iTunes Store: TOP iTunes U Courses

iTunes Store: TOP iTunes U Courses

iTunes Store: TOP iTunes U Courses

  • Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 1&2 - Apple Education

    <p><span style="font-kerning: none">This course is designed to help you to learn to code no matter what your level of experience.&nbsp;Through a series of exciting activities and challenges, you’ll learn key coding concepts as you solve puzzles in the Swift Playgrounds app. As you progress through the course, you’ll build your computational thinking skills, and&nbsp;see how coding can be fun as you&nbsp;explore examples of coding in everyday life.&nbsp;</span><br></p><div><span style="font-kerning: none"></span><br></div><p><span style="font-kerning: none">There are 10 lessons filled with video instruction and practical activities&nbsp;where&nbsp;you can&nbsp;document, practice, reflect and review your progress.&nbsp;</span><br></p><div><br></div>
  • Developing iOS 10 Apps with Swift - Stanford

    <div><span class="font" style="font-family:HelveticaNeue"><b>Updated for iOS 10 and Swift.</b>&nbsp;<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="font"><span class="size">Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. User interface design for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Swift programming language. Other topics include: object-oriented database API, animation, mobile device power management, multi-threading, networking and performance considerations.</span></span></span></span><br></div><div><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:HelveticaNeue">Prerequisites: C language and object-oriented programming experience exceeding&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Programming Abstractions</a>&nbsp;level, and completion of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Programming Paradigms</a>.</span><br></div><div><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:HelveticaNeue">Recommended: UNIX, graphics, databases.</span><br></div><div><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:HelveticaNeue">Offered by Stanford's School of Engineering.</span><br></div><div><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:HelveticaNeue">For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</span><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:HelveticaNeue"></span><br></div>
  • Spanish I - Arkansas

    <div>This self-paced course is a good introduction to Spanish for those who have never studied it before, or a good supplemental program for students who may be struggling in their school Spanish class, or a good refresher course for people who would like to brush up on Spanish after years of not having studied it. &nbsp;While there are many aspects of learning a language, this course focuses almost exclusively on Spanish grammar. &nbsp;If you would like to take a more well-rounded approach to learning Spanish, including cultural notes, pictures from the Spanish-speaking world, reading and listening practice, and more,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">click here for David Nance's Spanish textbook</a>, available free for the iPad.</div>
  • Google Chrome - Grand Prairie Independent School District

    <div>This course contains information on how to make the use of the various functions of the Google Chrome web browser.</div>
  • How to Start a Startup - Stanford

    <div><strong>Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts.</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div>This collection is designed to be a sort of one-class business course for people who want to start startups.</div><div><br></div><div>We cover how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.</div><div><br></div><div>You can’t teach everything necessary to succeed in starting a company, but I suspect we can teach a surprising amount. We’ve tried to take some of the best speakers from the past 9 years of Y Combinator dinners and arrange them in a way that will hopefully make sense.</div><div><br></div><div>We’re doing this because we believe helping a lot of people be better at starting companies will be good for everyone. It will hopefully be valuable even for people who don’t want to start startups.</div><div><br></div><div>Talks like these have really helped Y Combinator founders create their companies. We hope you find it helpful too!</div><div><br></div><div>-Sam</div><div><br></div><div>Note: the videos are in a slightly different order from how they were given at Stanford, for cohesiveness. In addition, some readings can only be viewed in iTunes U if you are using the iOS &nbsp;app. You can alternatively check the&nbsp;course website&nbsp;to follow along with the associated readings:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div><br></div><div><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div><br></div>
  • English Essentials: Composition - Harrisburg Area Community College

    <div>The third course in the English Essentials iTunes U series, English Essentials: Composition focuses on the development of fluency in writing clear, forceful, and effective prose. Through guided writing prompts, writing exercises and activities, and real classroom-based essay assignments, this course serves as an introduction to college-level writing. Learn from Dr. Siha's years of teaching writing as well as real student essay examples.<br></div><div><br></div><div>This course is designed to be self-paced and self-assessed. Please make use of the self-assessment tab to grade your own writing. No essays should be sent to Dr. Siha.<br></div><div><br></div><div>If you are not ready for writing at the college level, please subscribe to <a href="">English Essentials: Writing</a>&nbsp;and purchase the iBooks Textbook <i><a href="">English Essentials: Writing</a>&nbsp;</i>for additional writing instruction before taking this course. Need help with grammar? Subscribe to <a href="">English Essentials: Grammar</a>.<br></div><div><br></div><div><b>You will NOT receive any college credit from taking this course in iTunes U. You need to enroll as a regular or online student to receive credits. Please visit these websites for my information.</b><br></div><div><b><br></b><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href=""></a></span></div><div><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href=""></a></span><br></div>
  • Biology - Paul VI High School

    <div>An introductory course, biology deals with the unique properties of organisms that set them apart from the nonliving: molecular and cellular biology as a background for the concepts of reproduction and genetics; the continuity of life and the transmission of characteristics to offspring so as to understand organic variation and classification; classification of all living organisms; human biology.&nbsp;</div>
  • Introduction to Psychology - Yale University

    <div>What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.</div>
  • Have Sum Fun - Kolbe Catholic College

    <p><span class="s1">Welcome to Have Sum Fun, a numeracy course.</span><br></p><p>Numeracy is the ability to use maths in real life. To follow a recipe to cook delicious teriyaki chicken, to catch a faster train to get to your school on time, to find out how much you need to save up monthly to buy a new bike. This course aims to assist students in obtaining these essential life skills.<br></p><p>This course consists of a number of Multi-Touch books, Have Sum Fun series, as a one stop shop for students, teachers and parents. New issues will be added to this course upon completion.<br></p><div>Enjoy learning.<br></div><div><br></div>
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    <p><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">Education about improving the environment can often come to familiar conclusions (such as ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’), but what if some of those conclusions have detrimental effects in other areas, such as employment, standards of living and the economy? In other words, what if these conclusions fail to see the bigger picture?&nbsp;</span><br></p><p><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">In this resource, produced by the&nbsp;<u><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 112, 192)"><a href="">Ellen MacArthur Foundation</a></span></u>, a series of videos are used as stimulus for discussion about how environmental goals could be aligned with economic goals.</span><br></p><p><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">Our position is that a&nbsp;<b>systems approach&nbsp;</b>is required to tackle the myriad problems facing our economy, environment and society today. Ultimately, this resource helps you to explore a different economy: one which takes into consideration the effects that ripple through all corners of our economy, environment and society and, hopefully, leads to prosperity for the many.</span><br></p><div><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(43, 43, 43)"><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;"><span class="size" style="font-size:16px">This course has been designed for educators who will eventually introduce students to the ideas contained within.</span></span></span></span><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(43, 43, 43)"><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;"><span class="size" style="font-size:16px"></span></span></span></span><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">+ We recommend students you introduce this course to are aged 14+</span><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">+ Each video in this course comes with notes for the educator</span><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">+ The course contains ten videos, and each is no longer than one minute. However, each ends with an open question which is designed to create group discussion</span><br></div><div><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">+ It would take approximately one hour to teach the entire course</span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(68, 84, 106)"><span class="font" style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">&nbsp;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></span><br></div>
  • Personal Finance - Missouri State University

    <div>A study of personal finance topics from the consumer and societal perspectives.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Topics include the preparation and interpretation of personal financial statements and budgets, the time value of money, personal saving, financial market and investment fundamentals, the effective use of consumer credit, personal bankruptcy, insurance principles, automotive and housing decisions, principles of personal taxation, and retirement planning.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>This course will provide students with the concepts and critical thinking skills to understand the effects of financial decisions on individuals, families, and society.&nbsp;</div>
  • Programming Methodology - Stanford

    <div>This course is the largest of the introductory programming courses and is one of the largest courses at Stanford. Topics focus on the introduction to the engineering of computer applications emphasizing modern software engineering principles: object-oriented design, decomposition, encapsulation, abstraction, and testing. </div><div><br></div><div>
Programming Methodology teaches the widely-used Java programming language along with good software engineering principles. Emphasis is on good programming style and the built-in facilities of the Java language. The course is explicitly designed to appeal to humanists and social scientists as well as hard-core techies. In fact, most Programming Methodology graduates end up majoring outside of the School of Engineering. 

