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Introducing Entrepreneurship
for Musicians

Duration: March 9th-March 27th

Rey Sanchez

This course will explore a variety of career opportunities for aspiring professional musicians with an emphasis on developing their innate entrepreneurial mindset.

The History of Terrorism

Duration: January 12th-March 8th

Dr.Randall Law

This course will explore how the meaning of terrorism has changed over time, why some have chosen to use it, why it has become such a commonly used tactic, and how it has been opposed by states with and without success...

Desktop GIS

Duration: January 26-April 19

Enrollment: Begins January 1

Mary Margaret Minnis, Ph.D.

This is a free online GIS course for the Spring 2015 semester. Students can achieve badges at milestones and a certificate of completion. Preview the syllabus now.

Business Statistics:
MOOC Fall 2014

Duration: October 23-December 9

Dr. Darin Kapanjie

This course offers a broad foundation in quantitative methods. Anyone interested in business, from seasoned managers to aspiring entrepreneurs, can sharpen their quantitative skills (course can be used as a waiver in Fox Online MBA).

iSchool Enterprise Computing Strategies

Duration:September 1 – October 17

Professors Susan Dischiave and Dave Dischiave

The iSchool’s Enterprise Computing Strategies (ECS) MOOC is a free, self-paced open online course. The course content will help participants develop a new appreciation for the issues and challenges faced by the modern technology manager.

Myst Math Challenge:
Operations with Integers

Duration: Ongoing - Self-paced

This course provides a conceptual study of integers and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents, square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean Theorem, and use of the correct order of operations.

Literature & Law of American Slavery

Duration: Fall 2014 (8 weeks)

John Matteson

In this online course, the worlds of law, literature, and history come together to paint a portrait of an era of conflict and controversy. We will read the judicial opinions that shaped and tried to preserve the institution of slavery...

Discretionary Decision Making for
Social Workers in Child Protection

This resource will support Social Work educators, students and practitioners in developing discretionary decision making in child protection work. It explores the "grey areas" of practice through interactive video and scenario based learning activities.

Coasts and Communities

Duration: July 14-August 21

Dr. Robyn Hannigan & Dr. Anamarija Frankic

Environmental problems do not recognize geographic or disciplinary boundaries. Therefore to develop sustainable solutions to environmental challenges we must incorporate the natural and social sciences and also deeply engage local communities. ...


Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Jason R. Whitehead

CheMOOC is a collection of modules that includes interactive review materials and skill- building exercises as a survey of introductory chemistry. CheMOOC provides a review of the basic topics that build a foundation necessary to succeed in entry-level college science courses.

The Work Readiness Programme

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Jeanie Budd, Liesl Scheepers, Sonja Sharp

This interactive course has been designed to equip exit level or graduate students with the necessary skills to enter the workplace. The nine learning units cover the critical elements needed for acceptable work readiness in today’s fast-paced, competitive world.

Study Skills for
Academic Success

Duration: June 30th-August 24th

The Centre for Achievement and Performance

Study Skills for Academic Success is an interactive and participative course designed to improve the academic skills and confidence of students new to, or preparing for, Higher Education. The course is eight weeks long and requires approximately...

Health Technology

Duration: June 20-August 3

Dr. Chris Carroll & Claire Beecroft

This course introduces you to Health Technology Assessment (HTA) as a concept (what it is, what it involves) and then takes you through the key stages in the HTA and decision-making process...

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Women Deacons:
Past, Present, Future

Duration: June 9th – July 8th

Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D.

This Massive Online Open Seminar (MOOS) offers the chance for you to join with people around the world to read, think and talk about the possibility of restoring women to the ordained diaconate in the Catholic Church. Registration opens April 21st.

Estate Planning-Foundation Skills

Duration: April 30th-June 10th


This course is designed primarily as an introduction to the key skills needed by individuals who are developing on a path toward becoming financial planners or estate advisers. Members of the general public are also welcome to enroll....

Search Engine Optimization 101

Duration: April 28th-June 1st

Paul Phua

This course aims to provide basic understanding on SEO concepts and strategies on how to optimize websites to enhance their search engine ranking. It covers topics such as How Search Engine Works, SEO Factors and Optimization Strategies...

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The Human Factor in Aviation

Duration: April 7-May 11

Dennis Vincenzi

Whereas some accidents are caused by aircraft failures, others can be traced to psychological or physiological elements, such as pilot fatigue or a mechanic’s complacency. This course will emphasize the following topics: human performance, benefits of training, advanced technology...

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The Subject is Lava

Duration:April 7-May 26

Professors Bob Wysocki & Jeff Karson

Learn at the intersection of art and science with The Syracuse University Lava Project, a collaboration between sculptor Bob Wysocki and geologist Jeff Karson at Syracuse University.

Social Entrepreneurship: A Grassroots Revolution

Duration: March 26th-April 29th

Dr. Keith Campbell

This course helps participants improve our world by building an innovative project to help a category of people in need they select. You can build a project for people in another continent or within your local community. The choice is yours.

