Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Strategic Management: From Intuition to Insight

Strategic Management: From Intuition to InsightLearn how to design effective strategy processes and to spot fundamental market and technology changes in your industry. This foundational course enables you to analyze shifting industry structures and develop new capabilities in times of industry transition by covering different parts of strategy:The Process of Strategy What precisely is strategy and why does it matter? What are the building blocks of strategy and how can they be arranged as a process? What distinct conceptions of the strategy process co-exist and what are their advantages and disadvantages? Analyzing Industry Structure What is the role of the industry and its structure for firm performance? How to unpack industries and identify the most attractive strategic positions to occupy therein? How to identify what it takes to outcompete others in our strategic group? Developing Internal Resources Can firms succeed in generally unattractive industries? How to find out which resources and capabilities are likely to have the greatest strategic value? What are dynamic capabilities and how do they matter for firm survival and performance? All key ideas from the online lectures are illustrated through a real-life case study on Tesla and its role in the technological transformation of the global automotive industry to help you better prepare for real-life situations in your company.After completing this course you will improve your career qualifications as Business Development Manager, Sales Manager or Consultant. Professionals from the industries of the Automotive, IT, Finance, Health Care, Telecommunication and the Energy sector have already completed the course.This course is part of the "Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change" MicroMasters program designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the six courses of the RWTHx MicroMasters program.

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Python Basics for Data Science

Python Basics for Data ScienceThis introduction to Python will kickstart your learning of Python for data science, as well as programming in general. This beginner-friendly Python course will take you from zero to programming in Python in a matter of hours.Upon its completion, you'll be able to write your own Python scripts and perform basic hands-on data analysis using our Jupyter-based lab environment. If you want to learn Python from scratch, this course is for you.You can start creating your own data science projects and collaborating with other data scientists using IBM Watson Studio. When you sign up, you get free access to Watson Studio. Start now and take advantage of this platform.

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Sales: reacciones químicas y aplicaciones

Sales: reacciones químicas y aplicacionesEn este curso en línea se tratan en primer lugar, las sales como compuestos que pueden modificar la acidez del medio. La explicación de dichas modificaciones se realiza a partir de la teoría de Brönsted-Lowry. Estos conceptos se aplican al cálculo de las concentraciones de las diferentes especies en disolución justificando adecuadamente las aproximaciones realizadas y poniendo especial énfasis en el cálculo del pH. En este curso de química se describe la naturaleza y aplicaciones de las disoluciones amortiguadoras, citando algunos ejemplos representativos de su importancia en el medio natural. El estudio de los equilibrios ácido-base en este contexto se centra en el cálculo del pH de dichas disoluciones y en sus modificaciones cuando se añaden cantidades limitadas de ácidos o bases fuertes.

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Precalculus

PrecalculusThis course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree. In this college-level Precalculus course, you will prepare for calculus by focusing on quantitative reasoning and functions. You’ll develop the skills to describe the behavior and properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions. Content in this course will be adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. Utilizing the ALEKS learning system, students in this personalized, self-paced course will be instructed on the topics they are most ready to learn while also providing individualized coaching as you move through each topic. Before taking this course, you should already have a strong understanding of algebraic skills such as factoring, basic equation solving, and the rules of exponents and radicals. This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

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Pediatric HIV Nursing

Pediatric HIV NursingTaught by leading experts in pediatric HIV clinical care and treatment, nursing, and global health, this course will equip nurses and midwives with the skills they need to provide quality clinical care to children living with HIV according to the latest clinical guidelines from the World Health Organization. The course is self-paced to accommodate individual schedules and learning needs.ICAP at Columbia University has been a leader in international HIV care and treatment for over a decade. We have worked with governments and local organizations to help make HIV care and treatment widely available and patient centered. Through sharing lessons learned and insights from ICAP’s work, we hope to improve your knowledge and appreciation for pediatric HIV care and treatment and ultimately the care that children living with HIV receive.

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Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics

Machine Learning for Data Science and AnalyticsMachine Learning is a growing field that is used when searching the web, placing ads, credit scoring, stock trading and for many other applications. This data science course is an introduction to machine learning and algorithms. You will develop a basic understanding of the principles of machine learning and derive practical solutions using predictive analytics. We will also examine why algorithms play an essential role in Big Data analysis.

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Management in Engineering I

Management in Engineering IManagerial ability is an important element of technology companies in an increasingly global and diverse business environment. Combining learned heuristics and techniques for effective decision-making while leveraging technical knowledge is a highly in-demand skill by employers at technical companies. This course will help you bridge the gap between engineers and businesspeople, placing you in an important position that few others can fill.As part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, this course aims to teach learners key principles and practices used in engineering management. You will first learn basic business functional knowledge—financial accounting, sales, marketing, operations, and topics related to entrepreneurship. The focus is on the development of individual skills and management tools.Develop the engineering and management skills needed for competence and competitiveness in today’s manufacturing industry with the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters Credential, designed and delivered by MIT’s #1-ranked Mechanical Engineering department in the world. Learners who pass the 8 courses in the program will earn the MicroMasters Credential and qualify to apply to gain credit towards MIT’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing & Design program.

