and climate science is critical to finding solutions. How can we make the best decisions about our present and future? By taking this course, you can be part of the global conversation.

Average: 5.3 (11 votes)
May 9th 2017

Le Programme MIRO de l’Université Perpignan Via Domitia propose des formations à distance en tourisme culturel. Voilà son premier MOOC sur le sujet ! Cette formation est destinée aux étudiants de Licence, aux professionnels du tourisme ainsi qu’à toute personne curieuse de cette question. Ce dispositif vise à développer chez les apprenants une réflexion sur les mutations et les enjeux du tourisme culturel, en lien avec la mobilité et les nouvelles pratiques des visiteurs.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
May 9th 2017

Increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to diversity, human rights and social justice and injustice.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
May 8th 2017

There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course. There are more slaves alive today than at any point in history. Around the world, nearly 46 million people are forced to work against their will for no pay. Responding to this challenge over the past 20 years, a new antislavery movement has shown us that a world without slavery is possible. Now is your chance to learn about this major human rights issue with the world’s first massive open online course about contemporary slavery.

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May 8th 2017

Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
May 2nd 2017

Turn your idea into a business, as you learn the essential skills needed to effectively identify and target customers. Entrepreneurship 101 prepares you for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp! The bootcamp is a one-week, intensive entrepreneurship education program that challenges you to start a company in 5 days. The Bootcamp offers you the unique opportunity to be mentored by MIT faculty and MIT alumni entrepreneurs and investors as you begin your new entrepreneurial journey.

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May 2nd 2017

The course will explore the practicalities of integrating newly arrived migrant students in a school community and will look at how teachers can work at a very practical level with such students in their classrooms.

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May 1st 2017

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making.

Average: 6.6 (8 votes)
May 1st 2017

Find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective. Since the financial crisis, there has been an increased interest in moving away from GDP and wealth as measures of national and individual performance. Instead, more explicit attention is being paid to wellbeing around the world, and how we can promote it at individual, local, national and international levels.

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May 1st 2017

Are you interested in predicting future outcomes using your data? This course helps you do just that! Machine learning is the process of developing, testing, and applying predictive algorithms to achieve this goal. Make sure to familiarize yourself with course 3 of this specialization before diving into these machine learning concepts. Building on Course 3, which introduces students to integral supervised machine learning concepts, this course will provide an overview of many additional concepts, techniques, and algorithms in machine learning, from basic classification to decision trees and clustering.

Average: 6.9 (8 votes)
May 1st 2017

This course opens with an exploration of the social context and aims of literacy teaching and learning. It goes on to describe a range of historical and contemporary approaches to literacy pedagogy, including didactic, authentic, functional, and critical approaches.

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May 1st 2017

Most professions these days require more than general intelligence. They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data. Personal life is enriched when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research. Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life.

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May 1st 2017

Apprendre à réaliser des cartes ? C’est ce que propose ce cours grâce à des vidéos, des exercices, un forum. A la fin de la formation, vous maîtriserez les principes de la sémiologie graphique, et vous saurez les mettre en œuvre pour construire des cartes thématiques simples et de qualité. Ces cartes personnelles donneront de la force à vos rapports, synthèses, articles, mémoires universitaires, sites web...

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 1st 2017

Dr. Martin EP Seligman, renowned worldwide as the “father of Positive Psychology,” has led visionary leaps in scientific research as well as our empirical and personal understandings of what it means to flourish as humans. This course explores the past, present, and future of Positive Psychology as a journey through the key scientific leaps led by Dr. Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania.

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May 1st 2017

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and Liberties will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries with an emphasis on protections of individual liberties and the evolution of equal protection. You'll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court.

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May 1st 2017

When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West.

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May 1st 2017

In this course, you will develop and test hypotheses about your data. You will learn a variety of statistical tests, as well as strategies to know how to apply the appropriate one to your specific data and question. Using your choice of two powerful statistical software packages (SAS or Python), you will explore ANOVA, Chi-Square, and Pearson correlation analysis. This course will guide you through basic statistical principles to give you the tools to answer questions you have developed. Throughout the course, you will share your progress with others to gain valuable feedback and provide insight to other learners about their work.

Average: 8 (5 votes)
May 1st 2017

We make economics decisions every day: what to buy, whether to work or play, what to study. We respond to markets all the time: prices influence our decisions, markets signal where to put effort, they direct firms to produce certain goods over others. Economics is all around us. This course is an introduction to the microeconomic theory of markets: why we have them, how they work, what they accomplish.

Average: 3 (4 votes)

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