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The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends
Learn to think like a futurist! Futurism is not about predicting the future, but making informed decisions today that will impact future developments. The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC offered by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University provides the planning skills and technology trends needed to create your personal and organization’s future. Knowing who and what to watch will keep you informed on the latest technology issues and ...

Cada Dia Spanish - Daily Conversations
Quick, what does “cada día” mean? If you know, but don’t speak Spanish, this course is for you. We are a community of learners, sharing daily, practical conversations with each other. Native Spanish speakers from Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and all over will join us and provide supportive feedback. The course offers eight modules, with simple and fun conversational activities. We ask participants to share their activities with others for feedback and further investigation. The ...

Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Recognition and Management
This course is aimed at health care workers in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK who need to understand how to recognise and intervene with a patient whose physical condition deteriorates. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings. However, the material in this course will ...

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Exploring Her Work & Writing Life
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novels have inspired generations of readers of all ages. Unlike most fiction for young readers published during the Great Depression, Wilder’s Little House books have never gone out of print. While they are uniquely American, they seem to cross cultural boundaries, and have been translated into dozens of languages, from German and French to Indonesian and Japanese. Yet Wilder’s work is also at the center of controversy. Who actually wrote the Little House ...

Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Students will learn about common cyber attacks and the techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against cybersecurity threats. They will also gain a basic understanding of personal, physical, network, web, and wireless security, as well as a foundation for more advanced study of cybersecurity.

What Matters: Understanding Mental Health
This course is aimed at health care workers in the National Health Service (NHS) here in the UK. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings.

The World Columbian Exposition
For six months, the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 dazzled both Americans and the world. The largest World’s Fair to date, the Chicago Fair entertained, amazed, and edified 27 million people, introduced hundreds of new technologies and products, and left us legacies such as the carnival midway, the ferris wheel, the trade show, not to mention Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Wrigley Gum. This course will take a tour of all the wonders of the Fair as well as introduce students to many of the ...

Farmacología Básica
Se trata de un curso que pretende aportar unos conocimientos elementales de lo que es la farmacología… El curso dará respuesta a preguntas como: ¿Qué diferencia hay entre fármaco o principio activo y medicamento?, ¿qué es una especilidad farmacéutica?, ¿qué son los medicamentos genéricos?, ¿qué diferencia puede existir entre tomar un fármaco en forma de cápsula, jarabe o comprimido?, ¿cuál es la mejor vía de administración?,¿por qué con el tiempo un tratamiento puede ...

MOOC ABC Gestion de projet 4th Edition
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 experience and your skill; Or you still lack competence, and you want to gain adequate knowledge, with the aim of developing a new team-work programm. This training modulus is meant to introduce you into grounds of Project Management. You will become be ...

Grundlagen des Programmierens für Schüler
Dieser vierwöchige Kurs richtet sich an Schüler und andere Interessierte, die schon immer in die Welt des Programmierens heineinschnuppern wollten. Auf spielerische Art und Weise wird anhand der Programmiersprache Python eine Einführung in die faszinierende Welt des Programmierens und der Informationstechnologie gegeben.

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