We’re excited to share a round-up of the newest courses and Specializations on Coursera. Master communication skills in a digital world, learn the ins and outs of the music industry or become a UI/UX design expert. Explore the list below and find the right learning path for you.
1. Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age – University Toronto
Technology has changed how people communicate in business and this course will help you stay ahead of the curve. Expand your communication skills and become a more effective leader in today’s virtual world by learning communications techniques geared towards virtual teams. This course will allow you to learn practical and proven concepts, show you how to apply them and give you opportunities to practice them in a safe and supportive environment.
“Everyone should learn the science behind soft skills. Charisma, confidence, and demanding attention and physical actions that can be learned and practiced.” – Ivan Wanis Ruiz, Course Instructor and Soft Skills Expert
Created by the experts at IBM, this certificate will teach you everything you need to know about working as a customer engagement specialist. There are a plethora of jobs in today’s market that don’t require a college degree, especially in IT customer service and support. In this Professional Certificate, you’ll learn about remote helpdesk work, from fostering communication skills such as patience to problem-solving for complicated issues.
3. Music Business Specialization – Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music has created a new Specialization that will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the music industry. You’ll learn the foundations of the music business: how recording contracts are formulated, the basics of copyright law, the ins and outs of producing an album, and more. Berklee has a long list of Grammy and Tony-winning alumni, so you know you’re setting yourself up to follow the footsteps of Berklee graduates like Quincy Jones and John Mayer.
4. UI/UX Design Specialization – CalArts
Learn UI/UX design from CalArts, one of the top art schools in the US. By the end of this Specialization, you’ll be able to design user experiences and produce a digital prototype for your very own app. This design-centric approach to creating user interfaces will give you the skills you need to create visually-driven digital platforms.
5. Emerging Technologies: From Smartphones to IoT to Big Data Specialization – Yonsei University
Every time you use Google, Facebook, Twitter, or any other SNS (Social Network Service) you are using a big data system. This Specialization will teach you about emerging technologies in big data like smartphones, Internet of Things, augmented reality, and cloud computing. Intended for researchers and business experts seeking knowledge in advanced technologies, this will help you master market trends.
6. Energy Industry: Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization – SUNY, University at Buffalo
Gain the knowledge you need to get a job in the energy industry. Whether you are interested in becoming a utility technician or an emerging green energy solutions role, this Specialization will give you an overview of electric power systems, natural gas, safety practices, and more. You’ll even have the opportunity to create a roadmap to achieve personal goals relating to an energy industry career.
7. Influencer Marketing Strategy – Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Understand the strategy behind influencer marketing and the practice of engaging internal experts with active networks to help achieve business goals. This course will teach you how to tailor an influencer marketing strategy whether you are a nonprofit, B2B, or B2C organization. You’ll also get to practice what you’ve learned in a final project where you’ll create a pitch deck for social media influencer strategy.
8. Social Psychology – Wesleyan University
Ever wonder why people do what they do? This popular Social Psychology course taught by Scott Plous from Wesleyan University has recently been updated and includes access to course materials that would normally cost more than $1,000. You’ll learn about the psychology of persuasion, social influence, negotiation, conflict resolution, romantic attraction, life satisfaction, and many other areas of social research.
9. Bridging the Gap between Strategy Design and Delivery – Brightline Initiative
In today’s competitive business environment, organizations are facing unprecedented levels of change and disruption. Only 1 out of 10 executives based on a global survey admit that their organizations successfully deliver all of their strategic initiatives. This course will help you as a leader of your organization to bridge the costly and wasteful gap between strategy design and delivery.
10. Algorithms for Battery Management Systems Specialization – University of Colorado
In this Specialization, you will learn the major functions that must be performed by a battery management system, how lithium-ion battery cells work and how to model their behaviors mathematically, and how to write algorithms (computer methods) to estimate state-of-charge, state-of-health, remaining energy, and available power, and how to balance cells in a battery pack.1