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So You Want to Become a Biomedical Engineer | IEEEx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn about biomedical engineering from top names in the field and how to plot your own educational and career path. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/so-you-want-become-biomedical-engineer-ieeex-biomed01x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Want to become a biomedical engineer but not sure where to focus or how to get there? This engineering course will give you an overview of this wildly popular and vast field, as you learn about more than two dozen areas of focus and get a peek at some of the cool and exciting advances going on at top institutions. Along the way, you’ll meet more than three dozen biomedical engineers—from top names in the field to those just starting their careers. Through exercises, you’ll get to think like a BME and experience the various areas to see which fits your interests and talents. Finally, once you have a better sense of where you’d like to focus, our educational and career advice will help show you how to get there. While targeted to students exploring a career in biomedical engineering, anyone curious about this fascinating field will find something of interest: from the thinking processes of pilots and baseball batters to an inside view of a beating heart to developments in bionics, exoskeletons, and nanotechnology. Join us on a journey through the world of biomedical engineering. Verified students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs), valid toward continuing education requirements for many professional certifications. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN The breadth of the field of biomedical engineering Advances going on in each of the areas of focus How to select an area and degree program How other biomedical engineers got where they are How to chart your own career
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How edX Works | Anant Agarwal on edX
 
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Learn how edX works, and find your path to free online courses on www.edx.org. ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline
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Top 10 Essential Phrases in Mandarin
 
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Take free Mandarin courses on edX from MandarinX: https://www.edx.org/school/mandarinx
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10 Phrases in Mandarin Chinese
 
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Learn Mandarin Chinese for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/chinese-language-learn-basic-mandarin-mandarinx-mx101x
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The Architectural Imagination | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn fundamental principles of architecture — as an academic subject or a professional career — from a study of history’s important buildings. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/architectural-imagination-harvardx-gsd1x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Architecture engages a culture’s deepest social values and expresses them in material, aesthetic form. In this course, you will learn how to “read” architecture as a cultural expression as well as a technical achievement. Vivid analyses of exemplary buildings from a wide range of historical contexts, coupled with hands-on exercises in drawing and modeling, bring you close to the work of an actual architect or historian. Architecture is one of the most complexly negotiated and globally recognized cultural practices, both as an academic subject and a professional career. Its production involves all of the technical, aesthetic, political, and economic issues at play within a given society. Over the course of ten modules, we’ll examine some of history’s most important examples that show how architecture engages, mediates, and expresses a culture’s complex aspirations. The first part of the course introduces the idea of the architectural imagination as a faculty that mediates sensuous experience and conceptual understanding. Two examples of the architectural imagination—perspective drawing and architectural typology—are explored through video presentations and hands-on exercises. You will be introduced to some of the challenges involved in writing architectural history, revealing that architecture does not always have a straightforward relationship to its own history. In the second set of modules, we address technology as a component of architecture’s realization and understanding. Architecture is embedded in contexts where technologies and materials of construction—glass and steel, reinforced concrete—are crucial agents of change. But a society’s technology does not determine its architectural forms. You will discover ways that innovative technology can enable and promote new aesthetic experiences, or disrupt age-old traditions. You will witness architecture’s ways of converting brute technical means into meaningful perceptions and textures of daily life. The interactions of architecture and modern technologies changed not only what could be built, but also what kinds of constructions could even be thought of as architecture. The final set of modules confronts architecture’s complex relationship to its social and historical contexts and its audiences, achievements, and aspirations. As a professional practice deeply embedded in society, architecture has social obligations and the aesthetic power to negotiate social change; to carry collective memories; even to express society’s utopian ideals. You will learn about what we call architecture’s power of representation, and see how architecture has a particular capacity to produce collective meaning and memories. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN How to read, analyze, and understand different forms of architectural representation Social and historical contexts behind major works of architecture Basic principles to produce your own architectural drawings and models Pertinent content for academic study or a professional career as an architect
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U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self | MITx on edX | About Video
 
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Learn how to create profound innovation in a time of disruptive change by leading from the emerging future. Enroll at: https://www.edx.org/course/u-lab-transforming-business-society-self-mitx-15-s23x This highly experiential course is based on Theory U, a framework, method, and way of connecting to the more authentic aspects of our self. It introduces the variable of consciousness into management and the social sciences, and proposes that the quality of the results that we create in any kind of social system is a function of the quality of awareness, attention or consciousness that the participants in the system operate from. This approach to leading change is practiced by business, government, and civil society leaders around the world – many of whom you will meet during this course. During these six weeks, we will look at today’s environmental, social, and spiritual-cultural challenges and explore why it is that our societies collectively create results that, individually, nobody wants. We will introduce you to frameworks that enable you to identify the deeper structures and paradigms of thought that give rise to these issues. And we will invite you into a learning environment that is more personal, practical, relational, mindful, collective, and transformative than what you may have experienced in other online courses. Each week, you will: Engage in self-reflection (personal) Go out into the world and apply a specific tool (practical) Meet in a coaching circle with four fellow u.lab participants (relational) Be introduced to a mindfulness practice Join three live streamed classes in which all participants come together to learn in real time (collective) Engage in transformative practices that allow you to connect to your highest future potential Throughout the journey of the lab you will have ample opportunity to deepen your self-knowledge, develop new skills, form new relationships, and prototype the future that you want to create.
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Les fondements de la stratégie d’entreprise | LouvainX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/les-fondements-de-la-strategie-louvainx-louv10x ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline About this course Quel est le secret d’une entreprise qui réussit mieux qu’une autre ? Comment faire les bons choix stratégiques ? Ce cours proposera des réponses à ces questions au travers de nombreuses études de cas. Il vous fournira des outils et méthodes d’analyse indispensables pour comprendre les atouts ainsi que l’environnement concurrentiel des entreprises. Il s’agit d’une approche originale qui s’adresse à chacun, qu’il soit directeur, cadre, entrepreneur, étudiant ou tout simplement désireux de savoir comment prendre des décisions réfléchies et cohérentes tout en poursuivant un objectif à long terme. Ce cours est construit comme un voyage en 6 escales au pays « stratégie ». Tout comme le stratège, le voyageur doit décider, prévoir et planifier son itinéraire en demeurant flexible. Il doit tenir un cap et connaître sa destination, car comme le disait Sénèque : « il n’est pas de vent favorable à qui ne connaît pas son port ». Why does one company succeed over another? How do you make the right strategic choices while developing your business? This course will provide you with the tools and methods of analysis needed to answer these important questions. Through numerous case studies, you will come to understand both the assets of companies and their competitive environment. This is an original approach, applicable to everyone from students to business executives, but also anyone curious about how to make informed decisions while pursuing well-defined, long-term goals. The course takes a multi-faceted approach. As a strategist, you must decide, predict and plan your route while remaining flexible and open to change. You must stay the course and know your destination because, as the philosopher Seneca once said, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.”
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The Science of Happiness | UC BerkeleyX on edX | Course About Video
 
