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MIT OpenCourseWare  ●  Online
Course Description This section of Introduction to Technical Communication deals with ethical issues associated with the design, use, and propagation of technology. At virtually all stages of development and use, any technology can carry with it ethical dilemmas for both creators and users. Of particular interest is how such dilemmas are resolved (or complicated) according to how effectively they are communicated to stakeholders. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
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MIT OpenCourseWare  ●  Online
Course Description This course surveys canonical and recent theories and methods in science studies. We will organize our discussions around the concept of "reproduction," referring variously to: Scientific reproduction (how results are replicated in lab, field, disciplinary contexts) Social reproduction (how social knowledge and relations are regenerated over time) Biological reproduction (how organic substance is managed in the genetic age) Electronic reproduction (how information is reassembled in techniques of transcription, simulation, computation). Examining intersections and disruptions of these genres of reproduction, we seek to map relations among our social, biological, and electronic lives. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
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MIT OpenCourseWare  ●  Online
Course Description What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities in the production of scientific knowledge and technologies? The course takes these questions as entry points into an ever-growing body of work to which feminist, anti-racist, and other critical analysts and activists have made significant contributions. The course also takes these questions as an invitation to practice challenging the barriers of expertise, gender, race, class, and place that restrict wider access to and understanding of the production of scientific knowledge and technologies. In that spirit, students participate in an innovative, problem-based learning (PBL) approach that allows them to shape their own directions of inquiry and develop their skills as investigators and prospective teachers. At the same time the PBL cases engage students' critical faculties as they learn about existing analyses of gender, race, and the complexities of science and technology, guided by individualized bibliographies co-constructed with the instructors and by the projects of the other students. Students from all fields and levels of preparation are encouraged to join the course. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
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MIT OpenCourseWare  ●  Online
Course Features Lecture notes Assignments and solutions Exams and solutions Course Description This course focuses on the fundamentals of structure, energetics, and bonding that underpin materials science. It is the introductory lecture class for sophomore students in Materials Science and Engineering, taken with 3.014 and 3.016 to create a unified introduction to the subject. Topics include: an introduction to thermodynamic functions and laws governing equilibrium properties, relating macroscopic behavior to atomistic and molecular models of materials; the role of electronic bonding in determining the energy, structure, and stability of materials; quantum mechanical descriptions of interacting electrons and atoms; materials phenomena, such as heat capacities, phase transformations, and multiphase equilibria to chemical reactions and magnetism; symmetry properties of molecules and solids; structure of complex, disordered, and amorphous materials; tensors and constraints on physical properties imposed by symmetry; and determination of structure through diffraction. Real-world applications include engineered alloys, electronic and magnetic materials, ionic and network solids, polymers, and biomaterials. This course is a core subject in MIT's undergraduate Energy Studies Minor. This Institute-wide program complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences as they relate to energy and associated environmental challenges. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
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Skillfeed  ●  Online
This course covers a variety of different topics that all have to do with computer science and IT (information technology). Use this course to learn all basic calculations with binary, hexadecimal, octal, free and open source software, cross site scripting, and virtual machines. Great for beginners in any computer science course or for anyone who likes to geek out with binary (like me)!
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MIT OpenCourseWare  ●  Online
Course Features Selected lecture notes Course Description This course will consider the ways in which technology, broadly defined, has contributed to the building of American society from colonial times to the present. This course has three primary goals: to train students to ask critical questions of both technology and the broader American culture of which it is a part; to provide an historical perspective with which to frame and address such questions; and to encourage students to be neither blind critics of new technologies, nor blind advocates for technologies in general, but thoughtful and educated participants in the democratic process. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
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MIT OpenCourseWare  ●  Online
Course Features Workshop video Projects and examples Course Highlights The instructor has included an introductory essay (PDF) that provides background on the development of this material, which she strongly encourages site visitors to read prior to exploring this site. This site incorporates material from both Fall 2002, STS.069 Technology in a Dangerous World--which explored issues arising from the attacks of September 11, 2001--and Spring 2003, STS.092 Current Events from an STS Perspective, which developed as an outgrowth of STS.069. This site also includes video excepts of an MIT event discussing the attacks of September 11, 2001, located in the related resources section. Course Description Aim is to analyze important current events for what they reveal about the nature and working of our technological world. Starting point is connection between technology and terrorism. Subject also explores how a human-built world can foster insecurity and danger, and how human beings respond. Many invited guests help develop a strong interdisciplinary approach (science, engineering, social science, humanities). Topics include technological risk and remediation, sociotechnical systems, imagination of disaster, technology and identity, technology and religion, technology and education, and technology and trust. Written and oral assignments and a final project required. Service-learning proposals and web-based presentations, in addition to written work, may be considered for the final project by the instructor. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