<br><br>Prerequisites: The course requires no previous background in programming, but does require considerable dedication and hard work.<br><br>This Stanford course was taught on campus three times per week in 50 minute lectures for the Stanford Engineering Everywhere Initiative.<br><br><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div><br></div>
  • Anatomy and Physiology - Coppell Independent School District

    <div><em>*This Anatomy and Physiology course is a part of Coppell ISD's science department.&nbsp; The class in iTunes U is designed to supplement the on-site course.&nbsp; If you have any questions, feel free to contact the instructor.&nbsp; Content will continue to be added to this course over the next school year.</em> &nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>In Anatomy and Physiology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
  • Introduction to Algorithms - MIT

    <div>This course teaches techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, emphasizing methods useful in practice. Topics covered include: sorting; search trees, heaps, and hashing; divide-and-conquer; dynamic programming; amortized analysis; graph algorithms; shortest paths; network flow; computational geometry; number-theoretic algorithms; polynomial and matrix calculations; caching; and parallel computing.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The textbook for this course is: Cormen, Thomas H., Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein.<em> Introduction to Algorithms</em>. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN: 0262032937.</div><div><br></div><div><div><div><a title=";" href="" data-mce-href=";"></a></div><div>This content is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.</div><div><a title=";" href="" data-mce-href=";"></a></div></div></div>
  • Game Theory - Yale University

    <div>This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. Ideas such as dominance, backward induction, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, commitment, credibility, asymmetric information, adverse selection, and signaling are discussed and applied to games played in class and to examples drawn from economics, politics, the movies, and elsewhere.</div>
  • English Essentials: Grammar - Harrisburg Area Community College

    <div><div>English Essentials: Grammar has been named as one of the Best of 2015 courses by Apple!<br></div><div><br></div><div>To meet your needs, each lesson post concludes with two levels of self-assessment: <b>basic </b>and<b> advanced.</b> Additionally, all documents in this course are available in three file formats: <b>Pages, ePub, </b>and<b> PDF</b>. All videos in this course are <b>fully captioned</b> and full transcripts of each video are available as well.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Of all the areas related to writing, grammar causes us the most confusion and fear, no matter our level of writing. Many of us are either clueless about English grammar and don’t even think about it when we write, or are able to write with correct grammar, but have no idea <i>why or how</i>. Grammar is oftentimes seen as an uncharted territory: we know it exists and that we probably have to go there at some point in our writing career, but we don’t have a map or a GPS and have no idea what the territory looks like.<br></div><div><br></div><div>This iTunes U course is designed to expose you to various basic, fundamental English grammar topics that are commonly asked about and commonly confused in day-to-day writing tasks&nbsp;and offer clear, simple, user-friendly techniques, examples, and guidance on correcting errors.&nbsp;Focusing on these common grammar errors, this course will provide simple, clear, and very user-friendly ways to identify mistakes, articulate the correct grammar rule, and consistently and accurately replicate proper English grammar.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>This course is best used as a grammar resource and refresher. Come back to this course often to remind yourself about the grammar rule and see an explanation and examples. This course is best suited for writers at all levels working on writing projects of all types. <br></div><div><br></div><div>This course does not reflect an in-person course offered by HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. This course has been created based on the enormous amount of feedback to Dr. Siha, from around the world, regarding&nbsp;his first iTunes U course, <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">English Essentials: Writing</a>. This course is a direct response to the needs and requests from the hundreds of thousands of English Essentials subscribers.<br></div><div><br></div><div>You will NOT receive any college credit from taking this course in iTunes U. You need to enroll as a face-to-face or online student to receive credits. Please visit these websites for more information.<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div><div><br></div>
  • Early Middle Ages - Yale University

    <div><div><div>Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include the conversion of Europe to Christianity, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam and the Arabs, the "Dark Ages," Charlemagne and the Carolingian renaissance, and the Viking and Hungarian invasions.</div></div></div>
  • Statistics 110: Probability - Harvard University

    <div>Statistics 110 (Probability), which has been taught at Harvard University by Joe Blitzstein (Professor of the Practice in Statistics, Harvard University) each year since 2006. The on-campus Stat 110 course has grown from 80 students to over 300 students per year in that time. Lecture videos, review materials, and over 250 practice problems with detailed solutions are provided. This course is an introduction to probability as a language and set of tools for understanding statistics, science, risk, and randomness. The ideas and methods are useful in statistics, science, engineering, economics, finance, and everyday life. Topics include the following. Basics: sample spaces and events, conditioning, Bayes’ Theorem. Random variables and their distributions: distributions, moment generating functions, expectation, variance, covariance, correlation, conditional expectation. Univariate distributions: Normal, t, Binomial, Negative Binomial, Poisson, Beta, Gamma. Multivariate distributions: joint, conditional, and marginal distributions, independence, &nbsp;transformations, Multinomial, Multivariate Normal. Limit theorems: law of large numbers, central limit theorem. Markov chains: transition probabilities, stationary distributions, reversibility, convergence. Prerequisite: single variable calculus, familiarity with matrices.</div>
  • This is CS50 2015. - Harvard University

    <div>"Demanding, but definitely doable. Social, but educational. A focused topic, but broadly applicable skills. CS50 is the quintessential Harvard (and Yale!) course."<br></div><div><br></div><div>Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Designed for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience.<br></div>
  • This is CS50 2016. - Harvard University

    <div>"Demanding, but definitely doable. Social, but educational. A focused topic, but broadly applicable skills. CS50 is the quintessential Harvard (and Yale!) course."<br></div><div><br></div><div>Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Designed for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience.<br></div>
  • Financial Markets (2011) - Yale University

    <div>An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries.</div><div><br></div><div>This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2011.</div>
  • Basics of Computer Programming, with Raspberry Pi - University of South Wales

    <div>This free course from the&nbsp;<b><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">University of South Wales</a></b>&nbsp;has been designed to introduce you to the <b>basics of computer programming, </b>and getting started with<b>&nbsp;Raspberry Pi</b>. <br><br>We will show you how to connect together the basic components of the cheap and versatile Raspberry Pi unit, show you how to make a start with some basic programmes from <b>Scratch</b>, and then introduce you to some foundation principles of planning that underpins all computer programming. New content will be added through 2016 to include computer programming with <b>Python</b>, and exploring some fun things you can do with Raspberry Pi.&nbsp;<br><br>This course is designed for learners of all ages, with videos and animations to guide you on each step.&nbsp;<br><br>So have fun and see where your imagination takes you as you begin exploring the wonderful world of programming. Who knows where your skill and talents in this area might lead you!&nbsp;<br><br>The resources we've created for this course are also available on iTunes U, and can be watched or downloaded on PC or Mac computers. They are in the collection entitled <b><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Basics of Computer Programming</a></b>.&nbsp;<br><br>✥✥✥<br><br><b>ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS?</b><br><br>This iTunes U course is also useful as a preliminary exercise for students who have already enrolled on many of our Computing or Engineering courses. For information on gaining formal qualifications&nbsp;and improving your job prospects, take a look at the information page entitled&nbsp;<b>Further Study at USW</b>.&nbsp;<br><br>✥✥✥<br><br><b>IMPORTANT NOTE</b><br>&nbsp;<br><b>This iTunes U introductory course on&nbsp;</b><b><i>Basics Computer Programming, with Raspberry Pi</i></b><b> is designed for self-directed study. It does not carry any formal qualifications, nor credits towards formal qualifications.&nbsp;</b><br><br><br></div>
  • Justice - Harvard University

    <div><div>Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard's historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it's your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world.</div><div><br></div><div>This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives.</div><div><br></div><div>Over 12 weeks of lectures, Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do. He then asks us to examine our answers in the light of new scenarios. The result is often surprising, revealing that important moral questions are never black and white.</div></div>
  • The Language of Music - Missouri State University

    <div>A study of the ways music creatively expresses self-understanding, cultural environment, and aesthetic values from ancient to modern times.</div>
  • From Planets to the Cosmos - The Ohio State University

    <div><i>From Planets to the Cosmos</i> (Astronomy 1101) is an overview of astronomy from our solar system to the universe as a whole. &nbsp;Designed for non-science majors, this <span>course is organized around three&nbsp;overarching and interconnected themes:</span><br></div><div><ol><li><span><b>The Long Copernican Revolution</b>: the historical discovery of the nature of our solar system, and our on-going discovery of planetary systems around other stars.</span><br></li><li><span><b>The Lives of the Stars</b>: the nature and evolution of stars and black holes, and the origin of the chemical elements we find in nature.</span><br></li><li><span><b>The Cosmos</b>: the history of galaxies and the universe, evidence for the Big Bang, and the structure of the universe on its largest scales.</span><br></li></ol></div><div><span>This course will review the facts that astronomers have learned about these topics, describe the outstanding scientific problems at the frontiers of current research, illustrate ways in which physical principles are used to understand the universe, and show how scientific theories are developed and tested against observations.</span><br></div><div><span></span><br></div><div><span>This is an open, self-paced version of a course I teach at The Ohio State&nbsp;University, using materials created when it was taught during the Spring and Autumn semesters of 2015. &nbsp;Unlike my previous iTunes U course, <i>Life in the Universe</i>, it includes lecture and demo videos created specially for this course.</span><br></div><div><br></div><div><b>Accessibility:<br></b>All of the lecture and demonstration videos for this course are closed-captioned and include full transcriptions of the audio portions.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Course Image:</b><br></div><div>The course image is an artist's impression of <a href="">ASASSN-15lh</a>, the most powerful supernova explosion observed to date, discovered using the <a href="">All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae</a> (ASAS-SN) telescope system developed at The Ohio State University. &nbsp;Original artwork by Jin Ma, Beijing Planetarium.<br></div>
  • Geometry with Swift Playgrounds - Apple Distinguished Educators

