New Courses Announced by FutureLearn

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FutureLearn has recently announced adding five new courses to their already impressive selection of courses.  The following gives you a brief introduction to each course:

Introduction to Cyber Security

Course Date: 13 October 2014

Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life.

Tackling the Global Food Crisis: Supply Chain Integrity

Course Date: 17 November 2014

The challenges for food security in tracing and detecting food contamination whether it be by accident or as a result of fraud.

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease

Course Date: 17 November 2014

Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease; what causes it and what we can do to ameliorate the symptoms.


Ageing Well: Falls

Course Date: 24 November 2014

Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.


How to Read a Mind

Course Date: 01 December 2014

How do we read and model fictional minds? Introducing cognitive poetics: the application of cognitive science to literary reading.

These sound very interesting!  Let us know which you sign up for on Twitter and by updating your Learner’s Profile.


Coursera Courses Starting in August!

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Once again, Coursera is offering some great courses this month!  Regardless of your interests, there is something for everyone.  Check out the links for more details or watch a few of the videos…August 1

August 1

The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem

Week of Aug 3-9

August 3

Applying to U.S. Universities

August 4

R Programming
Getting and Cleaning Data
Exploratory Data Analysis
Reproducible Research
Regression Models
Managing Your Time, Money, and Career: MBA Insights for Undergraduates
The Camera Never Lies
Introduction to Acoustics (Part 2)
Regression Models
Practical Machine Learning
Developing Data Products
Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 2
Statistical Inference
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox

August 5


From the Big Bang to Dark Energy
Interactive Computer Graphics


Week of Aug 10-16

August 10


A Brief History of Humankind

August 11

How Things Work 1
Introduction to Forensic Science
Advanced Chemistry
Beauty, Form & Function: An Exploration of Symmetry
Introduction to Acoustics (Part 2)
Climate Change
Web Application Architectures

August 12

Student Thinking at the Core

August 13

Geodesign: Change Your World

August 15

Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques


Week of Aug 17-23

August 18



Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence
Linear Circuits
Understanding Violence
Structure Standing Still: The Statics of Everyday Objects
Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom
Alcohol, Drugs, and Baby Boomers: Are you ready?
Usable Security
Understanding Research: An Overview for Health Professionals

August 20


Personal & Family Financial Planning

Human Trafficking


August 23


Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms

Week of Aug 24-30

August 25

Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
Introduction to Sustainability
Making Better Group Decisions: Voting, Judgement Aggregation and Fair Division
Algorithmic Thinking
Mechanics: Motion, Forces, Energy and Gravity, from Particles to Planets
Introduction to Computational Arts

Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach

August 26


Scientific Computing
Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies
Information Security and Risk Management in Context
Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit
Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics

August 28


Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit

August 31

August 31


History of Rock, Part Two

 Once you have found an interesting course, don’t forget to add it to your To Learn list…and drop us a note to let us know which courses you chose!