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Alison  ●  Online
This free online course represents an in-depth introduction to the world of Information Technology (IT). It explores information communication technology (ICT), design techniques, information management technology, problem solving and troubleshooting, and much more and is ideal for those looking for a career in IT as well as people who wish to enhance limited IT skills. Read More
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Udemy  ●  Online
This course is an exploration of the technology and philosophy that will shape the next 20 to 30 years. We'll develop our big picture understanding of where the world is going and when. The course will also challenge us to ask some of the deepest questions that we'll be faced with in the near future; who are we? what do we want? and how can we create what we want? Here's a breakdown of the course's sections: Section 1: Getting Started In the first section we start by gaining a fundamental understanding of what technology and philosophy are and why it's important that we bring them together. Section 2: 6 D's of Exponential Growth This section covers the pace and qualities of technology growth. People often say that you can't predict the future, which is somewhat true, but we can definitely build a framework for understanding our direction more accurately. Section 3: Technologies & Trends In the last section we cover the technologies and trends that will likely have the biggest impacts in the next 20 to 30 years. By getting a feel for these and how they come together, we'll build more clear vision for the future. Here are some of the topics included: Nanotechnology - How will the shrinking of our technology change our tools and our world? Artificial Intelligence - A.I. will completely reshape our relationship with computers, our cities, and our daily lives. What will this look like and when? Immortality & Aging - For the first time in history, we have the chance to reprogram our biology away from aging and disease. What questions will this pose for us? What are the steps to defeating death? Internet of Things - What happens when the physical world comes online and becomes intelligent? Augmented & Virtual Realities - Our technology isn't something that only exists in the physical reality we're used to. With virtual and augmented reality, we're enhancing the real world and creating entirely new worlds.
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HarvardX  ●  Online
We will learn the basics of statistical inference in order to understand and compute p-values and confidence intervals. We will provide examples by programming in R in a way that will help make the connection between concepts and implementation. Problems sets requiring R programming will be used to test understanding and ability to implement basic data analyses. We will use visualization techniques to explore new data sets and determine the most appropriate approach. We will describe robust statistical techniques as alternative when data do not fit assumptions required by the standard approaches. We will also introduce the basics of using R scripts to conduct reproducible research. Topics: Distributions Exploratory Data Analysis Inference Non-parametric statistics This class was supported in part by NIH grant R25GM114818. This course is part of a larger set of 8 total courses: Registration open through 27 April 2015 PH525.1x: Statistics and R for the Life Sciences PH525.2x: Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra PH525.3x: Advanced Statistics for the Life Sciences PH525.4x: Introduction to Bioconductor PH525.5x: Case study: RNA-seq data analysis PH525.6x: Case study: Variant Discovery and Genotyping PH525.7x: Case study: ChIP-seq data analysis PH525.8x: Case study: DNA methylation data analysis HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.
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Canvas Network  ●  Online
The core science facts you have accumulated as a learner plus the new knowledge you will gather from this course will provide you with the tools to be able to recognize and explain most of the fundamental behavior that occurs in the world around you. In fact, you actually continually have to evaluate scientific claims in this world about things that vary drastically from medical devices to mouth wash. In this course, you will take a deep dive into discovering why a scientific claim, such as a superpower is good or bad science. We will discuss scientific claims that are made, such as superheroes and their superpowers, which have both good and bad examples of physics, chemistry and biology at work, and determine if they are scientifically sound. For the cost of an app, unlock the pro-version of the course. Access hours more video lectures from Super Professor Mike Dennin, additional forums, quizzes, and design your own superhero tested against the criteria - are superheroes really science fact or fiction? This course is a part of the Science Fiction/Science Fact series. Each course can be taken independently or sequentially. The complete series includes... Science Fiction / Science Fact: Questions and Answers (January) Science Fiction / Science Fact: Predictions and Math (February) Science Fiction / Science Fact: Superheros and Physics (March)
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Udemy  ●  Online
Understanding the Art and Science of Anger is a course designed to entice you to become self-aware and to understand the role our brain has on both the inner and outer experiences of anger. We will explore the field of neuroscience and learn what has been discovered about the complexity of our brains and the connection to our emotions, especially anger. Relationships can truly benefit when we our able to resolve conflict in healthy and connected ways. There are many materials that support the information in this course such as a bibliography,handouts and a quiz for fun to show how much students have learned.There are both video lectures in addition to powerpoint presentations.This course can be completed in several hours depending on how much time is spent in reviewing or reading additional materials. Why would someone take this course? Because as a result of this course, students will have a strong understanding of anger, possess many new strategies to change old behaviors into new ones, and celebrate the skills that are healthy and beneficial for their relationships.
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