NEW MOOCs launching in 2016/17:
- Shark MOOC: Global Biodiversity and Conservation of Sharks – using sharks, teach general concepts in biology by building on people’s natural interest in and curiosity about these fascinating animals.William Bemis, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, CALS; Warren D. Allmon, Director of Paleontological Research Institution and Hunter R. Rawlings III professor of paleontology, CALS; Ian Tibbetts, associate professor of biology, University of Queensland (co-instructor); Betty McGuire, senior lecturer of ecology and evolutionary biology, CALS (co-instructor); Elizabeth Balko, senior lecturer of ecology and evolutionary biology, CALS (co-instructor)
- A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations – students learn to harness the power of finite-element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) by connecting fundamentals to hands-on practice in an industry-standard simulation tool.
Rajesh Bhaskaran, senior lecturer and Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Science and Politics of the GMO – consider biotechnology products and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in relation to pertinent science, evolving knowledge, social concerns and governmental policies.Sarah Evanega, adjunct assistant professor of plant breeding and genetics, CALS; Ron Herring, professor of government, CAS; David Just, professor of applied economics and management, CALS
- How Deals Get Done: Legal Principles in Structuring Mergers and Acquisitions – introduction to the principle structuring issues that arise in a range of business deals and the legal tools used in business transactions.
Charles Whitehead, professor, Cornell Law School