10 new free online courses on Stepic

    Today we opened a record for 10 new free online courses (MOOC) in subjects from linear algebra and discrete structures to the archeology of folklore and investment banking. Among the authors are teachers and researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Higher School of Economics, Steklov Mathematical Institute, GAI MSU, St. Petersburg State University and IS, MISiS, EU St. Petersburg. Most of the new courses are being developed as a result of the Stepic Challenge, which we wrote about earlier.

    Teachers are working on writing materials right now, so if any course interests you, you can make suggestions and ideas for its content. We will try to take them into account.

    List of new courses:
    1. Discrete Structures (March 7, 2015)
    2. Linear Algebra: Problems and Methods (April 3, 2015) (English course)
    3. Chemical evolution of the universe (April 15, 2015)
    4. Computer Graphics: The Basics (March 9, 2015)
    5. Statistics Basics (February 15, 2015)
    6. Inside Investment Banking (April 6, 2015)
    7. Archeology of Folklore: Mythological Motives on the World Map (February 2, 2015)
    8. Intellectual property management. Fundamentals for Engineers (April 20, 2015)
    9. Journalism and Media Literacy (March 31, 2015)
    10. Basic course of preparation for the OGE in mathematics (February 1, 2015)

    More about courses

    This time we are preparing not only basic courses, but also more complex ones, for the development of which mathematical preparation of the level of physical-mathematical school is required:

    1. Discrete structures

    Alexander Dainyak, associate professor of the Department of Discrete Mathematics, FIVT MIPT, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics , will help you develop the mathematical intuition necessary in working with discrete objects and algorithms on them. A discrete mathematics course is part of the program of any modern technical university. This is easy to explain: the language of discrete mathematics is the language spoken by computer science. Learn more and sign up.

    2. Linear Algebra: Problems and Methods (in English)

    Nikolay Gusev (PhD in Mathematics, Steklov Mathematical Institute) and his colleagues Paolo Bonicatto and Stefano Modena (PhD students at SISSA, ISAS) will explain you the fundamental ideas of linear algebra and how to use them to find easy solutions of hard problems. Learn more and sign up.

    The remaining courses are designed for the widest audience and do not require special training:

    3. The chemical evolution of the universe

    Pavel Abolmasov and Anna Chashkina, researchers at the GAISH Moscow State University, will talk about how the substance that makes up our Universe is formed and changed. As particles formed immediately after the Big Bang, and from them - the first nuclei, how the primary substance condensed into the first stars, what will be the substance of the Universe in the distant future, when hydrogen, the universal stellar fuel, will end. Learn more and sign up.

    4. Computer graphics: the basics

    Denis Korolev, Ph.D. (Engineering) and Associate Professor, MIEM NRU HSE , will conduct a computer graphics review course. The course will cover non-computer foundations of computer graphics, starting with physics and biology, as well as algorithms, programs, equipment, 3D graphics and video technology. Learn more and sign up.

    5. The basics of statistics

    Anatoly Karpov, researcher and graduate student of the Department of General Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, lecturer at the Institute of Bioinformatics , will introduce students to the basic concepts and methods of mathematical statistics. Within three weeks, the most widely used statistical methods and the principles behind them will be examined. Learn more and sign up.

    6. Investment banking from within

    The course of Maxim Buev, professor at the Faculty of Economics in Applied Finance at the University of St. Petersburg , will be useful to anyone interested in a career in the financial sector. You will learn about the different types of careers in investment banks, firms and hedge funds. Learn how to successfully pass job interviews and get an idea of ​​what kind of activity you will do in the office in the first few years. The course is equipped with tests, cases and real-life examples of the City of London and the Russian financial sector. Learn more and sign up.

    7. Archeology of folklore: mythological motives on a world map

    Yuri Berezkin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Head of the Department of America, MAE RAS , Professor of the Department of Anthropology at the University of St. Petersburg in this course will show how the study of world folklore allows you to see the spread of individual folklore motifs in different traditions and draw conclusions about such cultural contacts and migrations that we have about little other evidence. Learn more and sign up.

    8. Intellectual Property Management: A Framework for Engineers

    Andrei Rozhnov, Associate Professor of NUST “MISiS”, Ph.D. , will talk about the tools for protecting and managing various intellectual property: inventions, design, software, databases, know-how and others. Learn more and sign up.

    9. Journalism and media literacy

    Kirill Artemenko, editor-in-chief and co-founder of the online newspaper “Paper”, and Maria Rzayeva, specialist in marketing and editorial special projects “Papers” will teach you how to competently evaluate the quality of media materials, to distinguish quality journalism from manipulation. This course will help schoolchildren and students to better understand the essence of the profession of a journalist and decide whether they are interested in this work. Learn more and sign up.

    10. Basic course of preparation for the OGE in mathematics

    The course of Anna Krokhaleva, graduate student of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, head and teacher at the Logics training center, covers all the topics necessary for successful passing of the Unified State Examination, starting with the simplest topics, such as operations with fractions, and ending with the analysis of rather complicated problems in algebra and geometry. Learn more and sign up.

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