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Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone Project

Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone ProjectThis the final capstone course in the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program where we delve into evaluation of course design and develop your final capstone project. Evaluation models allow instructional designers to engage in continuous improvement of course design to optimize the student learning environment. During this course we will explore evaluations models, learning management system’s data analytics, and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of evaluation. Finally, you will design, build and publish your capstone project, which is an online learning module. This is the final course in the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters and content builds on the first three courses in the program. It is highly recommended that learners complete the three pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in IDT 400x.This course is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Learning Design and Technology. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy

Sustainable Packaging in a Circular EconomyIt has become almost impossible to imagine what our lives would be like without the many benefits of packaging - just think about the different packaging and single-use items you use on a daily basis. Yet as our global population grows in size and affluence, both our collective demand for packaging materials and the waste we generate as a result will increase dramatically. Currently, large amounts of packaging waste escape formal collection and recycling systems and eventually end up polluting the environment. Moreover, their material value is forever lost to the economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that uncollected plastic packaging waste alone is worth somewhere between 80 to 120 billion dollars a year. So how can we improve packaging systems in order to capture this wasted potential? Clearly, the way we currently design, recover, and reuse packaging urgently needs a rethink!In this course, you will learn about the design of sustainable packaging systems. To do so we will explore the design and business strategies of the circular economy. Contrary to our current industrial model, which extracts, uses and ultimately disposes of resources, a circular economy is regenerative by design. This means that products and services are reimagined from a systems perspective in order to minimize waste, maximize positive economic, environmental and social impacts, and keep resources locked in a cycle of restoration.This course is for you if you are interested in learning about sustainable packaging design. You'll also benefit if you are a professional in the packaging industry and want to learn how to find circular opportunities in your work. Students - particularly in design - will be able to broaden their knowledge of circular design and business strategies.

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Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation

Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and EvaluationIn this course, you will learn the basics of results-based project management. After an introduction to the results framework and its associated performance indicators, you will learn how monitoring systems and evaluations provide a crucial source of evidence for management decision-making. This project management course is designed to address the growing demand for managers in Africa and around the world, who can use results-based approaches to design, implement and manage an ever growing range of programs and projects. Monitoring and evaluation (key results based management tools) are increasingly called upon within public service, non-governmental sectors and multi-lateral development agencies to help ensure that resources are put to optimum use and that citizens and beneficiaries are assured of receiving the benefits that are committed to them. The course has been developed in partnership with CLEAR Anglophone Africa and draws upon the centers experience in promoting the use of evidence-based systems across Africa to enhance development practice.

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Autophagy: Research Behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Autophagy: Research Behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or MedicineIn this short course, you’ll learn about autophagy, the fascinating degradation process that occurs within cells. The exciting story of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi’s research career, during which he discovered autophagy and uncovered its mechanism in yeast, will also be described. The course is aimed at a non-specialist audience and is divided into three sections (weeks). During the first week, we’ll cover basic cell biology and discuss the fundamentals of autophagy and its role in the cell. In the second week, Professor Ohsumi’s four-decade research career, during which he discovered autophagy in yeast and uncovered its molecular mechanism, will be discussed in detail. The third week’s lecture discusses the role of autophagy in yeast, humans and other organisms, as well as links between autophagy and diseases in humans and the future of autophagy research. These lectures together provide an insight into an exciting and continually evolving field at the cutting-edge of fundamental biology research. The course also provides an example of a world-leading scientist’s unconventional and diligent approach to research, offering inspiration to young and aspiring researchers and laypeople alike.

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Introduction to Kubernetes

Introduction to KubernetesIs your team beginning to use Kubernetes for container orchestration? Do you need guidelines on how to start transforming your organization with Kubernetes and cloud native patterns? Would you like to simplify software container orchestration and find a way to grow your use of Kubernetes without adding infrastructure complexity? Then this is the course for you! In this course, we'll discuss some of Kubernetes' basic concepts and talk about the architecture of the system, the problems it solves, and the model that it uses to handle containerized deployments and scaling. This course offers an introduction to Kubernetes and includes technical instructions on how to deploy a stand-alone and multi-tier application. You’ll learn about ConfigMaps and Secrets, and how to use Ingress. Upon completion, developers will have a solid understanding of the origin, architecture and building blocks for Kubernetes, and will be able to begin testing the new cloud native pattern to begin the cloud native journey.

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Animation and CGI Motion

Animation and CGI MotionHow do you create realistic animations? How do you predict the motion of materials? It’s key to the success of animated films to ensure (was insure) audiences believe in characters. This course will show you how to create lifelike animations focusing on the technical aspects of CGI animation and also give you a glimpse into how studios approach the art of physically-based animation. You will learn the fundamental concepts of physical simulation, including: integration of ordinary differential equations such as those needed to predict the motion of a dress in the wind. formulation of models for physical phenomena such as crumpling sheet metal and flowing water. treatment of discontinuities such as fractures and collisions. simulation of liquids and solids in both Lagrangian and Eulerian coordinates. artistic control of physically-based animations. These concepts will be put into practice in the programming assignments spanning: Discretizing and integrating Newton’s equations of motion Constrained Lagrangian Mechanics Collisions, contact, and friction: detection and response Continuum mechanics Finite elements Rigid body simulation Thin shell and cloth simulation Elastic rod and hair simulation Fluid simulation

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FlashDiet: Aprende a comer sano

FlashDiet: Aprende a comer sanoCentenares de estudios científicos corroboran que llevar una alimentación equilibrada es uno de los pilares para mantener un estado óptimo de salud y alargar nuestra vida, manteniéndonos alejados de enfermedades no transmisibles como los accidentes cardiovasculares, la diabetes o la obesidad. ¿Estás interesado en aprender a comer de forma equilibrada y llevar una vida sana? En este curso aprenderás las bases de la nutrición humana y la alimentación sana como herramientas para llevar una vida saludable.

