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Heterogeneous Parallel Programming
This course introduces concepts, languages, techniques, and patterns for programming heterogeneous, massively parallel processors. Its contents and structure have been significantly revised based on the experience gained from its initial offering in 2012. It covers heterogeneous computing architectures, data-parallel programming models, techniques for memory bandwidth management, and parallel algorithm patterns.
Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie
Ist es sinnvoll, auf einen Lottogewinn zu hoffen? Wie wahrscheinlich ist es, dass ich diese Woche vom Blitz getroffen werde? Wer wissen will, wie man bei solchen Fragen zu fundierten Antworten kommt, ist in diesem MOOC genau richtig
This course aims to place knowledge about subsistence marketplaces into the hands and minds of those in different parts of the world that can and want to make a difference. The broader aim is for participants to consider the global challenge of poverty and envision a better world by designing solutions based on sound understanding.
Monte Carlo Methods in Finance
Non-bankers can learn to understand the mathematical models that have made the headlines so many times in recent years. A course for students of economics, business studies, mathematics, physics and computer science.
Introduction to Sustainability
This course introduces the academic discipline of sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations.
Offered in 4, 8, and 16 week long versions, all with the January 20, 2014 start date. Introduction to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. Primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, the theory of the firm under varying conditions of competition and monopoly, and the role of government in promoting efficiency in the economy.
Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Students will learn about common cyber attacks and the techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against cybersecurity threats. They will also gain a basic understanding of personal, physical, network, web, and wireless security, as well as a foundation for more advanced study of cybersecurity.
The DO School Start-Up Lab
Taking your great ideas and making them a reality is never easy. The Start-Up Lab helps you stop dreaming and start DOing, introducing you to the crucial steps necessary to get moving. This course is designed for people who have a concrete start-up idea as the course supports the actual implementation of relevant first steps.
DNA - From Structure to Therapy
This course takes students onto a journey from DNA molecules that feature prominently crime series such as CSI, to genetically modified foods and cancer therapy. Curiosity and high school biology are prerequisites for this course.
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Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA? - Financial Times
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Moocs: Can free classes match an MBA?
So I was intrigued to take a look at the new MBA Moocs, the business education version of Massive Open Online Courses, in which they supposedly take the very best MBA teaching and make it freely available online. On the face of it, the idea sounds ...
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:40:34 GMT
Where’s all the Dominant Narratives at?
The MOOC Research conference has resulted in some really interesting discussions that are playing out right now, and I want to take a moment to try and capture a few of them. I’ll start with Michael Feldstein’s thoughtful post “Changing the … Continue reading → [Link]
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:31:59 +0000
Employers receptive to hiring IT job candidates with MOOC educations - PCWorld
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Employers receptive to hiring IT job candidates with MOOC educations
Tyler Kresch isn't turning to graduate school to help him change his job from tech sales to running a startup; instead he's taking massive open online courses (MOOCs) to learn the IT skills necessary for that career move. Kresch's foray into IT may ...
Unbundled: Reimagining Higher EducationHuffington Post
Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Up FastForbes
Provider to build PD courses for IETThe Australian Financial Review
all 5 news articles &r... [Link]
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:12:12 GMT
Give Me an M! Give Me a C! Blah Blah Blah To All This Theory!
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December 9, 2013
Another reaction to the MRI conference (no reason for me to stop running articles on this anytime soon). "There were two things I noticed at the conference. One is that some of my biggest problems with xMOOCs in the past has been the sense that the people pushing them are focusing too much on the M and C and not understanding the O’ s at all." P.S. I've always known the difference between cMOOCs and xMOOCs - I was the one who coined the terms. So I don't get the remark that "I’ m also glad he is finally realizing that... [Link]
Mon, 9 Dec 2013 14:54:47 -0400
Knight Center's innovative MOOC program offers 7 courses, reaches 27000 ... - Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)
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Knight Center's innovative MOOC program offers 7 courses, reaches 27000 ...
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)
It's been a little over a year since the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas launched its innovative Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) initiative and, in that time, the program has offered a total of seven massive courses and reached 27,674 ...
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:05:53 GMT