Coursera has partnered with the University of Michigan to launch a new master’s degree entirely online through the Coursera platform. The new Master of Applied Data Science degree will launch in Fall of 2019.
Also of interest, Arizona State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign both announced masters degrees in computer science (both with data science portions) through the Coursera platform.
Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera and Deep Learning Expert, is launching a new specialization on Coursera. Details can be found at DeepLearning.ai or the Deep Learning Specialization Page. The specialization consists of 5 courses. They are free to audit and watch the videos. There is a fee to get graded assignments and receive a certificate of completion. The first course just started this week, so it is great time to start learning some deep learning.
Coursera just launched 18 new specializations. Not all of them are relevant to data science, but here are 3 of the specializations that pertain to data science.
All of these specializations will provide great content. They are quite specific though, but if your goals match the topics, it is hard to beat Coursera.
Are you excited about any of the new specializations?
Process mining is a bridge between data mining and business process modeling. Process Mining can be used to study event and log files to extract meaning.
The Coursera course, Process Mining: Data science in Action, starts November 12, 2014.
Coursera is offering the course Mining of Massive Datasets from Stanford University. This is a popular course at Stanford and goes along with the book by the same name. The FREE course starts September 29, 2014, and runs for 7 weeks. The prerequisites are some SQL, algorithms, and data structures knowledge.
Thanks to David Trower for the tip on this course
The Coursera platform will once again be hosting the amazing course Introduction to Data Science from the University of Washington. The course will
start June 30, 2014. It is free, and it will last 8 weeks.
Having taken the course the previous time it was offered, I would highly recommend the course for anyone interested in digging into data science.
Coursera now offers a Data Science Specialization. The courses are taught by Johns Hopkins University. If you would like to earn a Specialization Certificate, each course will cost you $49 otherwise you can take the courses for free without earning the certificate.
Best of all, the first course started this week (April 7, 2014).
The Specialization consists of the following courses. You must complete all courses for the certification. If you are not interested in the certificate, you can take any or all the courses.
- The Data Scientist’s Toolbox
- R Programming
- Getting and Cleaning Data
- Exploratory Data Analysis
- Reproducible Research
- Statistical Interence
- Regression Models
- Practical Machine Learning
- Developing Data Products
- Capstone Project