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Jan 29

Growing Prosperity: Developing Repeatable Models® to Scale the Adoption of Agriculture Innovations
How can social enterprises find new, effective ways to profitably serve hard-to-reach customers at scale? This 2 hour course digs into the findings revealed in Growing Prosperity, a new report by Acumen and Bain & Company. Based on extensive research conducted in five countries across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, including interviews with more than 300 smallholder farmers, Growing Prosperity proposes how these companies can give poor customers much-needed access to the right products ...

Feb 02

Agriculture, Economics and Nature
The development of agriculture is what got human beings started on the long trip from hunter-gatherers to modern civilisation. Agriculture remains an economically important industry in both developed and developing countries. This course is about agriculture, including agricultural production and the interaction between agriculture and the environment. We will look at these issues from a general perspective, and from an economic perspective. You will see that the economic perspective can ...

Adaptive Leadership: Mobilizing for Change
Are you a leader going through a tumultuous time and looking for guidance? Developed by Acumen and CLA, the Adaptive Leadership course is designed to help individuals and organizations identify and tackle systemic change through a process of confronting the status quo and identifying technical and adaptive challenges.

VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout
A modern VLSI chip has a zillion parts -- logic, control, memory, interconnect, etc. How do we design these complex chips? Answer: CAD software tools. Learn how to build these tools in this class.

Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors
This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally.

Feb 03

Programmation sur iPhone et iPad (partie I)
Ce MOOC de 6 semaines est le premier d'une série de deux MOOCs consacrés à la programmation sur iPhone et iPad. Il se concentre sur le développement d'applications «mono-vues» et présente en détail les principes d'une interaction réussie de vos applications avec ses utilisateurs. Nous avons également décidé de prendre en compte les dernières nouveautés introduites dans iOS. Ainsi, ce MOOC fera la part égale entre Objective-C, le langage «traditionnel» de dé...

Feb 04

Networking for Change Makers
In this 2.5 hour course run by +Acumen and the Center for Creative Leadership, you’ll learn how to build deep, diverse and open networks that enable you to have outsize influence. You’ll complete interactive diagnostic activities that will help you and your team unearth the social capital & relationships that you bring to the table. You’ll be exposed to new data visualization tools for mapping your network and learn about 5 network traps to avoid.

Feb 05

Board Strategy for Social Enterprise: Best Practices to Maximize Your Impact
A functioning board early on can be a key driver for an enterprise’s success over the long term. Learn how to create the “right” board for your venture. This course, developed by Acumen and Accion Venture Lab, is for social enterprises or non-profits that are in the early-stages of forming a board for their enterprises.

Feb 09

Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design
What is Human-Centered Design, and how can you use the design process to create innovative solutions for change? Acumen has teamed up with to offer this popular course on principles of Human-Centered Design. Join us for a real design challenge to discover, ideate, and create a prototype through this course.

Sichere E-mail
E-Mail ist eines der wichtigsten Kommunikationsmittel unserer Zeit. Dennoch lässt die Technologie hinsichtlich Sicherheit deutlich zu wünschen übrig. Als E-Mail-Nutzer kann man sich weder sicher sein, dass niemand die Nachrichten mitliest, noch dass diese auch unverändert beim Empfänger ankommen. Um geeignete Sicherheitsmaßnahmen - die sogenannte Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung sowie digitale Signaturen - muss sich jeder einzelne Nutzer selbst kümmern....

Feb 11

Financial Sustainability: The Numbers Side of Social Enterprise
Having a clear line of sight on how your social enterprise will reach a profit level required for scaling is a critical part of being a successful social enterprise and achieving the goal of broad social impact and transformation. This 6 week course will show you how to think about and build a basic financial model from the ground up, starting from a single “business unit”—a stand-alone profit-center (like a branch, sales office, or individual franchise) that is replicated when you ...

Feb 16

Making Sense of Social Impact: Acumen’s Building Blocks for Impact Analysis
What does social impact mean and how can you assess it? This introductory course will help you understand how Acumen analyzes impact in our portfolio and how you can apply the same building blocks to any socially-focused company or organization that you are personally excited about.

Feb 19

Managing the Arts: Marketing for Cultural Organization
This Mentored Open Online Course offered by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Leuphana Digital School aims at addressing contemporary challenges facing cultural managers around the world; tasked with running complex organizations, having to strategically build audiences and communicate effectively against digital competitors – all are means to a single end: Enabling high quality art experiences with a meaningful impact. Participants in this MOOC learn about these contemporary ...