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The Science of Happiness The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life. Register for The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley at https://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That's where this course comes in. "The Science of Happiness" is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students will engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives. Created by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. Students will learn about the cross-disciplinary research supporting this view, spanning the fields of psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and beyond. What's more, "The Science of Happiness" will offer students practical strategies for nurturing their own happiness. Research suggests that up to 40 percent of happiness depends on our habits and activities. So each week, students will learn a new research-tested practice that fosters social and emotional well-being—and the course will help them track their progress along the way. The course's co-instructors, Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, are not only leading authorities on positive psychology but also gifted teachers skilled at making science feel fun and personal. They'll be joined by world-renowned experts discussing themes like empathy, mindfulness, and gratitude—experts including Rick Hanson, Barbara Fredrickson, Paul Ekman, Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Health professionals who register can earn continuing education units for their participation.
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Introduction to Control System Design - A First Look | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn the theory and practice of controller design by building and then position-stabilizing a propeller-levitated arm. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-control-system-design-first-mitx-6-302-0x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Have you wondered about the design strategies behind temperature controllers, quad-copters, or self-balancing scooters? Are you interested in robotics, and have heard of, or tried, “line-following" or “PID control” and want to understand more? Feedback control is a remarkably pervasive engineering principle. Feedback control uses sensor data (e.g. brightness, temperature, or velocity) to adjust or correct actuation (e.g. steering angle, motor acceleration, or heater output), and you use it all the time, like when you steer a bicycle, catch a ball, or stand upright. But even though applications of feedback are very common, the subject is an uncommonly compelling example of mathematical theory guiding practical design. In this engineering course we will introduce you to the theory and practice of feedback control and provide a glimpse into this rich and beautiful subject. Each week we will begin with a mathematical description of a fundamental feedback concept, combined with on-line exercises to test your understanding, and will finish with you designing, implementing, measuring, and analyzing a hardware system, that you build, for controlling a propeller-levitated-arm feedback system. You will not need a background in calculus or software engineering to succeed in this class but you should be familiar with algebra and mechanical forces, have some exposure to complex numbers, and be comfortable with modifying mathematical formulas in short computer programs. This is a lab course, and in order to complete the weekly assignments, you will need to purchase/acquire a list of parts. To make sure you receive your parts before the class begins, you should register promptly, so that you can access the lists of parts and international vendors. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - How to set up a control system and understand and optimize its performance (the Arduino-controlled propeller-levitated arm) - Modeling Feedback Control systems Using Difference Equations - What unstable systems are like, practically and mathematically - How to measure control system performance - How proportional, delta (aka derivative) and summation (aka integral) feedback reduce tracking errors and increase disturbance rejection
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India to MIT: Transforming My Life through Online Education at edX
 
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Amol is just one of the millions of learners using edX to transform their lives. We're incredibly proud and humbled by all the learners benefiting from edX. With your help we can continue our mission to provide high-quality education to everyone, everywhere. Please consider giving a tax deductible donation to edX today: http://bit.ly/2pCQvZf Together we can change lives and change the world. Start learning on edX.org!
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Intro to Aerospace Engineering | MITx on edX | Course About Video (Coming soon!)
 
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Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-aerospace-engineering-mitx-16-00x-0 ABOUT THIS COURSE Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Join MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights and was the first astronaut to log 1000 hours on the Space Shuttle, as he teaches you the core principles behind space travel and exploration. The course will cover how rockets work, how spacecraft move in orbit, how we create artificial environments inside spacecraft to keep astronauts alive and healthy, what it’s like living in a world without gravity, how the human body adapts to space, and how spacewalks happen, plus more. Many lessons will be illustrated with Professor Hoffman’s own experiences in space. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - The basic principles of how rockets work (rocket science) - How spacecraft move in orbit (orbital mechanics) - What is required to keep astronauts alive and healthy in space (environmental control and life support) - Basic concepts of safety and risk management - The effects of weightlessness on the human body - How to carry out a spacewalk
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Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science | HarvardX on edX | About Video
 
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Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa. Register for Science and Cooking from HarvardX at http://edx.org/courses. About this course: During each week of the course, you will watch as chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain, in simple and sophisticated ways, the science behind the recipe. Topics will include: soft matter materials, such as emulsions, illustrated by aioli; elasticity, exemplified by the done-ness of a steak; and diffusion, revealed by the phenomenon of spherification, the culinary technique pioneered by Ferran Adrià. To help you make the link between cooking and science, an "equation of the week" will capture the core scientific concept being explored. You will also have the opportunity to be an experimental scientist in your very own laboratory — your kitchen. By following along with the engaging recipe of the week, taking measurements, and making observations, you will learn to think both like a cook and a scientist. The lab is also one of the most unique components of this course — after all, in what other science course do you get to eat your lab? Check out all of the courses available at http://edx.org/courses.
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6.002x Circuits and Electronics | MIT on edX | Chainsaw Demo
 
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Take Circuits and Electronics free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/circuits-electronics-mitx-6-002x-0 ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline Learn the fundamentals of electrical circuits and circuit analysis. The course introduces engineering in the context of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; and analog and digital circuits and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course. Weekly coursework includes interactive video sequences, readings from the textbook, homework, online laboratories, and optional tutorials. The course will also have a midterm exam and a final exam.
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ContractsX: From Trust to Promise to Contract | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise? Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/contract-law-trust-promise-contract-harvardx-hls2x-0 ABOUT THIS COURSE Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. But when will the law refuse to honor a promise? What happens when one party does not hold to their part of the deal? We are exposed to contracts in all areas of our life — agreeing to terms when downloading a new computer program, hiring a contractor to repair a leaking roof, and even ordering a meal at a restaurant. Knowing the principles of contracts is not just a skill needed by lawyers, it illuminates for everyone a crucial institution that we use all the time and generally take for granted. This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts. It will provide an introduction to what a contract is and also analyze the purpose and significance of contracts. Then, it will discuss the intent to create legal relations, legality and morality, and the distinction between gifts and bargains. The course also investigates common pitfalls: one-sided promises, mistake, fraud, and frustration. With the knowledge of what makes contracts and how they can go wrong, Professor Fried will discuss remedies and specific performance. Finally, Professor Fried will introduce how contracts can create rights for third parties. The course’s instructor, Charles Fried, has been teaching at Harvard Law School for more than 50 years and has written extensively on contracts. Not only is Professor Fried a leading authority on contract law, but he also utilizes a story-telling approach to explaining the topic, which creates a unique and interesting class experience. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - A theoretical background of contracts, trust, and promise - Contracts the government will stand behind and those it won’t - Illusory promises, offer and acceptance - The limitations of contract law - Writing and Interpretation of contracts - Key concepts including mistake, fraud, and frustration; remedies and specific performance; and third parties
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edX: The Future of Online Education
 