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Enterprise Data Management

Enterprise Data ManagementHigh-quality information is the key to successful management of businesses. Despite the large quantity of data that is collected by organizations, managers struggle to obtain information that helps them make decisions. While operational processing systems help capture, store, and manipulate data to support day-to-day operations of organizations, reconciled systems -- sometimes referred to as data warehouses or business intelligence (BI) systems -- support the analysis of data, thus, enabling decision making. With the advent of big data systems, organizations have turned to enterprise data management frameworks to manage and gain insights from the vast amount of data collected. While storage costs themselves are relatively affordable, the bigger challenge has been finding an appropriate mechanism to manage the data as many technologies (e.g., relational databases, data warehouses) have limitations on the amount of data that can be stored. This course focuses on realizing the business advantage and business potential of operational, reconciled, and big data systems as well as data assets in supporting enterprise data management strategies and enterprise data analytics.

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المدافعون عن حقوق الإنسان

المدافعون عن حقوق الإنسانالمدافعون عن حقوق الإنسان هم أُناسٌ لديهم الشجاعة للوقوف في وجه الظلم.  سوف تتابع في هذه الدورة التدريبية قصصهم، وتعلم كيف يقومون بالتخفيف من المخاطر، واستكشف الطرق المبتكرة التي يستخدمونها لرفع الصوت عالياً.  وسوف تكتشف دوافعهم للتحرك، وتصبح شاهدا على منجزاتهم واعرف كيف تستخدم صوتك دفاعاً عن حقوقك وحقوق الآخرين. وسوف نستكشف معا ما يلي: الأوضاع المتنوعة التي يمر المدافعون عن حقوق الإنسان بها والتهديدات التي يتعرض لها المدافعون وأفراد عائلاتهم وأصدقاؤهم والاستراتيجيات الرامية إلى التخفيف من المخاطر وطرق القيام بالتحرك وسوف ندفعك كنوع من التحدي إلى المشاركة في المناقشات مع باقي المشاركين في الدورة، والتفكّر في قضايا حقوق الإنسان التي تهمك، وتصميم حزمة أدوات تصبح بمثابة مرشد شخصي بشأن الدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان. وهذه هي الدورة الثالثة التي تعقدها منظمة العفو الدولية ضمن إطار ما يُعرف بدورات "المادة التعليمية المفتوحة عبر الإنترنت" حول موضوع حقوق الإنسان.  فاستعدوا للتعلم النشط، والتواصل مع المشاركين في الدورة عبر العالم، وأن تصبحوا جزءً من المجتمع العالمي الذي كرس نفسه للتحرك دفاعا عن حقوق الإنسان في أي مكان. علماً بأن هذه الدورة متاحة أيضاً باللغات الإنجليزية والفرنسية والإسبانية

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Nitrogen: A Global Challenge (Hungarian)

Nitrogen: A Global Challenge (Hungarian)Élelem-, ivóvíz- és energiakészleteink korlátozottak, és ezek elosztása egyenlőtlen a növekvő népesség körében – az éghajlatváltozás pedig keserű a hab a tortán. Ezekben a globális kihívásokban a nitrogénnek kulcsszerepe van. Ezen a kurzuson megtanulhatod, hogy a nitrogén mennyire elválaszthatatlan az emberi civilizációtól és hogy a jövőben vajon megmentőnk vagy ellenségünk lesz-e.A nitrogén egyszerre különleges és hétköznapi. A vizet vörössé, az embert kékké változtatja. Egyszerre klímabarát és környezetszennyező ellenség. Hozhat fenséges lakomát, de fenyegethet éhínséggel is. Ha eddig azt hitted, hogy a nitrogén csak a periódusos rendszer egy unalmas zuga, itt az ideje, hogy ezt újra gondold! Ezen az innovatív kurzuson előképzettségedtől függetlenül megismerheted a nitrogén és a globális változások alapelveit, és megtudhatod, hogy a nitrogén milyen kihívásokat jelent és milyen lehetőségeket rejt magában. Témaköreink az élelmiszer-biztonság, az éghajlatváltozás, a lég- illetve a vízszennyezés, az emberi egészség és még sok más.A tanfolyamot az Edinburghi Egyetem díjnyertes kurzusfejlesztői csapata alkotta meg, mely közérthető, szakértői képet ad a nitrogénhez kapcsolódó globális kihívásokról, illetve bemutatja, hogy a nitrogén hogyan fenyegeti az emberiséget és hogy hogyan kezelhetnénk jobban.Olyan oktatóktól tanulhatsz, akik többévtizedes tapasztalattal rendelkeznek a nitrogén és a globális változások kutatásában. Ez a világelső kurzus vezető brit és indiai kutatók együttműködéseként jött létre a NEWS India-UK virtuális központ keretében.

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Design Thinking Fundamentals

Design Thinking FundamentalsThis course provides an introduction to the foundational activities related to design thinking: a flexible, yet systematic process to define and solve problems. A common misconception is that design thinking requires artistry, but it is not centered on artistic principles. Design thinking is a strategy and mindset that can be applied to any industry to solve problems. As part of the Design Thinking MicroMasters program, this course will explore methods used to evaluate problems, develop ideas, and create innovative solutions with the user in mind. Focusing on the importance of user understanding and the development of desirable, feasible, and viable ideas, this course will provide an overview of the design thinking process from end to end.

