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Networks, Crowds, and Markets – CornellX – February 16, 2015
Every part of modern life is interwoven through vast, complex networks. How can we develop a nuanced understanding of these connections? This course explores this interconnectedness through discussions of game theory, the structure of the Internet, social contagion, the spread of social power and popularity, and information cascades.


Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra – HarvardX – February 16, 2015
Dive into the basics of linear models to better understand data analysis in the life sciences. Practice linear algebra, including matrix notation and the concept of projections, which underlies many of the current tools for analyzing large-dimensional data, to understand the challenges of data science today.


Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function – EPFLx – February 16, 2015
The brain governs behavior, and this course aims to link biophysical mechanisms with simple behaviors studied in mice. Gain an understanding of the structure and function of the mammalian brain, understand neuronal networks, and place neuronal network function in the context of sensory processing resulting in behavioral decisions and motor output.


Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues – AdelaideX – February 17, 2015
Have you ever wondered why our heart beats, or how we see what is in front of us? Our bodies are amazing but complex biological machines. Whether you are interested in a career in science, or simply hoping to learn more about the inner workings of the human body, this course will provide you with an outstanding foundation of knowledge in human anatomy and physiology.


Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trials in Health Care – KIx – February 17, 2015
For the first hundreds of years of modern medicine, progress was a process of trial and sometimes fatal error, leading to the common practice of randomized controlled trials. In this course, you will discuss the effectiveness of these trials, and design your own attempting to answer the important questions that ordinary patients and decision-makers in the real world most often ask. 


DOCUMENTARY! New Trends, New Formats – UC3Mx – February 17, 2015
The documentary is reinventing itself over the Internet, and the world has become a huge documentary as we share our views and experiences through social networks. Offered in English and Spanish, this course plunges into the language of the audiovisual documentary and demonstrates how new technologies allow us to interact with content.


Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader – CatalystX – February 18, 2015
What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? Innovative workplaces are created by inclusive leaders. Learn fundamental principles of 21st century leadership, grasp key concepts to overcome roadblocks to inclusion, and discover unconscious challenges you and others face every day.


Advanced Spanish Language and Culture – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School – February 19, 2015
Explore authentic, multifaceted resources from audiovisual elements to newspaper articles to engage in a rich, diverse immersion into Spanish Language and Culture. This course is taught exclusively in Spanish and helps learners improve their proficiency across the three modes of communication:  Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational. 


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