Tag Archives: MOOC

2015 Summer of Data Science Learning

The twitter hashtag #SoDS is being used in 2015 to help people track and share what they are learning. The hashtag originated on the Becoming Data Scientist blog.

I recently wrote a post for Sense about a number of freely available learning opportunities this summer, Start Learning with the Summer of Data Science. The post covers:

  • MOOCs starting soon
  • Large list of open-access journals

If you are interested, go check out the post and start your #SoDS. Hurry, many of the opportunities start very soon.

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Learn Apache Spark this Summer with edX

edX has just announced a new series of Big Data courses. The series consists of 2 courses focused around Apache Spark. If you are not familiar with Spark, it is a very fast engine for large-scale data processing. It claims to perform up to 100 times faster than hadoop. Here are the 2 courses:

  1. Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark
  2. Scalable Machine Learning

The first course starts June 1, 2015, and lasts four weeks. The second course starts in late June and lasts five weeks.

The courses are free but verifiable certificates can be purchased for $50 per course.

If you have been hoping to learn Spark, this might be just the opportunity your were waiting for.

New Coursera Specializations for Data Scientists

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?

Caltech Machine Learning Course Now on EdX

The widely popular Caltech course, Learning from Data, will be offered on EdX this fall. The course starts September 25, 2014, and it will run for 10 weeks. Here is an abbreviated list of the course topics.

  • Linear Models
  • Bias/Variance
  • Neural Networks
  • Cross Validation
  • and much more

EdX offers a number of other Data Science related courses. See all of them on the Statistics and Data Analysis course list.