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Sep 18th 2017

本课程以达尔文的“自然选择”和“生命之树”为主线,将重点介绍达尔文演化理论的要点,以及后人对达尔文理论的修订、补充和完善;介绍一些推动生物演化的主要力量,如遗传变异、自然选择、中性选择、遗传漂变等。同时还将介绍生物演化研究领域的各种方法和技术,并在此基础上通过很多实例对从远古的化石到现今多姿多彩的生物世界、从生物的形态改变到遗传物质的变化、从生物分子的起源到人类的起源等现象和问题进行解释。本课程将以大量的事实告诉大家:生物演化不仅仅是理论,而且是事实,它就发生在我们的身边。

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Sep 6th 2017

Learn chemical principles by examining materials with examples from energy generation and storage to emerging technologies. This first-year University chemistry course explores the basic principles of the chemical bond by studying the properties of solids. Properties such as stiffness, electrical conductivity, thermal expansion, strength, and optical properties are the vehicle by which you can learn a great deal of practical chemistry.

Average: 6.9 (9 votes)
Aug 21st 2017

A hands-on introduction to basic programming principles and practice relevant to modern data analysis, data mining, and machine learning. The modern data analysis pipeline involves collection, preprocessing, storage, analysis, and interactive visualization of data. The goal of this course, part of the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program, is for you to learn how to build these components and connect them using modern tools and techniques.

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Aug 14th 2017

Learn to solve problems by writing your own programs for the devices that are all around us in this credit-eligible course. Every day, computers and algorithms touch your life in both mundane and profound ways. They are in the plants and distribution systems that bring you electricity and clean water, sensors that moderate the flow of traffic, in the tractors and combines that sow and harvest your food, and in the satellites that measure and predict the weather.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Mar 20th 2017

Learn how to read and write in English in the context of lectures and academic texts. Reading enriches our life and writing enables us to express our thoughts. Being skillful in reading and writing allows you to better acquire and communicate information.

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Sep 1st 2016

Strengthen your critical thinking skills in this inquiry-based Pre-calculus course.

Average: 7 (1 vote)

Jun 13th 2016

Basic concepts and algorithms for locomotion, perception, and intelligent navigation. Robots are rapidly evolving from factory workhorses, which are physically bound to their work-cells, to increasingly complex machines capable of performing challenging tasks in our daily environment. The objective of this course is to provide the basic concepts and algorithms required to develop mobile robots that act autonomously in complex environments.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
May 23rd 2016

This course will take a deep dive into OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It will explore how the United States performs relative to other countries and the shared education trends of top performing countries. Participants will gain insight into the implications of these results on U.S. education.

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Apr 1st 2016

English as a New Language (ENL); English Language Development (a.k.a. English as a Second Language (ESL); Designated ESL; Stand-Alone ESL/ENL; or, Focused Language Study) takes a variety of forms in present-day schools. In many schools, teachers teach ENL for a set amount of time (e.g., 30 minutes) a day. Other ENL teachers have multiple classes each day. In many cases, teachers think that they need to focus solely on grammar and vocabulary. However, emphasizing grammar and vocabulary is not the most effective for lasting and engaging language learning. Language was created to get things done, to communicate – and this is where this MOOC starts. It focuses on how to design and teach activities that are saturated with communication, and where needed, strategically develop grammar and vocabulary to support communication.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Jan 25th 2016

This course is designed for middle and high school students (ages 14 -18) to apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to evaluate and solve global challenges. Students will work collaboratively on international teams to create a simulated, sustainable outpost on Mars. The course is comprised of five modules, and participants will hear from experts in the areas of clean water, renewable energy, clean air, food and nutrition, and Mars.

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Jun 22nd 2015

FX’s The Strain depicts a city in the chaos of a rapidly spreading disease epidemic, coupled with a devastating cyber-virus attack. This course will explore the real-world science behind virus and parasite biology, cyber security and epidemiological modeling.

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Feb 10th 2015

A course that develops the tools and the mathematical foundation needed to have a working knowledge of Quantum Mechanics.

Average: 10 (2 votes)