    <div>This course will explore logo style programming to develop a students understanding of Geometry and Transformations.</div>
  • European Civilization, 1648-1945 - Yale University

    <div>This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.</div>
  • Spanish II - Arkansas

    <div>This course is a follow-up to the popular Spanish I course. &nbsp;In this course, students will learn to talk about the past and will learn several other fundamental grammatical principles to further their ability to communicate in Spanish.</div>
  • Creative Writing: A Master Class - Academy of Achievement

    <div><div><div>Delve into the world of creative writing and hone your skills and knowledge on the craft with&nbsp;<em>Creative Writing: A Master Class&nbsp;</em>eCourse. Featuring a multi-media eTextbook, <em>Creative Writing: Learning from the Masters</em>, and nearly 40 audio and video podcasts containing unique insights from more than 30 authors, this course pulls back the curtain on the writing process. Learn from critically acclaimed and award winning authors who candidly and exclusively reveal their methods, challenges, and advice on the noble craft of creating fiction, and practice writing while analyzing the critical elements of fiction. Topics include:</div><div><br></div><ul><li>Sourcing Fiction</li><li>Developing Plot</li><li>Creating Characters</li><li>Considering Point of View</li><li>Tackling Revision</li><li>Overcoming Challenges</li><li>Finding Inspiration</li><li>Exploring Method</li><li>Taking Advice</li></ul><div><br></div><div>Upon completion of this course, students will have gained a better understanding of the writing craft through intimate conversations with the best writers of modern time, including Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Mailer, Ernest J. Gaines, Carol Shields, Amy Tan, and John Irving, the study and practice of the elements of fiction, and an understanding of method and process.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This multi-media eCourse is appropriate for students in high school, college, and beyond.</div></div></div><div><br></div>
  • Developing iOS 9 Apps with Swift - Stanford

    <div>Updated for iOS 9 and Swift.&nbsp;Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. User interface design for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Swift programming language. Other topics include: animation, mobile device power management, multi-threading, networking and performance considerations.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Prerequisites: C language and object-oriented programming experience exceeding&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Programming Abstractions</a>&nbsp;level, and completion of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Programming Paradigms</a>.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Recommended: UNIX, graphics, databases.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Offered by Stanford's School of Engineering.<br></div><div><br></div><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.<br></div>
  • Programming Abstractions - Stanford

    <div>This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. If you've taken the Computer Science AP exam and done well (scored 4 or 5) or earned a good grade in a college course, Programming Abstractions may be an appropriate course for you to start with, but often Programming Abstractions (Accelerated) is a better choice. Programming Abstractions assumes that you already have familiarity with good programming style and software engineering issues (at the level of Programming Methodology), and that you can use this understanding as a foundation on which to tackle new topics in programming and data abstraction.</div><div><br></div><div>Topics: Abstraction and its relation to programming. Software engineering principles of data abstraction and modularity. Object-oriented programming, fundamental data structures (such as stacks, queues, sets) and data-directed design. Recursion and recursive data structures (linked lists, trees, graphs). Introduction to time and space complexity analysis. Uses the programming language C++ covering its basic facilities.

 <br><br>Prerequisites: Solid performance in Programming Methodology and readiness to move on to advanced programming topics. A comparable introductory programming course (including high school AP courses) is often a reasonable substitute for our Programming Methodology course.<br><br>This Stanford course was taught on campus three times per week in 50 minute lectures for the Stanford Engineering Everywhere Initiative.<br><br><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div><br></div>
  • Principles of Human Nutrition - La Trobe University

    <div>In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the major food sources, metabolism and storage of the major food molecules carbohydrate, protein and fat (the macronutrients), alcohol, vitamins and minerals (the micronutrients), and water, and be aware of the consequences of over and under-nutrition. Students will also develop an understanding of the principles of energy balance. Students will be introduced to techniques for measuring and evaluating nutrient adequacy of diets of individuals and populations, including the use of nutrient databases, nutrient reference standards and food guides. Students will also be introduced to simple techniques for measuring body composition of adults.&nbsp;</div>
  • Human Emotion - Yale University

    <div><div>This course introduces students to a diverse array of theoretical and empirical issues related to the study of human emotion. Some questions the course will address include: What are our emotions? What purpose do they serve? How do emotions relate to our thoughts, memories, and behaviors towards others? What happens when our emotional responses go awry? Although these questions date back to early philosophical texts, only recently have experimental psychologists begun to explore this vast and exciting domain of study. The course will begin by discussing the evolutionary origins of distinct emotions such as love, anger, fear, and disgust. We will ask how emotions might color our cognitive processes such as thinking and memory, the relationship between emotions and the brain, development of emotions in childhood, and how emotions shape our social relationships. We will also consider how these methods can be applied to studying mental illness in both children and adults. We conclude by studying the pursuit of happiness and well-being, trying to understand what makes us happy.</div><div>This course is part of a broader educational mission to share the study of human emotion beyond the boundaries of the classroom in order to reach students and teachers alike, both locally and globally, through the use of technology.&nbsp;</div><div>This mission is generously supported by, and in collaboration with, the Yale Office of Digital Dissemination and the Yale College Dean's Office. This series was recorded and produced by Douglas Forbush, Lucas Swineford, and the Yale Broadcasting and Media Center.</div></div>
  • English Essentials: Writing - Harrisburg Area Community College

    <div><div>For a full course on grammar, subscribe to the second course in the English Essentials series:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">English Essentials: Grammar</a>!<br></div></div><div><b></b><br></div><div><div><b>Named by Apple as a Best of 2014 course</b><br></div><div><br></div><div>The iBooks Textbook for this course, <i><span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;">English Essentials: Writing</span></i>, is now available in the iBooks Store ($1.99, if available in your region). Download the paired Textbook now! <br></div></div><div><div>This course is designed to expose you to the various English discourses and develop essential writing skills including clear, coherent paragraphs and longer, thesis-driven essays. Some attention will be given to grammar and sentence-level skills. This course includes four major writing assignments (narrative, compare and contrast, research, and argument) as well as a concluding discussion on other ways of knowing and writing (final portfolio).&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>Through guided writing prompts and additional instruction in the accompanying iBooks Textbook <i><span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;">English Essentials: Writing</span></i>&nbsp;($1.99, if available in your region), this course serves as a foundation to your writing career both in skills taught and learned and in larger discussions and ways of thinking. This course is but the beginning. There is much more to explore and learn.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>This course is designed to be self-paced and self-assessed. Please make use of the self-assessment tab to grade your own writing. No essays should be sent to Dr. Siha.<br></div><div><br></div><div><b>You will NOT receive any college credit from taking this course in iTunes U. You need to enroll as a regular or online student to receive credits. Please visit these websites for my information.</b><br></div><div><b><br></b><span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></div><div><span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"></span><br></div></div>
  • West Point History of World War II Vol. 2 - United States Military Academy West Point

    <div>The West Point History of World War II course on iTunes U features the incredible West Point History of World War II, Volume 1 enhanced digital book, which can be purchased here:&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>Featuring animated maps, interactive timelines, 3-D imagery, custom artwork, and digital timelines, we have created the future of the past.<br></div><div><br></div><div>With The West Point History of World War II, we are sharing with you a portion of the two-semester History of the Military Art (MilArt) course that all cadets take as seniors. Cadet George S. Patton Jr. took MilArt in 1909 and Cadet Dwight D. Eisenhower took the course in 1915. Norman Schwarzkopf took the course in 1956 and future leaders are taking it as you read this.<br></div><div><br></div><div>At West Point, we don’t base our instruction on lectures. Instead we teach using the Thayer Method, named after Colonel Sylvanus Thayer who served as superintendent from 1817–1833 and who we call the “Father of the Military Academy.” Thayer believed in small classes where cadets were responsible for their education. Cadets today are also expected to come to class prepared to discuss the assignment.<br></div><div><br></div><div>While we can’t replicate that here, instructors share the questions that form the basis of each class. The best questions have no clear cut answers. Those are the questions we look for to drive classroom discussion.<br></div><div><br></div><div>We invite you to see World War II the way cadets at West Point see it. We have taught World War II to cadets continuously since 1943, long before the war was even over. While understanding World War II is vital for future officers, an informed citizen, even if he or she deplores war, should know about a subject that shapes who we are in the most elemental way.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Understanding war makes for better citizens: men and women who can help their elected leaders make sound choices the next time the nation is called to arms, or hold them to account at the ballot box if they do not.<br></div><div><br></div><div><i>The views presented here do not necessarily reflect the position of the United States Military Academy, the U.S. Army, or the Department of Defense.</i><br></div>
  • General Chemistry - The Ohio State University

