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Flying Robots, Rise of Superheroes and Introduction to Human Health on edX this Week!

How did our superheroes become super-villains in the eyes of the government, clergy, educators, and parents of the mid-20th Century? How to create amazing games, animated images and songs in the Scratch Programming language? How to infer the position of the quadrotor from its sensor readings and how to navigate it along a trajectory? Find answers to these questions and more on edX this week

Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots- TUMx- May 5, 2015:

image002 (1)Aiming to teach how to infer the position of the quadrotor from its sensor readings and how to navigate it along a trajectory this course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.


Programming in Scratch – HarveyMuddX – May 5, 2015:

image004This course is an introduction to computer science using the programming language Scratch, developed by MIT. Starting with the basics of using Scratch, the course will stretch and challenge the learners. They will learn how to create amazing games, animated images and songs in just minutes with a simple “drag and drop” interface!

Medicine in the Digital Age – RiceX – May 5th, 2015 :

image006The number one training request from teachers of young children is how to prevent and address challenging behavior in their classroom, such as teasing, name calling, and even physical aggression. Learn evidence-based strategies to use in early learning settings that prevent challenging behaviors from occurring in the first place

The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture – SmithsonianX- May 5, 2015:

image008This course will enable the learners to answer all questions on superheroes like why did superheroes first arise in 1938 and experience what we refer to as their “Golden Age” during World War II or why did the superhero genre ebb and flow in popularity over the decades. And finally, when and how did comic books become “cool” and the basis for blockbuster movies, hit TV series, top-selling video games, and acclaimed animation, while also impacting fashion and style- and even the moral and ethical codes of children- around the globe.

Introduction to Human Health – WellesleyX – May 6th, 2015:

image009This course will provide an overview of human evolutionary history from the present–contemporary human variation in a comparative context–through our last common ancestor with the living great apes, some 5-7 million years in the past. Throughout the course students will be exposed to the primary data, places and theories that shape our understanding of human evolution.

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