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.
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'
By 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
By 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.
By 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.
By Susan M•
Jul 26, 2017
I loved this course.
By Vishnu R•
Mar 17, 2016
By Kadir Ö•
Oct 25, 2015
This course is exellent for whom want to be a leader in their country.
By 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!
By 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).
By 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!!
By 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
By Juan P S•
Jan 12, 2016
It's not just for good citizens, it's also for good politicians !
By 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.
By 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.
By 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
By 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.
By Philip W•
Nov 19, 2016
Clear. Well paced. Methodical. Ideal balance of mathematics and practical application. Mathematics not too overwhelming although it did push my thinking hard.
By Percy B•
Oct 21, 2015
By Dennis A•
Jul 10, 2016
Presenter is excellent, subject matter is fascinating
By Filipe M P M•
Nov 24, 2015
May 09, 2018
Lots of interesting and practical models were taught. Definitely gonna take this course again.
By Ritayan B•
Jun 25, 2016
I found this to be extremely interesting. This is the course that you savour every second of. Both content and delivery are superlative. Highly recommended if you have any clue of what models are all about.
By TRACE F•
Feb 05, 2016
Great course covering modeling techniques and perspective!
By Danilo B S•
Jan 19, 2017
Excellent course, it helps understanding the world around us and creating logical ways to solve complex problems.
Oct 07, 2015
It’s really funny,and we can learn a lot from this course,even without any awareness.Just a few words that we cannot get it indeed frustrated us.