Coming to Canvas in September: Part Two

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We are heading into September with images of bright yellow school buses, new backpacks and brown bagged lunches in our heads.  The school supplies are purchased, the first day of school clothes are picked out and the kids have decided who they will sit with in the class.  Ahhh…September and Back to School…

But it’s not just the kiddies who are headed back to school!  Grab your calendar and a pencil and schedule in YOUR back to school plans for September!  Canvas has 15 new courses to choose from this month – so whether you want to study Laura Ingalls Wilder books, learn to speak conversational Spanish or discover the nuances of oil, there are lots of great options to suit you! Don’t forget to check out Coming to Canvas in September: Part One!

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Humanities

Art, Technology & Media: Digital Imaging                                                                                                              Starts Sep 8, length: 6 weeks

This course will examine the intersection of technology, culture, and the fine arts. Digital Imaging will focus on the use and manipulation of the image in print and online with a focus on image authenticity and creativity in the age of the Internet. Students will refine their use of Adobe Photoshop and learn to give and receive constructive feedback on visual artistic projects. Communication and process will be emphasized over raw skill and technique, but students can expect to see their image skills improve along with the conceptual foundations of their work. 

Cada Dia Spanish – Daily Conversations
Starts Sep 22, length: 10 weeks

Quick, what does “cada día” mean? If you know, but don’t speak Spanish, this course is for you. We are a community of learners, sharing daily, practical conversations with each other. Native Spanish speakers from Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and all over will join us and provide supportive feedback. The course offers eight modules, with simple and fun conversational activities. We ask participants to share their activities with others for feedback and further investigation. The goal is to make conversation available “cada día.” Optional Web meetings are available to share your conversational activities with native speakers.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Exploring Her Work & Writing Life
Starts Sep 22, length: 10 weeks

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novels have inspired generations of readers of all ages. Unlike most fiction for young readers published during the Great Depression, Wilder’s Little House books have never gone out of print. While they are uniquely American, they seem to cross cultural boundaries, and have been translated into dozens of languages, from German and French to Indonesian and Japanese. Yet Wilder’s work is also at the center of controversy. Who actually wrote the Little House series? How did Wilder’s personal life influence the direction and content of her fiction? Are the books a reliable and sensitive representation of the pioneer experience in the American West? This course is designed to explore these issues and more!

Ozarks History: Examining an American Culture
Starts Sep 8, length: 10 weeks

This is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the study of the Ozarks through the arts, humanities, media, and social sciences. The course will explore such issues as regional heritage, cultural adaptation, and the survival of regional and cultural identity and folkways through comparison of Ozarks people and places with other cultural groups and regions. 

The World Columbian Exposition
Starts Sep 22, length: 8 weeks

For six months, the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 dazzled both Americans and the world. The largest World’s Fair to date, the Chicago Fair entertained, amazed, and edified 27 million people, introduced hundreds of new technologies and products, and left us legacies such as the carnival midway, the ferris wheel, the trade show, not to mention Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Wrigley Gum. This course will take a tour of all the wonders of the Fair as well as introduce students to many of the available online primary sources.

 

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Science

Introduction to Cybersecurity
Starts Sep 22, length: 8 weeks

This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Students will learn about common cyber attacks and the techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against cybersecurity threats. They will also gain a basic understanding of personal, physical, network, web, and wireless security, as well as a foundation for more advanced study of cybersecurity.

OIL101: Fact or Friction?
Starts Sep 22, length: 6 weeks

Are you using the right type of engine oil in your vehicle? Is synthetic, conventional, or blended oil the best? Are there certain oil types that are better than others? Engine type, driving style, weather, and age of vehicle and engine are some of the important factors to consider when selecting the best oil for your vehicle. The misuse of oil can be detrimental to the life of your vehicle. There is much more to oil than meets the eye!