    <div><div><div><div><div><div>This General Chemistry course covers the first nine chapters of&nbsp;the 12th Edition of&nbsp;<strong>Chemistry: The Central Science</strong>&nbsp;by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward text and is designed for science and engineering majors. Topics covered include: dimensional analysis, atomic structure, the mole, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, electron configuration, periodicity, bonding, and molecular structure.</div></div></div></div></div></div><div><br></div><div>Click on the following link to purchase access to the Mastering eText for <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Brown/LeMay/Bursten/Murphy/Woodward, Chemistry: The Central Science, 12th edition</a>.&nbsp;Once you have purchased access, click the following link to download the <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Pearson eText from the App Store</a>, which will allow you to view the eText from your iPad.&nbsp;</div>
  • American Revolution - Yale University

    The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations--converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause--but it was far more complex and enduring then the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, "The Revolution was in the Minds of the people... before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington"--and it continued long past America's victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the Revolution from this broad perspective, tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans.<br/><br/>This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2010.
  • Introduction to Python - Bedford Girls School

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  • Introduction to Coding - Scratch Jr - Apple Distinguished Educators

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  • Introduction to Political Philosophy - Yale University

    <div>This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course.</div>
  • Machine Learning - Caltech

    <div><div><strong>A real Caltech course, <span style="text-decoration: underline; " data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;">not</span>&nbsp;a watered-down version</strong></div><div><br></div><div>This is an introductory course on machine learning that can be taken <em>at your own pace</em>. It&nbsp;covers the basic theory, algorithms and applications. Machine learning (<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Scientific American introduction</a>) is a key technology in Big Data, and in many financial, medical, commercial, and scientific applications. It enables computational systems to adaptively improve their performance with experience accumulated from the observed data. Machine learning is one of the hottest fields of study today, taken up by graduate and undergraduate students from 15 different majors at Caltech.</div><div><br></div><div>The course balances theory and practice, and covers the mathematical as well as the heuristic aspects. The lectures follow each other in a story-like fashion; what is learning? can we learn? how to do it? how to do it well? what are the take-home lessons? The technical terms that go with that include linear models, the VC dimension, neural networks, regularization and validation, support vector machines, Occam's razor, and data snooping.</div><div><br></div><div>The focus of the course is <em>understanding</em>&nbsp;the fundamentals of machine learning. If you have the discipline to follow the carefully-designed lectures, do the homeworks, and discuss the material with others on the forum, you will graduate with a thorough understanding of machine learning, and will be ready to apply it correctly in any domain. Welcome aboard!</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Tips on taking the course:</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>Prerequisites:&nbsp;</strong><span style="text-decoration: underline; " data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;">Basic</span>&nbsp;probability, matrices, and calculus. Familiarity with some programming language or platform will help with the homework.</div><div><br></div><strong>The lectures:&nbsp;</strong>The 18 lectures use incremental viewgraphs to simulate the pace of blackboard teaching. Detailed explanations and insights will guide you through the difficult parts of the theory and make you understand where the techniques came from. Our focus is on real understanding, not just "knowing."</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Homework:&nbsp;</strong>After every 2 lectures, there is a homework based on what was covered in these lectures. We recommend that you complete the homework then check your answers before you move on to the next lecture.</div><div><div><br></div><div><strong>Forum: </strong>You can discuss the course material and ask questions on the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">course forum</a>&nbsp;where there is a dedicated section for each homework.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div><strong>Live lectures:&nbsp;</strong>This course was broadcast live from the lecture hall at Caltech, including Q&amp;A sessions with online audience participation. Here is&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">a sample of a live lecture</a>&nbsp;as the online audience saw it in real time.</div>
  • Introduction to Computer Science I - The Saylor Foundation

    <div><strong>Purpose of Course</strong></div><div>This course will introduce you to the field of computer science and the fundamentals of computer programming. Introduction to Computer Science I is specifically designed for students with no prior programming experience, and taking this course does not require a background in Computer Science. This course will touch upon a variety of fundamental topics within the field of Computer Science and will use Java, a high-level, portable, and well-constructed computer programming language developed by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), to demonstrate those principles. We will begin with an overview of the course topics as well as a brief history of software development. We will cover basic object-oriented programming terminology and concepts such as objects, classes, inheritance, and polymorphism, as well as the fundamentals of Java, its primitive data types, relational operators, control statements, exception handling, and file input /output. By the end of the course, you should have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science and the Java programming language. This course will lays groundwork for a strong educational in Computer Science and a successful career devoted to implementing the principles you will learn as you progress through the CS major.</div>
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship - Liberty University

    <div><div>A practical study in the dynamics of establishing, funding, and managing a small new enterprise, or acquiring an existing business using case studies, practical exercises, and class instruction.&nbsp;</div></div>
  • Biochemistry for Pre-Meds - Oregon State University

    <div>This is a biochemistry course taught at Oregon State University by Dr. Kevin Ahern that is aimed at students seeking careers in the health professions - medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry. &nbsp;This iOS course includes 52 complete video lectures of approximately 50 minutes each on 30 topics spanning biochemistry. The course is a two term series at OSU and the content for these courses has been combined into a single course for iTunes U. &nbsp;The OSU course uses the&nbsp;Biochemistry, 7th Edition textbook by: Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer. &nbsp;To save students the expense of purchasing textbooks, my wife (Indira Rajagopal) and I have created a free textbook called "<strong>Biochemistry Free and Easy</strong>" that is also useful for the course, though it is not as extensive as the book above. &nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>"<strong>Biochemistry Free and Easy</strong>" and is available for free on iTunes through the following URL -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a></div><div><br></div><div><div>This course also features the very popular <strong>Metabolic Melodies</strong> available for free download at <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a>.</div></div><div><br></div><div>Online (for credit) OSU courses covering this material are available for credit through OSU's ecampus&nbsp;<a href=";coursenumber=450&amp;subject=BB" target="_blank" data-mce-href=";coursenumber=450&amp;subject=BB">HERE</a> and&nbsp;<a href=";coursenumber=451&amp;subject=BB" target="_blank" data-mce-href=";coursenumber=451&amp;subject=BB">HERE</a></div><div><br></div>
  • 09 MUSC: Music Theory - String Theory Schools

    <div>The academic study of music through written, aural, and performance theory.<br></div>
  • Calculus One - The Ohio State University

    <div>Calculus is about the very large, the very small, and how things change.&nbsp; The surprise is that something seemingly so abstract ends up explaining the real world. &nbsp;Calculus plays a starring role in the biological, physical, and social sciences.</div><div><br></div><div>This course is a first and&nbsp;friendly introduction to calculus, suitable for someone who has never seen the subject before, or for someone who has seen some calculus but wants to review the concepts and practice applying those concepts to solve problems.</div><div><br></div><div>Please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a>&nbsp;for additional course materials and to work problem sets.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>If you'd like to discuss the course, please use the hashtag&nbsp;#mooculus.</div>
  • Year 4: Forces - Australian Curriculum - Keilor Views Primary School

    <div>This course is designed to assist grade 4 students to understand the different types of forces and how they can apply this new knowledge on forces to real life examples.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Students will read, view and interact with a variety of resources to help extend and challenge their understanding of forces.<br></div>
  • Machine Learning - Stanford

    <div>This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. </div><div><br></div><div>

Topics include: supervised learning (generative/discriminative learning, parametric/non-parametric learning, neural networks, support vector machines); unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, kernel methods); learning theory (bias/variance tradeoffs; VC theory; large margins); reinforcement learning and adaptive control. 
The course will also discuss recent applications of machine learning, such as to robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing.
<br><br>Students are expected to have the following background:

<br>- Knowledge of basic computer science principles and skills, at a level sufficient to write a reasonably non-trivial computer program.
<br>- Familiarity with the basic probability theory. (Stat 116 is sufficient but not necessary.)<br>
- Familiarity with the basic linear algebra (any one of Math 51, Math 103, Math 113, or CS 205 would be much more than necessary.)<br><br>This Stanford course was taught on campus twice per week in 75 minute lectures for the Stanford Engineering Everywhere Initiative.<br><br><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div><br></div>
  • Investment Philosophies - New York University

    <div>Every investor needs a set of core beliefs that guides the way he thinks about investments and provides a roadmap for creating investment strategies. This is the essence of an investment philosophy. In this book/course, I look at a range of investment philosophies, from charting/technical analysis to value investing to growth investing and on to arbitrage, not so much with the intent of finding one better than the other but more with the objective of evaluating what an investor has to bring to the table to succeed with each one. If there is a core message I hope to deliver, it is that to be a successful investor, you have to first know what makes you tick and find a philosophy that best fits your characteristics. This class is designed to be accompanied by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">my book on investment philosophies</a>. While,&nbsp;in my biased view, having the book will add to the experience, not having it should not stop you from taking the class.</div><div><br></div>
  • Fundamentals of Physics I - Yale University

