If you doubt that Linux is the king of operating systems, check this out: 300,000 students signed up for a new edX class on Linux in August.
“Mining Massive Datasets,” a Stanford course taught by a trio of instructors including Kosmix and Junglee founder, and former Amazon technology director, Anand Rajaraman, will be available on Coursera beginning Sept. 29. In a blog post, Rajaraman said the online version will include the same content as the Stanford one, and will introduce students to core big data algorithms and concepts, such as MapReduce, graph processing and recommendation systems. Coursera is already home to a number of popular big data courses and well-known instructors, most famously Andrew Ng’s machine learning course.
Coursera co-founder and Stanford researcher Andrew Ng is leaving his day-to-day role at Coursera and joining Chinese search engine provider Baidu as its chief scientist. Ng is among a handful of high-profile artificial intelligence researcher to be hired by web companies int he past year.
Who should learn data science skills? UC Berkeley Dean AnnaLee Saxenian believes that everyone could benefit from knowing how to interpret data.
One blog post says, “Not only is Data Science not a science, it’s not even a good job prospect.” Another says, “[T]here will always be a place for those who excel at solving ambiguous technological & business problems. And they’ll cost more than $30/hr.” Who’s right?
Collecting student data digitally isn’t solely something for massive open online courses. Even university professors and their students can benefit from transforming the lecture experience into one designed to go anywhere and collect data all along the way.
Udacity Founder and CEO — and famed inventor of self-driving cars and wearable technologies at Google — came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about the promise, limitations and future of online education. Here’s what he had to say.
A new study of data from massive open online courses offered by Harvard and MIT professors paints a different — and welcome — picture of the state of online education. Completition rates might be low, the authors argue, but that’s a misleading stat.
MOOCs have difficulties keeping students engaged in forum discussions, according to new study.
Coursera has finally released an app for iPhone, bringing MOOCs to mobile.