This course is designed to provide an introduction to the subject of ethical behavior in business. The course provides an understanding of the nature of ethics, the role ethics plays in business, and the most commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in a business career. It provides practical advice on how to identify ethical dilemmas when they arise, how to get enough information to assess one’s responsibilities, how to analyze a complex ethical choice, and how to marshal one’s own resources and courage to act ethically. While the course includes some ethical theory, it is designed to be approachable by the seasoned manager, the novice businessperson, and students in business schools. No specific background or preparation is necessary. See also "Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture", now available on Canvas Network.
Kirk O. Hanson
Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
This course provides prospective college students with a primer in college level reading, writing, and mathematics. Whether a student is preparing to take a standardized placement test, or simply wishing to determine and improve his or her readiness to handle college-level work, this course can help to build mastery and confidence. Students may choose to work at their own pace across all three subject areas, or to select individual content areas. Pretests will determine any learning deficits, which can then be mastered through self-paced learning modules. Not forgetting the importance of the human touch, this course is overseen by a trio of reading, writing, and mathematics professors who will be available to assist and encourage students along their journey to college readiness.
Assistant Professor of English
This course will explore government policies dealing with African-Americans and Native Americans; the rise of big business and urbanization; the second industrial revolution and immigration; U.S. overseas expansion and participation in the First World War; as well as progressivism and the modernist cultures of the 1920s. Full series: U.S. History 1: First Peoples to the Early Republic: Born in Colonialism U.S. History 2: The Civil War Era: Dividing a Nation U.S. History 3: The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: The Emergence of Modern America U.S. History 4: The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World Stage
This course examines the background, causes, and course of the Vietnam War. In particular, students will study the evolution, conduct, and consequences of the conflict in the United States and Asia with special attention to strategy, technology, diplomacy, politics, and civilian perspectives.
Dr. Michael E. Brooks
This free five-module online introductory course gives you the essential concepts, techniques, and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling data stories under tight deadlines. Comprised of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings, and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection who wants to tell stories with data. Our media environment is increasingly saturated with data, including large collections of leaked documents published by Wikileaks, public databases about lobbying or government spending, and “big data” from social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. As a result, many media organisations seek data-savvy journalists to help them process this information to understand what is in it, to identify what is important, and to provide insights to readers in a compelling way. Modules: 1. Data journalism in the newsroom, with instructor Simon Rogers 2. Finding data to support stories, with instructor Paul Bradshaw 3. Finding story ideas with data analysis, with instructor Steve Doig 4. Dealing with messy data, with instructor Nicolas Kayser-Bril 5. Telling stories with visualization, with instructor Alberto Cairo Meet the instructors: Recommended reading: The Data Journalism Handbook Sponsors: Google; Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands; African Media Initiative Advisory board: Justin Arenstein (African Media Initiative); Josh Hatch (The Chronicle of Higher Education); Scott Klein (ProPublica); Angélica Peralta Ramos (La Nacion, Argentina); Aron Pilhofer (The New York Times); Guido Romeo (Wired Italy); Sascha Venohr (Zeit Online) Organisers: The European Journalism Centre is a non-profit international foundation with the remit to improve, strengthen, and underpin journalism and the news media in the interest of a functioning democratic public sphere. This mission has two main aspects: safeguarding, enhancing, and future-proofing quality journalism in Europe and the world and media freedom in emerging and developing countries. Data Driven Journalism is one of the leading initiatives for training, resources and networking in the area of data journalism. Founded in 2010, the programme is dedicated to accelerating the diffusion and improving the quality of data journalism around the world. We run the website DataDrivenJournalism.net as well as the School of Data Journalism, and produced the Data Journalism Handbook. For more information about this course, please visit the course website.
How will climate change affect the availability of water in the Western United States—where water is already the most precious natural resource? What water management challenges does the Western U.S. face? How do we manage natural disasters like drought, wildfire, and flooding? This course engages participants with cutting-edge science in exploring these and other questions about the intersection of climate change and water management in the West. This course: Provides an introduction to the topic of water in the West Highlights challenges of water management using the Colorado River Basin as the premier example Reviews and evaluates flooding, drought, wildfires, and interactions between these natural disasters using the Boulder Creek Watershed as an example Provides an educational context for these broad topics and introduces educators to resources and teaching approaches for their classrooms Join the discussion about the Colorado River Basin with Dr. Doug Kenney, director of the Western Water Policy Program at University of Colorado Boulder and Jeff Lukas, senior researcher at Western Water Assessment, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory. We will discuss drought, wildfire, and flooding in a Colorado case study to examine the issue of water timing and distribution as influenced by climate change. Dr. Brian Ebel, Colorado School of Mines, Dr. Jeff Writer, University of Colorado Boulder, and Dr. Sheila Murphy, USGS, will also participate as content experts. This course is co-funded by Learn More About Climate, a program of the University of Colorado Boulder Office for University Outreach, and by the NASA-funded Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) project.
