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Oct 3rd 2016

Explore the world of spatial analysis and cartography with geographic information systems (GIS). In this class you will learn the basics of the industry’s leading software tool, ArcGIS, during four week-long modules. Take Fundamentals of GIS as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. By completing the first class in the Specialization you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the full program.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world. As graphic design becomes more visible and prevalent in our lives, graphic design as a practice becomes more important in our culture. Through visual examples, this course will teach you the fundamental principles of graphic design: imagemaking, typography, composition, working with color and shape... foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. I don't just want you to watch a video of someone talking about design, I want you to MAKE design! If you want to be a designer you have to be a maker, a communicator, so this course will offer you lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with exercises and with more practical projects.

Average: 6.2 (12 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers. Typography predates modern graphic design by around 500 years; it is rich in rules, conventions, and esoteric terminology—but it remains an exciting space for invention and expression. In this rigorous introductory course, we will study, name, and measure the characteristics of letterforms. We’ll consider the pragmatic concerns involved in selecting and combining type. We’ll peek into the 
rich historical, cultural, and aesthetic histories of familiar typefaces.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and we will perform written exercises in order to develop a variety of writing and pre-writing techniques, in order to create a variety of characters.

Average: 6.3 (12 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Learn how innovation has changed the food industry and the way we shop, and think about the global issue of food waste. This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information. In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information that you might want to use in your studies.

Average: 7.6 (5 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Understand the laws of thermodynamics – and how they govern how we use and lose energy everyday – in this free online course.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Raising funds in an important when starting a business; find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea. A successful business requires funding to get it started. There are many ways to get your business up and running, from the informal such as personal savings and borrowing, borrowing from friends and family, to the more formal avenues like bank loans, raising equity to crowd-funding.

Average: 5.5 (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)
Oct 3rd 2016

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Average: 6 (2 votes)

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