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EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. To learn more about edX or to sign up for a course, visit us at http://www.edx.org.
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Embedded Systems | UTAustinX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Embedded Systems - Shape The World Build real-world embedded solutions using a bottom-up approach from simple to complex in this hands-on, lab-based course. Register for this course at http://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course How do they do it? If that is your reaction every time you see an electronic gadget you like, then wonder no more. Join us on a journey that will unravel how these electronic gadgets are designed, developed, and built as embedded systems that shape the world. This is a hands-on, learn-by-doing course that shows you how to build solutions to real-world problems using embedded systems. Each student will purchase a Texas Instruments TM4C123 microcontroller kit and a few electronic components. This microcontroller has a state of the art ARM Cortex M4 processor. The course uses a bottom-up approach to problem-solving building gradually from simple interfacing of switches and LEDs to complex concepts like display drivers, digital to analog conversion, generation of sound, analog to digital conversion, graphics, interrupts, and communication. We will present both general principles and practical tips for building circuits and programming the microcontroller in the C programming language. You will develop debugging skills using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and software instrumentation. Laboratory assignments are first performed in simulation, and then you will build and debug your system on the real microcontroller. At the conclusion of this course you will be able to build your own arcade-style game. We will provide instructions about purchasing the kit and installing required software via the course website. And be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus!
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The Analytics Edge | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Take this course for free on edX: http://bit.ly/2w36McD ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline The Analytics Edge Through inspiring examples and stories, discover the power of data and use analytics to provide an edge to your career and your life. ABOUT THIS COURSE In the last decade, the amount of data available to organizations has reached unprecedented levels. Data is transforming business, social interactions, and the future of our society. In this course, you will learn how to use data and analytics to give an edge to your career and your life. We will examine real world examples of how analytics have been used to significantly improve a business or industry. These examples include Moneyball, eHarmony, the Framingham Heart Study, Twitter, IBM Watson, and Netflix. Through these examples and many more, we will teach you the following analytics methods: linear regression, logistic regression, trees, text analytics, clustering, visualization, and optimization. We will be using the statistical software R to build models and work with data. The contents of this course are essentially the same as those of the corresponding MIT class (The Analytics Edge). It is a challenging class, but it will enable you to apply analytics to real-world applications. Enroll in The Analytics Edge from MITx at https://www.edx.org/course/analytics-edge-mitx-15-071x-2
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How to Survive Your PhD | ANUx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Take this course for free on edX: [link to course] — NOTE: if the course isn't free, omit "for free" ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline About this course You need to be smart to begin a PhD - but you need to be resilient to finish one. Between one-quarter and one-third of all research students never finish their degree. The PhD is an emotional journey as much as it is an intellectual one. What kinds of emotions does the research degree process provoke? What strategies can help students deal with the emotional highs and lows? How can academic advisors, family and friends help research students cope with these stresses - and celebrate the successes? This course is primarily designed for masters, PhD, and research students and the academics who are tasked with helping them, but you may also be a family member or friend of a PhD student who is seeking to better understand what your loved one is going through. By directly addressing the emotional issues, and by helping us see the connections between emotional resilience and success, this course aims to help us all create a more supportive academic environment, where students can do their best research work.
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Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes | MITx on edX | Course Video
 
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Learn the technologies used to manufacture products we use every day, and the fundamental principles required to take processes to scale Take this course on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/fundamentals-manufacturing-processes-mitx-2-008x About this course Have you wondered how something was manufactured? Do you want to learn what it takes to turn your design into a finished product? This course introduces a wide range of manufacturing processes including machining, injection molding, and 3D printing; and explains the fundamental principles and practices of manufacturing at scale. For each process, 2.008x explains the underlying physical principles, provides several practical examples and demonstrations, and summarizes design for manufacturing principles. Lectures are also included on cost estimation, quality and variation, robotics, and sustainability. Together, this knowledge will enable you to plan a manufacturing process for a multi-part product, make quantitative estimates of cost and throughput, and recognize important constraints and tradeoffs. Whether you may be an engineer, entrepreneur, or from another field—by completing 2.008x you will gain the understanding needed to assess a wide variety of manufacturing techniques, identify potential improvements, and confidently pursue the scale-up of innovative products. What you'll learn Manufacturing processes in detail: machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, sheet metal forming, 3D printing, and more Overarching principles: rate, quality, cost, flexibility, sustainability How to apply design for manufacturing principles, plan a multi-step process, and envision an automated manufacturing system for complex products Emerging technologies including robotics, connected machines, and their implications on the future of manufacturing
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Composite Materials Overview for Engineers | UWashingtonX on edX | About Video
 
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Composite Materials Overview for Engineers Register for Composite Materials Overview for Engineers at https://www.edx.org/courses Introduction of composite materials from engineering design, manufacturing, and repair viewpoints. About this Course Composites are used in many industries today to enable high-performance products at economic advantage. These industries range from space to sports and include manufactured products for aircraft, transportation, energy, construction, sports, marine, and medical use. There are many material, economic and aesthetic advantages to using composites, but a solid knowledge of the physical properties, including the mechanics, tooling, design, inspection & repair, and manufacturing options is required for working in this medium as they are intrinsically linked. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of composite materials for high performance structures from the point of view of Aerospace engineering design, manufacturing, and repair. It is designed to address critical areas of composite technologies that focus on materials, manufacturing, mechanics, design, inspection, and repair. In this course students will learn how composite materials achieve properties of strength, weight ratios and durability that surpass aluminum in aircraft design. For these high performance applications engineers typically rely on laminated structures, which are built up from many varying layers of ply-materials. Using this process the mechanical properties of the composite part can be tailored to specific applications resulting in significant weight and cost savings. Tailoring specific properties and designing innovative laminate structures highlights the multidisciplinary nature of this industry and how it touches the expertise of many disciplines including engineers, mechanics, and inspection specialists. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to identify the unique characteristics of composites and understand how advanced composite structures are designed, manufactured and maintained. When you have finished this course, you will be able to: Demonstrate understanding of fundamentals in materials, manufacturing, mechanics, design, and repair of polymeric matrix composites Identify advantages and disadvantages of polymeric matrix composites with respect to metals Apply the knowledge acquired to the design and manufacturing of high performance composite structures
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Industry 4.0: How to Revolutionize your Business | HKPolyUx on edX
 