    <div>This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.</div>
  • iOS Development in Swift - Plymouth University

    <div><div><a href=""></a><br></div><div><br></div><div>If you are an existing developer who wants to learn iOS development, but have no prior experience with iOS, or maybe you have never even used a Mac before, this course is designed for you.<br></div><div><br></div><div>What the course will not be is a series of lectures - in fact I rarely give any lectures on iOS (in any case, others have that covered that really well on iTunes U).<br></div><div><br></div><div>This will lab-based learning, which is very much a philosophy used widely in our school.&nbsp;Each section of this course is a series of self-paced practicals. The written materials are published as electronic books, include embedded video and other active elements. Videos are also provided separately so others can reuse them. New this year are Swift Playgrounds for iPad.<br></div><div><br></div><div><b>Objectives:</b><br></div><div>The key objective is to make the learners independent in the shortest time.&nbsp;<br></div><div><i><br>Most developers want to teach themselves, but there are hurdles, jargon and new concepts that can stand in the way. Navigating through all the information can seem overwhelming.</i></div><div><br></div><div>Our aim is to navigate learners through the key concepts and API as quickly as possible. By the end of the course, developers can become autonomous and self-learn the part of the API that interests them most.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>This model has served us well before, and many of our alumni having gone onto great (and well paid) careers.<br></div><div><br></div><div><b>Key philosophy</b><br></div><div><b></b><br></div><ul><li>It should be fun from the start - we get straight into building an app in XCode.<br></li><li>Swift language features will be introduced on demand / in context as opportunity arises.<br></li><li>It's not just about Swift and iOS - computer science concepts matter too. Apple sometimes do things differently to others. Students appreciate new and often better ways of thinking.<br></li><li>There is a focus on jargon - Jargon is often the clue / gateway to learning new and often unfamiliar concepts. It's also vital to use the documentation<br></li><li>Minimise the API taught to a core set - teaching hours and hours of API can overload new learners. Teaching too much API can also lead to repetition. By the end of this course, you should be able to pick and learn those parts of the API you need for your app.<br></li><li>Learning should be an active process - learners are required to write code and solve incrementally challenging problems - solutions are always provided of course<br></li><li>Sample codes / solutions are kept simple and focused - although it's very temping to write beautiful and elegant examples, so cognitive overload is all too easy to achieve as well! Samples will be simple and focused on the point (but still look rather nice).<br></li><li>Learners are increasingly directed to navigating the excellent Apple documentation / sample code / books + WWDC Videos and other iTunesU courses.&nbsp;<br></li></ul><div><b>Source Code</b><br></div><div>Many of the challenges and solutions are available from our github repository.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><div>To obtain all the sources, type the following from a terminal: &nbsp;&nbsp;<br></div><div><b>git clone&nbsp;</b><br></div><div><br></div><div>To update your sources, you can use either: <b>git pull</b>&nbsp;(more automated) or <b>git fetch</b>&nbsp;followed by <b>git merge</b><br></div><div>There is also a GUI tool available from GitHub to help.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Have fun, and do let me know if you find any errors or have any feedback. We'd love to hear from you.<br></div></div><div>The best way to get in contact is via the Facebook page&nbsp;<br></div><div><div>Failing that, there is email of course.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Nick Outram<br></div><div>Associate Professor<br></div><div>Plymouth University, UK<br></div><div><br></div></div><div><br></div>
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 - Yale University

    <div>This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction.</div>
  • Italian 1 - Mineola Union Free School District

    <div>Introduction to basic elements of the Italian language.</div><div>Students will be exposed to a wide variety of topical vocabulary.</div><div>Students will prepare &nbsp;for Flacs checkpoint A exam.</div>
  • Programming Paradigms - Stanford

    <div>Advanced memory management features of C and C++; the differences between imperative and object-oriented paradigms. The functional paradigm (using LISP) and concurrent programming (using C and C++). Brief survey of other modern languages such as Python, Objective C, and C#.

</div><div><br></div><div>Prerequisites: Programming and problem solving at the Programming Abstractions level. Prospective students should know a reasonable amount of C++. You should be comfortable with arrays, pointers, references, classes, methods, dynamic memory allocation, recursion, linked lists, binary search trees, hashing, iterators, and function pointers. You should be able to write well-decomposed, easy-to-understand code, and understand the value that comes with good variable names, short function and method implementations, and thoughtful, articulate comments.<br><br>This Stanford course was taught on campus three times per week in 50 minute lectures for the Stanford Engineering Everywhere Initiative.<br><br><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div><br></div>
  • Philosophy of Mind - University of New Orleans

    <div>Fundamental questions are questions that cannot be resolved through observation or experience alone. Since the beginning of Western philosophy, philosophers have attempted to resolve several fundamental questions about minds. Recent advances in the cognitive and neural sciences have made settling these questions (or determining what is most reasonable to believe) the subject of much debate. Through texts, podcasts, TV, film, and online discussions, the aim of this course is to critically explore some historical but mostly recent attempts to resolve the following fundamental questions about minds:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><ul><li>What is the nature of the mind? Are minds souls, thinking substance, matter, brains, or a kind of computer software?</li><li>Can dualists overcome the mind-body problem?</li><li>What sort of "things" have minds? How can we tell whether something has a mind? Is it possible for a machine to have a mind? How should we tell whether a machine is intelligent?</li><li>Wherein lies personal identity? (That is, what makes you you and me me?) Sameness of body? Consciousness? Memories? Behavior?</li><li>What is a computer? What distinguishes digital computers from analog ones? What is the philosophical significance of the brain being a computer?</li><li>What is consciousness?</li><li>Wherein lies the meaning of our concepts? In our head (internalism) or out in the world (externalism)?</li></ul><div>Along the way, we shall explore several theories of mind (dualism, behaviorism, identity theory, eliminative materialism, and functionalism), the mind-body problem, the problem of other minds (as applied to both persons and intelligent machines), the Turing Test, Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment, and a few theories about personal identity.&nbsp;</div>
  • Photography - Cedar Valley Catholic Schools

    <div>This class will explore the variety of mediums within photography, as well as art concepts. Some of the mediums we will look at are&nbsp; Camera Obscuras, photograms, black and white photography, cyanotypes, digital photography, Photoshopped Images and much more. Not only will we be learning about photography, but we will be studying the history, and the different processes. This will allow for a well rounded study in Photography, and hopefully will give you a greater understanding of the subject.</div><div>Follow me @kimberstrever</div>
  • Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature - Yale University

    <div>This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament. Although theological themes will occupy much of our attention, the course does not attempt a theological appropriation of the New Testament as scripture. Rather, the importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study will be emphasized. A central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies).</div>
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Science - St Peter's College

    <div>This course will provide support for the teaching of the International Baccalaureate Group 4 SL course Sport, Exercise and Health Science. The IB SEHS curriculum outline document on page 4 describes the course in the following manner:</div><div><div><br></div><div>"The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyse human performance. Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension and ethics by considering sport, exercise and health relative to the individual and in a global context."</div><div><br></div></div>
  • Writing creatively: fiction - The Open University

    <div>Have you got a story to tell but don’t know where to start? The idea of writing a novel can be exciting or daunting. Either way this learning pathway offers support on how to start writing fiction and it’s packed with practical exercises.<br><br>Get encouragement and support from the authors of international bestsellers, including Alex Garland (‘The Beach’), Hilary Mantel (‘Wolf Hall’), Michèle Roberts (‘The Looking Glass’ and ‘Daughters of the House’), and Louis de Bernières (‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’). All these authors are featured in this pathway.<br><br>Writers use their own work to explain how to develop your own style and skills. Author Jane Rogers uses her book, ‘Mr Wroe’s Virgins’, to explain about voice and character.<br><br>Learn about structures, genres and narrative techniques. Find out about the editing and re-writing process. Finally, take inspiration from an unusual source – business executives demonstrate how to lose your inhibitions and start telling stories.</div>
  • Financial Theory - Yale University

    <div>This course attempts to explain the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Rather than separating off the financial world from the rest of the economy, financial equilibrium is studied as an extension of economic equilibrium. The course also gives a picture of the kind of thinking and analysis done by hedge funds.</div>
  • History of the US Since 1877 - Missouri State University

    <div>Modernization of the United States and its role in world affairs from the late 19th Century to the present, with emphasis on industrialization and urbanization and their impact on socioeconomic and international developments.</div>
  • Spanish III - Arkansas

    <div>This course builds on the concepts covered in the Spanish I and Spanish II courses. &nbsp;As with those courses, the focus of this course is grammar; in this course, several new tenses will be learned that will increase your ability to refine what you are trying to say.</div>
  • Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift - Stanford