Social Media for Active Learning

Duration: March 24 - April 20

Vanessa Dennen

This professional development course focuses on social media curation for education, developing social media lessons and personal learning networks, and addressing privacy and ethical issues when using social media to support learning.

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Carpe Diem
Seize the Day-Transform Learning

Duration: March 10th–April 17th

Prof. Gilly Salmon, Prof. Janet Gregory, Dr Kulari Lokuge Dona

The Carpe Diem process enables innovative course design for digital and blended courses. It is an agile course development process...

2014 Congressional Elections MOOC

Duration: October 21 – December 14

David A.Caputo - President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science

This MOOC is for those who wish to understand the 2014 Congressional elections and their impact. More is at stake than which party will control the House and the Senate!...

Introduction to Informatics

Duration: February 24th-March 31st

Monica Maceli, PhD

This course serves as an introduction to the field of informatics, with a specific focus on the users of information systems, the information that can be accessed through these systems and the social/organizational issues associated...

Multicultural Resources for
Diverse Populations

Duration: February 24th-April 7th

Vanessa Irvin Morris, EdD

This course explores various literatures, materials, and online resources targeted towards diverse user populations in libraries and other educational organizations. Students will assess a variety of materials geared towards cultural heritage...

International Learning Designs Challenge

Duration: February 10th-14th

Diana Laurillard

This is a week long open learning event to engage the teaching community from across the globe to join in designing, sharing, and discussing how to create great learning designs for transforming education...

Introduction to Engineering Thinking

Duration: January 13-March 4, 2014

James Town

Being able to think like an engineer is a skill that will help you in any science or math class or career. What makes engineering thinking important and useful is its tinkering approach to problem solving...

The importance of
International Trade

Duration: Ongoing

Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista

The course examines the importance of international trade for a nation´s economic development and growth. It places particular emphasis on how trade regulations will affect the success of modern businesses in the 21st Century...

The life of the Law

Duration: Ongoing

Scott S. Wishart

Scott S. Wishart imparts a general understanding of the U.S. Legal System and the Common Law Case Methodology, developing a fundamental understanding of U.S. Legal System, its history and elements of its ongoing evolution...

Logic and Paradoxes

Duration: Ongoing

Pablo Cobreros

Pablo Cobreros introduces the student to some themes in the philosophical literature about the sorites paradox and the Liar paradox as well as to some logical developments connected to them...

Pandemias: nuevas infecciones virales

Duration: Ongoing

Dr. Ignacio López-Goñi

En este curso el Dr. Ignacio López-Goñi explicará qué es un virus, cómo se trasmiten, hablará de cuál es el origen del virus del SIDA y de cómo se originan los nuevos virus de la gripe...

Redacción en Internet

Duration: Ongoing

Ramón Salaverría

Ramón Salaverría les muestra en este curso los conceptos y técnicas esenciales necesarios para alcanzar una escritura eficaz en Internet...

Enseñanza en consulta y en medio hospitalario

Duration: December 5, 2013 - Ongoing

Dra. Marta Ferrer

Este curso dirigido por la Dra. Marta Ferrer le permitirá adquirir un conocimiento general de los principios de educación médica, y entender la importancia de ofrecer una enseñanza explícita en las prácticas...

So you want to work in the pharmaceutical industry?
...Next Steps

Duration: November 25th – December 15th

Dr. Anne Greene, Nuala Calnan (DIT) & Dr. Joe Brady (GetReskilled)

This DIT MOOC, in association with GetReskilled, is a free three-week introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, while also creating a collaborative...

The Sound of Science:
Creating Audio for STEMx

Duration: November 15-December 13

Christopher Shamburg

This mini-course explores the educational possibilities of digital audio creation in physical and life sciences. Audio is a powerful and growing medium inside and outside of education...

Integrating Self-Care into
Classroom and Clinical Settings

Duration: October 25, 2013– July 31, 2014

Tracey Motter, MSN, RN; Barbara L. Drew, PhD, RN; Sue Hritz, MEd, CHT, RN; Dana Hansen, PhD, RN; Michelle Bozeman, HN-BC, BSN

A faculty/staff team shares how and why they incorporate self-care into their professional practice.

Financial Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Duration: October 14-November 24

Dr. Jane Reimers

This course will provide an introduction to the four basic financial statements prepared by all publicly traded U.S. companies. Topics include how business transactions are recorded and flow to the financial statements,...



Duration: October 1- December 3

Gordon Mitchell and John Poulakos

The ancient philosopher Isocrates (436-338 BC), founded the first advanced school in Greek history, innovated creatively with new communication technology, and bequeathed a rich intellectual legacy that eventually served as the scaffolding for later...

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Get Ready for College English

Duration: September 30-November 17

Emily Rosado

This MOOC will prepare students to succeed in a college-level English course.

Survey of Forensics

Duration: September 30-December 8

Jay Tobin, Thomas Coogan, and more

This course is meant to provide an overview of three important areas of study: Forensic Science, Cyber Forensics and Forensic Studies. After this course is completed, participants will have a basic understanding of some of the building blocks...

Overcoming Barriers of
Technology Adoption

Duration: September 16-November 1

Dr. Rick Van Sant

This course is designed to guide you in gaining a deeper understanding of the Change Management process associated with technology adoption. Participants will identify their role, embrace...

Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials

Duration: September 9-October 20

Anne Derryberry, Deborah Everhart, Erin Knight

Courses, credits, certificates, credentials -- will badges be added to this list as professionally valued ''currency''? A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment...

Perspectives on Disability

Duration: September 9-November 17

Dr. Greg Long, Presidential Teaching Professor, School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

This 10-week online course is designed to raise awareness and increase knowledge about disability. It is an enrichment opportunity for almost anyone...

Sociocultural Systems

Duration: September 2-November 11

Frank W. Elwell, Professor of Sociology

Articulating important sociological principles, this course provides a critical understanding of social institutions and issues, while furnishing a framework for possible solutions to the crises that plague human societies.

Planning Change
and Innovation

Duration: September 1st-November 30th

David O'Sullivan

Planning change and innovation within any organization is about managing ideas and this requires that you develop five essential skills: (i) defining goals, (ii) managing actions, (iii) empowering teams...

The Book of Matthew:
30 Life Changing Principles

Duration: TBD

Dr. Jim Denison

This course will explore major theological themes discovered throughout the book of Matthew and provide modern day application gleaned from this Gospel perspective...

Ethical Leadership

Duration: August 12-December 2

Dr. Rick Revoir

This course provides an introduction to ethical decision making and ethical leadership. The course examines a variety of ethical issues that employees and organizations face. Course content includes exploration of ethical theories, ethical decision...

Introduction to Lean
Six Sigma

Duration: July 29-September 15

Dr. Edem Tetteh

Boost your success by getting Lean! In the world of Lean thinking, your primary goal is to operate more efficiently by eliminating not only defects in products and services, but other forms of waste...

Health Inequalities

Duration: July 15-August 16

Katie Powell, Professor Paul Bissell & Dr. Jill Thompson

This course explores the issue of health inequalities. It provides an opportunity to examine contemporary interpretations of health inequalities and related concepts like justice, fairness and equity...

New Librarianship
Master Class

Duration: Ongoing (Self-paced)

Dr. R. David Lankes

Join iSchool faculty for this online course that provides a foundation for practicing librarians and library science students in new librarianship. It builds on The Atlas of New Librarianship,...

Python for Informatics:
Exploring Information

Duration: July 2 - Ongoing

Dr. Chuck Severance

This is a course to teach basic Python programming skills through data analysis. The book and course materials are all free and licensed as Creative Commons. There is no complex math in...

Sustainable Healthy Diets

Duration: June 17-July 19

Dr. Angie Clonan & Dr. Michelle Holdsworth

This course introduces you to sustainable diets as a concept (what might a sustainable diet look like, what does it not look like?) and then takes you through some of the challenges involved in choosing food...

Transitioning to Windows 8
and the New Office

Duration: Ongoing: Self-Paced

Eric Schmieder

This MOOC is intended for anyone comfortable working with Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 that is considering transitioning to an Office 365 or Office 2013 software package...

Software Defined Networks

Duration: May 16th-July 14th

Brent Salisbury, Dustin Burns, and Bill Owens

Software Defined Networking/OpenFlow is emerging as one of the most promising and disruptive networking technologies of recent years. It has the potential to enable network innovation and create choice...


Duration: Session 3: May 6-June 1

Cuyahoga Community College MOOC Grant

Review of basic arithmetic and introduction to algebraic concepts. Includes basic review of whole numbers and decimals, addition ,subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, order of operations, and ratio and proportion...

The Basics of Exercise Programs for Older Adults

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Kate Milne, MSc, MHS, CSEP-CEP

A four module, self-directed course intended for those planning exercise programs for older adult clients. Includes information on the importance of structured exercise in the...

Designing an Exemplary Course

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)


Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical...

The Emancipation Proclamation

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Dr. Matthew Holden & Dr. Gwen Jordan

This open course uses the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln's issuance of the emancipation proclamation in 1863, to explore what happened in the United States before emancipation, how emancipation worked once...

Introduction to Project Management

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Tamilselvan Mahalingam

Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide - 5th Edition, published by the PMI, USA this course will also help you prepare for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam.

Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Dr. Curtis Bonk

Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are...

Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Beth Burns and Mark McBride

OER-101 is an open-access, self-paced online "Community Course" that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step...

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Paris Through American

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Richard Berrong

Americans have long been fascinated by Paris. For the last century, this fascination has been fueled by American movies set in Paris, many of which have become very popular, from the Academy Award...


Duration: Ongoing

Cuyahoga Community College MOOC Grant

Review of basic arithmetic and introduction to algebraic concepts. Includes basic review of whole numbers and decimals, addition ,subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, order of operations, and ratio and proportion...

Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Learning

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Beth Stinson

A stand-alone course for instructors and content developers that explores what accessibility and universal design mean and...

Introduction to Business and Legal Issues in Sports and Entertainment

Duration: 7 Weeks

Richard J. Volante, Esq. and R. Dale Sheptak Jr., D.S.Sc

This course is an introduction to the business and legal issues in the sport and entertainment industries, and their intersection.