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Energía eléctrica: conceptos y principios básicos

Energía eléctrica: conceptos y principios básicosActualmente el uso de la electricidad es algo cotidiano, sin embargo, muy pocas personas conocen los conceptos y principios básicos que permiten comprender como funciona, cuáles son sus parámetros básicos, cómo se miden o cómo hacer un mejor uso de la energía.  Este curso de electricidad presenta conceptos básicos como voltaje, corriente y resistencia que te permitirán comprender cómo se mide la potencia y el consumo de energía. En este curso entenderás que es la energía eléctrica y su importancia. Este MOOC te ayudará a diferenciar los componentes y parámetros que hay en un circuito eléctrico, así como a distinguir un circuito eléctrico de corriente directa de uno de corriente alterna. Tendrás la oportunidad de realizar prácticas con un laboratorio remoto ubicado en las instalaciones físicas del Tecnológico de Monterrey para realizar experimentos de medición y monitoreo de parámetros eléctricos básicos.  Además, sabrás cómo hacer un uso eficiente de la energía eléctrica orientado a la protección del medio ambiente y a la reducción de costos del servicio eléctrico (ahorro de energía). ¡Acompáñanos a través de estas semanas de aprendizaje!

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Software Construction: Data Abstraction

Software Construction: Data AbstractionThis is the third course in the Software Development MicroMasters program. You will learn how to build larger and more complex software systems using the Java programming language. The course begins with the topic of data abstraction - from specification to implementation. Particular attention is given to how to write robust tests using JUnit. Then the course expands on these ideas to explore how type hierarchies and polymorphism can be used to decrease redundancy in your code. The course wraps up with a discussion of how to design robust classes. By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in designing software in Java, and be ready to move onto Software Construction: Object-Oriented Design, where you will learn more complex design patterns and principles designing object-oriented programs. Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructors and staff.

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Agile Solutions for Greater Innovation

Agile Solutions for Greater InnovationInnovation differentiates companies in the products produced, and the impact those products have on their customer’s lives. In this course, you will learn how innovation and speed are tightly linked, and the benefits of better targeting and solutioning in achieving faster benefits delivery. Faster delivery leads to faster feedback for learning; and faster learning leads to higher quality solutions at speed. But beyond the emphasis on fast iterative development, you will also learn about the practices that create structure and space for innovation in Agile that are missing from traditional management. These paradigm shifts include: Delivering business value, not technical scope with User Stories Using Cross-functional teams and user stories to gather accurate requirements  Leveraging constraints to derive creative capability solutions. Applying Test-Driven Design (TDD) to deliver better designs with less designing By following best practices of Agile, including timeboxes, constraint-based thinking processes, and empathetic problem solving, you’ll learn how to provide a sustainable innovation environment for your teams.Upon successful completion of this course, learners can earn 10 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits, which are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PDU credits are essential to those looking to maintain certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Basic Analytical Chemistry

Basic Analytical ChemistryAnalytical chemistry takes a prominent position among all fields of experimental sciences, ranging from fundamental studies of Nature to industrial or clinical applications. Analytical chemistry covers the fundamentals of experimental and analytical methods and the role of chemistry around us.This course introduces the principles of analytical chemistry and provides how these principles are applied in chemistry and related disciplines - especially in life sciences, environmental sciences and geochemistry.This course, regardless of your background, will teach you fundamental analytical concepts and their practical applications.  By the end of the course, you will deeply understand analytical methodologies in a systematic manner. Finally, this course will help you develop critical, independent reasoning that you can apply to new problems in chemistry and its related fields.This course is for anyone interested in analytical sciences.

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Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the Present

Creating Modern China: The Republican Period to the PresentWhat does it mean to be modern? What constitutes modern politics, modern institutions, a modern military, and modern infrastructure? In this period of great excitement and experimentation, the country is asking itself: How do you become modern and remain true to the Chinese national identity?This course will explore enduring issues around Chinese modernity, with a focus on the creation of the modern Chinese state during the Republican era. You’ll learn about China’s war against Japan, about long-term patterns in U.S.-China relations, and about the role of individual leaders against the backdrop of historical circumstance.Ultimately, you’ll learn different ways to study and understand history. We explore this period thematically rather than chronologically, providing you with a better understanding of how political context influences the interpretation of history.

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Programming Reactive Systems

Programming Reactive SystemsReactive programming is a set of techniques for implementing scalable, resilient and responsive systems. The basic building-block of such systems is event handlers. This course teaches how to implement reactive systems in Scala by using high-level abstractions based on event-handlers.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Risk Management for Projects

Risk Management for ProjectsRisk management is a process used for the identification, assessment and analysis of potential risks to an organization or project. This process enables you to develop the most appropriate risk response. In the Risk Management for Projects course, you will learn the fundamentals of risk management, as well as how to apply a risk management process in a project-based setting. Risk management is an iterative process and you will learn how adopting key procedures can help you maximize opportunities and minimize negative impact on your project objectives. In this course, you will further upskill through the application of the risk management canvas, which is a framework that enables you to manage risk within your own environment. It will immerse you in the concepts of risk management and help you to apply the key processes. Practical activities through the course will allow you to apply the knowledge you learn as each week focuses on a key stage of the risk management process. The theories and practices taught in the course can easily be applied to any project, organization or business environment. Risk Management for Projects is brought to you by the same team that developed the highly successful Introduction to Project Management MOOC, and builds on risk management for projects introduced in that course. Participating in this course will ensure that you gain the know-how to reduce your project and organizational risk in the future.

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Sikhism Through Its Scriptures

Sikhism Through Its ScripturesSikhi, commonly known as Sikhism, is a monotheistic religious tradition that was founded by Guru Nanak in late fifteenth-century Panjab in South Asia. Today, Sikhi’s approximately twenty-five to thirty million adherents can be found all over the globe, making it one of the six major religions of the world. Sikhi encompasses a number of religious, social, economic and political institutions, most of which were established and nurtured by Guru Nanak and his nine successors, known as Sikh Gurus. For over five hundred years, Sikhs in the Panjab and all over the world have engaged with their scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, through the devotional practices of exegesis, singing, recitation, memorization and calligraphy. This course examines the Sikh scripture from a doctrinal and historical perspective by providing an overview of Sikh teachings as well as the historical context within which the scripture evolved and became canonized. It also examines the musical and aesthetic dimensions of the Sikh scripture, as well as ways in which the voluminous text has provided Sikhs with a social, ethical, spiritual and political message to help them respond to and shape the world around them.