    <div>Updated for iOS 8 and Swift. Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. User interface design for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Swift programming language. Other topics include: animation, mobile device power management, multi-threading, networking and performance considerations.</div><div><br></div><div>Prerequisites: C language and object-oriented programming experience exceeding <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Programming Abstractions</a>&nbsp;level, and completion of <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Programming Paradigms</a>.</div><div><br></div><div>Recommended: UNIX, graphics, databases.</div><div><br></div><div>Offered by Stanford's School of Engineering.</div><div><br></div><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div>
  • Death - Yale University

    There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. The possibility that death may not actually be the end is considered. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? Also a clearer notion of what it is to die is examined. What does it mean to say that a person has died? What kind of fact is that? And, finally, different attitudes to death are evaluated. Is death an evil? How? Why? Is suicide morally permissible? Is it rational? How should the knowledge that I am going to die affect the way I live my life?
  • Computer Networks - Freed-Hardeman University

    <div>An overview of computer networking principles and practices. Topics include networking theory, layered protocols, Internet addressing, network topologies, network architectures, and network implementation.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>We cover the Internet Protocol network stack from the top down: Application, Transport, Network, Link, and Physical.</div><div><br></div><div>The slides are adapted from&nbsp;<span>Kurose and Ross, Computer Networks 5th ed and are copyright 2009 Kurose and Ross.&nbsp;</span></div>
  • Biology: Life on Earth - E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

    <div><div>The Biology: Life on Earth&nbsp;course on iTunes U brings the groundbreaking innovation of&nbsp;<em>E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth&nbsp;</em>iBooks Textbook into a practical, instructional framework for teachers and learners worldwide. The course plus the free iBooks Textbook series provides a full high school biology curriculum.</div><div><br></div><div>The course is based on the free&nbsp;iBooks Textbook, with 7 units of rich, interactive content, including animations, 3D imagery, and photo galleries. Each section of the course also includes extension activities, such as field observations, writing assignments, project-based learning exercises, and more. Engaging assignments will take you on an interactive exploration of biological concepts that capture your imagination, give you opportunities to express your creativity, and let you contribute your findings to your community.</div><div><br></div><div>We invite you to see nature the way Professor Edward O. Wilson taught generations of students during his career as a naturalist and teacher. By learning to see the world the way a naturalist sees it, you can acquire an appreciation for the immense treasure of biodiversity, enjoy your planet more, and make informed decisions about how to take care of the living planet.&nbsp;</div></div>
  • Classical Mythology - Missouri State University

    <div>A study of Greek and Roman myths and legends as they appear in art, music and literature, especially epic and tragedy.</div>
  • Human Anatomy - San Bernardino Valley College

    <div>A course in the study of Human Anatomy.</div><div><br></div><div>This course teaches the foundational anatomical knowledge relevant to an allied health career. &nbsp;The typical student of this Human Anatomy course is a career in one of the fields of allied health. &nbsp;These careers include but are not limited to pharmacy, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, emergency response, and others. &nbsp;The language, nomenclature, and knowledge of human anatomy are the intellectual foundations of these careers. &nbsp;At times, students take this course to fulfill a general education requirement for a lab science, but most students have as a goal an allied health career. &nbsp;Be warned, the course has a rigorous curriculum in that it prepares students for health careers. &nbsp;But, the study of the human body is fascinating and any student willing to put in the time and effort to study it will be amply rewarded.</div><div><br></div><div>This course is a prerequisite to the Human Physiology course, Biology 261.</div><div><br><div>Although there are no prerequisites for this course, the student should be aware that human physiology, the course that follows Human Anatomy, has a prerequisite of general chemistry, Chem 101.&nbsp; It is wise for students to complete their chemistry course either before or concurrently with Human Anatomy so that they are prepared to enroll in Human Physiology&nbsp;immediately upon completion of Human Anatomy.</div></div>
  • Learn English With Photos - EM Normandie

    <div>This course consists of a series of 10 photo-based video lessons designed to improve the listening, vocabulary and speaking skills of English learners at intermediate level and above. Each lesson is accompanied by a PDF transcript with a glossary and questions, a crossword, a wordsearch puzzle, web links, and a final quiz.</div>
  • Design Thinking: Chocolate Mold - Autodesk Education

    <div>In this project-based short course, students will use the principles of Design Thinking and Autodesk® Fusion360™&nbsp;to design, create, and share a 3D chocolate mold model. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create a viable design solution, and share the results. Along the way, students will level-up their design skill sets and tool sets by completing two practice design levels (beginner and intermediate) with associated design thinking activities, design vocabulary, and software tutorials before completing a final (advanced level) project.</div><div><br>Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to collaborate on the design of a product using different modeling techniques (freeform modeling, parametric modeling, and mesh modeling). Students will iterate on their designs with a focus on function. Finally, students will create 3D printed versions of their products to demonstrate concept mastery. The course will introduce students to the skills and tools used in the career fields of Engineering and Manufacturing.<br><br>Learning Outcomes<br><br><ol><li>Use Design Thinking to develop appropriate design parameters.</li><li>Describe the importance of sketching and drawing to engineering design and other iterative processes.</li><li>Create and assemble a prototype using CAD modeling software.</li><li>Utilize mathematics and dimensioning to establish viable design limits.</li><li>Design, assemble, and animate parts using CAD software.</li><li>Make parts using CAD software, adhering to given constraints.</li><li>Explain how visual design can impact the success or acceptability of an engineering design.</li><li>Translate specifications from a design brief into a functional design.</li><li>Discuss the implications of product life cycle on successive engineering designs.</li><li>Collaborate with a design project team.</li></ol><br></div>
  • Health and Wellness Coaching - Liberty University

    <div><div>This course serves as a further exploration of an aspect of professional coaching that includes wellness. This course will examine health and wellness from a Christian perspective with special attention given to a biblical foundation of health and wellness coaching.&nbsp;</div></div>
  • College Algebra - The Saylor Foundation

    <div><div><b>Purpose of Course</b><br></div><div><div>In this course, you will study basic algebraic operations and concepts, as well as the structure and use of algebra. This includes solving algebraic equations, factoring algebraic expressions, working with rational expressions, and graphing linear equations. You will apply these skills to solve real-world problems (word problems). Each unit will have its own application problems, depending on the concepts you have been exposed to. This course is also intended to provide you with a strong foundation for intermediate algebra and beyond. It will begin with a review of some math concepts formed in pre-algebra, such as ordering operations and simplifying simple algebraic expressions, to get your feet wet. You will then build on these concepts by learning more about functions, graphing of functions, evaluation of functions, and factorization. You will spend time on the rules of exponents and their applications in distribution of multiplication over addition/subtraction.<br></div><div><br></div><div><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a><br></div><div>This course has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License</a>. The Saylor Foundation has modified some materials created by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in order to best serve our users.<br></div></div></div><div><br></div>
  • Branding, content, and social media - The Ohio State University

    <div>“You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” –<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">David Meerman Scott</a>, author</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This course will help you figure out that last part – earning attention with something you publish for a strategic reason to a particular audience in the online universe. This course will be especially helpful for those currently or potentially working in small to medium-sized PR shops. You will learn to focus your energies where branding, social media, and compelling content intersect. We will explore the fundamental definitions of these three concepts, examine how they overlap and complement each other, then consider traditional communication tools -- such as audience segmentation, messaging, communication strategy, and evaluation – in this non-traditional world. Next, we’ll cover how to apply the trifecta of branding, content, and social media to event communications. Along the way, we’ll see who's doing it well and whose mistakes we can avoid.</div><div><br></div><div>This course is designed to be self-directed. However, I encourage you to gather a small group and take the course together. It's helpful to get feedback for some of the assignments, and you can discuss some of the issues together. It is also helpful if you select an organization to use as "yours" for some of the assignments. It could be an organization where you work, or where you volunteer, or for which you have some other affinity. By completing the assignments with a particular organization in mind, you will have the basic ingredients of a communication strategy for that organization by the time you finish this course.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div>Each chapter includes a power point lecture, guest interviews, and course materials such as documents, videos, web links, photos, and graphics. The lectures reference the course materials. At the end of each lecture, there is a summary of assignments for that chapter. In addition, each chapter includes a PDF with all the web links included in one document.</div><div><br></div><div>While the course materials come from multiple sources, many of the examples, best practices, and case studies are from higher education. All of the guest interviews are with Ohio State University experts working in communications and marketing.</div><div><br></div>This course will not include basic information, such as how to create a social network account or how to upload a video. There are plenty of video tutorials on the web for these basic how-to steps.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>This course focuses on strategy. By the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of branding, social media, and content. You will be able to plan a communications strategy that incorporates all three.</div><div><br></div><div>I would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide on this course. Here is a survey that you can use:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
  • Public Economics - Harvard University

    <div>This one-semester course covers basic issues in the optimal design of tax and social insurance policies, with emphasis on combining theoretical models with empirical evidence. Topics include efficiency costs and incidence of taxation, income taxation, transfer and welfare programs, public goods and externalities, optimal social insurance (excluding social security), and welfare analysis in behavioral models.</div>
  • Beginning Algebra - Harrisburg Area Community College