Anne Gold, Ph.D.
This is a short interdisciplinary course on strategic thinking and some of its most powerful tools. Strategic thinking is not exclusive to business applications or the military. The skills taught in this course can be useful to anyone. Young professionals can use the knowledge to effectively plan their careers, stay-at-home mothers can use it to improve how they communicate with their children, and entrepreneurs can use it to better position their business in the marketplace. Anyone who wants to learn how to think about and solve social, business, personal, environmental, or other problems in smarter and more creative ways will benefit from this course. We will draw lessons and use concepts from economics and game theory, scenario planning, and futures studies, as well as philosophy and language. The course includes reading material, video lectures, and audio content, which is accompanied by short quizzes derived from that content. We will also work on case studies for each topic where students will have an opportunity to practice the tools and frameworks and discuss them with the learning community. At a reasonable pace of approximately one hour per day, a student can finish the course in about one week. The workload will depend on how quickly students consume the content and how much time and effort they wants to devote to the case study assignments. The course will be open for three weeks. This course is designed to be a starting point for people who are just beginning to learn about strategic thinking. It is relatively short, informal, easy to follow, and practical (and hopefully entertaining).
Economist & Strategist
Designing and facilitating online courses with a diverse student population is a challenge for new, as well as experienced online instructors. This course invites your critical reflection on the methods of online instruction; beliefs and potential bias of the online learner; policies and rules and how they align with course objectives; tone and the purpose of communication. We’ve collected readings and experiences of practice from online instructors and students to provide a foundation for discussion. The decisions they have made will help us make similar or, upon reflection, different choices for ourselves and our students. Those new to online instruction will benefit from the practical knowledge shared in this course. Experienced online instructors and designers will both expand their exposure to new insights and focus on the details of their own practice. The unique community college perspective, with all its diversity, provides a rich backdrop and adds genuine complexity to the discussion. Resource materials will be primarily open Web readings and videos. Participants will be asked to collaborate, share reflections, and provide guided feedback to other participants.
Instructional Designer and Instructor for Distance Learning
Exploring geographic information systems (GIS) is a self-paced course where participants will learn about GIS and how the technology is being used in the real world to support problem-solving and decision-making. Participants will create and manage spatial databases, produce well-designed maps, and undertake spatial data analysis using free online software tools. These activities require proficiency in fundamental computer and Internet skills. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain digital badges throughout the course. This course is offered through Canvas Network as a non-credit course created by Simon Fraser University. Students enrolled in only this course are not considered students of Simon Fraser University.
Shivanand Balram, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Spatial Information Science
This course is designed to help you get started as a behavioral science student, become familiar with the academic programs within the field, and prepare you for your first meeting with your academic advisor or academic counselor once you make your decision about which program to pursue. This course is not graded and you do not receive course credit; it is a tool to prepare you for success as a college student. At the end of each course module there is a short quiz. You will be required to get 100% on the quiz before proceeding (but don't worry, we'll help you with each answer along the way). There are several additional modules you may complete if you feel the information is relevant to you. At the end, you will take a brief anonymous survey, just to let us know how we're doing.
Advisor and Adjunct Faculty
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, & Design—three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED talks are riveting talks by remarkable people and are free to the world. This course is designed to introduce participants to the wide variety of resources available on the TED website and how to use them in the classroom. During this session, participants will: Create a TED.Ed flipped lesson in order to enhance classroom learning and instruction. Participants will use the TED.Ed platform to choose video resources and then add discussion prompts, short answers, quiz questions, and further research links to create an interactive flipped lesson. Curate curriculum content from TED playlists to provide real-world examples. Using TED talks, participants will find real-world examples that add meaning to required core curriculum. Explore mobile app alternatives to incorporate digital tools to promote student learning. Participants will investigate a variety of TED mobile apps that can be utilized on a wide range of devices.
Educational Technology Specialist
This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the United States since the end of the Civil War. It traces the rise of an industrial and urban social order, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, social and political reform movements, and recent transformations. Readings and written assignments focus not only on the major political events and economic developments of the period, but also the experiences of diverse groups, including women, African-Americans, immigrants, workers, and others. Full series: U.S. History 1: First Peoples to the Early Republic: Born in Colonialism U.S. History 2: The Civil War Era: Dividing a Nation U.S. History 3: The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: The Emergence of Modern America U.S. History 4: The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World Stage
Digital commerce is an emerging area of business and career. According to the research firm Forrester, the sector will reach $370 billion in sales by 2017 and make up 10 percent of total retail sales in the U.S. This course will provide an introduction to the key concepts, business models, and current and future trends in digital commerce. You will also learn how you can start your online store using a leading digital commerce platform that has more than 70,000 stores worldwide–Shopify. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, or just looking to enhance your knowledge about this emerging sector, this course is for you.
