The job market and economy are demanding. That is why the experts at Scientific American and NYU Tandon have developed a world-class interactive virtual professional education program. We understand the educational needs of professionals worldwide—professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve, advance their careers, start a new business and expand their horizons.
Our virtual courses are designed and taught by industry and education experts. Our cutting-edge technology allows you to learn on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. And you can engage in active discussions with fellow professionals and world-renowned instructors. Courses are tailored to professionals with little spare time but a strong drive to grow, learn and succeed.
Each of our courses include: (1) 5 pre-recorded, 30-minute, interactive lectures and (2) 5 "live," 30-minute Q&A sessions. These sessions may be held over one or more weeks, depending on the instructor's schedule. For more information about how the courses are set up, please visit About the Program.
Dates: January 18 – 29, 2016
Registration Closes: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 5:00 PM, EST
Brain injury is a major public health issue, affecting people of all ages. Dr. Lynn Schaefer, a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and brain injury specialist, will explain the different types of brain injury and the difficulties with thinking, memory, and behavior that may result from damage to the brain. Dr. Schaefer will discuss the neuropathology of brain injury and why certain brain regions are more vulnerable to injury than others. She will also describe both the cognitive and psychiatric symptoms of brain injury as well as the roles of the many rehabilitation specialists that care for people with brain injury. Finally, there will be a discussion about how to help prevent this “silent epidemic” of brain injury.
This course provides an introduction to the human genome, including both description of relevant concepts as well as practical experience using Web-based bioinformatics tools to analyze DNA and protein sequences. Attendees will learn the structure and features of the human genome and the main types of variations that occur. They will be introduced to the three main online gateways where they will analyze both a single gene and gene sequences as well as explain how software programs predict the clinical significance of DNA variants.
The Internet has revolutionized established conventions across the board. In education, its role is evolving rapidly, and in this course, NYU’s Director of Online and Virtual Learning, John Vivolo, will discuss the changing nature of learning with technology. He will review its history and current state of online learning worldwide, common models, how technology affects pedagogy, and the benefits and pitfalls of asynchronous versus synchronous learning. Mr. Vivolo will also debunk some of the myths surrounding online learning, analyze some of the reasons behind resistance, and examine the available data analytics, including how these data can be used to understand learning patterns and to improve student engagement.
In a nutshell, quantum mechanics is a complicated set of mathematics used to predict the behavior of microscopic particles, and the mathematics of the theory is well understood. It provides the foundation for the best-confirmed theories of matter, describing how the microscopic world affects the macroscopic one. While it is the most successful theory we have, there are several issues, the most controversial being that there is little agreement as to how to interpret it. What is this microscopic world like, according to quantum mechanics? In this class, Dr. Jonathan Bain will discuss the development of quantum theory from both the mathematical and conceptual perspectives, as well as two proposals for interpretation. He will also focus on issues surrounding quantum information theory and applications such as quantum teleportation, quantum computing and quantum cryptography.
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