Five interesting on-line courses you can take for free

Five interesting on-line courses you can take for free

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Have you ever thought of taking an on-line course but was just to busy to pick one?

Are you looking to give your career a jumpstart by adding more credentials to your resume?

With today’s technology, it’s never been easier to learn about those subjects you’ve been curious about, but never had the means or time to explore further. With an Internet connection and a thirst for knowledge, the opportunities are boundless.

The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910 | University of Virginia
This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part One begins with the political and economic revolutions of the late 1700s and tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s. Part One concludes as these bewildering changes seem to be running beyond the capacity of older institutions to handle them. Throughout the course we try to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? And the answers often turn on very human choices.

Enroll for this course at – https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-world

Moral Foundations of Politics
When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West. We start with a survey of the major political theories of the Enlightenment: Utilitarianism, Marxism, and the social contract tradition. In each case we begin with a look of classical formulations, locating them in historical context, but then shift to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today.

Enroll for this course at – https://www.coursera.org/learn/moral-politics

Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World
The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC.

Enroll for this course at – https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy

Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content
Ever wondered why some things become popular, and other don’t? Why some products becomes hits while others flop? Why some ideas take off while others languish? What are the key ideas behind viral marketing? This course explains how things catch on and helps you apply these ideas to be more effective at marketing your ideas, brands, or products. You’ll learn how to make ideas stick, how to increase your influence, how to generate more word of mouth, and how to use the power of social networks to spread information and influence. Drawing on principles from his best-selling book, “Contagious: Why Things Catch On,” Professor Jonah Berger illustrates successful strategies for you to use buzz to create virality so that your campaigns become more shareable on social media and elsewhere. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of how to craft contagious content, build stickier messages, and get any product, idea, or behavior to catch on.

Enroll for this course at – https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-contagious-viral-marketing

Ethical Social Media
Social media connects us across space and time, allowing us to find like-minded communities and participate creatively in public life as never before. We may often use social media without thinking much about the possible consequences. But there is a shadow side associated with social media use, which takes the form of hate speech, increased surveillance, lack of anonymity and questionable use of our data. What do we need to know to use social media spaces effectively, in a way that is safe and productive for all?

Enroll for this course at – https://www.coursera.org/learn/ethical-social-media


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