Feb 25, 2017
Great content and lectures, that possibly provides new dimensions to look/explain the situation in context, I guess I will comeback for references to continue with this journey in to 'Model Thinking'
Apr 07, 2018
The course presents a multitude of models that enable us to analyze human and systems behavior and interactions. By making implicit assumptions explicit we can understand real world processes better.
von Ellen P•
Oct 23, 2016
I definitely will recommend it to some other friends! It made me understood much better with great and detailed examples.
von Hristo V•
Sep 21, 2017
Fantastic course! Really nice introduction to models!
von Juan P L R•
Jun 24, 2018
Very good course. Complete, useful and practical.
von Nabiha S•
Apr 08, 2016
Very useful in getting to know or getting started in modelling.
Aug 02, 2016
von Omprakash G G•
Nov 27, 2015
Great breadth and appropriate depth facilitating easy grasp
von Alan Z•
Jun 08, 2016
Very cool course shows me how to model many real world examples, tons of modeling techniques, and most importantly, how to think inde
von Tom B•
Jan 14, 2016
Barely in and it's one of the very best most fun courses I've taken. Scott is hugely enthusiastic and articulate in just the right ways. I hope I'm learning as much as I'm having fun letting model patterns float through my brain. I guess that is learning, sorta. I'm excited to complete the course and build on it. A very good sign. Thank you all so much for putting these courses out there. It's fucking fantastic. Okay, it doesn't really get more emphatic than that from me. Thank you again. Tom Bauer.
von Andrey R•
May 24, 2017
This course is a great introduction to simple but useful models. The prominent feature of the course is an intuition and practical examples based one the models provided. Many thanks!
von Nas Y•
Oct 17, 2016
This is a course for anyone who wants to be able to think logically. As an IT professional I would recommend this course to my colleagues in the Information Technology field.
von Susan M•
Jul 26, 2017
I loved this course.
von Vishnu R•
Mar 17, 2016
von Kadir Ö•
Oct 25, 2015
This course is exellent for whom want to be a leader in their country.
von José R B•
Mar 10, 2017
This is a very good course for many people. From engineers (I am one myself) to economists and policy makers, there is always something usefull. Also, the classes are fun to watch! I had a great time and learned a great deal. Thanks!
von Clemens S•
Jun 08, 2016
Succinct, useful in day to day life, easy to understand and yet complex. A great course I would recommend to everybody (and frequently do recommend).
von Taffy E•
Jan 06, 2016
Excellent course. Even just the first two weeks are worth 5 stars. The math can be intimidating later on. Take what works for you!!
von Frank P•
Dec 05, 2016
I loved this course.
I followed this course to prepare myself for teaching a similar course at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
This MOOC suits me perfectly to flip the classroom. Students study the videos offered by professor Page before they come to class. In class, I organize workshops that take about three hours during which the models are discussed and applied in groups of up to four students. Having a big classroom available with whiteboards all around the walls is a big plus. Standing really makes people's mind moving.
At the end of each workshop, students have to do an assignment that closely relates to the topics that arose during the workshop. Together, all these assignments make up the portfolio wherein students keep track of their learning process and reflect on their learning experience.
I wish everybody a happy thoughtful day,
Senior Lecturer at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands
von Juan P S•
Jan 12, 2016
It's not just for good citizens, it's also for good politicians !
von Akhil S•
Mar 15, 2016
This is a great introductory course for someone who wants to understand what modeling really is and what are some of the tools and techniques used to come up with a model. This might even pique your curiosity to other advance underlying subjects.
von Mawabo M•
Dec 23, 2015
I have a Masters degree and until I took this MOOC I had somehow gotten used to the ridiculous notion that I had learned everything that I needed to know. I am pleasantly amazed at how much I still don't know and I am very excited to learn more. I have even started reading journal articles by Page and Zellner because I am very facinated by the models shown to me in this course.
Thank you very much for making this material available.
von Omar S•
Aug 07, 2017
Well done, the professor has a great personality which makes it fun to understand the topics. Using math to solve practical real life problems. Amazing!
Oct 26, 2015
von Denerson D P M•
Jun 25, 2018
Excelente curso para desenvolver modelos analíticos que vão muito além do senso comum, de forma estruturada e crítica, a partir de dados e inferências estatísticas, matemáticas e sócio-comportamentais.
von Marco Z•
Apr 22, 2018
Very interesting. Especially the part about the game of life and cellular automata models!
Dec 07, 2016
It really opened my mind.