Title: Technology and Ethics
From: The Ohio State University
When: April 21st
What: The meteoric rise of technologies used in everyday life for profit, power, or improvement of an individual’s life can, on occasion, cause cultural stress as well as ethical challenges. In this course, we will explore how these multifaceted impacts might be understood, controlled and mitigated.
More info: https://www.coursera.org/course/techethics
Title: Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story
From: The University of London
When: Begins April 28th
What: By mixing a practical, hands-on approach with the theory and techniques behind the scene, the course discusses the current academic and underground research in the field, trying to answer the foremost question about malware and underground economy, namely, “Should we care?” Students will learn how traditional and mobile malware work, how they are analyzed and detected, peering through the underground ecosystem that drives this profitable but illegal business. Understanding how malware operates is of paramount importance to form knowledgeable experts, teachers, researchers, and practitioners able to fight back. Besides, it allows us to gather intimate knowledge of the systems and the threats, which is a necessary step to successfully devise novel, effective, and practical mitigation techniques.
More info: https://www.coursera.org/course/malsoftware
Title: Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
From: The University of Chicago
When: April 28th
What: Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others.
More info: https://www.class-central.com/mooc/1606/coursera-understanding-the-brain-the-neurobiology-of-everyday-life
Title: DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality
From: Strategic Decisions Group; Instructor Carl Spetzler, program director for Stanford’s Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program.
When: May 8th-June 15th
What: Uncertainty and endless debate can inhibit people’s ability to make good decisions. Many squander their best opportunities to create value by making better decisions. What if we could judge the quality of our decisions at the time we make them, rather than waiting for their outcome? What if we could turn uncertainty to our advantage? Decision Quality (DQ) is a practical and systematic approach that methodically breaks down barriers and improves the quality and speed of important decisions.
More info: https://novoed.com/DQ101-3-2014
Title: Programming for Everybody
From: The University of Michigan
When: June 2nd
What: This course is designed to be a first programming course using the popular Python programming language. The course will use simple data analysis as the programming exercises through the course. Understanding how to process data is valuable for everyone regardless of career. This course might kindle an interest in more advanced programming courses or courses in web design and development or just provide skills when faced with data for analysis. Participants can do the programming assignments for the class using a web browser or personal computer. All required software for the course is free.
More info: https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn