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Oct 01

Estadística para investigadores: Todo lo que siempre quiso saber (2ª edición)
Si alguna vez has tenido problemas con la estadística, este curso está hecho para ti. Es ideal para investigadores y alumnos que se encuentran cursando trabajos fin de grado, trabajos fin de máster o realizando la tesis y que quieren realizar un análisis cuantitativo en sus estudios. Partimos sin nivel de conocimientos previos y está dirigido a todo el mundo que tenga inquietudes en la interpretación de datos estadísticos. Además, es ideal para recordar y actualizar los ...

Oct 06

El Romanticismo en el piano: Johannes Brahms
Este curso no universitario acerca al alumno al compositor Johannes Brahms y a sus últimas obras para piano. Para ello contaremos con la visión y los valiosos consejos de grandes maestros del instrumento: Dimitri Bashkirov, Emanuel Krasovsky, Vitaly Margulis, Pavel Gililov, Mihail Voskresensky, Joaquín Achúcarro, Galina Eguiazarova, Joaquín Soriano... En el curso vamos a tener tanto material teórico como práctico estructurado en 10 módulos de una semana de duración cada uno. El ...

Human Nature in Film: Topics in Philosophy
This course will use movies as examples for understanding the philosophical questions regarding human nature, including the following: What is human nature? How does the mind relate to the body? Is there an enduring self? Are humans independent creatures? What constitutes an individuals identity?

Oct 07

Robots y Videojuegos en las aulas: Scratch y Arduino para profesores (2.ª edición)
Este MOOC se dirige a profesores y es extensible también a personas que tengan interés por conocer el funcionamiento del programa Scratch y de su integración con las placas Arduino, para diseñar robots y videojuegos. El objetivo del MOOC es dotar de recursos pedagógicos para la programación de videojuegos y su uso en las aulas. Scratch es el programa que centra la base general del MOOC y también Arduino, que son placas de hardware en código abierto que permiten la creación de ...

Oct 08

Solution and Innovation Skills
In this Mentored Open Online Course “Solution and Innovation Skills”, you learn how to be innovative. With this skill of “Innovativeness” you can overcome challenges in professional as much as in personal life. Push towards new frontiers and discover possibilities of pioneering. If you are passionate and fascinated by the new, then this course is right for you. The key to being innovative is to find, develop and implement solutions for complex problems. This online course on “...

Oct 13

Agilidad y Lean. Gestionando los proyectos y negocios del s. XXI (3ª. edición)
Los objetivos del curso son conocer qué es la agilidad y el Lean aplicado a la tecnología. Profundizar en las técnicas ágiles que necesitará para gestionar con éxito el día a día de los proyectos software y tecnológicos. Durante el curso se profundizará en el cliclo de vida iterativo, el ágil, en cómo se planifican y estiman este tipo de proyectos, cómo se toman los requisitos, y se repasarán las metodologías más populares (cómo Scrum y XP). También se tratará el Lean,...

Oct 15

The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry
Rubies, sugar, snowflakes: crystals are beauty, arranged in grid structures. This MOOC explains the basic building blocks of crystals, their symmetrical structure and introduces free software for crystal structure exploring.­­

Oct 20

History of Boston
Explore the rich history of Boston, birthplace of the American Revolution. From the Puritans to the New England Patriots, this free course tells the story of one of America’s most iconic cities. Sponsored by Suffolk University, The History of Boston is a unique online offering that will help students learn about the city’s past, present and future. Taught by Dr. Robert Allison, chair of the University’s History Department, the course is the first and only MOOC based on a city and its ...

Oct 27

Einführung in die Internetsicherheit
Die Enthüllungen durch Edward Snowden haben noch einmal verdeutlicht, dass Sicherheit im Internet ein wichtiges Thema ist. Internetnutzer sind sich eher der vielfältigen Möglichkeiten bewusst, die das Internet bietet, weniger jedoch seiner potentiellen Gefahren. Dieser openHPI-Kurs führt in die Grundbegriffe der Internetsicherheit ein: Hier lernen Sie nicht nur, was formelle Sicherheitsziele sind sondern auch, warum das Internet von seinem Grunddesign unsicher ist, was die häufigsten ...

Nov 03

Internationales Agrarmanagement
Landwirtschaft ist heute Management. Um wirtschaftlich entscheiden zu können, brauchen Agraringenieure und Landwirte ausgeprägtes Fachwissen. Das vermittelt der Kurs anhand realer, aktueller Betriebsbeispiele. Auf Deutsch und Russisch.

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Germanna launches first MOOC created by a Virginia Community College - Fredericksburg.com
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Germanna launches first MOOC created by a Virginia Community College Fredericksburg.com Germanna Community College's Center for Workforce & Community Education has launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by a Virginia community college, according to a release from the community college. The MOOC makes ... [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:06:55 GMT

Portland Community College Launches Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators - Campus Technology
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Portland Community College Launches Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators Campus Technology Portland Community College (PCC) has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators that will address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning. Dubbed "Web Accessibility MOOC for Online ... and more » [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:09:30 GMT

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
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Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) Perhaps the biggest battle yet to come between the MOOC providers and colleges is just how long MOOCs should be "turned on" for students. Most MOOCs are run like traditional courses, with a start date and an end date, meaning students who drop out ... [Link] Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:56:51 GMT

Ed-Tech Imperialism and the XPRIZE for Global Learning
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Earlier this week, the XPRIZE organization announced its latest competition: a $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE — "a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.” The announcement was heralded by all the usual suspects, who dutifully touted the possibility that technology could “solve the problem” of education in the developing world. None of whom mentioned the $500 application fee. For what it&... [Link] Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:59:47 PDT

‘The Economist’ on online learning
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Insight (2014) The democratisation of learning The Economist, September 26 This is a well-balanced and well-researched article on online learning in post-secondary education, even if it is very U.S.-focused. Doesn’t say anything new, but it covers the right ground. What I liked is that it places MOOCs within the broader context of what is happening […] [Link] Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:47:57 +0000



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