A new year brings new goals and resolutions. If what you want is to grow professionally or personally, take advantage of the free online courses offered by Harvard University:
If you dedicate two to five hours a day, this course lasts a week and will allow certified medical professionals to understand the ventilatory mechanics of patients with COVID-19 so that they can support the intensive care team with the management of patients who need ventilatory support during the pandemic.
This course lasts seven weeks if you dedicate around 10 to 30 hours each. As you know, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live, work and play. It's already present in self-driving cars, recommendation systems, medical diagnoses, and search engines.
If you are a video game lover and want to know a little more with this course that is also practical, you will learn about the development of interactive games in 2D and 3D, while exploring the design of games such as Super Mario Bros, Pokémon, Angry Birds and many more. . By the end of the course, you will have programmed several of your own games and gained a deep understanding of the basics of game design and development. If you dedicate 6 to 9 hours a week to it, it is estimated that you will finish it in 12 weeks.
With this course you can learn how to create a movie recommendation system and you will learn one of the most popular and successful data science techniques. What distinguishes machine learning from other computer-driven decision processes is that it builds prediction algorithms using data. In the course, you will learn popular machine learning algorithms. It is estimated that you will finish it in eight weeks if you dedicate 2 to 4 hours per week.
The Justice course is an introduction to moral and political philosophy and is one of the most popular courses taught at Harvard University. It explores the critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice. Topics include income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, human rights and property rights, equality, public and private life.
With this course you will be able to explore how entrepreneurs build successful businesses by moving technology from the laboratory to the market. Global universities, laboratories and private companies invest billions of dollars in the research and development of technologies that have the potential to transform industries and lives.
If you love literature and are a fan of famous writers who address current social issues, this course is for you so that you can embark on a global journey to explore the past, present and future of world literature. It addresses the great literary works that have investigated the conflicts, the connections between neighboring cultures and between more distant regions, helping to understand the deep roots of global cultures. If you dedicate 5 to 7 hours a week, it is estimated at 12 weeks.
But if you are passionate about gastronomy and cooking, the course “Fermentation of Foods: The Science of Cooking with Microbes“, takes you through practical exercises at home to investigate the roles that microbes play in the production, preservation and improvement of various foods in a variety of culinary traditions, and learn about the history of food fermentation.
If you are interested in learning about orchestral music forms, in this course you will learn about Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which remains one of the most popular symphonies today. Through it, students are guided to learn about aspects of symphonic form, describing Beethoven's composition process, rehearsals, and performance.
And what if you like astronomy and life forms. In this course you will learn about life on Earth and how as human beings we seek life outside of it. What this teaches us and our place in the universe. It emphasizes the incredible advances in the discovery of planets outside our solar system.
Of course, there are plenty of other free online courses from Harvard University. If you want to know other courses, go to the link https://www.edx.org/es/school/harvardx for more information.
With information from UNO TV