The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends                                                                                                        Starts Sep 22, length: 6 weeks

Learn to think like a futurist! Futurism is not about predicting the future, but making informed decisions today that will impact future developments. The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC offered by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University provides the planning skills and technology trends needed to create your personal and organization’s future. Knowing who and what to watch will keep you informed on the latest technology issues and trends that will impact the future. Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC. The class is now full, and a wait list has been started. Please complete the form to express interest in enrolling should space become available. 

 

Once you have had a chance to make up your mind about which courses to sign up for, don’t forget to add them to your Accredible Profile!

Open2Study Courses Starting Soon

Open2Study
Starting on August 11th, Open2Study is bringing to you some fantastic courses!  If you’ve not yet taken the time to visit their website, then you should make it now!  From their easy to use chat forums (in and out of class!), to the ability to connect to classmates, to the awesome badges you can earn by taking part in various activities, Open2Study has a lot to offer on top of some top notch courses!  Check out these courses starting soon!

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Education & Training

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – Examine the world of children from 0 to 5 years. Explore how they develop and learn in this critical stage.

BECOMING A CONFIDENT TRAINER – Become a confident trainer by developing an understanding of Adult learners and what motivates them to learn.

EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD – Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world.

TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS – Get a grounding in facilitating a group of adult learners, in an online or face to face learning environment.

 

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Science & Technology

 

CHEMISTRY – BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE WORLD – Discover a world built by atoms, shaped by molecules and kept running with chemical reactions!

AGRICULTURE AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN – How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face.

ASTRONOMY: DISCOVERING THE UNIVERSE – Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries.

BASIC PHYSICS – Learn some basic principles of physics that help you understand how the world around you works.

CLIMATE CHANGE – Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ.

CONCEPTS IN GAME DEVELOPMENT – Explore key ideas in game design, programming, architecture, game engines, player experience and game AI.

MARINE AND ANTARCTIC SCIENCE – Over 70% of our planet is ocean, and life itself evolved in the sea so come and join us on this tour of Planet Ocean!

MICROBIOLOGY AND FORENSIC SCIENCE – Explore the basics of Microbiology and Forensic Science so you can better understand the world around you.

MINING ENGINEERING – Explore the many facets of mining engineering from exploration to production and mine closure.

MOBILE ROBOTICS – Discover the world of mobile robots – how they move, how they interact with the world, and how to build them!

WATER IN A THIRSTY WORLD – This course explores the world of water management on a drying planet.

 

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Marketing & Advertising

 

BIG DATA FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE – Learn how you can predict customer demand and preferences by using the data that is all around you

ONLINE ADVERTISING – Learn more about the evolving, dynamic, and fastest growing segment of the advertising industry.

USER EXPERIENCE FOR THE WEB – Learn to create great experiences for people visiting websites, with proven tools and techniques. (Self paced, start any time!)

WRITING FOR THE WEB – Explore how writing style, web design and structure can grab the attention of and engage online readers.

 

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Business

 

PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Learn the basics of project management, including what a project is and how to manage one effectively.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FAMILY BUSINESS – Discover the tools and techniques that will enable you to succeed in business.

HUMAN RESOURCES – Examine human resources from a modern perspective. This course covers all the steps from staff recruitment to retention.

INNOVATION FOR POWERFUL OUTCOMES – Acquire the ability to help make innovation happen, using a rich mix of practical approaches & robust concepts.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS IN ASIA – Discover business in Asia from the perspectives of culture, leadership, management and personal relationships.

INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE – Delve into Enterprise Architecture & gain an understanding of the tools & techniques for the design of business.

LEADERSHIP: IDENTITY, INFLUENCE AND POWER – This course examines recent research to uncover the practical actions anyone can take to be a successful leader.

SPORTS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT – Discover the careers in sports and recreation and learn to deliver a simple client-focused session.

 

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Finance

 

DIAGNOSING THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF A BUSINESS – Learn to assess the strength of a business and identify early warning signs of potential future problems.

