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E-Learning and Your Big Data – Effective Analysis

In this contributed article, tech blogger Katrina Hatchett discusses how Big Data can make a sizeable impact in eLearning and it can be used as part of a long term approach for problem solving in the sector. However, competently managing this valuable information will significantly enhance your organization’s ability to provide eLearning effectively.

Dremio Launches Free Online Training Courses for Data Engineers, Analysts, and Data Scientists

Dremio, the Data-as-a-Service Platform company, announced Dremio University, a free online training program for data engineers, analysts, and data scientists. Each Dremio University track is designed to solve today’s data challenges and help maximize the potential of Dremio’s Data-as-a-Service platform.

Ask a TA: Everything You Need to Know About MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course

Eric Bradford, a Teaching Assistant for MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course, Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions, gives his insights into the unique seven-week course. The seven-week course explores the theory and practice behind recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning, and big data analytics. The next online data science course begins Feb. 4, and is currently enrolling.

Using Bayesian Optimization to Tune Machine Learning Models

The presentation below, “Using Bayesian Optimization to Tune Machine Learning Models” by Scott Clark of SigOpt is from MLconf. The talk briefly introduces Bayesian Global Optimization as an efficient way to optimize machine learning model parameters, especially when evaluating different parameters is time-consuming or expensive.

Online Education is Paving a Smoother Path to Earning Data Science Skills

In this contributed article, Devavrat Shah, MIT Professor of Computer Science, highlights how many professionals are seeking rigorous training in data science skill, and want them without having to leave their day job. They need the practicality and flexibility that online learning provides, so the operative question becomes: can MOOCS deliver these skills without compromising quality?

The Data Scientist Shortage is Huge. Here’s How to Beat It.

In this special guest feature, Roberto Reif, Executive Director, Professional Development at Metis, discusses how the worldwide deficit of data scientists is real, but now that you’ve started thinking about your strategy and how you’ll resource the best people to help you execute it, it won’t seem so intimidating. Keep your eyes on the prize — people who can solve your specific problems — and you’ll be able to win the fight against the data scientist shortage.

Interview: Rafael Irizarry, Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University

I recently caught up with Rafael (Rafa) Irizarry, Professor of Biostatistics with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University to hear his unique perspective as an edX instructor regarding the rising demand for data scientists across most industries.

Interview: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera

I recently caught up with Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera, to discuss how to build in-demand skills in data science such as machine learning, statistics, and data management across your organization to drive competitive advantage. Coursera for Business provides companies with the world’s best learning experience and best content to transform their talent.

Gain In-demand Cloud, Data, and Machine Learning Skills with the Full Google Cloud Suite of Learning Programs on Coursera

Online learning leader Coursera now offers the full Google Cloud suite of programs on their learning platform. Learners can enroll in Google Cloud courses and Specializations to access top-quality cloud training. All courses include free hands-on labs to provide practical experience.

Infographic: The Data Scientist Shortage

Statistics point to a promising career in data science for anyone with the skills and interest to pursue this field in the 21st Century, whether one wishes to start from the first year of university or redirect his or her track midway. Given the current employment crisis featured in the infographic below, developed by our friends over at the University of California, Riverside, even individuals who have pursued programming and technical programs at high school could be thrust into more demanding positions in the work place.