Carolyn

Founder at MoocLab
Staff member
The following list of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have recently been added on the three major MOOC platforms: Coursera, edX and Futurelearn.

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Discover our selection of 20 new courses in Engineering, Environmental Science, Economics & Finance, Computer Science, Data Science, Education, Leadership and Management, Language Learning and Environmental Science.

Major Engineering Project Performance
This course identifies the key characteristics of major engineering projects and considers some of the risks associated with their performance. You’ll examine two factors affecting major engineering project performance: optimism bias and strategic misinterpretation, and explore methods to counter their impact on the successful delivery of projects. Looking into examples of best practice, you'll explore the relationship between projects, programmes and portfolios.
Citizen Science: Sensing the World
On this course, you will learn about the ESA’s Sentinel-1 Missions, and how citizens can validate satellite data locally with sensors. You’ll discover sensing, and become part of the GROW Citizen Observatory. You will collaborate with other growers and scientists to learn about soil sensors and make sense of the data to improve your growing practice.
  • Created by: University of Dundee & GROW Observatory
  • Platform: Futurelearn
  • Subject field: Environmental Science
  • Level: You don’t need any special experience
  • Effort: 2 weeks (3 hours/week)
  • Next start date: 26th March 2018
  • Course link: Citizen Science: Sensing the World
La disrupción del Blockchain
Este es uno de los primeros programas sobre blockchain disponibles en Coursera. Es dictado por Federico Ast, profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales de la Universidad Austral, Doctor en dirección de empresas y emprendedor con amplia experiencia en la industria del blockchain. Es fundador de Crowdjury y Kleros, dos proyectos que utilizan el blockchain para la transformación de los sistemas legales y de justicia.
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality: Opportunities and Issues Teach-Out
This Teach-Out examines the present and possible futures of Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR) through conversations with leading experts and practitioners in this ever-evolving world of digital interfaces. In this Teach-Out, we explore opportunities of these emerging technologies in domains ranging from medicine and nursing, to landscaping and architectural design, to multimedia and entertainment, to education and research. We also discuss dark patterns and new challenges associated with these new interfaces, such as authenticity, accessibility, and privacy.
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New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy
This course explores three pedagogical paradigms: “didactic”, “authentic” and “transformative” learning. It takes an historical perspective in order to define the contemporary dimensions of what we term “new learning”. It prepares participants to make purposeful choices and link particular theories/instructional approaches to individual and group learning goals.
Digital Transformation
In this course, we talk about digital transformation in two ways. First we discuss the pace of change and the imperative it creates for businesses. Next we provide the context for this transformation and what it takes to win in the digital age. Then we walk through BCG's proprietary framework, which helps you identify key areas to digitize, including strategy, core processes, and technology.
  • Created by: University of Virginia and BCG
  • Platform: Coursera
  • Subject field: Leadership and Management
  • Level: Beginner
  • Effort: 4 weeks of study, 2 hours per week for weeks 1 - 3 and 3 hours of work for week 4
  • Next start date: 26th March 2018
  • Course link: Digital Transformation | Coursera
Data Science Methodology
This course has one purpose, and that is to share a methodology that can be used within data science, to ensure that the data used in problem solving is relevant and properly manipulated to address the question at hand.
Irish 102: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture
This course follows the course Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture.
On this course, you’ll improve your understanding of basic spoken words, phrases and dialogues in Irish. You’ll learn how to discuss the weather, tell the time and expand your language awareness. You’ll explore the vibrant culture of Ireland, by learning about Irish place-names, the Irish calendar, traditional festivals and the fusion of art, language and culture.
Chinese for HSK 4
Chinese for HSK 4 aims at the fourth level of HSK. It is the counterpart of Level 4 of the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and the B2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Created by: Peking University
  • Platform: Coursera
  • Subject field: Language Learning
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Effort: 10 weeks
  • Next start date: 26th March 2018
  • Course link: Chinese for HSK 4 | Coursera
Ethics, Technology and Engineering
