E.g., Saturday, September 20, 2014
E.g., Saturday, September 20, 2014
E.g., Saturday, September 20, 2014
Spring 2015

The year is 2032. You are the doctor on a ship of 5000, when suddenly you encounter a hostile forces Now, the sickbay is overflowing with the injured and dying. Your mission is to repair, reconstruct and regenerate your wounded shipmates before time runs out.

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Jan 5th 2015

Learn about the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and protocols and how to apply this knowledge in real-world applications.

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Oct 14th 2014

Learn how police and intelligence agencies can access your data, and how the law (might) protect you! Hackers, attorneys, and concerned citizens are all welcome.

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Oct 13th 2014

In this course you will learn several fundamental principles of algorithm design: divide-and-conquer methods, graph algorithms, practical data structures, randomized algorithms, and more.

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Oct 13th 2014

Explore the fundamentals of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and how it works by conducting "backyard" laboratory experiments on your own mobile device. Learn the basics of satellite navigation and witness the power of a network with planet-wide coverage. Gain a deeper understanding of GPS and its role in our lives, while interacting with a worldwide community of learners and backyard scientists.

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Oct 13th 2014

Stocks and bonds have always been a critical part of any investment portfolio, but what do investors actually get in exchange for their investment? Why do publicly traded stocks and bonds have value? This course will present an overview of stocks and bonds, with a focus on the finance fundamentals behind these instruments. We’ll start out with an overview of the bond market, paying special attention to corporate and municipal bonds. Next, we’ll review interest rates and their impact on the valuation of treasury bonds. Then we’ll take a look at the fundamentals of the stock market, and finally we’ll dive into an analysis of how to make smart decisions as an investor.

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Oct 6th 2014

A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, skills, and networks — in any amount, to create a better world. This course will empower you to become a more effective philanthropist and make your giving more meaningful to both you and those you strive to help.

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Oct 5th 2014

The course covers the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), repeated and stochastic games, coalitional games, and Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions).

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Oct 1st 2014

The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards emphasize improving the quality of student-to-student discourse as a major feature of instruction. The new standards specifically describe the importance of students understanding the reasoning of others and engaging in meaningful conversations using evidence for claims. This short course looks closely at student-to-student conversations and addresses ways to improve students' abilities to engage in the types of interactions described in the new standards.

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Oct 1st 2014

In this course, we will explore how to support all students but particularly English language learners, in engaging in this key, cross-disciplinary practice.

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Oct 1st 2014

This short course looks closely at student-to-student discourse and addresses how to facilitate student engagement in the types of interactions required by the new standards.

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Oct 1st 2014

In this course you will learn about audio signal processing methodologies that are specific for music and of use in real applications. You will learn to analyse, synthesize and transform sounds using the Python programming language.

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Sep 29th 2014

Learn how to think the way mathematicians do - a powerful cognitive process developed over thousands of years.

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Sep 29th 2014

In this course, you will learn how to formalize information and reason systematically to produce logical conclusions. We will also examine logic technology and its applications - in mathematics, science, engineering, business, law, and so forth.

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Sep 29th 2014

This class teaches algorithms for extracting models and other information from very large amounts of data. The emphasis is on techniques that are efficient and that scale well.

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Sep 22nd 2014

This is the second half of a course that introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world.

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Sep 22nd 2014

Learn about the most effective machine learning techniques, and gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for yourself.

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Sep 21st 2014

Learn how to model social and economic networks and their impact on human behavior. How do networks form, why do they exhibit certain patterns, and how does their structure impact diffusion, learning, and other behaviors? We will bring together models and techniques from economics, sociology, math, physics, statistics and computer science to answer these questions.

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Sep 9th 2014

Our goal is to educate you about participatory medicine and empower you to create a more inclusive, collaborative healthcare system for patients. In this course, you will learn the science of habit formation, behavior change, and decision-making.

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Sep 8th 2014

Given their emphasis on complex and sophisticated disciplinary skills and understandings, the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards require ways of assessing that go beyond routine multiple-choice tests. This nine-week course will focus on building educators’ capacity to use, develop, and implement curriculum-embedded performance assessments that fit local contexts.

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