Sunday, September 29, 2013

List of October 2013 MOOCs

Here is the list of free courses that start in October 2013 on coursera, edx, Canvas Network, NovoED, open2study, iversity, FutureLearn, MOOC2Degree, MongoDB, OpenHPI, openSAP, Knight Center of Journalism by categories from US and international institutions in English, Chinese, German, French, and Spanish (Total 164).
If you prefer self-paced courses, all udacity, Carnegie Mellon, Duolingo courses are always available, open2study has few as well as Canvas Network, and Openlearning.

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Art,Design, Music, Film
From the Repertoire: Western Music History through Performance2013-10-01EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization2013-10-06EnglishKnightCenterforJournalism
Practice Based Research in the Arts 2013-10-09EnglishNovoED
Introduction to Improvisation2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Guitar2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Contemporary Architecture2013-10-15Englishiversity
80000901_1x: History of Chinese Architecture: Part 12013-10-18Chineseedx
艺术史/World Art History:Perspective from Chinese Understanding2013-10-20ChineseCoursera
Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Programming for Digital Artists2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Creating Site-Specific Dance and Performance Works2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Information Literacy for Art and Design
History of Rock, Part Two2013-10-28EnglishCoursera
Design 101 (or Design Basics)2013-10-28Englishiversity
Biology and Life Sciences
What a Plant Knows (and other things you didn’t know about plants)2013-10-01EnglishCoursera
Canine Theriogenology for Dog Enthusiasts2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Bioinformatics Algorithms (Part 1)2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
BIO465X: Neuronal Dynamics - Computational Neuroscience of Single Neurons2013-10-28Englishedx
Business and Management
Sustainable Agricultural Land Management2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Innovation & Design Thinking2013-10-07EnglishMOOC2Degree
Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build Your Life 2013-10-14EnglishNovoED
An Introduction to Marketing2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
The secret power of brands2013-10-14EnglishFutureLearn
Principles of Project Management (ProjMgt)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Sports and Recreation Management (SportRec)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Strategic Management (StratMgt)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Writing for the Web (WriteWeb)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Big Data for Better Performance (BigData)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Introduction to Business in Asia (BusAsia)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Introduction to Enterprise Architecture (EntrArch)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Online Advertising (OnlineAd)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Innovation for Powerful Outcomes (Innovate)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Grundlagen des Marketing2013-10-15Deutschiversity
Informatik für Ökonomen2013-10-16DeutschCoursera
DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality 2013-10-21EnglishNovoED
Project Management for Business
Law and the Entrepreneur2013-10-23EnglishCoursera
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence2013-10-28EnglishCoursera
Changemaker MOOC - Social Entrepreneurship2013-10-28Deutschiversity
Chemistry: Concept Development and Application Part II2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Chemistry – Building Blocks of the World (Chemistry)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Computer Science
Programming Languages2013-10-03EnglishCoursera
Human-Computer Interaction2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Internet History, Technology, and Security2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Securing Digital Democracy2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
CS184.1x: Foundations of Computer Graphics2013-10-07Englishedx
Machine Learning2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Game Theory2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
C++ For C Programmers2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Concepts in Game Development (GamesDev)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Web-Engineering I: Grundlagen der Web-Entwicklung2013-10-15Deutschiversity
6.00.1x: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming2013-10-16Englishedx
人群与网络 People & Networks2013-10-20ChineseCoursera
数据结构与算法 Data Structures and Algorithms2013-10-20ChineseCoursera
Conception et mise en oeuvre d'algorithmes.2013-10-28FrançaisCoursera
Education and Teaching
Policy and Strategy for Systemic Deployment of Learning
The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Common Core in Action: Literacy Across Content Areas2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Statistics in Education for Mere
Digital Tools for the K-12
Teaching Adult Learners (WPTrain)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Education in a Changing World (EduChnge)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Becoming a Confident Trainer (ConfTrnr)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Early Childhood Education (EChldEdu)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students2013-10-15EnglishCoursera