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Introduction to Engineering and Design

Introduction to Engineering and DesignIn this course, you will learn about the primary fields of engineering and explore the engineering design process, from conceptual design and optimal choice evaluation to prototyping and project construction.  This introductory course focuses on specific engineering fields including Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering. You will hear directly from industry experts who will provide insights into particular design challenges within their specific fields of engineering.Everything learned in this course will be applied to the “Design Challenge” which enables you to apply learnings in real time— designing, constructing, and testing a prototype (course options allow for CAD based or actual physical build) to solve a real world engineering problem. This course is an excellent roadmap for learners seeking to broaden their engineering knowledge and to apply engineering and design concepts to their current work.

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Machine Learning Fundamentals

Machine Learning FundamentalsDo you want to build systems that learn from experience? Or exploit data to create simple predictive models of the world? In this course, part of the Data Science MicroMasters program, you will learn a variety of supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms, and the theory behind those algorithms. Using real-world case studies, you will learn how to classify images, identify salient topics in a corpus of documents, partition people according to personality profiles, and automatically capture the semantic structure of words and use it to categorize documents. Armed with the knowledge from this course, you will be able to analyze many different types of data and to build descriptive and predictive models. All programming examples and assignments will be in Python, using Jupyter notebooks.

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Introduction to Corporate Finance

Introduction to Corporate FinanceIn this course, you will gain an understanding of time-honored financial concepts and rules, and how these can be applied to value firms, bonds, and stocks. We will cover the time value of money, cost of capital and capital budgeting. You will be using Excel for many process including valuing bonds and stocks, computing NPV and finding IRR. An introductory finance course that is required for all first-year MBA students at Columbia Business School, the course is taught by a world-class instructor, actively training the next generation of market leaders on Wall Street. Participants from all backgrounds will be prepared to participate on the ever-evolving financial playing field.

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Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at WorkOne of the key insights from the science of happiness is that our own personal happiness depends heavily on our relationships with others. By tuning into the needs of other people, we actually enhance our own emotional well-being. The same is true within organizations: those that foster trusting, cooperative relationships are more likely to have a more satisfied, engaged—and more productive and innovative—workforce, with greater employee loyalty and retention. This course delves into the social and emotional skills that sustain positive relationships at work. It highlights the foundational and related skills of empathy and “emotional intelligence,” also known as EQ, which refers to the skills of identifying and regulating our own feelings, tuning into the feelings of others and understanding their perspectives, and using this knowledge to guide us toward constructive social interactions. Drawing on research and real-world case studies, the course reveals how honing these skills promotes well-being within an organization, supporting everything from good management—managers high in empathy, for example, have employees who report being happier and take fewer sick days—to more effective teamwork, problem solving, and recovery from setbacks. The course also explains the psychological and neuroscientific roots of cooperative, compassionate behaviors, making the case that these are not just “soft” skills but core aspects of human nature that serve basic human needs as well as the bottom line. What’s more, it offers practical ways to strengthen empathy, trust, and collaboration among teams and resolve conflicts more constructively—with a special emphasis on how socially intelligent leadership can build cultures of belonging and engagement. The course instructors are expert faculty from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., whose earlier edX course, The Science of Happiness, has been a global phenomenon, inspiring a half million students worldwide. Here they take a central insight from that course—that our personal well-being is entwined with our social connections—and explain how to apply it to the modern workplace to create more productive, satisfying experiences at work.

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Psychology of Personal Growth

Psychology of Personal GrowthWant to learn about how you become who you are, but not sure where to kick off that journey?  This is a fantastic course for you.This course covers important factors influencing your personal growth (i.e., how you grow by exposing yourself to new experiences).  We discuss personality and emotion, romantic and intimate relationships, as well as the interplay between culture and these factors on your growing up. In the course, we allude to the findings pertinent to the Chinese samples.

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Agile Leadership Principles

Agile Leadership PrinciplesAgile can often challenge project managers in the realm of leadership. Old styles of command-control are now a thing of the past, except for the most conservative organizations. But Agile takes self-empowerment to new levels and challenges traditional beliefs in what leadership means. In this course, you will learn how this new style of leadership redefines and redistributes team roles by: Motivating through empowerment to gain better decisions Facilitating the creativity and inclusivity of a high-functioning team Identifying and managing decision making biases Negotiating conflicts across individuals, teams, and organizations Ensuring success through delegation and powerful constraint-based metrics. You’ll learn to turn one internally motivated and critically thinking mind into many; and driving speed and innovation through leveraging all talents on the team.Upon successful completion of this course, learners can earn 10 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits, which are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PDU credits are essential to those looking to maintain certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Research Methods: An Engineering Approach

Research Methods: An Engineering ApproachA PhD or master’s level research project is an enormous undertaking, and you might find yourself a bit uncertain about the process or how to achieve the desired outcome. In this research course, you will learn the underlying principles that are needed to conduct research from an engineering perspective. This course is designed for engineering students conducting postgraduate research work on engineering projects. The objective of the course is to translate current research methods, which are mostly from a social science perspective, into something more relatable and understandable to engineers. Our hope for this course is to go beyond the concepts to understand the actual reasons for doing research in a certain way. While engineers are the main target audience, non-engineers will find this information useful as well. The methods taught in this course will equip you with the knowledge needed to design, plan and construct your own research process.