SmartOn Learning Solutions
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BlendKit 2014: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. The goal of BlendKit2014 is to provide assistance to faculty and instructional designers in developing and designing blended learning courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one's own institution). History A Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant in 2011 leveraged the University of Central Florida’s expertise to create the Blended Learning Toolkit as a free, open resource for educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), UCF’s grant partner, agreed to use its membership to distribute the toolkit and support new course models. The BlendKit course emerged from the grant to assist educators in designing blended courses and has supported two open, online cohorts since 2012. BlendKit 2014 MOOC The next offering of the free MOOC, BlendKit 2014: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer, begins on April 21 and lasts five weeks. The open course will be offered at no cost. Click the button above to register. Certification Participants may also choose to pursue an official “UCF/EDUCAUSE Certified Blended Learning Designer” credential. Those who choose this more rigorous option will submit the materials they develop as part of the free MOOC for a portfolio review. This portfolio review is available for an $89 fee. Details regarding the portfolio requirements and a link to the payment form can be found inside the course. Those who meet the portfolio review expectations will earn a certificate from EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida, along with a digital badge that can be linked to the participant’s EDUCAUSE profile and displayed on professional and social networks. This 5-week course involves: Readings from scholarly works pertaining to blended learning Document templates and practical step-by-step “how to” guides Blogging/social networking interaction opportunities Regular interactions with facilitators and students Expert and peer assessment and critique on design work
Associate Director, UCF Center for Distributed Learning and Graduate Faculty Scholar, UCF College of Education and Human Performance
The goal of the Digital Literacy 2 course is to provide practicing and pre-service educators as well as others with the tools and knowledge necessary to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of students’ through digital technologies. Learners will explore: Digital citizenship and Internet safety Copyright law and 'Fair Use' clause The use of Creative Commons license The use of Web 2.0 tools Ways to apply Google Applications for EDU Using mobile technologies for teaching and learning Techniques for developing non-linear presentations Methods for using Quick Response (QR) codes in teaching and learning The use of digital cameras Developing blogs and websites Producing podcasts Digital Literacies 2 is part one of a two-part series. There are no prerequisites for either of the courses in the series.
Emil Ahangarzadeh, Ed.D.
Director of Technical Statewide Education Technology Services
Are you considering a career in engineering? Are you fascinated by what engineers do? In this pre-college course, you will gain an understanding of the various fields of engineering and explore the engineering design process, from conceptual design and optimal choice evaluation to project construction. This introductory course is open to all, but specifically designed for high-school students. It is a recommended prerequisite for Brown University’s online pre-college courses focusing on specific engineering fields, including materials engineering, biomedical engineering, and renewable energy. Students do not need to purchase any texts or materials for this course. Instructor photos used with permission Copyright © 2013 Brown University School of Engineering All Rights Reserved
Karen Haberstroh, Ph.D.
Director of STEM Outreach at Brown University
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, techniques, and principles of project management. Primary emphasis will be on learning the project management process outlined in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide). Agile, extreme, and other variations of project management will be discussed and their key features related to the PMBOK Guide. A special section focused on managing strategic foresight projects will use case studies and the methods available on the Shaping Tomorrow website for hands-on practice. Upon completion of the course students will be able to plan, schedule, budget, estimate, control, and monitor projects. In addition, they will become familiar with resource allocation, resource loading and the creation and use of GANTT and PERT charts. This course is free. Purchase of the PMBOK Guide for use as a text is optional. For those wanting to use this course to support new or continuing certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI), purchasing the text is recommended. A certificate and supporting documentation is available for a fee upon completion of this course. This certificate can be used to meet professional development requirements for the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Peter von Stackelberg
Lecturer - Management and Innovation
We all have a story. No matter where we are in our life’s journey; no matter our circumstances; we have something to share that has made us who we are. Capturing and examining our life stories increases our resilience and clarifies our place in the world. Join eight leaders and authors in exploring the power of these stories in our lives. Together, we will share our stories of family and community, work and career, college or school, and the financial, physical, and spiritual triumphs and challenges we have faced. Together, we will acknowledge and embrace those stories using them to ground us and to help us shape our futures. Focused on adult women but open to all, this unique course allows us to document privately, and to share if we wish, the meaningful stories that have been passed down to us and the stories of experiences that we have lived. Our hope is that each participant will draw new meaning and strength from this process.
Carol Leary, Ph.D.