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An introduction to the fourth industrial revolution, it's major systems and technologies and how new products and services will impact business and society. Take this course for free on edx.org: https://www.edx.org/course/industry-4-0-how-revolutionize-business-hkpolyux-i4-0x
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Supply Chain Fundamentals | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/supply-chain-logistics-fundamentals-mitx-ctl-sc1x-0 SC1x is an introduction to the fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives. Register for Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals from MIT at https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-ctl-sc1x-supply-chain-logistics-2006 About this Course Companies worldwide are leveraging supply chain management to create and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. This trend, in turn, is fueling a growing demand for supply chain professionals. This course is the first of three in the Supply Chain Management XSeries that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. This first course, CTL.SC1x, provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The main topic areas we will focus on are: Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management, Inventory Planning, Management, and Control, and Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution. While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice. Enroll at https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-ctl-sc1x-supply-chain-logistics-2006
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Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics | HarvardX on edX
 
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An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/bioethics-law-medicine-ethics-harvardx-hls4x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Bioethics provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions around reproduction and human genetics and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions. This law course includes interviews with individuals who have used surrogacy and sperm donation, with medical professionals who are experts in current reproductive technologies like In Vitro Fertilization and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, and bioethicists and journalists who study the ownership and use of genetic information within human tissue. Additional Harvard colleagues will also share with you their thoughts on topics such as disability law as it relates to reproductive technology. While the law and ethics surrounding these technologies are a central component to this course, we also show you examples of the deeply personal and human side of these issues. Throughout the course, and with the help of law students, we will discuss leading legal cases in this field, which will illuminate the types of questions the law has struggled with – stretching and evolving over time. From the famous Baby M surrogacy case, to cases on the paternity of sperm donors, to a case related to the ownership of human tissue turned into a commercial product, and others. We will show you the ethical, legal, and rhetorical underpinnings, which have served as the basis for various court decisions over the past 20 or 30 years. We will also explore potential future technologies and their implications for society: genetic enhancements to increase our intelligence, let us live a hundred years longer, or make us immune to diseases – and the possibility of creating animal-human hybrids, for example a mouse with a humanized brain. The content within this course is intended to be instructive, and show how legal reasoning has been applied, or could be applied, to questions related to parenthood, reproduction, and other issues surrounding human genetic material. The material organized within this course should be considered an authoritative overview, but is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice. This course is designed for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, law students, prospective law students, medical professionals, as well as members of the general public interested in questions and topics related to surrogacy, parenthood, genetic and reproductive technology, ownership of genetic material, and more. You do not need any background in law, medicine, philosophy, or really any subject to enjoy this course. This course is meant to be an introduction for anyone interested in these topics. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - How the reproductive technology industry works, and issues raised related to buying and selling human reproductive materials - The law and ethics of surrogacy - Civil lawsuits when things go wrong with reproductive technology: wrongful birth and wrongful life lawsuits - The law and ethics of sperm donation and the legal status of sperm donors - Ethical and legal issues raised by human enhancement - The law and ethics of mixing human and animal genetic material - The ownership of human tissue and its underlying genetic information
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6.002x Circuits and Electronics | MITx on edX | About Video
 
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Teaches the fundamentals of circuit and electronic analysis. Enroll for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/circuits-electronics-mitx-6-002x-0 ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline The course introduces engineering in the context of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; and analog and digital circuits and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course. Sign up at http://edx.org/courses
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edX | HarvardX: Unlocking the Immunity to Change: GSE1x: About Video
 
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Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement Apply new psychological theory about personal change to an improvement-goal of your own throughout the entire course. Register for Unlocking the Immunity to Change from Harvard at http://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course Do you have a personal improvement goal that has proven resistant to your sincerest intentions, smartest plans, and best efforts? Did you make a New Year's resolution for 2014? This course invites you to take part in a world-wide experiment to see if Kegan and Lahey's ground-breaking, award-winning approach can be deployed on-line to help tens of thousands of people make lasting changes at work or in their private lives. Via demonstrations, exercises, readings, experiments, small-group supports, and novel interactive tools, this course will teach you new psychological theory about personal change, but—more than this—it will engage you in applying that theory to yourself from the first class to the last. In 2011 Oprah Winfrey listed the Top Ten Things You Should Do to Start the New Year Right. Number One on the list was, "Try the Immunity-to-Change approach." Come, join us in this experiment!
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Microsoft Data Science Curriculum | Microsoft on edX
 
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Enroll in this program on edX: https://prod-edx-mktg-edit.edx.org/microsoft-professional-program-data-0 Already considered to be one of the hottest jobs of 2016, the shortage of data scientists continues to grow. For qualified job seekers, this creates a tremendous opportunity. Understanding this, Microsoft has worked closely with leading universities and employers to develop a curriculum that will help prepare the next generation of data scientists. To begin down the path towards an exciting career in data science, our employer-endorsed curriculum gives graduates an advantage over other job seekers by pairing university-caliber hands on labs with highly rated online courses help you develop the skills that employers are asking for. In the following courses, you will apply proven data science methodologies and principles while learning to use a range of common data science technologies to explore, transform, model, and visualize data, and create the next generation of intelligent solution. You'll Learn To - Use Microsoft Excel to explore data - Use Transact-SQL to query a relational database - Create data models and visualize data using Excel or Power BI - Apply statistical methods to data - Use R or Python to explore and transform data - Follow a data science methodology - Create and validate machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning - Write R or Python code to build machine learning models - Apply data science techniques to common scenarios - Implement a machine learning solution for a given data problem
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MITx: Introduction to Aerodynamics: 16.101x About Video
 