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Sustainable Urban Development

Sustainable Urban DevelopmentDid you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate more than 70% of the global emissions? Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges, yet are also key to resolving these same challenges. If you are interested in the challenges of the 21st century metropolitan regions and how these can be solved from within the city and by its inhabitants, then this Sustainable Urban Development course is for you! There are no simple solutions to these grand challenges! Rather the challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship. This MOOC is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context. The course is set up in a unique matrix format that lets you pursue your line of interest along a specific metropolitan challenge or a specific theme. Because we are all part of the challenges as well as the solutions, we encourage you to participate actively! You will have the opportunity to explore the living conditions in your own city and compare your living environment with that of the global community. You will discover possible solutions for your city’s challenges and what it takes to implement these solutions. Your participation will also contribute to wider research into metropolitan regions as complex systems. We invite you to take the first steps in understanding the principles that will be essential to transform metropolitan regions into just, prosperous and sustainable places to live in! This course forms a part of the educational programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and is developed by Wageningen UR and TU Delft, two of the founding universities of AMS Institute.

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Statistical Inference and Modeling for High-throughput Experiments

Statistical Inference and Modeling for High-throughput ExperimentsIn this course you’ll learn various statistics topics including multiple testing problem, error rates, error rate controlling procedures, false discovery rates, q-values and exploratory data analysis. We then introduce statistical modeling and how it is applied to high-throughput data. In particular, we will discuss parametric distributions, including binomial, exponential, and gamma, and describe maximum likelihood estimation. We provide several examples of how these concepts are applied in next generation sequencing and microarray data. Finally, we will discuss hierarchical models and empirical bayes along with some examples of how these are used in practice. We provide R programming examples in a way that will help make the connection between concepts and implementation. Given the diversity in educational background of our students we have divided the series into seven parts. You can take the entire series or individual courses that interest you. If you are a statistician you should consider skipping the first two or three courses, similarly, if you are biologists you should consider skipping some of the introductory biology lectures. Note that the statistics and programming aspects of the class ramp up in difficulty relatively quickly across the first three courses. By the third course will be teaching advanced statistical concepts such as hierarchical models and by the fourth advanced software engineering skills, such as parallel computing and reproducible research concepts. These courses make up 2 XSeries and are self-paced: PH525.1x: Statistics and R for the Life Sciences PH525.2x: Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra PH525.3x: Statistical Inference and Modeling for High-throughput Experiments PH525.4x: High-Dimensional Data Analysis PH525.5x: Introduction to Bioconductor: annotation and analysis of genomes and genomic assays PH525.6x: High-performance computing for reproducible genomics PH525.7x: Case studies in functional genomics This class was supported in part by NIH grant R25GM114818.  

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Einführung in MATLAB

Einführung in MATLABWollen Sie realistische Probleme der Ingenieurmathematik lösen? Das ist ohne Einsatz von Computersoftwarelösungen, wie sie etwa MATLAB bietet, nicht möglich. In diesem Kurs zeigen wir, wie Sie die in MATLAB zur Verfügung stehenden Funktionen benutzen können, um zahlreiche typische Problemstellungen aus der Höheren Mathematik zu lösen bzw. zu visualisieren. Sie entwickeln ein tiefes Verständnis für die mathematischen Problemstellungen und deren Lösungen. Das aktive Erstellen von Programmen unterstützt das sogfältige und genaue Arbeiten der Studierenden – die Lösungsstrategien werden nicht nur nachvollzogen, sondern erarbeitet. Es sind keine Voraussetzungen nötig. Nehmen Sie an dem Kurs teil und erwerben Sie eine Schlüsselqualifikation, die Ihnen nicht nur im Studium, sondern auch im Berufsleben von entscheidendem Nutzen sein wird.

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Intellectual Property Law and Policy: Part 1

Intellectual Property Law and Policy: Part 1Can you really get a patent on a rectangular cell phone shape? Do artists and musicians need over a century of copyright protection for their works? Can you trademark red shoe soles? These are some of the questions that U.S. Congress and the courts have addressed in recent years — and in this IP course, we will, too. Touching on most areas of commercial and artistic activity, intellectual property (IP) law is an essential component of modern society. In this course, Part 1 of a two-part series, learners will be introduced to a broad overview of the intellectual property laws, the theory underpinning this area of law, and an individual look at patent law. Part 2 will explore copyright, and trademark law, and consider alternatives to IP and the future of this exciting area of the law. The focus of this two-part series is on learning some of the seminal legal cases in each area, while also considering the policy implications of the law as it stands. No previous law experience is required. Join us as we explore the laws and policies that influence and shape our modern lives.

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Men's Dating Offer $180 Per Sale - 75% To 90% Commission

Updated For 2016! Up To $180 Per Sale. High Conversion Rate 75% To 90% Commission On The Entire Funnel. Swipes And Link Here: Http://onenightstandexpress.com/affiliates.html

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Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism IndustryIn this business and management course, we will analyze contemporary issues in the management of human capital in the hotel and tourism industry, within both macro- and micro-perspectives. You will learn how organizational culture impacts human capital, how to effectively staff your team, leadership skills and how to manage employee motivation. We will also discuss how different cultures approach human resource management (HRM). Note that this course is priced at USD $198.