President of Bay Path College
In this six-week course, you will learn the basics about our energy and climate obligations. You will also prepare yourself to continue learning as these issues evolve. You will evaluate demand-side (e.g. more efficient buildings and automobiles) and supply-side (e.g. solar and wind) strategies for more sustainable use of energy. The course will require fact-based analysis of our energy obligations and possible ways to meet them. Please also consider enrolling in Sustainable Energy Innovation which begins June 2.
Leidy Klotz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering
This six-week New School course, which expands on the content of the short free course Innovators of American Cuisine 1, is dedicated to culinary giants Craig Claiborne, MKF Fisher, Edna Lewis, Marion Cunningham, Clementine Paddleford, and Michael Batterberry. As we examine their lives and work, we will explore aspects of the food world ranging from restaurant criticism to food writing, looking in particular at cookbooks, magazines, and newspapers. Each unit focuses on one of the six innovators and draws on panel discussions and interviews with food writers, researchers, and practitioners who knew or worked with them. During the six weeks, you will interact with other students and an instructor, contribute to a blog, and share your writing and images. You will also have the option to submit your own research and reflections to the New School Web magazine, The Inquisitive Eater, a forum for food lovers, professionals, artists, and academics to discuss the role of food in our lives, and its impact on the environment, politics, economics, nationalism, poverty, inequality, and family. We hope this course will encourage you to deepen your exploration of food. With this in mind, we have provided a space for you to discuss your ideas, practice and improve your investigative and analytical skills, and experiment with your ability to communicate through word and image. As we noted in Innovators of American Cuisine 1, we do not aim to create a canon by identifying a set of founding fathers and mothers, but rather to draw attention to the cultural and social dynamics that have brought American cuisine to its present flourishing and popularity. We invite you to look beyond current trends and celebrities to reflect on the contributions of these luminaries to the history of U.S. culinary arts. We do not intend to set U.S. culinary arts as a model. Through the close examination of the American experience and the contributions of innovators to its gastronomy, we want to help you acquire critical tools you can adapt and use to explore your own food culture, wherever you are. This is an open and burgeoning field with much to observe and learn.
Keeping the lights on, gasoline in our cars, and our homes comfortable, requires energy resources. These include coal, methane, petroleum, uranium, biomass, water, wind, geothermal, and sunlight. Knowing how we measure, acquire, and use these resources is critical information because human population and income aspirations are increasing, while access to the means of prosperity—energy dense and affordable resources—is at best uneven. This course will provide the tools and information you need to better understand the energy resources we currently use and empower you to pursue energy resources for the future.
Instructor, Earth Science
Here’s your chance to review the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques. During this five-week course, students can select individual math concepts or proceed through each of the self-paced learning modules. Topics include a review of arithmetic, introductory algebra, rudiments of analytic geometry, elementary trigonometry, introductory statistics, and basic finance. Module warm-up questions will help students identify learning deficits, which can then be addressed through the modules. This course also contextualizes math for trades, including electro-mechanical, engineering graphics, machining, and welding. Students who choose to master every short module quiz will be awarded a certificate of completion
Colorado Community College System
Colorado Community College System, in concert with Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP), is launching three MOOCs to address the needs of the advanced manufacturing industry and the workforce development needs of Colorado. CHAMP’s partners will increase the attainment of manufacturing degrees and certificates that align with the industry’s recognized competencies, skills, and certifications to create a pipeline of highly-qualified advanced manufacturing industry workers. The consortium of colleges will add industry-driven content to the manufacturing program and redesign several courses for online/hybrid delivery. CHAMP will redesign credit for prior learning allowing TAA-eligible students to accelerate toward degree and credential attainment.
The Cloud Institute’s Education for Sustainability (EfS) online course is designed to increase participants’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the core concepts, content, and habits of mind that characterize Sustainability and Education for Sustainability (EfS). This online learning community has been designed to provide a foundation in EfS, and the six-week course engages participants in activities that combine systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability, and is open to anyone interested in gaining awareness and new ways of thinking about prosperity, responsible citizenship, and the restoration of our living systems. Course content will be delivered via video, podcasts and handouts – and we will host 3 live chats with Jaimie Cloud. We have optional recommended resources in the form of access to our online portal Cloud Commons. The fee is $39 for a six week subscription to the EfS Content Library of Cloud Institute units and lessons, templates, assessment protocols, enduring understandings, and workshop materials.
