Open Learning through The Ohio State University

Open Learning includes learning opportunities through MOOCs and iTunes.Through Ohio State’s massive open online courses (MOOCs), podcasts and iTunes U content, you have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge that could benefit your career, or inspire you to continue with formal education through Ohio State’s online or in-person degree programs.

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Ohio State MOOCs

The benefits of participating in an Ohio State MOOC go beyond the convenience of learning online. You join a growing online community where you can foster relationships and create interactions that are vital to the learning process.

Applied Regression Analysis (Feb. 11 - Mar. 25, 2019)

This course provides theoretical and practical training for epidemiologists, biostatisticians and professionals of related disciplines in statistical modeling with particular emphasis on linear and multiple regression. Regression modeling has long been the standard method for analysis of continuous response data in the health sciences.
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Applied Logistic Regression (April 1 - May 27, 2019)

This course provides theoretical and practical training on the increasingly popular logistic regression model, which has become the standard analytical method for use with a binary response variable. This is a hands-on, applied course where students will become proficient at using computer software to analyze data drawn primarily from the fields of medicine, epidemiology and public health.


Media Writing and Editing

In this virtual newsroom, you will learn reporting, writing, researching and multimedia techniques for all news media platforms, and then dig deeper into how social media, community-centered journalism and multimedia elements can enhance coverage.

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Biology and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plants

This course is a study of the biology, ecology, and management of plants that interfere with human activities and agroecosystems. The main goal of this course is to learn scientific principles and processes of weed biology and ecology in order to apply knowledge of those principles toward more efficient management of weeds and invasive plants.

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white phone with podcast on the screenStay informed and get inspired wherever you are with podcasts developed by Ohio State faculty and staff!

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iTunes U

iTunes is the world’s largest open education library, available at no cost in more than 150 countries. iTunes allows faculty, staff and campus organizations to share content with the world.

The following is a sample of the Ohio State content available on iTunes:

From Planets to the Cosmos

General Chemistry

History of Architecture

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Open Learning News

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"TechniCity" Open Course Pivots Online Learner’s Career Path

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