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Nov 03

A Brief Guide to Everything
The microscopic quantum world of fermions and bosons is a far cry from the grand expansion of the universe, yet they are connected. CERN’s John Ellis offers an account of what physicists do and don’t know.

Internationales Agrarmanagement
Landwirtschaft ist heute Management. Um wirtschaftlich entscheiden zu können, brauchen Agraringenieure und Landwirte ausgeprägtes Fachwissen. Das vermittelt der Kurs anhand realer, aktueller Betriebsbeispiele. Auf Deutsch und Russisch.

Nov 04

Sexuality and Power
What is sexuality and how does it reflect power relations within society? Award-winning Cambridge sociologist Véronique Mottier provides a provocative cultural history.

Nov 10

Técnicas de Creatividad (4.ª edición)
En este curso se pretende exponer al alumno diferentes técnicas de creatividad que le podrán ser de utilidad en una amplia variedad de escenarios, desde profesionales hasta personales. Como punto de partida se propone una reflexión sobre el concepto de creatividad, ofreciendo diferentes puntos de vistas: desde el biológico hasta el de los mitos y leyendas asociados. Seguidamente, el curso ofrecerá una rápida visión de las barreras a la creatividad que suelen impedir un óptimo ...

Presentaciones Eficaces (4.ª edición)
Hablar en público (con el apoyo de un Powerpoint) es cada vez es más habitual en el entorno laboral. Este curso proporciona numerosos consejos que abarcan todos los aspectos de una presentación: la importancia de definir una propósito, de conocer y adatarse a la audiencia, como planificar una presentación, cuál puede ser la mejor estructura, qué papel juegan las historias en una presentación (incluso técnica), cuál es la mejor forma de empezar y de finalizar, el diseño visual de ...

Nov 24

Ageing Well: Falls
People fall because of a complex mix of factors. To reduce falling, it is important to identify these factors, and recognise those that could signify serious, but treatable, underlying medical problems. This interactive course will enable you to: Learn more about why falls are just so important Discover ways of assessing and reducing the risk of falling Recognise when to seek help Explore how to prevent falls and injury During the course, we will meet people who have been affected ...

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Hack Education Weekly News: "Gainful Employment" Rules and More
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Education Law and Politics The US Department of Education released the latest version of its “gainful employment” rules this week, pleasing nobody. No longer will career training programs be held accountable for their student loan default rates. They’ll just be judged on graduates’ debt-to-earnings ratios. About 1400 programs, mostly at for-profit schools, will be affected, meaning that if they don't meet these new guidelines, their students will not be eligible for federal financial aid. (More on this over on Educating Modern Learners. Free ... [Link] Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:21:00 PDT

Demystifying the MOOC
, Connectivism | Scoop.it
O.K., so massive open online courses didn’t change the world. Professional development is far less inspirational. But that doesn’t mean they’re failures. See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:52:56 GMT

King of Free Online Courses May Soon Add Videochats With Professors - Wired
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Wired King of Free Online Courses May Soon Add Videochats With Professors Wired LAGUNA BEACH, California â Coursera is one of the driving forces behind the MOOC, the massive open online course, a way for enormous numbers of people to experience university courses over the internet. But the company may soon delve into ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:59:49 GMT

Demystifying the MOOC - New York Times
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New York Times Demystifying the MOOC New York Times The credentials gap was most pronounced in countries where the courses were supposed to have the biggest impact among the undereducated: Some 80 percent of MOOC students in Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa had a college degree, while ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:29 GMT

Self Paced Haptics MOOC - iProgrammer
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Self Paced Haptics MOOC iProgrammer Introduction to Haptics is an online self-paced course that introduces a topic increasingly important in robotics and engineering. To get the most out of it you need to build your own Hapkit, an interesting project in its own right. The course is now ... [Link] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:26:25 GMT



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