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Sep 25th 2017

Learn how advances in biomedicine hold the potential to revolutionize drug development, drug treatments, and disease prevention: where are we now, and what does the future hold? This course will present short primers in genetics and mechanisms underlying variability in drug responses.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Sep 25th 2017

This course will examine the music industry in the United States, with the unique perspective gained by Vanderbilt University’s location in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a major center of music in the United States, and the music created here has a global reach, particularly in the country, rock, pop, singer-songwriter, and Americana genres. However, students will learn that the basic principles of recording, marketing, copyright, licensing, and live performance are the same, regardless of musical style or genre.

Average: 6 (3 votes)
Sep 25th 2017

Learn critical concepts and practical methods to support research data planning, collection, storage and dissemination.

Average: 9.3 (4 votes)

Sep 25th 2017

Engineering Maintainable Android Apps, which is a 4 week MOOC that shows by example various methods for engineering maintainable Android apps, including test-driven development methods and how to develop/run unit tests using JUnit and Robotium (or equivalent automated testing frameworks for Android), as well as how to successfully apply common Java/Android software patterns to improve the extensibility and clarity of Android apps.

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Sep 25th 2017

There are three orienting facts that render mass incarceration in the United States an ethical problem worthy of our deep consideration. First, the rate of incarceration has grown dramatically over the last 40 years so that today there are 2.2 million people in prison or jail, and another 5 million on probation or parole. This means that 1/32 adults in the USA are under state supervision.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Sep 19th 2017

This MOOC teaches you how to program core features and classes from the Java programming language that are used in Android, which is the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.

Average: 5.4 (32 votes)

Sep 18th 2017

This MOOC builds upon the overview of Java and Android covered in Course 1 by delving deeper into core Android components, such as Activities, Broadcast Receivers, Intents, and Intent Filters. You will learn by example how to program these core Android components together with basic Java file I/O classes (such as File, InputStream, OutputWriter, etc.) and Android storage mechanisms (such as Shared Preferences).

Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Sep 18th 2017

This 4 week MOOC builds upon the core Android app components and concurrency frameworks covered in Course 2 by focusing on started and bound services, local inter-process communication (IPC), and content providers. Case study apps will be examined from multiple perspectives to learn how to program these app components using Android's material design paradigm.

Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
Sep 4th 2017

Does your business culture nurture innovation—or stifle it? Are you looking for ways to build your business creatively but find daunting constraints at every turn? Innovation is too important to your success to be left to chance. This course is designed to help you understand the forces that limit innovation, identify those barriers in your own business culture, and break free of them in order to realize the full value of your imagination.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
Sep 4th 2017

Developed by David Owens at Vanderbilt University and customized for the cultural sector with National Arts Strategies, this course will help arts and culture leaders create an environment where new ideas are constantly created, shared, evaluated and the best ones are successfully put to work. One of the toughest challenges for any leader is getting traction for new ideas. Winning support can be a struggle. As a result, powerful new ideas often get stuck. This is especially true in the cultural sector. People involved in arts and culture often have little time and even less money for experimentation and risks. This course will help those in the performing arts, museums, zoos, libraries and other cultural organizations build environments where new management and program ideas flourish.

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Aug 28th 2017

Intended for both newcomers who are curious about video games and experienced gamers who want to reflect on their passion, this course will explore what happens to stories, paintings, and films when they become the basis of massively multiplayer online games. The Lord of the Rings trilogy—the novels, films, and video game—are our central example of how “remediation” transforms familiar stories as they move across media.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)

Jul 3rd 2017

This course teaches computer programming to those with little to no previous experience. It uses the programming system and language called MATLAB to do so because it is easy to learn, versatile and very useful for engineers and other professionals. MATLAB is a special-purpose language that is an excellent choice for writing moderate-size programs that solve problems involving the manipulation of numbers.

Average: 7.9 (13 votes)