Jan 20, 2016
Duke Launches 7 Open Online Courses to Start 2016
We’re just a few weeks into 2016, but in that short time Duke instructors have been busy launching seven open online courses on Coursera. These courses are a great way for anyone in the world to learn something new for free from our exceptional faculty on topics from copyright to the anthropology of sports. See the recently […]
We’re just a few weeks into 2016, but in that short time Duke instructors have been busy launching seven open online courses on Coursera. These courses are a great way for anyone in the world to learn something new for free from our exceptional faculty on topics from copyright to the anthropology of sports. See the recently launched courses below, and see Duke’s full catalog of open online courses at coursera.org/duke.
Copyright for Multimedia
Kevin Smith, Duke University Libraries; Lisa Macklin, Emory University; Anne Gilliland, UNC-Chapel Hill
“Copyright for Multimedia” is a follow-up to Copyright for Educators and Librarians, a MOOC that Smith, Macklin and Gilliland created to share their expertise with individuals around the world who regularly encounter questions about copyright in educational contexts. This on-demand course looks at how copyright “rules” from the print world apply to data, images, music and film.
Lincoln Pratson, a geologist/geophysicist who has consulted for major oil companies and co-founded an energy service company, teaches this new short course on oil and gas production and markets.
Dale Purves previously brought his unique perspective on neurobiology to Coursera course Visual Perception and the Brain. Music as Biology expands his online teaching in the realm of sensory perception and neuroscience, this time focusing on how biology relates to the way humans appreciate music.
Orin Starn’s original “Sports and Society” for Coursera, which drew more than 40,000 students, recently re-launched in a new and improved on-demand format. The course draws on the tools of anthropology, sociology, history, and other disciplines to give learners new perspectives on the games we watch and play.
John Bartlett, Duke Global Health Institute
This is the second session of “Tropical Parasitology,” which is designed for health professionals and medical school/graduate-level students seeking an introduction to human parasitic diseases. Co-taught with two faculty from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, the course features lectures filmed in the field in Tanzania.
Leonard E. White, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
White’s enthusiasm for the complexity of the brain reached thousands through previous sessions of the course. In this session, he engages students through an active presence on Twitter and social media challenges centered on the hashtag #GetNeuro.
Image & Video Processing
Guillermo Sapiro, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Images and videos are everywhere, from those we take with our mobile devices to those that we receive from Mars and the ones we see in the movie theatre. Engineering Professor Guillermo Sapiro shows how these images are made, covering basic to advanced technologies and methods.