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  1. Make an Impact: Sustainability for Professionals

    This free online course will cover the basic definitions and history of sustainable development and sustainability in business - from a niche interest to the present day.

    We’ll find out how and why businesses now routinely incorporate sustainable development, via corporate social responsibility policies, product innovation and new business models.

  2. Logical and Critical Thinking

    Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.

  3. Numeracy Skills for Employability and the Workplace

    Improve your mathematical confidence and gain the skills to pass employers’ numeracy tests with this free online course.

  4. How to Succeed at: Interviews

    This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.
  5. Religion and Conflict

    Understand and analyze the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies, with this free online course.

  6. Start Writing Fiction

    This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.

  7. Community Journalism: Digital and Social Media

    Gain practical skills and insights into hyperlocal journalism, and use digital and social media to create your own news website.
  8. How to Succeed at: Writing Applications

    This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
  9. From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores

    Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from musical notation in this free online course.
  10. Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum

    Get an introduction to museum studies with this free online course. Learn about the people and ideas that shape museums today
  11. How to Write Your First Song

    Get a practical introduction to the mechanics of songwriting and meet established songwriters with this free online course
  12. 15.S23x: U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

    Join the global movement to build a new economy by co-sensing and co-creating the emerging future.

  13. Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

    This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines.

  14. Idea Generation Methods

    The MOOC ‘Idea Generation’ is a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and KIC InnoEnergy aiming to explain techniques for the goal and process oriented generation of ideas. Idea generation is part of the fuzzy front end of the innovation process.

  15. Scaling operations: Linking strategy and execution

    Over the past several decades, operations strategy has played an increasingly important role in business’ success. In this course, we will equip you with concepts and tools to build operations in a way that not only supports your competitive strategy, but also allows you to create new opportunities in the market place

  16. English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview

    About this course

    If you are unable to access Youtube, the trailer video is available via vimeo.

    Looking for a job in Asia? Then this course is for you! Based on interviews from industry professionals and seasoned recruiters, we have created a course that helps you succeed in job interviews and outshine your competitors.

    This course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will benefit from learning from industry professionals and recruiters on how to prepare and perform more effectively in a job interview. Non-native speakers will also benefit from the language input that is provided in each week of the course.

    Taken together with Part 1, English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters, Part 2 of this course will help you clinch that job!

    Once you have your professional knowledge and gained your experience, how you persuade others to believe that you are as good as you say you are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with you. The course materials are designed based on our expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring you closer to getting that job.

    What you'll learn

    By the end of the course you’ll have learned how to:

    • Anticipate questions and prepare for job interviews
    • Answer challenging interview questions
    • Behave and dress appropriately during interviews
    • Perform impressively during online interviews
  17. Online Jamming and Concert Technology

    Today's vast amount of streaming and video conferencing on the Internet lacks one aspect of musical fun and that's what this course is about: high-quality, near-synchronous musical collaboration. Under the right conditions, the Internet can be used for ultra-low-latency, uncompressed sound transmission. The course teaches open-source (free) techniques for setting up city-to-city studio-to-studio audio links. Distributed rehearsing, production and split ensemble concerts are the goal. Setting up such links and debugging them requires knowledge of network protocols, network audio issues and some ear training.

  18. Introdución a la Cultura Visual: los fundamentos artísticos

    A mirar se aprende mirando. Pero crear nuevas imágenes requiere mirar pensando: Visualizar.

    Todas las imágenes, también las generadas más recientemente por la cultura popular y por los medios de masas, tienen una historia con antecedentes más o menos lejanos en el tiempo. Son imágenes simbólicas herederas de tradiciones iconográficas que conviene conocer para sacar el máximo provecho tanto de la experiencia personal de espectador (saber mirar) como a la aplicación de esa experiencia creativa al terreno profesional en los diferentes ámbitos del trabajo creativo. Este curso online fortalece todo tipo de oficios vinculados con la comunicación (periodística, publicitaria o audiovisual) o con el diseño gráfico y ambiental (arquitectura, ingeniería, artes, etc.).

    La cultura moderna (o posmoderna) se caracteriza por el dominio creciente de lo visual en todos los ámbitos de la vida cotidiana. Aunque la influencia en las mentalidades no es tanta como les gustaría a políticos, empresarios y publicistas, no cabe duda de que los nuevos medios son el vehículo de transmisión de valores, modos y costumbres más importante de nuestro tiempo. Los nuevos soportes (fotografía, cine, Tv, vídeo, cómic, grafitti, internet) y nuevos géneros (infografía, diseño gráfico, moda, publicidad, performance, net.art, etc..) han ido relegando a un segundo plano los lenguajes tradicionales de creatividad (pintura, escultura, arquitectura, artes decorativas, etc.), que imitan estos nuevos cauces de comunicación, en vez de alimentarlos en forma y contenido, como ocurría al principio.

    Pero el bombardeo de imágenes con mensaje al que estamos sometidos cada día a través de los Mass Media, puede hacernos olvidar que este lenguaje visual también tiene sus códigos, que se han ido elaborando en el tiempo, con raíces históricas vinculadas con el arte y la sabiduría universales. Aunque la cultura visual excede con creces el campo artístico para ocuparse de otros ámbitos sociales, culturales, económicos, políticos o de la historia de las mentalidades, sigue siendo muy útil apoyarse en la historia del arte para introducirse en este mar sin orillas de la Cultura Visual contemporánea. Esta asignatura permite que, una vez adquiridos los conocimientos básicos de arte y cultura de la imagen, el alumno pueda reconocer los estereotipos visuales dominantes en nuestra sociedad global, en todos los formatos visuales hoy dominantes.

  19. The Art of Photography (PHOT)

    Get introduced to a range of skills and concepts to broaden your understanding of contemporary photographic art.
  20. Roman Architecture

    Roman Architecture is a course for people who love to travel and want to discover the power of architecture to shape politics, society, and culture.

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