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Health Technology           Assessment

Duration: October 28-November 29

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...

So you want to work in the pharmaceutical industry?

Duration: October/November

Dr. Anne Green (DIT) & Dr. Joe Brady (DPS)

This DIT MOOC, in association with DPS Education and Training Ltd., is a free, three-week introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, a highly regulated environment due to the need...

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...

Science of Relationships

Duration: September 23-November 15

Dr. Jennifer Harman

This free class is designed to give you a brief introduction to the exciting world of relationship research! We will cover many interesting topics in short lectures and you can explore each topic on a deeper level with a wide variety of...

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...

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...

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.

The Human Factor in Aviation

Duration: August 19th - September 22nd

Dennis Vincenzi

The focus of this course is on a critical aspect in aviation disasters: the human factor. Emphasis is placed on psychological and physiological elements contributing to the possibility of aviation accidents and the potential loss of life...

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: July 8-August 4

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...

Entrepreneurship and New       Ventures

Duration: June 4-September 2

Kaihan Krippendorff

Great entrepreneurs share an ability to see opportunities that others overlook. This course will arm you with set of practical tools to help you rapidly assess the potential of a new business idea...

Transitioning to Windows 8
and the New Office

Duration: May 29-August 13

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...

Coasts and Communities

Duration: TBA

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...

Applied Real Estate

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Ken H. Johnson

The purpose of this course is to provide consumers of real estate and real estate services the necessary information in order to facilitate their real estate decision making. This course is meant to help create...

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...

Fundamentos para la Dirección de Proyectos

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Silvia Gurdian

¿Alguna vez se preguntó lo que implica la dirección de proyectos? Este curso le proporcionará los conceptos y técnicas clave para el éxito de la dirección...

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...

Legal Ethical Governance

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Robert Meyers

This course includes both theoretical and practical approaches to ethical issues and problems commonly encountered by public officials and employees, with a particular emphasis on Florida law...

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...

Eiffel Tower
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...

Project Management Basics

Duration: Ongoing (Self-Paced)

Silvia Gurdian

Ever wonder what Project Management involves? This course will provide you with key concepts and techniques for successfully managing projects from planning to completion.

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...