No Development – all Facts

Daily Bits Of is all about behavior change and taking small, daily steps to learn new skills and develop personally. But this process could sometimes feel exhausting. Take a break from self-improvement and take a look at some free courses that solely focus on facts.

4 courses

Courses in this collection:

  • 1

    Your Learning Brain

    Nothing but the facts on how the brain works when you're learning.

    In this Daily Bits Of Facts course, we dig into the latest research in the field of neuroscience to bring you bite-sized lessons on how the brain learns when it's influenced by factors such as stress, emotions, sleep, curiosity and information overload. 

    You should take this course if you're interested in finding the answers to these questions:

    • How does lack of sleep influence learning?

    • What role does curiosity play in academic achievement?

    • How does stress affect your "memory factory" - the hippocampus?

    • Are there cognitive activities that help the aging brain stay sharp?

    Let's learn about learning!
    What our users are saying about the course:

    "It's perfect for if you want to understand human behavior and know more about your brain. Really interesting angle to neuroscience"

  • 2

    A Primer on Sustainable Cities

    How innovation is helping cities lead the way to sustainability

    Fifty percent of the world's population is currently living in cities. And chances are that you are, too!

    That’s a serious challenge, but also a great opportunity to transform cities into hubs of innovation for sustainable living.

    In the absence of a centralized leadership in sustainable development, it’s really up to the cities to imagine and build better living spaces for our generation and the ones that follow.

    In this course, we'll introduce you to best practices in circular economy, urban farming, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, urban forests and green buildings. In each lesson, we'll show you how a major city is tackling these issues in a green way.

    We'll also guide you on what resources you can access to learn more about sustainable cities, and give you a few tips to get involved in your community's sustainability projects.

    Let's get to it!

  • 3

    Getting to Know Your Brain

    Everyday neuroscience for curious people

    Ever wished you had paid more attention in biology class? Do you feel that you know very little about the one organ you couldn't survive without? Interested in learning about neurotransmitters and what causes some of the most common mental disorders? 

    Look no further – this is the course for you!

    In ten very short lessons, we will go through some of the most important parts and systems in the brain. You will also get a brief, neurological explanation to what might cause depression, anxiety, and addiction.

    Don't expect to learn everything there is to know about the brain. Instead expect to learn enough to understand your reactions a bit better, and enough to drop a fun fact or two about the brain at your next dinner party.


    Said about the course:

    "I love learning about neuroscience, for me who has read lots of books on the subject this was a great reminder. Recommend it to anyone interested in knowing about why we behave the way we do"

  • 4

    A Primer on Artificial Intelligence

    What to do if and when the robots are stealing your job

    In 2004, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the first driverless car, Grand Challenge. The winning car managed to drive 7.2 miles. In a similar contest set in city-like constraints, the winner drove 60 miles.

    In 2015, one person built a self-driving car in his garage, and everyone who's been in a Tesla has experienced what it's like to let a robot do the work for you. This kind of progress is possible thanks to development in Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what do people mean by AI? Why all the hype all of a sudden? And lastly, will intelligent machines steal our job?

    This course is for you if you want to participate in conversations about AI - and actually, know what you're talking about. So if you have no clue what AI is about, and you haven't been keeping track of all the progress that has been made in the last years. Throughout our eleven days together, you will also encounter some mind-blowing examples of what technical advances AI has paved the way for.

    If you have a master of computer science or stay up to date on current tech events, you should probably not take this course. The course is meant to be fun, easy and thought-provoking. And just a little bit scary. 

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