New year 2016 will bring us new Coursera. The most famous site for online education will now be charging for certificates and homework.
Although the name of this course is Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects, the potential power of this course goes far and beyond the skills of learning. This course teaches you:
- how to get over creativity blocks
- how to look for better solutions to the problems
- how to beat procrastination
- how to practically become better at everything you do
Some of the most exciting questions of modern science are how life originated on our planet and if the life is possible on other planets. The course Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life aims to answer those questions.
Emotions are essential to our life. Humans and animals experience them, there are also ongoing discussions about the possibility of emotions in machines. If you want to learn more about emotions, join the upcoming online course Emotions: a Philosophical Introduction.
Have you ever been interested in how the human body works? There are vital signs in the body that can tell you what the organism is going through. The course Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us will teach you how to measure and understand those signs correctly.
Are you worried about chemicals in food or products? Do you try to choose products that contain less chemicals? The instructors of the course Chemicals and Health say that chemicals are everywhere. They will explain to you which chemicals are dangerous and which ones are crucial to your health. They will provide you with the knowledge that will help you better interpret news stories and product labels regarding chemicals.
Cinematography is an art, and as any art it has its masterpieces, its geniuses and its history. These three courses take you on a tour to the world of cinematography, and show you what changes in society and technology influenced and shaped films of various generations.
Have you ever wondered what happens during the process of rivalry, struggle and competition between different individuals? All these situations can be regarded as games where individuals are trying to outplay each other. The concepts and main ideas of these games have been intensively researched and applied in numerous fields such as, politics, sociology, biology and many others. If you are willing to learn more about game theory, the introductory course Welcome to Game Theory is for you.
The popularity of online courses is growing everyday. But because the phenomenon of an online course is very new, you might still feel lost at what it means to take an online course and what an online course really is. Course Boom is here to answer your questions.
Do you love animals? Are you interested in their psychology, behaviour and well-being? Do you want to learn more about them? The course Animal Behaviour and Welfare is returning to educate you on the topic with even more material to offer!