Online course

and Communication

based on SoTA practices in epistemology, information theory, and systems approach
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About the course

Beginner Level

No degree or prior experience required

Self-paced learning online course

2-3 months to complete (suggested pace of 10-15 hours/week)


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Ontology is a domain of knowledge that studies objects of the physical world and mental space. Using logic, we frame what operations can be done with the objects, how to make an inference, and how to conduct reasoning.

The basic use of the course knowledge is necessary for working with information, data structures, and various types of design.
In this course, we will learn about making objects stand out from the background and relationships between entities through levels of abstraction, such as classes, types, and other conceptions.

To unpack these concepts and for the development of knowledge, we analyze cases — human communication in all the complexity of their interconnection as an example of applied activity.

What this course teaches
  • How to develop your line of reasoning purposefully
  • How to think and express your thoughts more clearly
  • How to clarify other’s speech by extracting and structuring received information
  • How to clearly describe the processes, phenomena, and structure of the world
  • How to build robust reasoning based on logic
  • How to constructively resolve conflicts by specifying the meaning of the words
What tasks will the course help you to solve?

Making the process of reasoning more conscious

You already conceptualize: you build ontologies, whether you know it or not. And you try to reason logically, even when talking about intuitive guesses.

Our course will help you transfer intuitive knowledge into a reliable holistic thinking approach that can be applied to a wide variety of situations in various domains.

Making the reasoning process more flexible

It would help if you used logical schemes correctly. We teach to decode intuitive guesses into automatisms of intuition. For fast and accurate thinking, therefore, it turns out to be necessary to use not only tricky and complicated formal thinking with logical reasoning "according to the rules" but the entire spectrum of thinking from intuitive guesses to formal reasoning.

Renewing your knowledge of logic and ontology

Since 22% of the 21st century has already passed, we better use actual knowledge of any discipline. The course material is based on the research results of contemporary thinkers Daniel Kahneman, E.T. Janes, David Lewis, Chris Partridge, Judea Pearl, and others.

Understanding the Systems Thinking course

We investigate all the basic concepts of the systems thinking approach. Understanding and fluency using these concepts help you study the Systems Thinking online course and other advanced ones.

The course is designed for


who use communication as a primary tool and are willing to grasp its underlying concepts


who want to prepare before taking Systems Thinking and the following applied courses


who feels the lack of a comprehensive idea of the world or struggles to think about it in accordance with the modern perspective

What you will get from this course
in addition to being clear about how systems thinking will help you in life

Useful language

to talk about ontologies and logics not only semantically (what rules we use to connect a sign of an object and an object in the world) but also pragmatically (how to use signs to perform actions with objects)

Applicable assignments

on the folding and unfolding of meanings, on various communication techniques and thinking with movement along with different parts of the spectrum of formality. Applying the Bayesian "logic of science" to consistently combine and bring these parts together

A vision for the future

which allows you to master other thinking (e.g., systems, scientific) and more complex communication schemes or use the ability developed in the course to build formal models in personal practice

Course Content

200+ text pages, including 12 chapters, homework assignments, comprehension questions, and additional materials’ references

  • Words and their meanings
  • Complex descriptions and meta-languages
  • Explanations Development
  • Descriptions that address the requirements
  • Goal-oriented communication
  • Communication failures
  • Relations between objects and ontological bounce
  • Causality and modeling
  • Data and model updates
  • Contexts and model of addressee
  • Descriptions by implicit request
  • Summary. What next
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Our Graduated Students
Open-endedness educational program

We provide our educational program for you to become
self-collected in mind and body and understand ontology, communication, and systems thinking.

EEM Institute is engaged in strengthening the intelligence of its students so that they can quickly navigate future projects and be successful.

We broaden our students horizons to a range of professional areas of interest including management, systems engineering, and entrepreneurship while showing how systems thinking forms the foundation for all of these professional topics. This will help you create and operate multi-disciplinary projects.

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