This course provides an introduction to ethics in engineering and technology. It helps engineers and students in engineering to acquire the competences mentioned in the ABET criteria or comparable criteria formulated in other countries.
Toxicology 21: Scientific Applications
This course familiarizes students with the novel concepts being used to revamp regulatory toxicology in response to a breakthrough National Research Council Report “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy.” We present the latest developments in the field of toxicology—the shift from animal testing toward human relevant, high content, high-throughput integrative testing strategies. Active programs from EPA, NIH, and the global scientific community illustrate the dynamics of safety sciences.
Launching into Machine Learning
Starting from a history of machine learning, we discuss why neural networks today perform so well in a variety of problems. We then discuss how to set up a supervised learning problem and find a good solution using gradient descent. This involves creating datasets that permit generalization; we talk about methods of doing so in a repeatable way that supports experimentation.
International Climate Change Law and Policy
This course will equip you with the fundamentals of International Climate Change Law and Policy. You will learn to critically assess Environmental Economics theory and its application to climate change policy, including the use of market-based policy approaches such as environmental taxes and emissions trading.
Japanese Business Management
This course is essential for anyone aiming to be a global leader. It helps them understand the basics of Japanese business, Japan's rise (including its successes and failures), and allows them to see future potential. The course takes a holistic approach. It looks not only at strategy and practices, but also at the entire management ecosystem. It explores factors ranging from socioeconomic to international interventions that helped shape Japanese corporate culture, strategy and vision.
Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy II
This course is part of the fully-online accredited Master of Science in Accounting (iMSA) degree program. Learn More
Climate Change and Water in Mountains: A Global Concern
This particular MOOC is inspired by the ACQWA Project and offers a better understanding of climate change, its impacts on the quality and quantity of water in mountain regions and the risks related to changing water resources. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the participation of twenty-five instructors from five different countries (Switzerland, England, South Korea, India and Nepal) and fourteen institutions (UNIGE, RTS, UNIFR, UZH, ETHZ, Meteodat GmbH, WGMS, Imperial College London, Agroscope, République et Canton de Genève, Yonsei University, IHCAP, ICIMOD, SDC, FOEN) highlights the diversity of both theoretical and practical viewpoints related to these issues.
Tipping Points: Climate Change and Society
A tipping point occurs when there’s a shift in the state of a system towards a new equilibrium. We’re now facing tipping points in our climate system that could accelerate the dangerous effects of climate change. Natural systems will change, as will human systems. In future we could see the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, dieback of the Amazon or droughts across the Sahel but also behavioural changes and regional warfare. On this course you will explore the concept of tipping points from an interdisciplinary perspective, discovering their role in climate change and the future.
Using Peer Tutoring to Improve Student Reading
On this course, you’ll learn how to help 8-14 year old students improve their literacy skills, by using the peer tutoring method. You’ll explore the evidence that supports the use of this technique and apply it to your own practice. You’ll learn how to use the peer tutoring method to develop your students’ social skills. You’ll get access to a set of downloadable resources.
Open Source tools for Data Science
What are some of the most popular data science tools, how do you use them, and what are their features? In this course, you'll learn about Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio IDE, Apache Zeppelin and Data Science Experience. You will learn about what each tool is used for, what programming languages they can execute, their features and limitations. With the tools hosted in the cloud on Cognitive Class Labs, you will be able to test each tool and follow instructions to run simple code in Python, R or Scala. To end the course, you will create a final project with a Jupyter Notebook on IBM Data Science Experience and demonstrate your proficiency preparing a notebook, writing Markdown, and sharing your work with your peers.
Management and Leadership: Well-being and Welfare at Work
This online course will help you assess the needs of your people; plan, implement and evaluate their professional development cost effectively; and promote staff well-being.

This course is part of the Management and Leadership, Personal Development program, which will enable you to earn a CMI Level 5 Award – the next step to Chartered Manager status .
 
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