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From SaaS to Sustainability – 8 New Opportunities to Learn on edX!

It’s officially fall in New England, home to edX headquarters. The change in season represents new opportunities to learn and grow. No matter where you’re located in the U.S. or around the globe, there is no better time to start learning than now. Don’t hesitate to join us in one of our hundreds of fun and engaging online courses. Check out the eight courses below and sign up for your favorite edX course today.

Engineering Software as a Service (Saas), Part 1 – UC BerkeleyX – October 5, 2015

This intermediate Software as a Service (SaaS) course teaches you to code long-lasting software using Ruby on Rails. The goal of this computer science course is to teach you modern software engineering techniques such as agile development. By the end of the course you’ll be able to design, develop and deploy simple SaaS applications.

Hypersonics -from Shock Waves to Scramjets – UQx – Self-Paced

When a rocket launches a satellite into earth orbit or when a probe enters the atmosphere of another planet, you encounter hypersonic flows. Enroll now in this self-paced advanced engineering course to learn basic concepts associated with flight at speeds greater than Mach 5 and analyze the performance of a scramjet engine.

Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery – DavidsonX – October 5, 2015

If you’re interested in learning how chemists modify a molecule’s structure to design safe and effective drugs, then this is the chemistry course for you. After learning a brief history of drug discovery, you’ll learn the modern drug approval process and how potential drug molecules are identified and optimized into drugs for medicinal use.

Statistics for Business II – IIMBx – October 6, 2015

Enroll in this business and management course to learn how to use spreadsheets to analyze data-sheets, how to pose and answer pertinent business questions of datasets, how to draw a simple random sample from a population, and more. If you’re entering a business program or simply interested in advancing your career, this business course is for you!

Food for Thought – McGillX – October 7, 2015

How can you separate fact from faction when it comes to eating well? Is there such thing as a miracle food? What foods should you truly avoid? This food science course will shed light on the molecules that constitute our macro and micronutrients and will share the most relevant, up-to-date science available. Enroll today to learn about the diet-cancer relationship, the link between diet and cardiovascular disease, food-borne illnesses, food additives and weight control.

Debt Sustainability Analysis – IMFx – October 7, 2015

If you’re interested in variables that impact a country’s debt and how to develop a debt management strategy, then this is the economics class for you. You’ll learn what causes a country’s debt to become unsustainable, how to assess debt sustainability of public and external debt, and how countries can manage their debt portfolio. Enroll now whether you have a professional interest in debt sustainability or debt management, or you are simply curious about these issues.

Introduction to Deep Earth Science – Part 1 – TokyoTechX – October 7, 2015

Ever imagined what is going on underground or what is happening deep inside the earth? This earth science course delves into those topics and more! You’ll learn about the earth’s core, mantle and crust, and how scientists address immeasurable research challenges.

Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Life Sciences – PekingX – October 8, 2015 

As science research becomes increasingly quantitative, the need for mathematical modeling becomes ever more important. In this biology and life sciences course, you’ll learn through case studies, how to construct simplified representations of biological processes, how to analyze mathematical models though both qualitative and quantitative analysis, and how to interpret these models.