Rice University – Medicine in the Digital Age

 MOOC Summaries - Medicine in the Digital Age

RiceX: MedDigX – Medicine in the Digital Age

Kirsten Ostherr, Professor of English, Co-Founder and Director of Medical Futures Lab
Rice University
Bryan Vartabedian, MD, Co-Founder of Medical Futures Lab, Founder 33 Charts
Rice University and Baylor College
“Medicine is in the midst of a shift never before seen. Information and technology are advancing at rates faster than our ability to adapt. These changes, along with social forces such as the health 2.0 movement, are redefining the role of the doctor and patient. This course offers participants an engaging, never-before-seen view of medicine and healthcare…Medicine in the Digital Age” features in-depth interviews with thought leaders in digital health…The course is intended for a general audience and is relevant to anyone working or interested in the emerging healthcare environment. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge to successfully engage with the future of digital medicine.
Medicine in the Digital Age maps out the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare in the networked age… explore the role of social media in healthcare communication, the uses of wearable technologies, the potential for big data to reshape health behaviors, the ethics of personalized medicine, and the impact of these new developments on the doctor-patient relationship. Participants will gain an understanding of the connected health revolution and tools to critically analyze this evolving ecosystem. Medicine in the Digital Age will launch a fresh conversation about what the future of medicine should be…
No specific background is required for this course, but it is aimed at professionals who have (or would like to have) some amount of decision-making capability in their organization. This course is for leaders and aspiring leaders in healthcare and allied sectors including telecommunications, health insurance, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, device manufacturing, policy and government, investment, consulting and innovation…
… you’ll learn:
How to identify the core areas of growth and disruption in digital health.
How to distinguish between hype and real opportunity in digital health.
How to identify major challenges facing doctors and patients as medicine transitions from analog to digital.
How digital health is re-defining the physician.
How to recognize the emerging role of the e-patient in health care.
How to critically analyze the risks and opportunities facing individuals and health organizations as they transition to the digital health space.
How to use Twitter like an expert to leverage public dialogue, both personally and professionally… “

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MIT – User Innovation: A Path To Entrepreneurship

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MITx: uINOV8x USER INNOVATION: A Path To Entrepreneurship

Eric von Hippel, Professor of Management of Innovation and Engineering Systems
MIT Sloan School of Management
Erdin Beshimov, MITx Teaching Fellow and Host
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
We’ll let you in on a secret. Innovation isn’t confined inside the walls of research labs swarming with PhDs. More often than not, innovation is about ordinary people solving problems that matter to them personally. This could be you.
First, think about what you need. Next, find out whether others want the same thing. If they do, you can start a venture – for profit or non-profit – to supply others with the novel product or service you first developed for yourself.
The examples of user innovation are infinite. A surfer created the GoPro to take “selfies” while surfing. A student came up with Dropbox after forgetting his flash drive. Two broke entrepreneurs rented out their living room to help pay rent, and Airbnb was born. They’ll share their paths to startup success.
Taught by Eric von Hippel, the founding scholar of user innovation, this course will help you think about what problems you should choose to solve and how to share your innovations with others.
You can innovate.
What is User Innovation? Can you become a User Innovator?
How prevalent is User Innovation? Why do people innovate and why don’t companies always do it for them?
How do you decide what problem to solve? How do you use the skills you already possess to solve your problem? How do you frame your problem to fit your skillset?
Why are some innovations given away for free? What are the challenges and rewards of giving away your innovation? How do you make your innovation worth adopting for others? Is your innovation right for Peer-To-Peer diffusion?
Why do some User Innovations become commercial? What makes people happy to pay for your innovation? How do User Innovators survive among big producers? Is your innovation right for Market Diffusion?
What today is making innovation more accessible for everyone? What is the future of User Innovation? How do User Innovators survive among big producers? Is your innovation right for Market Diffusion?”

