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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

12 fun, free summer classes for techies

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Ann Bednarz, Assistant Managing Editor, Features summarizes, "MOOCs from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze tackle superheroes, science of cooking, alien worlds and more."

Take a break from your day job and immerse yourself in baseball analytics. Or, escape to alien worlds, soak up superhero culture, and study the science of happiness. MOOCs are an easy way to feed your brain without draining your wallet. This summer, check out some fun, free, tech-friendly options from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze.

The Science of Happiness | UC BerkeleyX on edX | Course About Video

What makes us happy? This MOOC from University of California, Berkeley, teaches the science of positive psychology. Participants will learn research-based principles and practices for a happy and meaningful life.

The Science of Happiness
Platform: EdX
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Timing: Starts September 8

Source: Network World and edX Channel (YouTube)