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What is the impact of global networked surveillance technologies on cyber activism and cyber war?How do devices and applications relay information wirelessly? How can one distinguish news from opinion? What are stocks, bonds, financial institutions and the role of the Federal Reserve System? How can one formulate formal solutions to well-defined problems using the logic of a programming language?


ed1Making sense of the news – HKUx – May 19, 2015

At a time when we are flooded with an abundance of information and disinformation, this course will help learners to identify reliable information in news reports and become better informed about the world we live in. Learn essential, critical thinking skills in the age of social media to effectively navigate and make sense of news with this course.!


ed2Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security – AdelaideX – May 21, 2015

This course aims to provide a broad understanding of the competing tensions of the laws related to national security and personal and commercial privacy in the post-Snowden online environment, and grasp the looming consequences of this battle for peace, sovereignty, human rights and the internet itself.!


ed3Introduction to Java Programming – Part 2 – HKUSTx – May 18, 2015

This Java course will provide you with a strong understanding of basic Java programming elements and data abstraction using problem representation and the object-oriented framework and one will learn to write procedural programs using variables, arrays, control statements, loops, recursion, data abstraction and objects in an integrated development environment.!


ed4Business and its Environment: An Overview of Business and the Role of Finance in Business – OECx – May 18, 2015

This course provides the terminology and concepts of the functional areas of business, setting the foundation for interpreting and analysing the legal, social and ethical issues facing business today. Learners will gain a basic overview of the financial system, including sources of business financing and various types of financial statements.!


ed5Understanding Wireless: Technology, Economics, and Policy – NotreDameX – May 18, 2015

This survey style course offers an opportunity to gain understanding of the technical, regulatory, and economic aspects of the mobile wireless revolution and its impact on society.  The course is intended for a broad audience, from engineers to business majors to aspiring lawyers, but students will be most comfortable if they are not intimidated by early-college mathematics.!