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UBCx: Marketing1x Introduction to Marketing

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UBCx: Marketing1x Introduction to Marketing

Darren Dahl, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research, and BC Innovation Council Professor at the Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia
Paul Cubbon, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division at the Sauder School of Business
University of British Columbia
“Marketing is a crucial function in all businesses and organizations, and is becoming increasingly crucial to success … This course, regardless of your industry background, will teach you core concepts and tools to help you better understand and excel in marketing. Key topics include Market Research and its importance to strategy, brand strategy, pricing, integrated marketing communication, social media strategy and more… will learn how to develop a basic customer segmentation system… effectively target customer segments and position product or service in the marketplace… begin to understand the psychology of consumer decision making… develop pricing strategies that maximize profitability… define appropriate channel systems and go-to-market efforts… understand how marketing metrics can benefit your business… build effective communication efforts with customers… “

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UTHealthSPHx: IMAGINE99x – Reinvent yourself: Unleash your creativity

MOOC Summaries - Reinvent Yourself: Unleash Your CreativityUniversity of Texas – Health Science Centre at Houston – School of Public Health: IMAGINE99x – Reinvent yourself: Unleash your creativity

Dr. Roberta Ness, James W. Rockwell Professorship in Public Health
University of Texas Health Science Center
“Leading companies look for innovative thinking in new hires and for career advancement. Yet only 1 in 4 of us feels truly creative. Time to reinvent yourself and unleash the creativity lying dormant in all of us…
… exclusive 5-step program to being an effective innovator. Learn to break free from your usual thinking pattern and start generating creative solutions to life’s challenges. Sharpen your powers of observation, make surprising associations, expand your idea space, and even master how to think backwards. Hone your creative thinking skills by solving real-world problems from business and science…
… Students will learn how to…  Solve a problem that calls for a new approach… Identify habitual ways of thinking and find novel alternatives… Use thinking tools such as analogy, reversal, expansion, narrowing, changing point-of-view… Find the best innovative approach to solve specific problems… Spread what you’ve learned and effectively communicate your ideas… “

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FullbridgeX: Career Edge 2x Communication and Teamwork

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FullbridgeX: Career Edge 2x Communication and Teamwork

Jim Pautz, Vice President of Coaching
Caroline Young, Chief Product Officer
“This career development course will teach you how to effectively communicate, collaborate, and resolve conflicts with colleagues and become a stellar team member. You’ll learn through real-world examples and scenarios, which will enable you to be ready to collaborate on day one of your next job or project… Choose appropriate communication styles and formats for different audiences and situations…  Structure email and PowerPoint communications for maximum impact…  Form an effective team and build a project plan… Plan and facilitate effective team meetings… Use known techniques and practices to improve group collaboration… Disagree constructively with peers… 

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Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
Ohio State University
Thomas W. Sanchez, College of Urban and Public Affairs
Virginia Tech
“…increasing availability of networks, sensors and mobile technologies allows for new approaches to address the challenges that our cities face… how the technology in our cities is changing… gain familiarity with fundamental urban technology concepts… how technology is used to engage with the public to support decision-making…how city planners can communicate with the public to enhance cities…public engagement and analysis tools…. examine tools for analyzing the city…useful data to support informed public policy decisions… exploration of entrepreneurial urbanism, looking at how creativity can spawn technological innovation… accelerate the transfer of ideas between entrepreneurs and urban change agents… how key infrastructure technologies shapes cities…hear from technological innovators and thought leaders about all of these topics…”

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International Business I

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International Business I

Doug Thomas, Ph.D, Professor, International Management, Anderson School of Management
University of New Mexico
“We live in a world of intensifying global relationships, one in which international business has become the key determinant of economic development and prosperity. This course, Global Business Environment, Part I, introduces students to a fundamental understanding of the socioeconomic political, cultural, and linguistic environment in which international businesses operate…It surveys the global business environment by asking and answering key questions about society, the global economy, cultures, institutions and languages.”

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Big Data and Social Physics

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Big Data and Social Physics

Alex “Sandy” Peatland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
“directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program”
“… Understanding big data, how to use it to improve companies, cities, and government, and best-practice for privacy… Social physics is a big data science that encapsulates social, analytical, computer, and managerial sciences into a quantitative science of human society that can accurately predict patterns of human behavior and influence those patterns.  The core of social physics is using big data to understand how ideas flow from person to person through the mechanism of social learning and how this flow of ideas ends up shaping the norms, productivity, and creative output of our companies, cities, and societies… also tells us how to best deal with the privacy concerns…”

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Child Nutrition and Cooking

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Child Nutrition and Cooking

Maya Adam, MD, Lecturer, Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford University
“Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan… This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family… Participants will learn what constitutes a healthy diet for children and adults and how to prepare simple, delicious foods aimed at inspiring a lifelong celebration of easy home-cooked meals.”

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