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May 8th 2017

Get a practical insight into big data analytics, and popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing and managing data. Data is everywhere and can be obtained from many different sources. Digital data can be obtained from social media, images, audio recordings and sensors, and electronic data is quite often available as real-time data streams.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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Learn how to achieve effective communication by evaluating evidence to identify and support the best communications strategies for your business. There is no shortage of advice on how to communicate, but knowing which advice to pay attention to, and how to apply the right communication strategy to achieve a given objective, or even to avoid making things worse, is not easy.

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May 1st 2017

"Introduction to Systems Engineering" uses a structured yet flexible approach to provide a holistic, solid foundation to the successful development of complex systems. The course takes you step by step through the system life cycle, from design to development, production and management. You will learn how the different components of a system interrelate, and how each contributes to a project’s goals and success.

Average: 4.3 (7 votes)
May 1st 2017

BIG HISTORY – SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS will teach you revolutionary new problem-solving skills. Involving lectures from over 50 experts from all faculties at Macquarie University, we look at solving complex problems in a way that has never been done before. ANALYZING COMPLEXITY will teach you what unifying patterns lie at the core of all complex problems.

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May 1st 2017

BIG HISTORY – SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS will teach you revolutionary new problem-solving skills. Involving lectures from over 50 experts from all faculties at Macquarie University, we look at solving complex problems in a way that has never been done before. EVALUATING PROBLEMS will show you how humans think - biologically, neurologically, and philosophically - and how to utilize 5,000 years of evolving disciplinary approaches to tackle problems more effectively.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
May 1st 2017

What do children need from education now, and in the future? How is technology best used in teaching and learning? How can innovative approaches to education be reconciled with established, traditional ones? What does student-centred learning really mean? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

Average: 8 (7 votes)
May 1st 2017

BIG HISTORY – SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS will teach you revolutionary new problem-solving skills. Involving lectures from over 50 experts from all faculties at Macquarie University, we look at solving complex problems in a way that has never been done before. CREATING INNOVATION will teach you what is at the core of all the innovations we develop to solve complex problems and how to foster methods and a healthy environment to make big breakthroughs possible.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
May 1st 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 1st 2017

Transmedia storytelling is the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms - for entertainment, advertising and marketing, or social change.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
May 1st 2017

Learn how to increase brand engagement through the creation and distribution of content using an owned digital channel approach. Want to learn how to get people to engage with your brand, but not sure where to begin? Digital technology has rapidly evolved in the last decade, and so too has the way people communicate. Businesses can no longer rely solely on traditional business models to build brand awareness.

Average: 4 (4 votes)
May 1st 2017

How do you feel about robots? Learn how robotics is used today and explore how it might help solve the big issues of our time. Once only found in fiction, robots are being applied in an increasing array of ways in society, from mechanisation of industrial tasks to exploring places humans can’t go. This course starts with your perceptions of robotics, describes different types of robots, and leads into a discussion of the future: knowing we can use robots, should we?

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May 1st 2017

Use computer programming as a creative discipline to generate sounds, images, animations and more, with this free online course. Learning to program is no longer just for computer specialists and software developers. People from many different backgrounds now want to understand the basics of programming, because it’s both fun and an increasingly valuable skill.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 1st 2017

Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five. Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century and affects over 41 million children under the age of five. If not prevented at an early age it can become a lifelong condition and lead to very serious diseases and disorders. This free online course follows the latest innovative research in childhood development to reveal what is contributing to these shocking figures and what can be done to prevent childhood obesity.

Average: 4 (5 votes)
May 1st 2017

Examine the concepts of health, wellness and holism and understand what it means to have an illness like diabetes. Diabetes is recognised as the world’s fastest growing chronic condition, with an estimated 422 million people living with it worldwide. This online course examines the concepts of health, wellness and holism, to find out what it means to have a chronic illness like diabetes.

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May 1st 2017

Learn a new way to approach problem solving by stating the problem and letting powerful constraint solving software do the rest. This class teaches you the art of encoding complex discrete optimization problems in the MiniZinc modeling language and then shows you how to effortlessly solve them by leveraging state-of-the-art open-source constraint solving software.

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Apr 24th 2017

Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets. Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet? In Food, Nutrition & Your Health you will learn the basic concepts of nutrition, as well as how to follow a diet that will protect you from various health problems. Starting with the building blocks of basic nutrition, you will learn how these can impact your digestion, energy and health. Find out how eating disorders develop, including the genetic, cultural and psychological factors involved. Finally, you will learn about various diets, including the social and biological factors that have contributed to their evolution.

Average: 5.2 (38 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

Discover a world built by atoms, shaped by molecules and kept running with chemical reactions! This subject is an introduction to the world of chemistry. You will learn about atoms, the building blocks of everything around us. You’ll learn about how these atoms are put together to make compounds, to make most of the materials that we use every day. We’ll have some fun looking at some common types chemical reactions and finally, we’ll use our knowledge of these chemical reactions along with a new way of quantifying the world in order to be able to make powerful predictions about quantitative chemistry.

Average: 6.8 (10 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

We currently face unprecedented challenges on a global scale. These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future. Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

Understand the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution to build a practical framework. Whether you realise it or not, you negotiate and resolve conflict every day. This course introduces you to a way of thinking about Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that will give you renewed confidence. This course provides you with an introduction to negotiation and conflict resolution from both an academic perspective and also from a practical or ‘skills’ based perspective.

Average: 5.7 (19 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human. Impressively, humans are the only creatures produced by evolution that are capable of understanding evolution. In Becoming Human: Anthropology, you can explore how evolution works and how variation arises. Find out why, of all the orders of life, primates produced us. How did apes start to look like us, walk on two feet and grow big brains that over the past 200,000 years have figured out where we came from? This subject will give you some thought-provoking answers.

Average: 7.2 (18 votes)

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