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Discover the basic fluid dynamic concepts behind aircraft analysis and design. Sign up for Introduction to Aerodynamics and other edX courses at http://edx.org. About This Course: his is a course about aerodynamics, i.e. the study of the flow of air about a body. In our case, the body will be an airplane, but much of the aerodynamics in this course is relevant to a wide variety of applications from sailboats to automobiles to birds. Students completing 16.101x will gain a conceptual understanding of aerodynamic models used to predict the forces on and performance of aircraft. Topics covered are relevant to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in subsonic, transonic, and supersonic regimes. Specifically, we address subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, including thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, and panel method/interacting boundary layer methods; and supersonic airfoil theory.
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Using Python for Research | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Take your introductory knowledge of Python programming to the next level and learn how to use Python 3 for your research. Take this course free on edX: ABOUT THIS COURSE This course bridges the gap between introductory and advanced courses in Python. While there are many excellent introductory Python courses available, most typically do not go deep enough for you to apply your Python skills to research projects. In this course, after first reviewing the basics of Python 3, we learn about tools commonly used in research settings. Using a combination of a guided introduction and more independent in-depth exploration, you will get to practice your new Python skills with various case studies chosen for their scientific breadth and their coverage of different Python features. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Python 3 programming basics (a review) - Python tools (e.g., NumPy and SciPy modules) for research applications - How to apply Python research tools in practical settings
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UWashingtonX: Introduction to Public Speaking: COMM220UWX About Video
 
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Introduction to Public Speaking In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine our own and others' speeches through interactive practice. ABOUT THIS COURSE This course is being offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course, and participate in all course activities. Certificates will not be issued. This course is designed to help you become a more effective and confident public speaker. We will demystify the process of writing, practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech, work through the unique traits of oral versus written communication, and learn how to prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand aurally. One of the best ways to refine your own speech ability is through a close study of others' speeches. We will have a number of opportunities to examine and discuss sample speeches and speakers. Growing out of our analysis of speakers, we will discuss who you hold up as a model speaker and analyze what makes that speaker effective. We will critically examine our own speeches and the speeches of others. By becoming a student of public speaking, you join a long history of rhetorical study dating back to ancient Greece. By the end of this course, you should be able to: Design and deliver basic arguments clearly. Design and deliver informative presentations clearly. Design and deliver complex arguments persuasively. Speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety. Evaluate and critique speeches insightfully. This course is being offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course, and participate in all course activities. Certificates will not be issued.
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President Obama and edX
 
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President Obama announces TechHire initiative.
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Signals and Systems | IIT BombayX on edX | Course About Video
 
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This course provides the basic toolkit for any signal processing application - the abstraction of signals and systems, from the point of view of analysis and characterization. ↓ More info below. ↓ Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/signals-systems-part-1-iitbombayx-ee210-1x-1#! ABOUT THIS COURSE We encounter signals and systems extensively in our day-to-day lives, from making a phone call, listening to a song, editing photos, manipulating audio files, using speech recognition softwares like Siri and Google now, to taking EEGs, ECGs and X-Ray images. Each of these involves gathering, storing, transmitting and processing information from the physical world. This course will equip you to deal with these tasks efficiently by learning the basic mathematical framework of signals and systems. This course is divided into two parts. In the first part (EE210.1x), we explore the various properties of signals and systems, characterization of Linear Shift Invariant Systems, convolution and Fourier Transform. Building on that, in the 2nd part (EE210.2x) we will deal with the Sampling theorem, Z-Transform, discrete Fourier transform and Laplace transform. The contents of the first part are prerequisites for doing this part. Ideas introduced in this course will be useful in understanding further electrical engineering courses which deal with control systems, communication systems, power systems, digital signal processing, statistical signal analysis and digital message transmission. The concepts taught in this course are also useful to students of other disciplines like mechanical, chemical, aerospace and other branches of engineering and science. What you'll learn - How to unite abstractions for several kinds of systems, to draw a common system description - How to identify properties that this system has or does not have - How to deal with an important class of systems namely, linear shift invariant systems - How to represent and analyze signals and systems in the Fourier domain
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Justice | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Justice Justice is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, including discussion of contemporary dilemmas and controversies. Register for Justice from HarvardX at http://edx.org/courses About this Course Justice is a critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites students to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination. The principal readings for the course are texts by Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls. Other assigned readings include writings by contemporary philosophers, court cases, and articles about political controversies that raise philosophical questions. Closed Captioning is available in Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics Discover the concepts, theories, models, and methods used in the aerodynamic analysis and design of modern aircraft. Register for Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics at http://edx.org/courses. ABOUT THIS COURSE This course covers the physics, concepts, theories, and models underlying the discipline of aerodynamics. A general theme is the technique of velocity field representation and modeling via source and vorticity fields, and via their sheet, filament, or point-singularity idealizations. The intent is to instill an intuitive feel for aerodynamic flowfield behavior, and to provide the basis of aerodynamic force analysis, drag decomposition, flow interference estimation, and many other important applications. A few computational methods are covered, primarily to give additional insight into flow behavior, and to identify the primary aerodynamic forces on maneuvering aircraft. A short overview of flight dynamics is also presented.
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Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Program | MITx on edX | About Video
 
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Earn a MicroMasters credential from MIT’s #1 ranked Supply Chain Management Program to advance your career. Take this MicroMasters Program on edX: http://bit.ly/2cXV3nX Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of 1 semester's worth of coursework at MIT. The MicroMasters Credential will showcase your understanding of supply chain analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management. Build on the credential and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked supply chain management Masters Degree program for a fraction of the cost.
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A Global History of Architecture — Part 1 | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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A Global History of Architecture — Part 1 This course is a history of architecture from a global perspective. About this Course How do we understand architecture? One way of answering this question is by looking through the lens of history. This course will examine architecture through time, beginning with First Societies and extending to the 15th century. Though the course is chronological, it is not intended as a linear narrative, but rather aims to provide a more global view, by focusing on different architectural "moments." The lectures will give students the appropriate grounding for understanding a range of buildings and contexts. The material in the lectures will be supplemented by readings from the textbook A Global History of Architecture. Each lecture analyzes a particular architectural transformation arising from a dynamic cultural situation. How did the introduction of iron in the ninth century BCE impact regional politics and the development of architecture? How did new religious formations, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, produce new architectural understandings? What were the architectural consequences of the changing political landscape in northern Italy in the 14th century? How did rock-cut architecture move across space and time from West Asia to India to Africa? How did the emergence of corn impact the rise of religious and temple construction in Mexico? These are typical questions that the lectures will address. All required readings are available within the courseware, courtesy of Wiley. Print or electronic versions of the A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition and Architecture of First Societies are also available for purchase. The course is aimed for a general audience at the undergraduate level with an interest in history. All lectures will be in English.
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Calculus Applied! | HarvardX on edX
 
