Free Online Course Teaching the Basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds. About 40 percent of course participants are women, more than double the average for computer science courses. The self-paced courses combine theory with practical exercises. Part 1, An Introduction to AI, is a free online course for anyone interested in learning what AI is, what is possible (and not possible) with AI, and how it affects our lives—with no complicated math or programming required. Coming later in 2020, Part 2, Building AI, is a free online course in which participants learn more about the actual algorithms that make creating AI methods possible. Some basic Python programming skills are recommended to get the most out of the course.
Against the backdrop of COVID-19, racial violence, and action for justice and healing, back-to-school is nothing like normal. But as schools reopen—online, in person, or both—Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is offering a series of webinars that will look at the challenges of the moment.
Prepare for the unknown in impactful and highly relevant online professional development. Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has developed new and redesigned online programs tailored to meet the critical needs of educators in this moment. Whether you prefer a short-term asynchronous workshop, or a longer-length institute featuring live components, HGSE’s online programs are designed to fit a variety of schedules and learning preferences. Follow this link to learn more: hgse.me/online2020
The nonprofit Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and several other organizations have released guidance to help schools meet the social and emotional needs of students as they return to school after prolonged closures.