This course is ideal for students who would like to assess their aptitude for legal studies or for those interested in criminal justice or paralegal studies. It also provides an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to learn the basics of the U.S. legal system, the Constitution, and the elements of most crimes and criminal defenses.
Learning is a pretty great thing. When the people who provide and participate in it can interact in new, imaginative ways, it gets even better.
Canvas Network gives teachers, learners and institutions alike the place and platform to define the world of open online learning in a way that makes sense for everyone. It grows as teachers and learners apply it in individual ways and then share the results with the world.
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This course is a review of Basic Arithmetic skills that serve as a prerequisite for placement into and success in pre-college and college-level algebra courses. In this course, primary emphasis will be placed on fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers. Other topics covered include proportions, percentages, representations of data, geometric figures, and measurement.
Need to get ready for College Algebra? We have just the course for you. College Algebra Prep will present you with everything you need to be successful in College Algebra. We will review the most important prerequisite topics you will need to master, we’ll cover the study skills and success skills that are necessary for success in college courses, and we will show you why we think studying algebra is a worthwhile, satisfying experience, all by itself. All you need to do is add in your commitment and hard work, and you will put yourself in position to pass college algebra at the school you are attending.
Effective communication skills are recognized as the number one skill desired by employers (Job Outlook, NACE, 2012). This course focuses on the basics of business writing, starting with the fundamentals and understanding your audience. This course combines discussion boards and exercises to focus on core skills in a collaborative and dynamic environment. Students focus on real world applications of effective writing strategies to reduce miscommunication and increase efficiency of their messages.
Gamification is the integration of game elements into a non-game setting — such as building online communities, education and outreach, or building educational apps. When used meaningfully, game elements can enhance the learner’s experience in an online course. In this professional development MOOC, you will learn how to utilize common game elements like collecting points or resources, quests, avatars, levels, social graphs to engage online students. The course covers the following topics: Introduction to Gamifying Your Course, Game Thinking and Dynamics, Game Elements, and Applying Gamification to your Course.
This Art History course investigates the role of the French avant-garde in developing and showcasing new modern forms and approaches to art and visual culture in the 19th century. The material addresses the most critical issues of modernity from Realism through Post-Impressionism. We will cover the stylistic changes that challenged academic art, the new subjects that confounded modern audiences, and the new roles and authority of the modern artist. To do this, we will focus on the European world through a series of video podcasts and online readings over five weeks. By the end of the course, you will understand the issues of modernity and the way that art and art-making addressed these issues as well as recognize the profound impact that 19th century Europe had in shaping our contemporary ideas of being “modern”.
This course is designed for students who will be starting or restarting college within a year. Incoming college students are placed in math courses based on placement exams. Students with lower scores are required to take more math courses. Preparation for placement exams can mean higher scores and fewer required math courses in college. This course contains math study materials to help students prepare for placement exams. Students who have already taken a placement exam (e.g. ACT) can also use these materials to study and then retest, hopefully scoring higher. The provided study materials are individualized based on a student’s current knowledge. Each student will be provided a customized learning path that maximizes efficiency so that study time is spent where it’s needed most.
How do you transfer a face-to-face course to online without turning it into a correspondence course? Participants will explore online teaching in the very environment that their future students will be experiencing. Participants will understand online learning processes, how to promote interactive work and critical thinking, re-design learning activities, effectively manage the online classroom, and assess the online student’s work. Both synchronous and asynchronous modes will be addressed. This course is a non-technical introduction to teaching online; participants should already be familiar with a course management system. This course is geared towards first-time online instructors.
Are you an educator? Double your impact by taking advantage of both the classroom and online environments. Explore methods to effectively combine the two formats and build a class community that engages students and supports active learning in any subject area. For educators both new and experienced.
This introductory course is a recommended prerequisite for Brown University’s online pre-college courses focusing on specific engineering fields, including materials engineering, biomedical engineering, and renewable energy.