Founder and Educator at The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
Introduction to Applied Investing is intended for anyone who wants to become more informed and savvier about investing. With its own unique lingo, the world of investments is viewed by many as extremely complex and intimidating. Once you learn the major concepts and jargon of finance, the financial markets and the wide array of investment offerings won't seem so complicated. Whether you want to work as a professional investment analyst or just become a wiser investor, this course is designed to help you understand the basics of investing. We’ll cover the major investment vehicles such as: common stock, bonds, real estate, alternative investments, and the various methods of investing. You’ll develop insights into the financial markets and learn how to establish a sound, long-term investment strategy.
David S. Krause, Ph.D.
Director, Applied Investment Management Program
This course will explore Native American cultures and the impacts of colonial and U.S. government policies on them; European colonization with particular focus on the British in North America; the War for Independence against Britain and the framing of the U.S. Constitution; as well as the formation of political parties in the early republic. Full series: U.S. History 1: First Peoples to the Early Republic: Born in Colonialism U.S. History 2: The Civil War Era: Dividing a Nation U.S. History 3: The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: The Emergence of Modern America U.S. History 4: The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World Stage
This course, offered through The New School, is devoted to the life and work of distinguished culinary professionals of the recent past and present who have changed the way we eat and drink in the United States. We will examine the lives and legacies of food culture giants, Julia Child, James Beard, Judith Jones, and Henri Soulé. Some are well-known to the public, others less so, but they all have left a long-lasting mark on what and where Americans eat, how they cook, and even the way they think and talk about food. Each unit focuses on one of the four innovators, drawing on panel discussions and interviews with food writers, researchers, and practitioners who knew them. Structured around notable figures we refer to as “culinary luminaries,” the course leans toward the past. This is not because we intend to create a canon establishing the most important contributors to the development of the food world in the U.S. Much research is developing in the field of culinary arts, which is emerging as a field worthy of attention not only from journalists and practitioners, but from authors and scholars. We could not fully understand the contributions of our four innovators without looking at the social and cultural contexts of their work. The video material dedicated to each of the four innovators will delve into these topics, shedding light on distinctive aspects of the U.S. food world at different points in time. Julia Child, James Beard, Judith Jones, and Henri Soulé worked in fields ranging from media to catering, and from restaurants to publishing. Their diverse contributions hint at the complex dynamics that lead to the evolution of the food world, a world influenced by food producers, restaurateurs, marketers, opinion makers, food writers, and book editors, to mention just a few. Why does the course focus on past innovators, rather than contemporary trends? Today’s culinary world is so dominated by the media and their news cycles that we tend to live in a compressed present, always looking for the next hot thing and creating celebrities to fuel the self-perpetuation of the industry. We seldom take the time to pause and look back. How did we get here? Was it always like this? America’s relationship with food is particularly interesting because many feel that until the late 1950s the high-end culinary world of the U.S. lived as a reflection of French haute cuisine and its approach to restaurants. What happened in that period that generated radical changes in the way Americans eat out and think of what constitutes good food? We do not intend to set U.S. culinary arts as a model. Through the close examination of the American experience and the contributions of innovators to its gastronomy, we want to help you acquire critical tools you can adapt and use to explore your own food culture, wherever you are. This is an open and burgeoning field with much to observe and learn about. We hope this course will be only the first step in your own research.
This self-paced course provides participants with the opportunity to explore, assess, and document learning mastered through a variety of life experiences. You will be challenged to think holistically and critically about your skills, knowledge, and performance capabilities as they relate to college-level and professional-based learning. Participants will use social media to build personal learning networks that support collaborative learning and cooperative engagement. The focus is on identifying college-level content and preparing an experiential learning portfolio. Allow seven weeks to complete the coursework and portfolio. For $150, you may submit your experiential learning portfolio for review at Bellevue University. If the portfolio is awarded at least one credit, you will receive two credits for completion of this course at no extra charge.
Dr. Michelle Kempke Eppler
Dean, College of Continuing & Professional Education
This course focuses on the application of theoretical approaches to the strategic management of technology and innovation. Concepts, tools, and process will be explored through lectures, readings, team activities, and case study applications. Major topics include: The importance of technological innovation Dynamics of technological change Factors affecting technological innovation and adoption Organizational strategy and strategic management in the face of rapid technological change At the end of the course you will be able to: Identify how technological innovation impacts individuals, businesses, and society as a whole Explain how technology changes and evolves Identify the key factors affecting technological innovation and adoption Explain how organizations develop and manage strategies Explain the fundamental dynamics of technological innovation in an organizational setting Explain how to develop and implement organizational strategies for technological innovation
Peter von Stackelberg
With the industrial, technical, and commercial market becoming more and more global, it is imperative that writers understand the importance of writing for a worldwide market. Writers cannot write for a single language community anymore but must be aware of, and consider how to prepare and write for multiple languages to reach diverse populations, cultures, and communities. This course will focus on how to apply best practices for: Globalization - the broad range of processes necessary to prepare and launch products and company activities internationally. Internationalization - developing content that is easily localized; doesn’t include local/regional references. Localization - the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language and culture. In addition, writers must also be aware of the industry’s standards to help manage this activity, including an understanding of: Machine translation (MT) Translation memory (TM) Translation Management Systems (TMS) Content management systems (CMS) This self-paced, four-week course will be accessible after the course start date. Participants can choose to receive a paper-based certificate of completion at the end of the course from an accredited university. The cost of the certificate and processing will generally be $59 domestic and $69 international.
