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Whether you are interested in becoming a smarter news consumer, learning how to code in Java, or understanding the key concepts of cyber security, we have just what you are looking for at edX. Check out the exciting courses starting next week, and register today!

Business and its Environment: An Overview of Business and the Role of Finance in Business – OECx – May 18, 2015
What role does finance play in business? Learn to interpret and analyze the ethical, social and legal issues businesses face today, and gain an understanding of the financial system in the U.S. In completing this course, you will be able to explain stocks, bonds, and the role of the Federal Reserve System.


Introduction to Java Programming, Part 2 – HKUSTx – May 18, 2015
We use computers to be more efficient, effective and reliable in dealing with certain daily tasks. Learn fundamental programming techniques to create and implement solutions using Java in an integrated programming environment. This course is designed for learners with little to no experience in computer programming.


Understanding Wireless: Technology, Economics, and Policy – NotreDameX – May 18, 2015
How do wireless networks connect our tablets, smartphones, and laptops? What justifies government intervention in the use of wireless technology? How can wireless technology improve your community? Join an interdisciplinary team of professors and students from around the world to explore these questions and more.


Introducción a la Gestión para Resultados en el Desarrollo – IDBx – May 19, 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean face considerable challenges, such as the design of public policies while considering many stakeholders, meeting citizens’ demands with scarce resources, and the quality of public services. Learn what is being done to address these issues, and learn how continued development is fostered in this region.


Making Sense of News – HKUx –May 19, 2015
News is no longer limited to newspapers or evening newscasts. Our patterns of media consumption have transformed dramatically in the last ten years, and now personal videos and social media posts can trigger national and international conversations. Learn to be a smart news consumer in the age of social media, and how to apply critical thinking to decipher reliable content.


Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security – AdelaideX – May 21, 2015
Explore the world of cyber security with highly-trained specialists in multiple fields, including privacy, intellectual property, international humanitarian, military, and surveillance law. This course will discuss the tension between privacy and security, equip you with the knowledge of how the Internet works, and challenge you to consider the impact of these issues on human rights.