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Apply tools of single-variable calculus to create and analyze mathematical models used by real practitioners in social, life, and physical sciences. In this course, we go beyond the calculus textbook, working with practitioners in social, life and physical sciences to understand how calculus and mathematical models play a role in their work. Through a series of case studies, you’ll learn: How standardized test makers use functions to analyze the difficulty of test questions; How economists model interaction of price and demand using rates of change, in a historical case of subway ridership; How an x-ray is different from a CT-scan, and what this has to do with integrals; How biologists use differential equation models to predict when populations will experience dramatic changes, such as extinction or outbreaks; How the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey model was created to answer a biological puzzle; How statisticians use functions to model data, like income distributions, and how integrals measure chance; How Einstein’s Energy Equation, E=mc2 is an approximation to a more complicated equation. With real practitioners as your guide, you’ll explore these situations in a hands-on way: looking at data and graphs, writing equations, doing calculus computations, and making educated guesses and predictions. This course provides a unique supplement to a course in single-variable calculus. Key topics include application of derivatives, integrals and differential equations, mathematical models and parameters. This course is for anyone who has completed or is currently taking a single-variable calculus course (differential and integral), at the high school (AP or IB) or college/university level. You will need to be familiar with the basics of derivatives, integrals, and differential equations, as well as functions involving polynomials, exponentials, and logarithms. This is a course to learn applications of calculus to other fields, and NOT a course to learn the basics of calculus. Whether you’re a student who has just finished an introductory Calculus course or a teacher looking for more authentic examples for your classroom, there is something for you to learn here, and we hope you’ll join us! What you'll learn Authentic examples and case studies of how calculus is applied to problems in other fields How to analyze mathematical models, including variables, constants, and parameters Appreciation for the assumptions and complications that go into modeling real world situations with mathematics
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Street Fighting Math | MITx on edX | About Page
 
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Street-Fighting Math Teaches, as the antidote to rigor mortis, the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving. Register for Street Fighting Math from MIT at http://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course Too much mathematical rigor teaches rigor mortis: the fear of making an unjustified leap even when it lands on a correct result. Instead of paralysis, have courage: Shoot first and ask questions later. Although unwise as public policy, it is a valuable problem-solving philosophy and the theme of this course: how to guess answers without a proof or an exact calculation, in order to develop insight. You will learn this skill by mastering six reasoning tools---dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, pictorial reasoning, taking out the big part, and analogy. The applications will include mental calculation, estimating population growth rates, understanding drag without differential equations, singing musical intervals to estimate logarithms, approximating integrals, summing infinite series, and turning differential equations into algebra. Your learning will be supported by regular readings that you discuss with other students, by short tablet videos, by quick problems to help you check your understanding, by weekly homework problems, review and and a final exam. You will work hard, and, by the end of the course, have learned a rough-and-ready approach to using mathematics to understand the world. All required readings are available within the courseware, courtesy of The MIT Press. A print version of the course textbook, Street-Fighting Math, is also available for purchase. The MIT Press is offering enrolled students a special 30% discount on books ordered directly through the publisher's website. To take advantage of this offer, please use promotion code SFM30 at The MIT Press.
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Artificial Intelligence MicroMasters Program | ColumbiaX on edX | About Video
 
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Earn a MicroMasters in Artificial Intelligence from Columbia University: http://bit.ly/2cXQsSK ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline Enroll for Free: http://bit.ly/2cXQsSK Gain expertise in one of the most fascinating and fastest growing areas of computer science through an innovative online program that covers fascinating and compelling topics in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its applications. This MicroMasters from Columbia University will give you a rigorous, advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Artificial Intelligence. The program represents 25% of the coursework toward a Masters degree in Computer Science at Columbia. About MicroMasters: MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career: http://bit.ly/2dpO21N. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree.
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A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations | CornellX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn how to analyze real-world engineering problems using ANSYS simulation software and gain important professional skills sought by employers. ↓ More info below. ↓ Take this course on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/hands-introduction-engineering-cornellx-engr2000x About this course In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to perform engineering simulations using a powerful tool from ANSYS, Inc. This is a problem-based course where you’ll learn by doing. We’ll solve textbook examples to understand the fundamental principles of finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. Then we’ll apply these principles to simulate real-world examples in the tool including a bolted rocket assembly and a wind turbine rotor. By working through examples in a leading simulation tool that professionals use, you’ll learn to move beyond button pushing and start thinking like an expert. All learners will have access to a free download of ANSYS® Student. Join us to discover why simulations have changed how engineering is done and how you can be a part of this revolution.
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Nuevas Tendencias en los Tratados Comerciales en América Latina | IDBx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Aprende cómo funcionan y qué significan los acuerdos comerciales para los gobiernos y empresas de América Latina. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/nuevas-tendencias-en-los-tratados-idbx-idb5x ABOUT THIS COURSE ¿Sabías que hay más de 270 acuerdos comerciales en el mundo que cubren la mitad del comercio mundial? Los países de América Latina y el Caribe participan en 70 tratados que cubren el 70% del comercio intrarregional. ¿Qué necesitas saber sobre estos acuerdos? ¿Qué oportunidades, desafíos e implicaciones tienen para las personas, empresas y gobiernos? ¿Qué puedes hacer para aprovecharlos al máximo? En este curso analizarás en profundidad las disposiciones de los acuerdos comerciales regionales y multilaterales y por qué los países de América Latina enfrentan aún importantes obstáculos para aprovecharlos plenamente. Aprenderás de la mano de destacados académicos, investigadores, responsables y gestores de política comercial sobre nuevas tendencias, temas emergentes, dinámicas y posibles escenarios futuros. Este curso va dirigido a todos los interesados en el comercio y la integración en América Latina y el Caribe y en conocer los aspectos prácticos y más candentes de cómo funcionan los tratados comerciales y cómo aprovecharlos mejor. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN Aprenderás: - Por qué importan los tratados comerciales en América Latina y el Caribe - Cuáles son los temas clave en estos tratados bilaterales y regionales - Qué nuevos temas están apareciendo - Qué dinámicas y políticas complementarias al comercio están surgiendo - Cuáles son los desafíos para implementar los acuerdos
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Introduction to Programming with Java | UC3Mx on edX | About Video
 