Instructor, SME and Content Developer for JER Online
This course provides an introduction to the profession of evaluation. Key topics include the various uses, purposes, and benefits of conducting evaluations, evaluation theory, evaluation design, evaluation methods, evaluation practice, and research on evaluation. Additionally, participants will be introduced to core concepts in international development evaluation, program design and redesign, developmental evaluation, and career opportunities in evaluation. Beyond providing an overview or refresher on some of the latest developments in the profession of evaluation, this course will also provide a basic foundation for intermediate and advanced level e-learning courses in evaluation. The course includes a series of videos, interactive activities, and quizzes. Participants may work through the course material at their own pace, but within the online discussion forum, they can also discuss course content with other students and the course teaching assistant. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. This is an introductory course and is designed for beginning evaluators. Required assignments: The course is entirely self-paced and self-guided. You will progress sequentially through 5 modules. In each module, you will watch a brief video, read any additional information provided, and take a short quiz. The quizzes are untimed and you may re-take them as many times as you need in order to pass. When you answer 100% of a module's quiz questions correctly, you may move on to the next module. Time Commitment: This is a short course designed to give you an introduction to the profession of evaluation. You should expect to spend approximately 5-6 hours total completing the course.
Stewart Donaldson, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center, President-Elect of the American Evaluation Association
Here is your chance to change the course of history! In this eight-week experience, you will begin developing profitable social and technological innovations to tackle our pressing energy and climate obligations. Course content includes videos and short readings carefully selected and organized to be accessible to a wide audience regardless of nationality, educational background, professional interests, or academic focus. All of the assigned work in this course is designed to help you dream up and begin developing your own sustainable energy innovation. Your innovation may be a physical product, or a service. It may be a technical innovation, or a social one. It need not make you rich, but you will be challenged to at least make your project self-supporting. The course materials, my feedback, and, most importantly, interactions with your classmates, will all help as you try to make your ideas real. You can complete the coursework in two to four hours per week, and any additional time you spend will just improve the chances your project is successful. Students should have completed the Intro to Sustainable Energy course on Canvas Network, or something similar, prior to taking this course.
Leidy Klotz, Ph.D.
This course will explore the reasons for the Great Depression and the accomplishments of the New Deal; the role of United States in the Second World War and its involvement in the Cold War; the strategies and results of the Civil Rights Movement; the foreign and domestic impacts of the Vietnam War; as well as U.S. social, political, and economic issues since the 1970s. Full series: U.S. History 1: First Peoples to the Early Republic: Born in Colonialism U.S. History 2: The Civil War Era: Dividing a Nation U.S. History 3: The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: The Emergence of Modern America U.S. History 4: The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World Stage
This course teaches students how to prepare, interpret, and use financial data to make business and financial decisions. Course content is based on a variety of topics pulled from specifications of the Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project (APBP) as spearheaded by Dan Deines and Joe Bittner. The APBP is currently striving to get the College Board to add Accounting to its AP Curriculum. Particular emphasis has been placed on mastering the expanded accounting equation, the full accounting cycle, preparing the financial statements, and understanding key financial ratios. Beginners or those just wanting to learn more about accounting are welcome, in addition to professionals and educators. In order to successfully complete this course, students will need the following prerequisites: 1. The ability to read and comprehend English at a college freshman level. 2. Access to YouTube to view course videos. 3. The ability to perform simple math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), including solving for an unknown, as shown below: a = b*c where you are given a and c and you need to solve for b a = b + c where you are given a and b and you need to solve for a a = b/c where you are given a and c and you need to solve for b
Kevin Kimball, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Are you a life long learner? Do you like comic books? Do you think it would be interesting to discuss social issues using comic books as a lens? Are you an educator looking for different methods to present your material? If so, this course is for you! From the creator of Gender Through Comic Books (aka the SuperMOOC), this six month course will examine current social issues through comic books while understanding how popular culture is shaped by it's surroundings. We will read a variety of comic books including Scalped, Daredevil, Swamp Thing, and many more. While reading these books we will examine topics such as social inequality, the environment, government intervention, addiction, and information privacy. Using lectures, live interviews with academics and comic book professionals, discussion boards, and readings, we will learn about social issues and how they are presented in comic books and the impact that those books have had on the issues whether large or small scale. This will be more than a class - it's a formation of a community.
