Technology Courses

Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
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Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is at the foundation of everything we do and say, and is especially important in the 21st century workplace. The good news is that communication is a learned skill, and can be improved upon with the right training. The focus of this course is to heighten students' awareness of workplace communication, and add new interpersonal skills, with the end result of becoming a more competent communicator overall.

Introduction to Cyber Security
ADD FREE starts 20 April 2015
Our lives depend on online services. We shop online. Work online. Play online. We live online. This free online course will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, both at home and at work. You will learn how to identify the threats that could harm you online and steps you can take to reduce the risk that they will happen to you. With cyber security often in the news today, the course will also frame your online safety in the context of the larger world, introducing you to different types of malware, including viruses and trojans, as well as concepts such as network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management.

Introduction to Bioethics
ADD FREE starts 15 April 2015
Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we have over how and when we die? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above? This course examines fundamental moral issues in medicine, health and biotechnology. Delve into the headlines — and polarized debates — and join others who want to think deeply and openly about these problems. Some are as old as life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. This course introduces students to the range of issues that define bioethics,as well as core concepts and skills. The course should be of interest to undergraduates, health care professionals, policy makers, and anyone interested in philosophy or ethics.

Scalable Machine Learning
ADD FREE starts 25 April 2015
This course introduces the underlying statistical and algorithmic principles required to develop scalable real-world machine learning pipelines. Students will be given an integrated view of data processing by highlighting the various components of these pipelines, including exploratory data analysis, feature extraction, supervised learning, and model evaluation. You’ll gain hands-on experience applying these principles using Apache Spark, a cluster computing system designed for large-scale machine learning tasks. You will also implement scalable algorithms for fundamental statistical models while tackling key problems in a vareity of areas such as online advertising, personalized recommendation and cognitive neuroscience.

Dynamics and Control
ADD FREE starts 14 April 2015
In this course, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in-depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. You will learn how to start with raw data and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where you can investigate relevant biological questions. Throughout the case studies, we will make use of exploratory plots to provide a general overview of the shape of the data and the result of the experiment. You’ll learn the basic steps in analyzing DNA methylation data, including reading raw data, normalization, and finding regions of differential methylation across multiple samples.

Case Study: ChIP-Seq Data analysis
ADD FREE starts 27 April 2015
In this series, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in-depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. You will learn how to start with raw data and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where you can investigate relevant biological questions. Throughout the case studies, we will make use of exploratory plots to provide a general overview of the shape of the data and the result of the experiment. This course segment focuses on the basic steps for analyzing ChIP-seq datasets, from read alignment to peak calling, and assessing differential binding patterns across multiple samples.

Case Study: ChIP-Seq Data analysis
ADD FREE starts 27 April 2015

Bioinformatic Methods I
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This course examines use of available (mainly Web-based) programs for analyzing biological data. It is an introductory course with a strong emphasis on hands-on methods. Some theory is introduced, but the main focus is on using established bioinformatics tools to analyze data and generate biological hypotheses.

Two Speed IT: How Companies Can Surf the Digital Wave
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Transform or disappear is the Darwinism of IT. To adapt to a digital world, a two-speed IT is needed. Despite the importance of IT in today's digital world, Chief Information Officers often struggle to get their voices heard by executive committees. Faced with this challenge, IT departments are being forced to reinvent themselves to adapt their companies to the fast paced evolution of technology. In this course, we’ll present a business approach that allows IT to shed off its appearance of a heavy cost center and adopt a new, more realistic persona as a quality service provider, partnering with users and the management.

Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
ADD FREE starts 6 Apr 2015
Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is at the foundation of everything we do and say, and it is especially important in the 21st century workplace. This course will heighten your awareness of workplace communication and equip you with new interpersonal skills. Focus topics will include the process and functions of communication, behavioral patterns, verbal and nonverbal cues and behaviors, confidence, assertiveness, tact, anger management, criticism and constructive feedback, conflict resolution, team building, leadership, interviewing, and communicating more effectively with technology, such as by using email, Skype, texting and similar tools.

Principles of Computing (Part 1)
ADD FREE starts 22 May 2015
This is the first in a two-part course that introduces the basic mathematical and programming principles that underlie much of Computer Science. Understanding these principles is essential to the process of creating efficient and well-structured solutions for computational problems. To provide you with hands-on experience working with these concepts, we will use the Python programming language. The main focus of the class will be weekly mini-projects that build on the mathematical and programming principles taught in the course. To keep the class fun and engaging, many of the projects will involve working with strategy-based games.

Data Visualization
ADD FREE starts 20 Jul 2015
In this course, you will learn how to transform information from a format efficient for computation into a format efficient for human perception, cognition and communication. We’ll explore elements of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, perceptual psychology and design in addition to data processing and computation.

Discrete Time Signals and Systems, Part 2: Frequency Domain
ADD FREE starts 18 Mar 2015
Have you ever wondered how signals from the physical world are sampled, stored, and processed without losing the information required to extract meaning from the data? This course is a rigorous mathematical introduction to the engineering field of signal processing. You’ll learn about the study of signals and systems that extract information from the world around us, and how to analyze discrete-time signals and systems in the time and frequency domains. You will also learn convolution, discrete Fourier transforms, the z-transform, and digital filtering. Learners will apply these concepts in interactive MATLAB programming exercises, all done in a browser; no download is required.

Dispositivos Móviles Para la Gestión del Territorio
ADD FREE starts 24 Mar 2015
Se conocerán los distintos sistemas de georreferenciación/navegación aplicados a dispositivos móviles, la estructura de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) y su aplicabilidad a la gestión del territorio y se describirán los sistemas de comunicación existentes (GPRS/UMTS, internet), con el objeto de analizar las aplicaciones a la ingeniería y la gestión del territorio que proporciona la integración de estos tres sistemas en los dispositivos móviles.

