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Game Theory Popular
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369 votes 0 0
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The course covers the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), repeated and stochastic games, coalitional games, and Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions).

Starts : 2015-09-11

Calculus: Single Variable Popular
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This course provides a brisk, challenging, and dynamic treatment of differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and applications to the engineering, physical, and social sciences.

Starts : 2015-05-22

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python Popular
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328 votes 1 0

This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.

Starts : 2014-09-15

Computational Investing, Part I Popular
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Find out how modern electronic markets work, why stock prices change in the ways they do, and how computation can help our understanding of them.  Build algorithms and visualizations to inform investing practice.

Starts : 2014-09-12

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by Henrik Warne at 2012-11-13 14:27:23

Coursera course review: Design and Analysis of Algorithms I

I recently finnished the Coursera course Design and Analysis of Algorithms I, given by Professor Tim Roughgarden of Stanford. This was my second on-line course from Coursera (last fall I took Introduction to Databases, which I wrote about here), and I thought it would be interesting to compare the… more
by Soumabha Roy Chaudhuri at 2012-11-13 14:18:30

Coursera - Learn To Program : The Fundamentals by Paul Gries and Jennifer Campbell

After taking the CS101: Building a Search Engine course in Udacity I grew a special fondness for Pythonscripting. It seemed much easier and less complicated than the other two languages I had learnt - Java and C, but as I didn't have any formal education I decided to take up Learn To Program : The F… more
by Alex Rister at 2012-11-13 14:12:11

ModPo Review: Week One of My Coursera Experience

With over 31,000 students now enrolled in the course, the enthusiasm for Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, or “ModPo,” is running high. This week, when the course opened on Monday, I was overwhelmed with teaching my college class; studying for my graduate course on First Amendmen… more
by @martinlugton at 2012-11-13 14:08:33

Review of the Coursera Human Computer Interaction Course

I’ve now finished the Coursera Human Computer Interaction Course. As I await my final grade, I reflect on my experience, on the statistics on student numbers, and on how the platform can develop. It’s been a wonderfully wide-ranging course, spanning the whole design process. Participan… more
by Sarah Macleod at 2012-11-13 14:06:34

Experience/Review: Coursera

We’ve wading into new territory this semester. We’re hardly alone. With over 75,000 learners from around the globe and spanning many decades, my younger son is exploring connections in world history. My older is finishing a science fiction and fantasy literature course while starting a c… more
by Audrey Watters at 2012-11-09 16:26:40

The Problems with Peer Grading in Coursera

When I wrote about the launch [1] of online education startup Coursera [2] back in April, one of the things that most intrigued me was the description that founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng gave of their plans for a peer-to-peer grading system. I’ve been a critic of the rise of the robot-gr… more
by Jessica Bennett at 2012-11-09 16:23:58

Coursera: A Revolution, Devolution, or Mad Experiment?

It seems to me that Coursera is everywhere in higher education news and opinion pieces recently (see the embedded links throughout the piece), so I thought I’d use the inaugural post of the Higher Education in Review News RoundUp to provide a primer on Coursera, its Mass Open Online Courses (M… more