Mar 02

Scaling Smart: How to Grow Your Impact
How can my company or organization create impact at scale? This is a question increasingly asked by forward-thinking leaders in the social sector. By the end of this 2 hour course, you’ll have completed a diagnostic tool for your own enterprise and developed a plan for how to continuously implement your core services as you expand. You’ll walk away with a deep appreciation of the link between simple strategy and sustainable growth.

Mar 09

MOOC ABC Gestion de projet 5th Edition
I would like to let you know that the new session of the Mooc entitled “Project Management” will start on March 9, 2015 under the direction of Rémi Bachelet, of the Ecole Centrale de Lille. You can already pre-inscribe to that session, upon registrating on Rémi Bachelet’s site : Here are the goals to be expected by the participants: Either you are already involved in management projects, but you want to enlarge your ...

Automated Visual Software Analytics
In this course, we explore how the effectiveness of software development projects can be pro-actively improved by applying concepts, techniques, and tools from software diagnosis. The term "software diagnosis" refers to recently innovated techniques from automated software analysis and software visual analytics that aim at giving insights into information about complex software system implementations, the correlated software development processes, and the system evolution....

Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming
This course teaches you how to program in Scratch, an easy to use visual programming language, and introduces you to the fundamental principles of computing. This course is targeted mainly to children and teenagers, but it is designed to work equally well with adults.

¡A Programar! Una introducción a la programación
Este curso te enseña a programar utilizando Scratch, un lenguaje de programación visual muy fácil de usar, y te presenta los principios fundamentales de la computación. ¡A Programar! está dirigido a niños y jóvenes, pero está diseñado para que también lo puedan tomar adultos.

Mar 11

Lean Data Approaches to Measure Social Impact
Measuring impact can enable us to understand who we are serving and how much the products and services we deliver in fact improve lives. In this 4 hour course from Acumen, you’ll learn more about the Lean Data mindset and how you can get the companies and organizations you work with on board with this approach.

Mar 31

Programmation récursive
La récursion est un phénomène intriguant que ce cours expose, explore, explicite. Découvrez la récursion, programmez récursif, manipulez les données récursives que sont listes et arbres, le tout interactivement avec des exercices à correction automatisée. Vous voulez savoir, comprendre, maîtriser ce qu'est la récursion ? Bienvenue à la seconde édition du MOOC de récursivologie qui débutera le 31 mars 2015.

Apr 13

Java für Einsteiger
Mit diesem neuen openHPI Einsteigerkurs möchten wir unseren Teilnehmern die Grundlagen der Programmiersprache Java vermitteln. Java ist weit verbreitet und wird vielseitig eingesetzt. Unter anderem werden mit Java Programme für Googles Android Plattform entwickelt. Dieser Kurs vermittelt die grundlegenden Konzepte des Programmierens einfach und verständlich. Durch regelmäßige praktische Übungen wird das Gelernte angewendet und gefestigt. Wir sprechen mit diesem Kurs alle Einsteiger an, ...

May 11

Java Workshop: Einführung in eine Java- Programmierumgebung (IDE)
Dieser zweiwöchige Workshop wird als Ergänzung zum Kurs "Java für Einsteiger" angeboten. Unseren Kursteilnehmern wird eine Einführung in die Benutzung einer Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment = Programmierumgebung) gegeben. Mit diesem Kurs möchten wir unsere Teilnehmer befähigen, das erlernte Wissen aus dem Programmierkurs zu festigen und eigene Programme umzusetzen. Benötigt werden hier lediglich ein Computer mit Internetzugang und Browser.

Jun 15

Web Technologies
WWW, the world wide web or shortly the web - really nothing more than an information service on the Internet – has changed our world by creating a whole new digital world that is closely intertwined with our real world, making reality what was previously unimaginable: communication across the world in seconds, watching movies on a smartphone, playing games or looking at photos with remote partners in distant continents, shopping or banking from your couch … In our online course on web ...

Nov 02

Knowledge Engineering with Semantic Web Technologies
The knowledge contained in the World Wide Web is available in interlinked documents written in natural language. To make use of this knowledge, technologies such as natural language processing, information retrieval, data and knowledge mining must be applied. Semantic Web technologies follow an alternative approach by complementing web documents with explicit semantics based on formal knowledge representations, such as e.g. ontologies. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of ...