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Jun 5th 2017

Learn how to both design randomized evaluations and implement them in the field to measure the impact of social programs. A randomized evaluation, also known as a randomized controlled trial (RCT), field experiment or field trial, is a type of impact evaluation that uses random assignment to allocate resources, run programs, or apply policies as part of the study design.

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Jun 5th 2017

Learn methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest. This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics.

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Jun 2nd 2017

Learn about Smart Cities within the context of management of urban infrastructures. The introduction of Smart urban technologies into legacy infrastructures has resulted in numerous challenges and opportunities for contemporary cities and will continue to do so. This course will help you to understand how to make the best of these smart technologies in your cities’ legacy infrastructures.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 29th 2017

Jewish Diaspora in China is a unique experience for world Jewry, as China is the only country in Far East that has had Jews living in its society for over 1,000 years. Documentary evidence shows that Jews started to live in China no later than the Tang Dynasty (618–907). The famous Kaifeng Jewish community, which was established in Kaifeng, the Chinese capital of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), is but a best-known example.

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May 29th 2017

This course provides an introduction to systems thinking and systems models in public health. Problems in public health and health policy tend to be complex with many actors, institutions and risk factors involved. If an outcome depends on many interacting and adaptive parts and actors the outcome cannot be analyzed or predicted with traditional statistical methods. Systems thinking is a core skill in public health and helps health policymakers build programs and policies that are aware of and prepared for unintended consequences.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
May 29th 2017

Le cours permet d'apprendre les bases de la planification urbaine à travers ses dimensions techniques, environnementales, sociales, économiques et symboliques. Le cours parle uniquement des villes africaines et même si celles-ci ont valeurs d'exemple pour les ville du Sud, voire toutes les villes, nous nous efforçons à remettre les problématiques dans un contexte africain.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
May 29th 2017

La mayoría de las personas, en algún momento de la vida, hemos experimentado inseguridad para hablar acerca de sexualidad con niñas, niños, estudiantes, pareja o colegas. Al finalizar este curso serás capaz de hablar de la sexualidad de manera clara, directa, usando información actualizada y sin sentimientos de vergüenza.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
May 29th 2017

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This five week course is the first in a series of three that will provide students with an insight into European Business Law. The series ranges from considering the basic structures and principles of the European Union to focusing on various specialized areas of law. Each course will give the students an understanding of the laws and policies that regulate the internal market of European Union, as well as relevant case law and useful inputs from leading practitioners in the field.

Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
May 29th 2017

This course highlights the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness.

Average: 6.8 (11 votes)
May 29th 2017

Behavioral genetic methodologies from twin and adoption studies through DNA analysis will be described and applied to address longstanding questions about the origins of individual differences in behavioral traits.

Average: 6.4 (5 votes)
May 29th 2017

Energy issues have always been important in international relations, but in recent years may have become even more important than in the past due to the widespread awareness of existing limits to energy sources and negative climate impacts. The course discusses global trends in energy consumption and production, various available scenarios for potential developments in the coming decades, the availability of oil reserves and the evolution of the oil industry.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 29th 2017

In this course, you will learn how to better and more successfully engage your ELL(s) and their families in the school and community. You will learn how to engage your ELL student in the classroom setting as well as in various aspects of the school including extracurricular activities and the inner workings of the school and education system. You will also be introduced to strategies for engaging the families of your ELL students in the school community and the wider community of your city and state.

Average: 8.2 (6 votes)
May 29th 2017

This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory.

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May 29th 2017

L’objet de ce cours est l’étude de la restructuration des quartiers précaires des villes africaines. Il s’agit, en partant de la compréhension de leur formation, de leur organisation et de leur fonctionnement, d’examiner les modes d’intervention qui visent leur revalorisation et intégration dans les structures formelles des villes qui les accueillent.

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May 29th 2017

Social media connects us across space and time, allowing us to find like-minded communities and participate creatively in public life as never before. We may often use social media without thinking much about the possible consequences. But there is a shadow side associated with social media use, which takes the form of hate speech, increased surveillance, lack of anonymity and questionable use of our data. What do we need to know to use social media spaces effectively, in a way that is safe and productive for all?

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May 29th 2017

Positive interventions are one of the building blocks for the application of positive psychology in our day-to-day lives. Some existing positive interventions have emerged directly through research, while others emerged from the world of practice and are researched later. In this course we will explore positive interventions through theory, research and practice.

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May 29th 2017

This course will guide you through the basic elements of professional journalism and the news values and ethics of covering real-world issues and events. The overview and examples of the types of news coverage helps introduce the different types of journalism, such as social media, multimedia, print, visual and broadcast, and how professional journalists effectively use each format.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
May 29th 2017

Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
May 29th 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 29th 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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