Why let the kids have all of the fun? This fall, boost your career by learning new skills. Here are 7 great professional development MOOCs starting in September.
Data Analysis and Statistical Inference (Coursera, Sept. 1)
With big data and analytics transforming the way we live and work, everyone today is a data scientist. This course, which is part of Coursera’s Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing Specialization, introduces students to statistics and data analysis. The course and its instructor, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, are very highly rated.
Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction (Coursera, Sept. 1)
This is the first course in the Commonwealth Education Trust’s eight-course Specialization on Teaching for Learning. The Specialization focuses on improving teaching practice through practical activities and developing a professional development portfolio.
In-Memory Data Management (2014) – Implications on Enterprise Systems (open HPI, Sept. 1)
openHPI is dedicated to helping IT professionals keep up with the rapid pace of change in the industry. This course focuses on new trends and technologies for managing enterprise data in in-memory databases.
Global Business Environment 1 – Entorno Global de Negocios 1 (Coursera, Sept. 2)
This bilingual course from the University of New Mexico explores the “socioeconomic, political, cultural, and linguistic environment in which international businesses operate.” The goal is for students to understand the larger context of the global business environment.
Creative Problem Solving (Coursera, Sept. 3)
Creative problem solving skills are in high demand in all sectors as companies are looking for ways to stay innovative and competitive. This course integrates creativity by challenging learners to do things differently and change their habitual patterns of behavior.
Introduction to Financial Accounting (Coursera, Sept. 5)
As the course description says, “Accounting is the language of business.” This course from the Wharton School of Business provides the basics of financial accounting for investors, creditors, employees, and anyone else interested in understanding corporate financial information.
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling (Coursera, Sept. 8)
Digital storytelling, using images, narration, music, and text, is a learning tool being used in classrooms at all levels. This course is aimed at teaching K-12 teachers how to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experiences.