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Take this course FREE on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-programming-java-part-1-uc3mx-it-1-1x Learn to program in an easy and interactive way! About this Course This is an introductory course to learn programming with Java. This course is designed taking into account the subset and recommendations of the College Board in order to prepare learners for the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A exam. It is comprised of three 5-week parts. Part 1 introduces programming on the basis of familiar concepts, like calculators and games. In a gentle way, it introduces to powerful concepts like functional abstraction and object encapsulation. Part 2 will focus on how to write “good” programs, where “good” is to be understood from several perspectives: correctness, efficiency, software engineering techniques, and ethics. Part 3 will deal with fundamental data structures, such as sequences, and algorithms on them, such as searching and sorting. Emphasis is put on immediate feedback and on having a fun experience. Programming knowledge is not only useful to be able to program today’s devices such as computers and smartphones. It also opens the door to computational thinking, i.e. the application of computing techniques to every-day processes. Please click here to see the course syllabus.
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Intro to Probability - The Science of Uncertainty | MITx on edX | About Video
 
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Introduction to Probability - The Science of Uncertainty An introduction to probabilistic models, including random processes and the basic elements of statistical inference. Register for Introduction to Probability from MIT at http://edx.org/courses. About this Course The world is full of uncertainty: accidents, storms, unruly financial markets, noisy communications. The world is also full of data. Probabilistic modeling and the related field of statistical inference are the keys to analyzing data and making scientifically sound predictions. Probabilistic models use the language of mathematics. But instead of relying on the traditional "theorem - proof" format, we develop the material in an intuitive -- but still rigorous and mathematically precise -- manner. Furthermore, while the applications are multiple and evident, we emphasize the basic concepts and methodologies that are universally applicable. The course covers all of the basic probability concepts, including: - multiple discrete or continuous random variables, expectations, and conditional distributions - laws of large numbers - the main tools of Bayesian inference methods - an introduction to random processes (Poisson processes and Markov chains) The contents of this course are essentially the same as those of the corresponding MIT class (Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability) -- a course that has been offered and continuously refined over more than 50 years. It is a challenging class, but it will enable you to apply the tools of probability theory to real-world applications or your research. Course Staff: John Tsitsiklis John Tsitsiklis is a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He obtained his PhD from MIT and joined the faculty in 1984. His research focuses on the analysis and control of stochastic systems, including applications in various domains, from computer networks to finance. He has been teaching probability for over 15 years. Patrick Jaillet Patrick Jaillet is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center. He obtained his PhD in Operations Research at MIT. His research interests deal with optimization and decision making under uncertainty as applied to transportation and the internet economy. Professor Jaillet's teaching includes subjects such as algorithms, optimization, and probability.
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Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Explore materials from the atomic to the continuum level, and apply your learning to mechanics and engineering problems. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/mechanical-behavior-materials-part-1-mitx-3-032-1x-0 ABOUT THIS COURSE All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. This course is the first of three in a series of mechanics courses from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Taken together, these courses provide similar content to the MIT subject 3.032: Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The 3.032x series provides an introduction to the mechanical behavior of materials, from both the continuum and atomistic points of view. At the continuum level, we learn how forces and displacements translate into stress and strain distributions within the material. At the atomistic level, we learn the mechanisms that control the mechanical properties of materials. Examples are drawn from metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, biomaterials, composites and cellular materials. Part 1 covers stress-strain behavior, topics in linear elasticity and the atomic basis for linear elasticity, and composite materials. Part 2 covers stress transformations, beam bending, column buckling, and cellular materials. Part 3 covers viscoelasticity (behavior intermediate to that of an elastic solid and that of a viscous fluid), plasticity (permanent deformation), creep in crystalline materials (time dependent behavior), brittle fracture (rapid crack propagation) and fatigue (failure due to repeated loading of a material). WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - The behavior of linear elastic materials - The atomic basis for linear elasticity - How to solve mechanics problems relating to stress, strain, and strain energy
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Debt Sustainability Analysis | IMFx on edX | About Video
 
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Debt Sustainability Analysis What are the tools to assess debt sustainability? How can countries effectively manage their sovereign debt? To answer these questions, this course combines theory with hands-on exercises. Register for Debt Sustainability Analysis from the IMF at https://www.edx.org/courses About this Course What causes a country's debt to become unsustainable? How do we assess debt sustainability of public and external debt? How can countries manage their debt portfolio? This five-week online course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of debt sustainability analysis (DSA) and a medium-term debt management strategy framework adopted by the IMF and the World Bank. Specifically, the course will: (i) introduce the main principles of debt sustainability; (ii) cover recently updated DSA frameworks-both for advanced and emerging markets and for low-income countries-with an emphasis on country data; (iii) present a medium-term debt management strategy (MTDS) framework; and (iv) illustrate debt sustainability analysis under uncertainty. Whether you have a professional interest in debt sustainability or debt management or you are simply curious about these issues, we hope that you will join us in this in-depth study of one of the most critical and current issues in economic policy today! Debt Sustainability Analysis is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.
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Solar Energy | DelftX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Solar Energy Discover the power of solar energy and design a complete photovoltaic system. Register for Solar Energy from TU Delft at https://www.edx.org/course/delftx/delftx-et-3034tu-solar-energy-1996 About this Course This second edition of the course Solar Energy teaches you to design a complete photovoltaic system. It introduces you to the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion (the conversion of light into electricity). We will explain the advantages, limitations and challenges of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology, thin film solar cell technologies and the latest novel solar cell concepts as studied on lab-scale. The course will treat the specifications of solar modules and show you how to design a complete solar system for any particular application. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. Alternative storage approaches through solar fuels or conversion of solar energy into heat will be discussed. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented. After completion of the course, you will be able to: explain the various concepts to convert solar energy in to electricity, heat and solar fuels explain the physical working principles of photovoltaic conversion in solar cells recognize and describe the various solar cell technologies, their current status and future technological challenges analyse the performance of solar cells and modules design a complete photovoltaic system for any particular application on paper The first edition of the Solar Energy course has been awarded the Open MOOC for OpenCourseWare Excellence 2014. Education method The class will consist of a collection of eight to twelve minute lecture videos, exercises, assignments and exams. Specified assignments and the three exams will determine the final grade. The new textbook on “Solar Energy, basics, technology and systems” from the Delft University of Technology will be available for the students on-line and free of charge. Your course staff will encourage and challenge you to learn from, and interact with, your fellow students by helping each other and sharing ideas and best practices, in the course forum. We were happy to see the incredible number of interesting student videos on solar energy systems from all over the world in the previous edition of this course. LICENSE The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Netherlands License.
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The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture | SmithsonianX on edX | Course Video
 
