This course will teach you how to think logically, spot mistakes, formulate opinions and change those opinions in the event of new information. This should allow you to rationally carry on (and win) a debate or argument about any issue while avoiding common fallacies.
Super effective when it comes to disproving somebody on the internet.
I will present a 4 week class on Microeconomic Theory. Each week I will present 3 topics, as outlined on my "syllabus". I will present them via lecture presentation (probably on youtube). After posting the lecture, I will be available for Q & A by text comment here on reddit. (unless someone has a better idea)
Emphasis on the U.S. economy, the economizing problem, demand-supply theory, national income accounting, business fluctuations, fiscal policy, and monetary policy. Required for business and economics majors.
By completing two to three readings, or "lectures", a week, the student should be able to achieve a relatively comprehensive understanding of the history of Europe approximately between 1500 and 1789. The course should take 7 weeks (1.75 months) to complete but students should always feel free to follow at their own pace, be it more quickly or more slowly. Discussion and reflection topics will be given at the end of each lecture, and to better apply the knowledge presented, it is recommend that students discuss these in the comment boxes in order to reinforce their learning.
To participate, please join the EMEuroHist subreddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/EMEuroHist and remember that student participation is of the utmost importance for the course to continue!
Lectures on the the decades building up to the revolution of 1917 with a particular focus on the Russian Intelligentsia movement and literary circles, as well as the general historical narrative to contextualize the revolutionary climate. This course is an overview to help people understand more concretely what happened historically. There will definitely be discussions of different, often contradictory explanations for what occurred and why. It is important to consider that objective history is (at least in my mind) not much more than a noble dream, but one should still strive to tell as accurate a narrative as possible. The course will end around the rise of Stalin.
This course is now complete - Please go to the following page to find the past course session recordings and recaps: http://playthismedia.com/class/
This course will highlight online communities from both the Community Manager and Community Architect perspectives. We will initially touch on the basics such as what the different roles are in an online community, how each type of member plays a vital role in the ecosystem, and the different methods and procedures a community manager can utilize to act as a proper role model. After the basics we will go into communication theory, specifically three computer-mediated theories that frequently apply to all members in the ecosystem, and a psychological theory that will assist in your understanding of what motivates an online community. Finally we will wrap things up with identifying how and when an individual, organization, etc. should create an online community, how to identify the right tools for the job, and digging into the self-sustaining online community ecosystem model that acts as a foundation for Community Architects.
This class examines the political, economic, institutional, social, and cultural history of Rome from its foundation until the end of the Roman Republic. Focuses on prominent figures and moments of crisis as it examines the forces that brought Rome to the forefront of the Mediterranean world.
We will be taking a brief look at the world of blogging. In this course we will go over everything from selecting a topic and sticking with it, to building an editorial calendar, and also hear from someone who has made blogging their day job.