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Embedded Systems - Shape The World: Multi-Threaded Interfacing

Embedded Systems - Shape The World: Multi-Threaded InterfacingLearn how electronic gadgets are designed, developed, and built as embedded systems that shape the world. This is part two of a two part sequence. In this class, we will use interrupts to design a range of real-time systems including an audio player, a data acquisition system, a control system, and an interactive game. This is a hands-on, learn-by-doing course that shows you how to build solutions to real-world problems using embedded systems. These courses use 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, motor control, 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 possess the knowledge to build your own arcade-style game from the ground up. This is the fourth time we have offered this course. Since the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive we do not plan major changes over the previous offerings of the course. We did however break the large class into two smaller classes. There are eight labs in part 1 and six labs in this class. Students can pick and choose a subset of labs to achieve certification. The three labs that students found most rewarding were the hand-held video game, generating sound using a digital to analog convertor, and creating a smart object using Wifi communication. To complete this course, you will be required to purchase a Texas Instruments TM4C123 microcontroller kit and a few electronic components. This microcontroller has a state-of-the-art ARM Cortex-M4 processor. We will provide instructions about purchasing the kit and installing required software at: http://edx-org-utaustinx.s3.amazonaws.com/UT601x/index.html.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone Project

Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone ProjectThis the final capstone course in the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program where we delve into evaluation of course design and develop your final capstone project. Evaluation models allow instructional designers to engage in continuous improvement of course design to optimize the student learning environment. During this course we will explore evaluations models, learning management system’s data analytics, and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of evaluation. Finally, you will design, build and publish your capstone project, which is an online learning module. This is the final course in the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters and content builds on the first three courses in the program. It is highly recommended that learners complete the three pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in IDT 400x.This course is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Learning Design and Technology. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

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Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets Professional Certificate Exam

Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets Professional Certificate ExamIn order to earn this Professional Certificate and stand out in your field, you need to take the ‘Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets Professional Certificate Exam’ from IIMBx. The Exam will be timed for three hours and will comprise questions based on topics covered in all the five courses. To earn your Professional Certificate, you must receive a minimum score as per the course’s grading policy for the Exam.Prerequisite for this Exam:To qualify for this this Exam, participants should have earned a Verified Certificate in all five courses that comprise this Professional Certificate program “Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets”: Course 1: Banking & Financial Intermediation: Concepts, Risks, Capital and Regulation Course 2: Debt & Money Market: Concepts, Instruments, Risks and Derivatives  Course 3: Equity Stock Market: Concepts, Instruments, Risks and Derivatives Course 4: Foreign Exchange Market: Concepts, Instruments, Risks and Derivatives Course 5: Special Topics in Risk Management of Banking and Financial Markets This course is part of IIMBx's Professional Certificate program ‘Risk Management in Banking and Financial Markets’.

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Defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos

Defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanosLos defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos son personas que tienen la valentía de enfrentarse a la injusticia. En este curso en línea conocerás sus historias, y verás cómo atenúan los riesgos y cómo, recurriendo a la creatividad, buscan formas de alzar la voz. Asimismo, averiguarás qué les impulsa a actuar, comprobarás lo que pueden llegar a conseguir y descubrirás cómo puedes utilizar tu propia voz para defender tus derechos y los de otras personas. Juntos, estudiaremos: Las diversas situaciones en las que se encuentran los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos Las amenazas a las que se enfrentan los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos, sus amistades y sus familias Estrategias para atenuar riesgos y formas de emprender acciones Te instaremos a participar en debates con otras personas que participan en el curso, a reflexionar sobre cuestiones de derechos humanos que te preocupen y a elaborar un práctico cuaderno de actividades personal que te sirva de guía a la hora de defender los derechos humanos. Éste es el tercer curso en línea masivo y abierto (MOOC) de Amnistía Internacional. Prepárate para aprender de forma activa, relacionándote con participantes de todo el mundo, y para formar parte de una comunidad global dedicada a la defensa de los derechos humanos en todo el mundo. Este curso está también disponible en inglés, francés y árabe.

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Financial Management in Organizations

Financial Management in OrganizationsWant to learn how to make your corporation’s money make money? In this course you will learn how to compare various investment types, select the most viable financial investment opportunity, and maximize your corporation’s wealth. If you want to get a better understanding of how Wall Street works, this course is for you. You will learn how financial managers use discounted cash flow and rate-of-return analyses to evaluate projects and financial instruments, the role of the cost of capital and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in capital investment analysis and selection, capital budgeting, stock and bond valuation, break-even analysis, capital market efficiency, real options, short-term financial management, and be introduced to international finance.This course is part of the Accounting and Financial Management MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Accounting and Financial Management without any application process or testing. See the MicroMasters program page for more.

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What Works in Education: Evidence-Based Education Policies

What Works in Education: Evidence-Based Education PoliciesThis course summarizes the main theoretical and practical research surrounding evidence-based education policies and delves into the key improvements and challenges observed in education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.The course has been organized around five key features of successful education systems: High goals for student achievement that guide all activities within an education system; Access to high-quality early childhood and preschool development programs that prepare students entering the school system; Effective teachers to improve learning and reduce achievement gaps among students; Access and effective use of adequate resources in all schools to promote student learning; and Ensuring that all young people acquire the skills necessary to reach their full potential in the professional world and contribute to society. The course’s target audience includes those with interest in improving education through evidence-based education policies.

