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edX: Introduction to Computer Science

The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) mogul, edX, takes popular courses from some of the best universities in the world and adapts them for home computer use. Readers can simply audit courses for free, or they can pay $90 for a Verified Certificate. In that vein, CS50: Introduction to Computer Science is a high-energy Harvard course that includes nine long problem sets and a final project. The...

https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-computer-science-har...
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edX: World of Wine: From Grapes to Glass

Australia has been producing wine since the late 18th century, shipping its first exports to England in 1854. Today, the Land Down Under is one of the top producers of wine in the world. So it should come as no surprise that this popular, self-paced (and free) online course is taught by four instructors from the University of Adelaide. Readers who take the class will learn to "evaluate and...

https://www.edx.org/course/world-of-wine-from-grape-to-glass
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CS For All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming

What if you could take a completely free, fast-paced introduction to computer science and Python programming from the comfort of your own laptop? And what if the course was offered by one of America's great tech colleges? That's exactly what this 14-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides. Interested readers may enroll at any time. The course, taught by computer science professor Zachary...

https://www.edx.org/course/cs-for-all-introduction-to-comput...
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Harvard University: Buddhism Through Its Scriptures

This self-paced online course from Harvard University begins on May 3, 2016 and covers the diverse range of beliefs and practices Buddhists have engaged with over time and across a multitude of geographies. Led by Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Literatures, Charles Hallisey and doctoral student Alexis Bader, the course uses scriptural and informational readings to take readers into the...

https://www.edx.org/course/buddhism-through-its-scriptures
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EdX: The Extremes of Life: Microbes and their Diversity

Kyoto University offers this open EdX course dedicated to microorganisms and their role in our world. More specifically, this course investigates microbes that are able to survive in extreme environments and temperatures. As the course introduction explains, "Microorganisms are everywhere, and although some are notorious for their roles in human disease, many play important roles in sustaining our...

https://www.edx.org/course/the-extremes-of-life-microbes-and...
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EdX: Human Rights Theory and Philosophy

Australia's Curtin University offers this EdX course dedicated to the history of universal human rights, along with critiques of this concept. This twelve week course, taught by a team of scholars from Curtin University's Centre for Human Rights Education, may appeal to instructors and students of philosophy, political theory, history, education, social work, and more. Topics explored in this...

https://www.edx.org/learn/human-rights
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edX: Sign Language Structure, Learning, and Change

This edX course from Georgetown University addresses "the history of ideas about American Sign Language (ASL) with research that has been done on the structure, learning, and historical change of ASL and other sign languages." This course is instructed by Ted Supalla, a professor of Neurology, Linguistics, and Psychology at Georgetown, and is designed for students with all levels of experience and...

https://www.edx.org/course/sign-language-structure-learning-...
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