Doctoral Candidate at Ball State University
Billed as the "world's largest hospitality technology show," the annual HITEC conference offers networking, education, and information on the latest technology, including the evolution and management of new media. It’s a place where organizations build relationships with industry vendors. eCornell attended the 2013 conference and met with industry leaders to talk about changes in the hospitality marketplace with regard to new media and technology. Bill Carroll, senior lecturer at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, provides context for our guest experts and advice for your organization. Join him to learn about how your organization can meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving, technology-driven, world of hospitality media management.
Bill Carroll, Senior Lecturer, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
This course is designed to provide executives, managers, and supervisors the knowledge and tools to create and sustain an ethical culture in their company, department, or work group. Management theorists and ethics experts have increasingly concluded that this responsibility, to create and sustain the ethical organizational culture, is a fundamental task of every level of management. Course participants will learn that managers select from four basic strategies to create an ethical organization and culture, and make use of ten basic tools to shape that culture and keep it strong. The course also addresses unavoidable challenges to an ethical culture. This course can be taken separately, but in part builds on "Business Ethics for the Real World," another Santa Clara University course offered on Canvas Network. No specific background or preparation is necessary.
Kirk O. Hanson
Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
The field of technical writing has come a long way from writing clearly and concisely using a keyboard into a new world of structured writing and content management. Documents are no longer written and published as individual entities within a documentation set but rather written as data segments for reuse on systems that automate processes for controlling and managing the segments. Information is no longer published as a document solely for paper ouput, but for electronic access on PCs, cell phones, and other handheld devices. This means that the technical writer today must be familiar with the solutions that employ the features of structured writing for reuse, and the latest standard approaches for segmenting and storing information for output to multiple types of formats and access on different devices. The course is designed to further your technical writing skills with use of XMetaL, XML, and the DITA standard. It also introduces you to other writing standards, output options, and content management systems. Basic knowledge of writing standards, output options, and content management systems is helpful. Participants can choose to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. The cost of the Certificate and Processing will generally be $59.00 (US) domestic and $69.00 (US) international. For this self-paced course, the average time of completion is 6-7 weeks. There are 7 lessons. You may complete the lessons and activities at your own pace after the course start date and complete the work as quickly as you care to.
In this course we will explore more than 300 digital tools used to teach English as a second or foreign language. After an introduction to task-based learning, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate a wealth of Web-based and non Web-based digital tools, design digital tasks, explore authentic assessment tasks, and develop task-based lesson plans and a digital task-based syllabus. Due to the collaborative nature of this course, participants will be expected to contribute to the list of digital tools discussed throughout the course. By the end of the course, students will be highly aware of the wide range of digital tools available and will have a deep resource bank of digital-tasks to choose from when developing task-based lessons within their own language courses. Students should be interested in implementing task-based language teaching and digital tools in their language classrooms.
Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, Assistant Professor
This course is delivered in Portuguese Este curso objetiva proporcionar uma compreensão do planejamento financeiro adequado, bem como a criação de condições para melhor definir e alcançar objetivos financeiros. O escopo deste curso é adequado às finanças pessoais e familiares. Ele fornece conhecimento para a tomada de decisões financeiras, assim como para a boa gestão e organização da situação financeira individual e familiar. O planejamento financeiro trabalhado no curso inicia na organização do orçamento com a gestão e o planejamento dos gastos da pessoa/família e se estende através do fluxo financeiro, gestão de risco (seguros), impostos, acumulação de riqueza, investimento e distribuição e usufruto da riqueza quiçá da independência financeira. English translation: This course provides an overview of personal financial planning, as well as guidelines for better defining and achieving financial goals. The scope of this course is restricted to personal and family finances, providing knowledge for financial decision making, as well as good management and organization of individual finances. The course begins by addressing budget organization based on management and planning of family/individual expenses and progresses toward the topics of cash flow, risk management (insurances), taxes, wealth accumulation, investment, distribution, usufruct (deriving profit or benefit from property in common ownership), and financial independence.
Professor de Finanças Pessoais
It’s like hunting big game in Africa (without the animals, the African Savanna, or the actual hunt). It’s big data and it informs your marketing strategy and opens the door to targeted, customer-aware advertising. So, don’t just start chasing after a herd of gazelles (or whomever makes up your target market). Enroll in this course, take the knowledge and downloadable templates back to your organization, and successfully capture your target market with your own big data-driven marketing campaign. Enrollment cost: $99.00 Students who successfully complete this course will receive a letter of completion. Note: This course is non-refundable.