    <div>This course is designed to develop basic algebraic skills through a study of fundamental properties of numbers, fundamental operations in arithmetic and algebra, including polynomials and linear equations. It is intended for both first-time students and those wishing to brush up on their algebra skills.<br><br>This is one of my favorite courses to teach because this is where your foundation in algebra begins and I'd like to help build or repair your foundation.<br>This course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes each, was primarily recorded at the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. The video recordings are predominantly unedited clips from live classes.&nbsp;<br>The prerequisite for this course is pre-algebra.&nbsp;<br>This course requires the use of a scientific calculator (graphing calculator not necessary).<br><br>After each lesson you will perform a self-assessment to monitor your progress in the course. An estimated time needed to perform each self-assessment is stated in each post. Answer keys for each self-assessment are provided in each post.<br><br><strong>You will NOT get any credit from taking this course in iTunes U though. You need to enroll as a regular or online student to receive credits. Please visit these web sites for more information.</strong><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a data-mce-href=""></a></span><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a data-mce-href=""></a></span><br></div>
  • Microbiology - The Saylor Foundation

    <div><div><strong>Purpose of Course</strong></div><div><br></div><div>Even in ancient times, scholars believed that diseases could be spread by organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye. Before we discovered that bacteria cells were the real culprits, many attributed disease to other sources. Now that scientists have definitively identified the microscopic causes of various infectious diseases, microbiology, or the study of microscopic-sized organisms, has become an increasingly important field in biology and in the larger biomedical community.</div><div><br></div><div>Most microbes are harmless. Some of them are essential for life on Earth, e.g. through their ability to fix nitrogen. Biotechnology, which is truly the industry of our times, takes advantage of microbes for the production of a variety of complex substances, and it also mass-produces natural and engineered microbes for human use.</div><div><br></div><div>This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research. This course pairs well with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">BIO407: Immunology</a>, which studies the body’s defenses against foreign invaders in great detail.</div></div>
  • A Swift Time to Code - Student - Trumbull Career and Technical Center

    <div><b>Updated for Swift 3.0</b><br></div><div>Swift is Apple's new and exciting programming language that can be used to create iOS or Mac apps. I developed this course for the students at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center to be able to learn to code on their iPads. All of the coding and course work can be done on an iPad Air or newer running iOS 10 in the Swift Playgrounds app. This course is designed to enable teachers to provide their students with a Swift based Hour of Code project that students can do on a Mac or an iPad or used throughout the school year for simple lessons to introduce students to programming.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>Note:</b></span> Teachers you can get access to the accompanying teacher course for this course by emailing me at from your school email address. I will email you the link to the private teacher course which has the student projects and answers for all of the projects.<br></div>
  • Intro to Microsoft Office 2013 - Harrisburg Area Community College

    <div>The topics covered in this course are features of Microsoft Office 2013 Word, Excel, and Access.<em></em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This course is designed to help students with limited knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. The recordings are unedited clips from screencasts. This course requires the use of Microsoft Office 2013. Other versions can be used to complete the course, but you will find that not all versions have the available tasks in Microsoft Office 2013. Some of the topics that are not available in other versions of Office are: Word: Inserting an Online Video and Layout Options for illustration; Excel: Flash Fill in Excel; Access: New Chart Tools. There are other new features available in Office 2013.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>You are expected to learn to use the software by watching the podcasts and completing the self-assessments. The answer keys are provided in the posts and on my personal website</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>You will not get any credit from taking this course in iTunes U. You need to enroll as a regular or online student to receive credit. Please visit these websites for more information:</div><div><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a></div><div><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a></div>
  • Introduction to Robotics - Stanford

    <div>The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. In essence, the material treated in this course is a brief survey of relevant results from geometry, kinematics, statics, dynamics, and control.
</div><div><br></div><div>The course is presented in a standard format of lectures, readings and problem sets. There will be an in-class midterm and final examination. These examinations will be open book. Lectures will be based mainly, but not exclusively, on material in the Lecture Notes book. Lectures will follow roughly the same sequence as the material presented in the book, so it can be read in anticipation of the lectures

.<br><br>Topics: Robotics foundations in kinematics, dynamics, control, motion planning, trajectory generation, programming and design. 

<br><br>Prerequisites: Matrix Algebra<br><br>This Stanford course was taught on campus twice a week in 75 minute lectures for the Stanford Engineering Everywhere Initiative.<br><br><div>For more online learning opportunities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Stanford Online</a>.</div><br></div>
  • Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner - Yale University

    <div><div>This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.</div><div><br></div><div>This Yale College course, taught on campus two times per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2011.&nbsp;</div><div><em><br></em></div><div><strong><em>Warning: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing.</em></strong></div></div>
  • Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital - Stanford

    <div>The course explores how successful startups navigate funding,managing, and scaling their new enterprise. This process is exploredthrough guest lectures and mentorship from experienced venture capitalinvestors and seasoned entrepreneurs who manage these issues on adaily basis in Silicon Valley.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Course themes: customer value equation,board management, market strategy, company culture, and hyper growth.This is a student initiated course.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>With over a century and a half of venture capital experience and manymore years of practice in entrepreneurship, our teaching team andguest lecturers cover the fundamentals for building a successfulcompany. While there is no set formula for building a successfulcompany, basic principles and general patterns are manifested in themost successful start-ups. With assistance from experienced venturecapital investors and seasoned entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, thiscourse proceeds through the stages of growth and challengesexperienced by startups.</div><div><br></div><div><div>Offered by Stanford’s School of Engineering, the course will run from January 14 through March 11. New videos will be posted every Monday. Sign-up begins January 14 and will end on February 1. Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. </div><div><br></div><div>Enroll on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Piazza</a>&nbsp;today!</div></div>
  • Digital Photography - Lake Tahoe School

    <div>An introduction to the concepts of photography in general and digital photography in specific. <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline; " data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;">This course is geared toward middle school students</span></strong>, but it should be viable for just about anyone interested in learning basic digital photography. Because this is geared toward middle school, don't expect to be taught everything that a more in depth course might offer, don't expect stunning photographs only a professional might shoot. The photos are often ones a kid of 12 could take given the right training, circumstances, and equipment. The goal is to offer enough information to cover the topic without a lot of extra detail. There are some great in-depth on-line courses that go into how digital sensors work, the physics of lenses, and more. I wrote this course after I had planned to use one such course as the content for my middle school course only to realize it was too much reading and too much information for this age group. In this course, there is also a fair amount of repetition, again, a better approach for this age group. Please keep these points in mind when evaluating it.</div><div><br></div><div>At the end of the lessons I have prepared are links to video tutorials found elsewhere on the web, links to books, links to iPad apps, and links to podcasts that can instruct, inspire, and encourage.</div><div><br></div><div><em>This course is always a work in progress, so expect changes often. Some of the photographs used in this course were collected off the Internet prior to the course's inception, and they will be replaced with original work as the opportunities present themselves. These photographs were freely available, yet if anyone objects to having their work included here, please notify me and I will remove it immediately.</em></div>
  • The Hebrew Bible - Harvard University

    <div>Taught by&nbsp;Professor Shaye J.D. Cohen, this course surveys the major books and ideas of the Hebrew Bible (also called the Old Testament) examining the historical context in which the texts emerged and were redacted. A major subtext of the course is the distinction between how the Bible was read by ancient interpreters (whose interpretations became the basis for many iconic literary and artistic works of Western Civilization) and how it is approached by modern bible scholarship. James Kugel, former Harvard professor and author of the course’s textbook, contends that these ways of reading the Bible are mutually exclusive. Professor Cohen respectfully disagrees.</div>
  • Piano Tutorials - The Queen Katherine School

    <div><strong>A Beginner's Guide to Piano</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div>This course will provide students with simple starter exercises when learning to play the piano.</div><div><br></div><div>You will learn how to play simple chords, how these chords can be turned into chord patterns and different ways of playing the piano.</div><div><br></div><div>Some videos will also demonstrate how to play piano riffs from popular music, films etc.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>NB: I am no expert - this course is simply meant as a starter for beginners. &nbsp;If you seek more advanced techniques and ideas, please seek tuition from a professional pianist</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>BEWARE - LINKS TO SONGS ARE TO BUY THEM THROUGH ITUNES (LINKS ARE PROVIDED FOR THOSE WISHING TO BUY THE SONG IN ORDER TO HEAR IT)</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>I DO NOT OWN ANY RIGHTS TO SONGS USED IN THESE LESSONS - ALL VIDEOS ARE MEANT FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES</strong></div>
  • Principles of Accounting I - Harrisburg Area Community College