FINANCIAL LITERACY – Develop your knowledge of personal finance, such as how to control, invest and protect your finances.

FINANCIAL PLANNING – Explore a career in financial planning, including working with clients and the financial planning process.

 

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Health & Medicine

 

 

FOOD, NUTRITION & YOUR HEALTH – Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets.

FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY – Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING IN HEALTHCARE – Considering a career in nursing? This course will introduce you to the role of nurses in Australian healthcare.

MIDWIFERY – This midwifery course covers the history of the profession and what it means to be a midwife today.

THE HUMAN BODY AS A MACHINE – This course introduces how the human body works and how it is more than the sum of its parts

UNDERSTANDING COMMON DISEASES – Explore four common diseases and body systems: how they work, how they are treated and prevented.

 

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Management

 


NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION – Understand the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution to build a practical framework.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – Learn the concepts, principles and practice of Emergency Management through real-world case studies

MANAGEMENT FOR A COMPETITIVE EDGE – Learn the strategies of successful managers, including leadership, teamwork and communication. (Self paced, start any time!)

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT – Learn to proactively take control of your workplace and projects by making more strategic decisions and plans.

 

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Art & Humanities

 


THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Get introduced to a range of skills and concepts to broaden your understanding of contemporary photographic art.

BECOMING HUMAN: ANTHROPOLOGY – Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human.

CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE – Explore the history of China’s language and culture and its adjustment to an increasingly globalised world.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN OCEAN GOVERNANCE – Learn about how the world’s oceans are regulated, protected and preserved.

INDIGENOUS STUDIES: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori history, society, culture, language and demography.

SOCIOLOGY  – Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts.

THE ART OF DRAWING AND PAINTING – Learn the fundamentals of colour theory and application using a variety of media and hands on techniques.

UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGINS OF CRIME – Learn to understand criminal behaviour by looking at our evolutionary history and animal behaviour in general.

WORLD MUSIC – Discover a world of music exploring your community or family to learn how music represents cultural identity.

 

Don’t forget to add any courses you sign up for to your Accredible Learning Profile.  Share your selections in the comments below!

Starting soon on Coursera…

Coursera July


 Are you interested in Cryptography, the Beatles, Social Psychology, or Teaching?  All of these topics (and many, many more!) are being covered on Coursera during the month of July…

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June 30

 

Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development 
e-Learning Ecologies 
Cryptography I 
Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship 
Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2 
Foundations of Virtual Instruction 
Introduction to Data Science 

 

 

 

 

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Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations 
Climate Change in Four Dimensions
Introduction to Communication Science
The Music of the Beatles

 

 

 

July 7

Practical Machine Learning Getting and Cleaning Data 
Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art 
Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys 
The French Revolution
Preparation for General Chemistry 
Experimentation for Improvement 
Exploratory Data Analysis 
Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators 
Reproducible Research 
Statistical Inference 
Regression Models 
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox 
Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative
Developing Data Products 
R Programming

 

 

July 14

 

Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Structure Standing Still: The Statics of Everyday Objects 
Introduction to Music Production 
Fundamentals of Music Theory 
Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information 
Emergence of Life 
Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative 
Social Psychology 
Creativity, Innovation, and Change | 创意,创新, 与 变革 
The American Disease: Drugs and Drug Control in the USA 
Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students 
How to Succeed in College
Developing Your Musicianship

 

 

July 21

 

Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data
Cryptography II
Programming Cloud Services for Android Handheld Systems
Introduction to Digital Sound Design
First Year Teaching (Elementary Grades) – Success from the Start
First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) – Success from the Start
Copyright for Educators & Librarians
Exercise Physiology: Understanding the Athlete Within

 

 

 

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The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem
Revolutionary Ideas: An Introduction to Legal and Political Philosophy
Learning to Teach Online 
The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People 

 

 

 

Check out these courses on Accredible – watch videos, get information and add courses to your To Learn list with ease!  As always, Team Accredible will see you in the forums!