Tisch University Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Effective social media policy protects an organization from risk at the same time as it enables employees to develop more effective ways to accomplish work. Driving the implementation of social media policy is a great way for Human Resources (HR) and business leaders to demonstrate value with executive leadership. This course addresses the first part of policy development: what is the policy need? It begins by identifying uses of social media in the workplace. Then it addresses four areas that present risk to an organization. By the time you are done, you will have an idea where your biggest gaps are that require further exploration and policy development. You will be able to answer these questions: How does my organization use or desire to use social media? What risks exist that require social media policy?
Managing Director of CAHRS
This six-week course is designed to help the criminal justice student learn how to gather, analyze, and process data in the course of large scale criminal case investigations. Topics include investigative techniques, photography, note taking, and sketching; identifying, collecting, examining, and processing physical evidence; and obtaining information about suspects as well as identifying and locating suspects. The FBI Major Case #203, “Pizza Bomber” investigation will be utilized as a case study for this course. Every investigative step taken during the course of the investigation will be analyzed and discussed. Each week will include engaging activities for course participants. This open course contains discussion themes and images that some participants may find disturbing. Participant discretion is advised. Required text: Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery. Can be purchased from Penguin Press. Cost: $9.99
Jerry Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Gannon University
With human capital development and the search for talent being one of the most pressing problems of businesses today, it's imperative to consider all possible labor sources. People with disabilities represent a potential labor force of eager and exceedingly capable people who can strategically advantage your business. The focus of this course is how organizations can access the largely untapped talents of individuals with disabilities to meet the strategic objectives of their organization. This course provides the necessary tools to enable leaders to build a case within their organization on how inclusion of people with disabilities can add a significant advantage to the organization's strategic plan. Students will cover the following key areas: Why individuals with disabilities should be a part of a human capital strategy Myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities How to successfully recruit this talent pool Aligning these efforts with an organizational strategy and global imperatives How to get implementation in your organization Learn more:
Susanne Bruyere, Ph.D., CRC
Director of the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University in the ILR School (Industrial and Labor Relations) Outreach Division
Whether you are 13 or 113, this Google Ninja course is for you. Most people THINK they know how to use many of Google's free tools, but they actually only use a small portion of what's possible. This course will help you become a near-expert at using the main Google programs, including email and calendaring, video conferencing and chat, spreadsheets, word processing, slide presentations, drawing, survey forms, drive storage, photo editing, blogging, and much more!
Marketing isn’t all business. It’s also an art—and definitely a science (especially when you focus on the data). Enroll in this course and learn how to take a scientific approach when it comes to targeting market segments. Through cluster analysis, you’ll form data-driven hypotheses, so you can zero in on the greatest potential for profitability, and become the mad scientist of marketing campaigns. Enrollment cost: $199.00 Students who successfully complete this course will receive a letter of completion. Note: This course is non-refundable.
Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Professor of Marketing
You’ll explore how to use new media to communicate your brand promise in a cohesive way by maintaining your brand voice. And you will learn how to conduct an online customer review analysis to help you understand your customers and their interests so that you can tailor your brand promise to your target market. Use what you learn in this course to understand how your firm is communicating its brand promise, and take concrete steps to ensure you are being consistent in your messaging.
Bill Carroll, Ph.D.
A key skill for HR practitioners or hiring managers is the ability to attract talent to the organization. Today, the availability of social media tools has changed this process, although the end result is the same. Because the tools change so quickly, this course offers a framework for using social media to your advantage, rather than discussing specific social media platforms in detail. This course addresses a key aspect of attracting talent—the employer brand.
Christopher J. Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, CAHRS
When it comes to improving sales and market share, knowing what consumers want isn’t enough. You also need to know what they believe your product or service, and your competitors’, provides. In this course, you’ll examine perceptual maps, which are used to identify how consumers differentiate among products and how they perceive one product relative to another. These maps are valuable for identifying opportunities to introduce and position new products, repositioning existing products, and identifying your true competitors. You will also examine positioning statements, which are the foundation of an overall marketing effort, and learn how to create a positioning statement for your brand.
Sachin Gupta, Ph.D
Professor of Marketing
Technological advances have enabled organizations to tap into talent wherever it may be located. Companies are also increasingly operating globally and facing competition from not only domestic but also foreign sources. Economic trends are also putting pressure on organizations to do more with less. Thus, companies are looking at how to get the most from their employees. Today, companies continue to fight the war for talent. With advances in technology, people are increasingly able to work remotely from just about any location, not just at their employer’s work site. This opens up new opportunities and new issues in terms of how people accomplish work and how organizations plan strategies to meet their goals. This course is designed to expose HR professionals and leaders to the business case for remote work and key drivers to align remote work programs in their organizations’ strategic priorities.
Bradford S. Bell, Ph.D.