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The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation.  Through our partnership with Coursera, UH offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) to the public. These non-credit courses provide a self-directed opportunity for professional development or can be taken just for the fun of learning. They are a great introduction to online learning and you can start a course at multiple times of the year. Join over 20,000 students who have learned how to better incorporate technology in the classroom by signing up today!

American Deaf Culture

This is a six-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. Theoretical frameworks from sociology are explored. Deafness as a culture and not a disability is explained as participants are guided into the world of Deaf culture.

The Bilingual Brain

This course explores the brain bases of bilingualism by discussing literature relevant to differences in age of initial learning, proficiency, and control in the nonverbal, single language and dual-language literature. Participants will learn about the latest research related to how humans learn one or two languages and other cognitive skills.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Nursing Professionals

This course was created for anyone who wants a certificate in Contact Tracing and especially for RN's who would like to obtain 10 CEU credits from The Texas Nurses Association. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Math Behind Moneyball

Learn how probability, math, and statistics can be used to help baseball, football, and basketball teams improve player and lineup selection as well as in game strategy.

Population Health During a Pandemic: Contact Tracing and Beyond

The global effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately affected certain regions and population groups. This course provides an overview of the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 and presents contact tracing as a tool to mitigate the spread of the disease. Contact tracers are critically needed to help state and local health departments, particularly in large and diverse states such as Texas.

Powerful Tools For Teaching And Learning: Web 2.0 Tools

Learn about innovative Web 2.0 tools in K-12 instruction how to effectively integrate these technologies into classroom practices and to create engaging student activities.

Powerful Tools for Teaching And Learning: Digital Storytelling

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students' learning experiences. Learn from University of Houston experts in educational technology and alongside students from all over the world.

Preparing for AP Physics 1 Exam

This course is designed for high school students preparing to take the AP Physics 1 Exam.

A Brief History of Human Spaceflight

This course provides a view of the history of spaceflight, from early writings telling of human's fascination of space through the early Russian and American space stations. Developed as an interesting and entertaining slice of space history that is accessible to anyone with an interest in human spaceflight.

Value-Based Care Specialization

Learn About Value-Based Care. Explore the power of effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients that leads to a partnership focused on quality care. Through six courses and a capstone project, you will develop an understanding of your individual responsibility to lead a culture of collaboration in the workplace focused on value-based care. The content-focused courses listed below can be completed individually.