    <div>Officially, this course is described as: “Introduces commonly accepted accounting principles as they pertain to external financial reports. &nbsp;This course addresses the accounting cycle, accounting systems, theories and policies relative to asset valuation, liability measurement, and income determination. &nbsp;Emphasis is placed on accounting for sole proprietorships and partnerships.”<br>&nbsp;<br>Unofficially, I like to think of it similar to many foreign language course descriptions: “Introduces students to the language of business. &nbsp;Covers the fundamentals of accounting grammar and the development of vocabulary.” &nbsp;I’d like to offer my services as a native-speaking guide to help you learn the language of business.<br>&nbsp;<br>When this course is taught face-to-face, we cover the material in two 1 hour and 45 minute sessions per week. &nbsp;The materials are similar to those used in all of my classes, including the on-line sections.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>Most people think of an accounting course and associate it with math. &nbsp;Yes, we do use math in this course. &nbsp;But the level of math needed is equivalent to beginning algebra. &nbsp;The math in accounting is easy – it’s all the other stuff that’s hard;-)&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>You’ll find frequent opportunities to practice with and assess your knowledge of the concepts covered in this course. &nbsp;Each chapter contains a quick quiz and there are tests roughly every other chapter. &nbsp;Answer keys for each practice and assessment are provided.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>You will NOT earn any credit from taking this course in iTunes U. &nbsp;You need to enroll as a regular or online student at Harrisburg Area Community College to receive college credit. &nbsp;Please visit these websites for more information:</strong><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><a data-mce-href=""><strong></strong></a></span><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><a data-mce-href=""><strong></strong></a></span><br></div>
  • Medical Terminology - Liberty University

    <div><div>Provides basic understanding of medical terms and abbreviations. Includes study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and application. Elementary aspects of the nursing process with special emphasis on assessment are incorporated.</div></div>
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases - The Ohio State University

    <div>This course provides a comprehensive overview and detailed discussion on the core molecular approaches that are used in addressing infectious disease issues in the population medicine context. Application of molecular approaches are essential to determine etiology, understand transmission patterns, tracking sources of outbreaks and timely control of outbreaks and prevention of infectious diseases. In this course, theoretical and practical aspects of various genotyping methods will be discussed in the context of epidemiological problems. Key aspects of the course will also include:</div><div><ul><li>Lecture topics will cover the principles and application of various molecular techniques; appropriate selection of genotyping, data analysis, interpretation and trouble shooting.&nbsp;</li><li>This course is given for the first time by global experts from academia and industry groups spanning from the laboratory bench top in the united States; to hospital beds and field settings in global locations including sub Saharan Africa (such as Tanzania) and also Latin America (mainly Brazil). Experts participating in this course include from Brazil; Belgium; Tanzania and United States (California, North Carolina and Ohio). Therefore, the course is truly of global nature.&nbsp;</li><li>This course addresses major global infectious disease issues such as Tuberculosis; Multi-drug resistant Foodborne pathogens; Tickborne diseases and other nosocomial and community-acquired infections of public health significance.</li><li>Detailed overviews of analytic approaches and bioinformatic tools including Suparamap and Bionumerics are also described in detail by lead experts including Applied Maths group. These materials will also be supported with literature review and critiques.</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div><div><strong>Course objectives:</strong></div><div>After taking this class, participants are expected to be able to understand the key molecular approaches useful for epidemiologic investigations and will be able to integrate molecular biology approaches into epidemiological investigations.</div><ul><li>Students will learn a variety of existing and emerging molecular tools that can be applied to epidemiological studies of infectious diseases.</li><li>Students will be able to use molecular approaches to design and implement epidemiological studies to investigate problems of infectious diseases.</li><li>Students will have a broad understanding of how they make choices of genotyping approaches; the pros and cons of each method; the detailed principles of each and the purposes for using specific genotypic approaches;</li><li>Students will understand the advantages and limitations of each molecular technique and will be able to make a critical analysis and interpretation of data collected with various molecular approaches.</li></ul></div>
  • Mindfulness Meditation With Sound Healing - Chapman University

    <p><span class="s1">This course is a guided meditation that introduces the practice of mindfulness, created at Chapman University by Dr. Gail Stearns and Jody Theissen. &nbsp;</span><br></p><div><br></div><div><br></div>
  • Philosophy and Science of Human Nature - Yale University

    <div>Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature pairs central texts from Western philosophical tradition (including works by Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Rawls, and Nozick) with recent findings in cognitive science and related fields. The course is structured around three intertwined sets of topics: Happiness and Flourishing; Morality and Justice; and Political Legitimacy and Social Structures.</div><div><br></div>
  • Modern Art - The Saylor Foundation

    <div>ARTH208 (<span style="text-decoration: underline; " data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a></span>) is one of<strong>&nbsp;over 240 free online courses</strong>&nbsp;created by the Saylor Foundation. As we continue to build our iTunes U catalog, please visit&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""></a></span>&nbsp;for additional courses; you can also connect with other students on our&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">discussion forums</a></span>&nbsp;and track your scores with our&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;" data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">ePortfolio</a></span>.</div><div><br></div><div><em><strong>Note: </strong>Additional features for this course are available when viewed in the iTunes U app for iOS.</em></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Purpose of Course</strong><div>In this course, you will study the various artistic movements that comprise 19th- and 20th-century modern art. You will examine several dozen artists, all of whom helped define their respective artistic styles and eras through their innovative approaches to representation, artistic space, and the role of the artist in society. Each unit will cover a significant period in the history of modern art and explore the ways in which both the principal figures from each period and the corresponding movements challenged the limits of art through the incorporation of modern life, as each artist addresses the political, philosophical, and personal implications of “modernity” and how it relates to the production of artwork.</div><div><br></div><div>This course will begin with a brief review of the artists and movements that immediately preceded French Impressionism and will then take an in-depth look at the key artists and characteristics of Impressionism, widely considered the first “modern” art movement. You will then spend time reading about and examining various other major movements including Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art, among others. As part of our study of these movements and the artists associated with them, you will be expected to learn a number of artistic terms and ideas, along with the people and institutions that were influential in the development of modern art.</div><div><br></div><div>As an example, you will be able to look at Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon and explain why this can be considered the first Cubist artwork, and what makes it one of the greatest achievements in modern art. You will view Jackson Pollock’s Abstract Expressionist drip paintings and be able to elaborate on what makes these works a revolutionary achievement that opened up artistic possibilities for many future artists.&nbsp; These examples and many others involving artists, their work, media, and styles will be explored in great detail throughout this course.</div><div><br></div><div><div>This course has been developed through a special partnership with <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">The Art Story Foundation</a>. Please note that, unless otherwise noted, the readings assigned in this course are copyright © The Art Story Foundation and cannot be reproduced elsewhere. <strong>The Art Story Foundation specializes in&nbsp;modern art topics, movements, and artists</strong>.</div></div></div>
  • History of Architecture I - The Ohio State University

    <div><div>Prof. Jacqueline Gargus, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University. &nbsp;</div><div>History of Architecture I (Arch 5110) is aimed at an audience of architecture students and traces&nbsp;thematic arcs to provide&nbsp;a conceptual overview of architectural history from pre-history through the nineteenth century. The intent is not to develop an historical or art historical argument, but rather to provide insight into the formal structure and technological challenges of the built environment. The ambition is to develop strategies that will help young architects make design decisions and better appreciate the richness of the material world as well as to understand the political and social implications of every architectural act.</div></div>
  • Principles of Management - The Saylor Foundation

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  • Drawing - Cedar Valley Catholic Schools

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  • Student Personal Finance 101: Foundations - The Ohio State University

    <div>Are you intimidated by the thought of personal finance? Do you think the topic is:&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>A) Boring&nbsp;</div><div>B) Complicated&nbsp;</div><div>C) Only for adults &amp; business majors &nbsp;</div><div>D) All of the above?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><span style="text-decoration: underline; " data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Then this course is for you!</strong></span>&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Making personal finance engaging and useful for people of all ages. You can learn about the&nbsp;basics of personal finance, this course provides the essential topics such as budgeting and savings planning, as well as more technical aspects of student loans and credit scores.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>We will continue to update this course. For more information, checkout:&nbsp;<a href=" " target="_blank" data-mce-href="">;</a></div><div><br></div><div>Feedback is always appreciated, so please let us know your thoughts!&nbsp;</div>
  • Constitutional Law - Frisco Independent School District

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  • This is CS50 2014. - Harvard University

    <div>Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Designed for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience.</div>
  • Pre-Calculus - Mansfield Independent School District

    <div><div><div>This course will emphasize the study of polynomial, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Functions, equations, and limits will be used as useful tools for expressing generalizations and as a means for analyzing and understanding a broad variety of mathematical relationships. Functions, as well symbolic reasoning, will be used to represent and connect ideas in geometry, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and calculus and to model physical situations.</div></div></div><div><br></div><div>We are using the textbook "PreCalculus with Limits" 1e by Larson and Hostetler. &nbsp;ISBN # 0618751718.</div><div><br></div><div>We are also using some iBooks that I am creating. &nbsp;Links to those are embedded in the course.</div>
  • Hacking Consciousness: Consciousness, Cognition, and the Brain - Stanford

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