Implantar Grupos de Mejora de Procesos
ADD FREE starts 25 Mar 2015
Cuando hacer las cosas bien no es suficiente, necesitamos convertir la mejora continua en un lema diario para todos los trabajadores de la empresa. Para ello necesitamos conocer técnicas que nos ayuden a realizar esta tarea de manera más sistemática para que, por un lado tengamos mejores resultados y, por otro, no nos dispersemos con las urgencias de un día a día caótico. En este curso, aprenderás a definir problemas/oportunidades, y a convertirlas en un proyecto de mejora. Descubrirás cómo construir un equipo que se haga cargo de estos proyectos y conocerás y practicaras diferentes técnicas para la resolución de problemas en grupo. Al finalizar el curso serás capaz de participar en grupos de resolución de problemas quesean capaces de mejorar la eficiencia de las organizaciones.

General Game Playing
ADD FREE starts 30 Mar 2015
General game players are computer systems able to play strategy games based solely on formal game descriptions supplied at "runtime". (In other words, they don’t know the rules until the game starts.) Unlike specialized game players, such as Deep Blue, general game players cannot rely on algorithms designed in advance for specific games; they must discover such algorithms themselves. General game playing expertise depends on intelligence on the part of the game player and not just intelligence of the programmer of the game player. This course is an introduction to General Game Playing (GGP). Students will get an introduction to the theory of General Game Playing and will learn how to create GGP programs capable of competing against other programs and humans.

Introduction to Communication Science
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Since Antiquity, scholars have appreciated the importance of communication: as social beings, we cannot exist without communication. In this free online course, we’ll explore how and why communication evolved as a science and reflect on today's dominant paradigms. The course delves beyond the boundaries of communication science itself, exploring dimensions of history, sociology and psychology. We’ll begin with a consideration of several basic models and go on to the history of communication theory, linear effect-oriented theories, the reception approach and, finally, exploring theories on the production and reinforcement of culture through communication.

From Nand to Tetris (Part I)
ADD FREE starts 11 Apr 2015
In this fascinating 7-week course, you will go all the way from Boolean algebra and elementary logic gates to building a central processing unit, a memory system, and a hardware platform, leading up to a general-purpose computer that can run any program you fancy. In the process of building this computer, you will become familiar with many important hardware abstractions, and you will implement them, hands on. But most of all, you will enjoy the tremendous thrill of building a complex and useful system from the ground up. The course provides six weekly hands- on projects that take you from constructing elementary logic gates to building a fully functioning, general purpose computer. In the process, you will learn -- in the most direct and intimate way -- how computers work, and how they are designed.

Hardware Security
ADD FREE starts 6 Apr 2015
In this course, you will explore security and trust from the hardware perspective. The course opens with a short survey of the roles of hardware in security and trust. We’ll go on to review the fundamentals of digital logic design. Using this as an example, we will analyze the source of security vulnerabilities and demonstrate how these vulnerabilities can become legitimate security threats. We’ll also examine physical attacks on popular digital systems, side-channel attacks, timing attacks and electromagnetic attacks. Finally, we will learn the new hardware security primitives that can help us to build secure systems.

Introduction to Digital Sound Design
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Sound is an important part of the human experience, shaping and transforming the world around us. This course provides an overview of the basic principles of sound and factors that determine human audio perception. It explores techniques of recording, mixing, processing, sampling and editing digital audio, using free audio production software for PC and Mac. You will also learn a variety of sound design and editing techniques for use in film and Web-based media, soundscape creations, or live and Internet music performances.

History of Information
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This course explores the history of information and related technologies, examining why we think of our current era as "the Information Age." The instructors examine select moments in the evolution of production, recording and storage of information, from the earliest writing systems to modern-day Short Message Service (SMS) and blogs. The focus will be on both what and when, how and why, and how do technological advances affect society and vice versa?

Introduction to Computer Science
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This course provides an introduction to computer science and the art of programming. Students will learn how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, encapsulation, data structures, databases, memory management, security, software development, virtualization and website design. Languages covered include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets are inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics and gaming.

Computer Networking 101
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This free video course provides an introduction to the nuts and bolts of computer networking. Students will learn what a computer network is and explore types of networks, networking concepts, and design principles. The course also examines networking protocols and topology in a series of 17 videos.

How to Build a Computer
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Whether you are looking to repair a broken computer, upgrade your video card or memory, or build a new desktop PC from scratch, this 23-session video course will walk you through the steps. The course covers key topics such as choosing the right CPU, buying a motherboard and RAM, and selecting a case, power supply and hard drive. You’ll then walk through the step-by-step process of putting it all together and building a fully functional computer in just an hour or two. Why pay your computer shop hundreds of dollars when you can learn to do your own repairs with this hands-on video course!

Job Search and Networking
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Need a new job? Looking for new opportunities? This short course reveals the most effective strategies for approaching and conducting a job search. You will also learn the best methods for networking and searching for a job online, including using social media sites.

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Computer and Technology Courses
Introduction to Computer Programming
Introduction to Computer Science
A History of Information
Online Graphics
Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys
Programming Cloud Services for Android Handheld Devices
Javascript for Beginners
Computer Networking 101
HTML 5 Step by Step
Introduction to mySQL Database
Facebook 101
AJAX Programming
Job Search and Networking
Internet Safety
How to Build a Computer
How to Use Gmail
Computer Basics
Windows 8: Getting Started
Email 101
Creative Programming for Digital Media and Mobile Apps