Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


First free online courses from the University of Auckland

First free online courses from the University of Auckland

First free online courses from the University of Auckland available now FutureLearn.com

6th June 2014: Two new free online courses from the University of Auckland are open for registration now, the first since the university partnered with FutureLearn to create massive open online courses (MOOCs).
To register, please visit www.futurelearn.com

Data to Insight: An Introduction to Data Analysis
Start date: 6 October
Lead Educator: Professor Chris Wild is a former President of the International Association for Statistics Education, and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/data-to-insight

This eight week course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills. Organisations around the world are collecting more data than ever. They are talking about big data, data science, business intelligence, analytics, data mining and data visualisation, and there’s an urgent need for people with the data skills to understand, interpret and communicate this information. Data to Insight: An introduction to data analysis provides an introduction to statistical data analysis for those new to the subject as well as those wanting a reminder and a fresh perspective. The goal of the course is to help learners think like statistician, teaching what to look for in statistical data, however large the sample may be, as well as the limitations of data and what you can do to avoid being misled.

Academic Integrity: Values, Skills, Action
Start date: 10 November
Lead Educator: Dr Jason M. Stephens, Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. His research focuses on academic motivation and moral development, particularly as it relates to cheating behaviour.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/academic-integrity

This four week course will explore the concept of academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research at university. The objective of the course is to help university students understand the meaning of academic integrity and how to avoid academic dishonesty, misconduct and plagiarism. Additionally, and equally importantly, this course will help learners develop study skills and academic writing skills needed to act in accordance with those values, and thus achieve with integrity.

Ends

About FutureLearn
FutureLearn is a social learning platform based in the UK and providing free, online courses from world-class universities. Our leading British and international university partners join three cultural organisations – the British Library, British Council and the British Museum – and the National Film and Television School, to offer quality, higher education courses to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world. FutureLearn is wholly owned by The Open University, which has over 40 years’ experience in distance and online learning. For more information, visit www.futurelearn.com


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Air NZ Teams Up With All Blacks For Men In Black Video

Inspired by the Columbia Pictures global film franchise Men in Black, Air New Zealand’s latest safety instalment features All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as Men in Black agents. More>>

ALSO:

World Champions: BRADAS Of Identity Company Take On The World And Win Gold

This is only the second time since NZ has qualified for the HHI world finals that NZ has taken home a GOLD medal in this division. REQUEST Dance Crew being the only other NZ crew to achieve this. New Zealands only other medal this year was Silver for the Royal Family in a very close final in the Megacrew division. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Contrary To Popular Belief - Lloyd Geering

Many older Dunediners like myself, and indeed older Presbyterians and others throughout the country, will remember the controversy aroused by the articles and speeches of Professor Geering, Principal of Knox College Theological Hall in the late 1960s... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news