The Coursera Data Analysis course recently completed its latest 8 week session. I was delighted to serve as Community TA for the class and I believe the attendees received extraordinary value for their time spent learning this important subject. Although entitled “Data Analysis,” taught by Dr. Jeff Leek, Professor at Johns Hopkins University, the class was really an introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning using the R platform.
Professors Leek and Peng (Computing for Data Analysis class) provide an insightful post-mortem video that discusses the MOOC approach with respect to teaching data science:
Daniel – Managing Editor, insideBIGDATA