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May 29th 2017

Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent. As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. While the public’s faith in the news media erodes, purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
May 29th 2017

Most professions these days require more than general intelligence. They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data. Personal life is enriched when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research. Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life.

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May 29th 2017

This course prepares learners to empower themselves through metaliteracy in a connected world. Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and self-reflection to consume, create, and share information with others. Participants will learn how to critically navigate, evaluate and produce information in open, online, and social media settings.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
May 29th 2017

In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
May 22nd 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)
May 22nd 2017

El pensamiento crítico (la aplicación de métodos científicos y del razonamiento lógico) constituye la base para resolver problemas y tomar decisiones con eficacia. El pensamiento crítico nos permite evitar escollos frecuentes, verificar la validez de nuestras creencias y suposiciones y corregir las distorsiones que pueden haberse producido en nuestros procesos mentales.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
May 22nd 2017

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 22nd 2017

Pluralidades em Português Brasileiro is a five-week long online self-access course whose aim is to expand intercultural awareness and develop upper intermediate/advanced reading and listening comprehension skills regarding Brazilian Portuguese as a foreign language. An extra week was added to expand the topics of the course.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
May 15th 2017

¿Te has planteado alguna vez mediante qué mecanismos algunas personas consiguen convencer a otras personas? Este curso da respuesta a la pregunta y está dirigido a cualquier individuo interesado por los mecanismos de la argumentación en el siglo XXI. Aprenderemos la base de la comunicación persuasiva y el pensamiento crítico aplicados a toda clase de formatos: desde las palabras o los argumentos, pasando por las imágenes y los audiovisuales o, finalmente, por los números, las estadísticas y los gráficos.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
May 15th 2017

Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data. How can we answer questions about the world around us? How can we make decisions about what to do? Over the past years, more and more people have turned to data for help. Huge amounts of data are collected every day from millions of sources. This data has a lot to tell us! But data by itself is mute—it can only help us if we learn to make it speak and tell its story.

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Mar 28th 2017

How do you plan future cities? Explore alternative theories and innovative solutions for urban challenges in the global south. You’ll learn about today’s urban challenges focusing on developing countries, referred to as the global south.

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Mar 21st 2017

Siete habilidades clave de la era digital es un nano MOOC que tiene por objetivo transmitir los conceptos esenciales que conforman las habilidades diferenciales de la nueva era digital. Cada una de estas habilidades se irá desarrollando posteriormente con mayor profundidad en próximos nano MOOCs.

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Mar 13th 2017

Learn how to design, develop, research, and execute a writing project from inception to completion in this credit-eligible course. This writing course introduces students to discourse, research, and research writing for the purpose of proposing solutions to problems. Rather than learning about these subjects in the abstract, students will learn by engaging with local problems and issues in their communities.

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Mar 1st 2017

Le MOOC sera consacré à l’étude de la pensée critique. Les enjeux de cette dernière sont déterminants pour les sociétés contemporaines. On répète qu’il faut lutter contre les préjugés, l’obscurantisme voire le fanatisme. Mais on n’apprend pas à penser, à critiquer les opinions reçues, à ne les accepter qu’après un travail personnel de réflexion et d’examen. Si bien que, face à des thèses simplificatrices, complotistes, manichéennes, nous sommes souvent dépourvus de ressources parce que nous n’avons pas véritablement appris à penser et à argumenter.

Average: 6.2 (5 votes)
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Learn how to solve complex problems with analytics based decision-making and solution designs. Explore complex, multi-actor systems in which one factor influences all other factors. For instance, how innovative energy technologies merge into the existing energy system, or how new health technologies, medicines, treatments and screening technologies in development impact current processes. Armed with this information, learn to decide whether they should be further developed, consider possible negative results and weigh associated costs.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Feb 13th 2017

Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking. We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.

Average: 7.6 (15 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Thinking about thinking. What can we learn through philosophical inquiry that will help us to think with clarity, rigour and humour about things that matter? This course introduces principles of philosophical inquiry and critical thinking that will help us answer this question.

Average: 7.5 (8 votes)
Jan 9th 2017

Improve your writing skills in this comprehensive introduction to English composition credit-eligible course. Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly. This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.

Average: 4.9 (10 votes)
Oct 10th 2016

Keiser University Graduate School’s exploratory course, “Determine Your Readiness for MBA Studies” has been structured to provide you with an overview of a graduate learners' journey toward earning a MBA, Specialist, or DBA degree. Participating in this MOOC will help you to understand the challenges and rewards of graduate school.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Determine Your Readiness for Doctoral Studies is a course for individuals interested in discovering what it takes to complete a doctorate. You will learn about critical thinking, how people learn and what part personality plays in how individuals learn.

Average: 8.5 (6 votes)