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New from Stan Lee, Michael Uslan and the Smithsonian - take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/rise-superheroes-impact-pop-culture-smithsonianx-popx1-1x The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture EXCLUSIVE! When you complete a verified certificate in this course it will feature original artwork with both Stan Lee’s and Michael Uslan’s signature. About this Course Join the Smithsonian, and comic book industry legend Stan Lee, to explore the history of the comic book and the rise of superheroes. The ancient gods of Egyptian, Greek and Roman myths still exist, but today, they have superpowers, human foibles and secret identities. They come from comic books and graphic novels, and have taken over pop culture on the stage, screen, video games, and animation. From Superman® and Spiderman®, to The Avengers® and The Hulk® and beyond, who are these heroes? And, how have they evolved from folklore and myth, across all cultures and religions? Learn from Smithsonian and industry experts including: Stan Lee, who created the modern superhero template. His early comics featuring Spiderman, Iron Man®, The Hulk, Thor®, and The Avengers led Marvel to success. He continues to reinvent himself to create modern global superheroes and appear in cameos in superhero films and TV, such as Avengers: Age of Ultron. Michael Uslan, executive producer of top grossing, award winning movies, including The Dark Knight series, Lego® Movie, the animated Batman films and Batman® VS Superman. In this course, we explore the following questions: Why did superheroes first arise in 1938 and experience what we refer to as their “Golden Age” during World War II? Why did the superhero genre ebb and flow in popularity over the decades? How have comic books, published weekly since the mid-1930’s, mirrored a changing American society, reflecting our mores, slang, fads, biases and prejudices? Why was the comic book industry nearly shut down in the McCarthy Era of the 1950’s? How did our superheroes become super-villains in the eyes of the government, clergy, educators, and parents of the mid-20th Century? When and how did comic books become acceptable again, and eventually become valid teaching tools in universities and schools? When and how did comic book artwork become accepted as a true American art form as indigenous to this country as jazz? Finally, when and how did comic books become “cool” and the basis for blockbuster movies, hit TV series, top-selling video games, and acclaimed animation, while also impacting fashion and style- and even the moral and ethical codes of children- around the globe?
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Data Analysis for Social Scientists | MITx on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/data-analysis-social-scientists-mitx-14-310x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics. We will cover techniques in modern data analysis: estimation, regression and econometrics, prediction, experimental design, randomized control trials (and A/B testing), machine learning, and data visualization. We will illustrate these concepts with applications drawn from real world examples and frontier research. Finally, we will provide instruction for how to use the statistical package R and opportunities for students to perform self-directed empirical analyses. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to work with data and communicate data-driven findings effectively. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Intuition behind probability and statistical analysis - How to summarize and describe data - A basic understanding of various methods of evaluating social programs - How to present results in a compelling and truthful way - Skills and tools for using R for data analysis
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Policy Lessons from Korea’s Economic Growth and Development | WBGx on edX
 
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Learn about South Korea’s remarkable transformation from a low to high-income, growth economy. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/kee01x-korea-economic-development-wbgx#! ABOUT THIS COURSE South Korea presents a compelling story of economic growth. It’s one of few countries that have made the transition from a resource-poor, low-income nation to a high-income economy in only three decades. It serves as a model for developing countries and in this MOOC you’ll learn, from experts of South Korea’s research and academic institutions, how economic policies and strategies transformed the nation. This economics and finance course examines South Korea’s past developmental experience as well as its current policy and economic strategies for overcoming global and domestic challenges, and for sustaining economic growth into the 21st century. You’ll have an opportunity to consider and discuss institutional and policy lessons that have practical applications to development and economic challenges countries are facing today. The course will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn how South Korea transformed into a high-income, export-driven country with a highly skilled workforce, high-end manufacturing, service and technology sectors, and developed its own ‘smart city’ Songdo, equipped with smart and green technologies. This MOOC will also be of particular interest to policy makers involved in economic development. The course has been developed by the World Bank Group in collaboration with Korea Development Institute, and is taught by prominent representatives of academic and research institutions in South Korea and the United States. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - The factors that contributed to South Korea’s remarkable performance from the 1960s to the 1990s and how policies could be applied to similar effect today - The strategies used to build a system of innovation and innovative capability in science and technology - The forward looking developments promoting diversification into advanced manufacturing, tradable services and digital/green technologies - Current efforts to upgrade skills and productivity of an ageing workforce and the strengthening of a social safety net - The city of Songdo; the effectiveness, scalability and applicability of its green and smart technologies
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Quantum Cryptography | CaltechX and DelftX on edX | Course About Video
 
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Learn how quantum communication provides security that is guaranteed by the laws of nature. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-cryptography-caltechx-delftx-qucryptox#! ABOUT THIS COURSE How can you tell a secret when everyone is able to listen in? In this course, you will learn how to use quantum effects, such as quantum entanglement and uncertainty, to implement cryptographic tasks with levels of security that are impossible to achieve classically. This interdisciplinary course is an introduction to the exciting field of quantum cryptography, developed in collaboration between QuTech at Delft University of Technology and the California Institute of Technology. By the end of the course you will: - Be armed with a fundamental toolbox for understanding, designing and analyzing quantum protocols. - Understand quantum key distribution protocols. - Understand how untrusted quantum devices can be tested. - Be familiar with modern quantum cryptography – beyond quantum key distribution. This course assumes a solid knowledge of linear algebra and probability at the level of an advanced undergraduate. Basic knowledge of elementary quantum information (qubits and simple measurements) is also assumed, but if you are completely new to quantum information additional videos are provided for you to fill in any gaps. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Fundamental ideas of quantum cryptography - Cryptographic concepts and tools: security definitions, the min-entropy, privacy amplification - Protocols and proofs of security for quantum key distribution - The basics of device-independent quantum cryptography - Modern quantum cryptographic tasks and protocols
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English Grammar and Style | UQx on edX | Course About Video
 
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English Grammar and Style Learn how to use a knowledge of how words work to write in the style that readers value and that the university and the professions require. Register for English Grammar and Style from the University of Queensland at https://www.edx.org/course/uqx/uqx-write101x-english-grammar-style-1766 About this Course In the time-starved Internet world, where everyone’s a writer and everyone’s a reader, the demand for literacy is more intense than it has ever been. The ability to articulate ideas in smart, tight writing is crucial. Write101x will enable you to learn how words work so that you can write the concise, lucid, nuanced, and compelling prose that is so valued by readers. By providing you with a thorough grounding in grammar, syntax, and style, the course will sharpen and solidify your writing and editing competence and self-confidence.
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