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Designing and Creating Trousers

Designing and Creating TrousersDesigning and creating trousers will teach learners how to design and make trousers for men and women, by recording key body measurements, developing the ability to create unique designs, and made to measure patterns to create unique garments.Learners will understand how to record body measurements used to create trousers for men and women, and develop the knowledge and skills to adapt the basic blocks into unique designs, with activities to create different waistbands, pockets, openings, and different trouser shapes and designs. Learners will develop the skills to create trouser patterns, and adapt patterns into individual designs; creating specification sheets for commercial patterns and manufacturing. With tutorials in pattern making and sewing techniques, learners will develop the skills to hand or machine sew garments to fit their own body shape, developing the skills and knowledge to manufacture clothing, including fit analysis, and adjusting the fit of clothing to specific body shapes and size. Gaining valuable knowledge in the art of made to measure clothing, and how to obtain a perfect fit of a garment. The skills obtained from the technical creation side of the course will give learners the understanding of garment details and components, and provide the foundation to design a whole range of different trouser designs, leg lengths, widths, pocket styles and fabrics used in different casual and tailored looks.This course will prepare learners for a career within the fashion industry, gaining a foundation of knowledge to complete an undergraduate programme, or work within the fashion industry as a designer, pattern cutter, merchandiser or fit technologist. They will understand how to make patterns, sew garments, fit to a person and design skills in creating trousers to specific body shapes. The knowledge and skills obtained in this course will provide a foundation of core abilities, which are used within the fashion industry.

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CS50's Introduction to Computer Science

CS50's Introduction to Computer ScienceThis is CS50x, Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50x teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. The on-campus version of CS50x, CS50, is Harvard's largest course. Students who earn a satisfactory score on 9 problem sets (i.e., programming assignments) and a final project are eligible for a certificate. This is a self-paced course–you may take CS50x on your own schedule. HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. HarvardX will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the HarvardX course; revocation of any certificates received for the HarvardX course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations. Enrollees who are taking HarvardX courses as part of another program will also be governed by the academic policies of those programs. HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more. Harvard University and HarvardX are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination or harassment in our program. All members of the HarvardX community are expected to abide by Harvard policies on nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment, and the edX Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact harvardx@harvard.edu and/or report your experience through the edX contact form.

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Financial Accounting for Corporations

Financial Accounting for CorporationsWant to learn a new language and keep your finger on the pulse of business? Accounting is the language of business. Be among a small percentage of business professionals who can prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements of corporations. You will find financial accountants anywhere from the accounting department to the positions of CEO and CFO. In this course, part of the UMGC Accounting and Financial Management MicroMasters program, you will learn to prepare corporate financial statements in compliance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and in conformance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). You will learn how the FASB creates new GAAP, how to research the FASB Accounting Standards Codification system, and how to prepare and analyze financial statements including the Income Statement, Comprehensive Statement of Income, Balance Sheet, Statement of Shareholder’s Equity, and Statement of Cash Flows. An overview of accounting theory provides a foundation for applying financial accounting concepts and principles to real business issues. The course is taught within the framework of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Code of Professional Conduct.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Psychologie de la négociation

Psychologie de la négociationSouvent confinée à l’étude des techniques permettant de vendre une encyclopédie en 24 volumes à une octogénaire récalcitrante ou à l’art de marchander son salaire, la négociation est souvent abordée sous un angle exclusivement utilitariste. Mais négocier ce n’est pas se limiter à la recherche du bénéfice maximum. La négociation traverse toutes les dimensions de la vie humaine. Nous négocions tous les jours, dans toutes les sphères de notre existence : au travail, avec la famille, les amis… Dès qu’il s’agit de partager des biens matériels mais aussi de résoudre une divergence d’intérêts, de concilier différentes envies, rêves, goûts, couleurs… Ce cours s’éloigne de l’approche classique des négociations et tente de rendre compte des phénomènes psychologiques à la base du comportement. L’approche poursuivie sera descriptive plutôt que prescriptive. Contrairement aux théoriciens du jeu qui « examinent ce que de super-hommes, ultra-intelligents et impeccablement rationnels devraient faire dans les situations compétitives », nous explorerons la façon dont « des êtres imparfaits se comportent dans la réalité » (Raïffa, 1982, p. 21). Ainsi, les êtres humains poursuivent des motivations, ont des attentes, des préjugés, des biais et des émotions. Ils analysent l’information qui leur est soumise et prennent des décisions à travers le spectre de leurs propres limites cognitives. Leurs actions fluctuent en fonction de la situation ou de leur personnalité. Toutes ces variables influencent non seulement le comportement des personnes mais, plus fondamentalement, elles modifient la dynamique même de résolution des divergences. Ce cours mettra en évidence ces variables multiples et offrira aux étudiants une compréhension fine et détaillée des processus psychologiques qui entrent en jeu avant, pendant et après toute négociation. Ce cours sera enseigné en français.

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Graph Algorithms in Genome Sequencing

Graph Algorithms in Genome SequencingIn this course, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters program, you will learn how graph algorithms are used in two fundamental problems in modern biology: How do we sequence a genome? How do we construct an evolutionary “Tree of Life?" In the first part of the course, you will learn how genome sequencing relies on using a graph to assemble millions of tiny DNA fragments into a contiguous genome. We will then shift gears and learn how to construct an evolutionary tree of life from genome data.

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Cloud Computing for Enterprises

Cloud Computing for EnterprisesOrganizations are increasingly moving their critical information and assets to the cloud. Understand the technology, best practices, and economics of cloud computing, and the rewards and risks of this rush to the cloud. In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn the essentials of cloud computing, including Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), Platform As A Service (PaaS), Software As A Service (SaaS), and other "X as a service" platforms. You will explore how the cloud can support businesses by increasing productivity and effectiveness.This course is part of the Cloud Computing MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Cloud Computing Architecture. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

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Introducción a los Sistemas de Información Gerencial (MIS): Una guía de supervivencia

Los omnipresentes Sistemas de Información Gerencial (SIG) o Management Information Systems (MIS) juegan un papel críti...