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The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation. Through our partnership with Coursera, UH offers the following massive open online courses (MOOCs) to the public for professional development or just for the fun of learning. Learn how math and statistics can be used to help teams win games in Math behind Moneyball.^
This is a six-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. Theoretical frameworks from sociology are explored. Deafness as a culture and not a disability is explained as participants are guided into the world of Deaf culture.
This course explores the brain bases of bilingualism by discussing literature relevant to differences in age of initial learning, proficiency, and control in the nonverbal, single language and dual-language literature. Participants will learn about the latest research related to how humans learn one or two languages and other cognitive skills.
Learn how probability, math, and statistics can be used to help baseball, football, and basketball teams improve player and lineup selection as well as in game strategy.
Learn about innovative Web 2.0 tools in K-12 instruction how to effectively integrate these technologies into classroom practices and to create engaging student activities.
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students' learning experiences. Learn from University of Houston experts in educational technology and alongside students from all over the world.
This course is designed for high school students preparing to take the AP Physics 1 Exam.
This course provides a view of the history of spaceflight, from early writings telling of human's fascination of space through the early Russian and American space stations. Developed as an interesting and entertaining slice of space history that is accessible to anyone with an interest in human spaceflight.
Learn About Value-Based Care. Explore the power of effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients that leads to a partnership focused on quality care. Through six courses and a capstone project, you will develop an understanding of your individual responsibility to lead a culture of collaboration in the workplace focused on value-based care. The content-focused courses listed below can be completed individually.
Through a historical lens, explore the creation of Medicare and Medicaid and the evolution of commercial insurance, TRICARE, the Veterans Health Administration, and more.
Obtain an introduction to critical office-based processes that a value-based practice must manage in the drive towards improved patient outcomes.
Gain an introduction to the changes an organization will need to make to succeed in value-based care and payment.
Gain an overview of population health management, beginning with a high-level review of four critical areas: addressing behavioral and social determinants of health, the prevalence of chronic disease, attributes of an aging population, and key barriers of access to health care.
Explore ways that provider organizations can successfully move from volume to value through implementing Quality Improvement plans and Continuous Quality Improvement.
Build high-level knowledge of the current medical coding and payment mechanisms of most U.S. healthcare services, referred to as fee-for-service.