Numbers for Life 2013-10-21EnglishNovoED
Common Core in Action: Math Formative Assessment2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Constructive Classroom Conversations: Mastering the Language of the Common Core State Standards2013-10-21EnglishNovoED
Hybrid Courses: Best of Both
Teaching Online: Reflections on
Tech Explorations in the Common
Today’s Online
Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component
Effective Classroom Interactions: Supporting Young Children’s Development2013-10-22EnglishCoursera
Big Data in Education2013-10-24EnglishCoursera
Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques2013-10-26EnglishCoursera
Digital Signal Processing2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Designing Cities2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
SPU27x: Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science2013-10-08Englishedx
6.002x: Circuits and Electronics2013-10-16Englishedx
20220332x: Principles of Electric Circuits: Part 1 2013-10-17Chineseedx
Comprendre les Microcontrôleurs2013-10-28françaisCoursera
Finance and Economics
INFX523-01: Globalization's Winners and Losers2013-10-01Englishedx
Introduction to Finance2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Model Thinking2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Financing New Ventures2013-10-07EnglishNovoED
Economics of Money and Banking, Part Two2013-10-13EnglishCoursera
The Finance of Retirement & Pensions2013-10-14EnglishNovoED
BE101X: Behavioural Economics in Action2013-10-14Englishedx
Financial Planning (FinPlan)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Financial Literacy (FinLitrc)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Diagnosing the Financial Health of a Business (FinHlth)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre2013-10-15Deutschiversity
Introduction to Strategic
Corporate Finance2013-10-28EnglishCoursera
Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I2013-10-28EnglishCoursera
Markets with Frictions2013-10-30EnglishCoursera
SW12x: China2013-10-31Englishedx
Health and Medicine
Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Global Health: Interdisciplinary Overview2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
SAFETY FUNCTION & ACTION: Strategies for Disaster
Introduction to Pharmacy2013-10-11EnglishCoursera
Care of Elders with Alzheimer's Disease and other Major Neurocognitive Disorders2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Food, Nutrition & Your Health (FoodHlth)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare (IntroNur)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Foundations of Psychology (IntroPsy)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases2013-10-15EnglishCoursera
The New Nordic Diet - from Gastronomy to Health2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities2013-10-28EnglishCoursera
MCB80.1x: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part I2013-10-31Englishedx
Humanities and Social Studies
The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem2013-10-01EnglishCoursera
24.00x: Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness2013-10-01Englishedx
HKS211.1x: Central Challenges in American National Security, Strategy and the Press: An Introduction2013-10-01Englishedx
More than a High Score: Videogames and Learning2013-10-03EnglishCoursera
Democratic Development2013-10-04EnglishCoursera
Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Grant Writing
Literature and Change in
Introduction to Philosophy2013-10-14EnglishCoursera
Egiptología (Egyptology)2013-10-14EspañolCoursera
Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking
Becoming Human: Anthropology2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Understanding the Origins of Crime (OrigCrim)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Conditions of War and Peace2013-10-15EnglishCoursera
Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction2013-10-15EnglishCoursera
21st Century American Foreign Policy2013-10-20EnglishCoursera
The Kennedy Half Century2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
From the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: The Emergence of Modern
The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World
Calvin - Histoire et Réception d'une Réforme2013-10-21FrançaisCoursera
The Future Of Storytelling2013-10-25Englishiversity
Political Philosophy: An Introduction2013-10-27Englishiversity
AI12.1x: Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England2013-10-31Englishedx
Arithmétique: en route pour la cryptographie2013-10-07Franç
Mathe-MOOC: Mathematisch denken!2013-10-15Deutschiversity
Introduction à la théorie et au calcul des probabilités2013-10-21FrançaisCoursera
Analysis of a Complex Kind2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Physics and Earth Studies
Exploring Quantum Physics2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
PHYS102x: Electricity and Magnetism2013-10-07Englishedx
Astronomy: Discovering the Universe (IntAstro)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Basic Physics (BascPhys)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Climate Change (ClimChng)2013-10-14Englishopen2study
Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery2013-10-15Englishiversity
Nanotechnology: The Basics2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast2013-10-21EnglishCoursera
Fairness and nature: When worlds collide2013-10-21EnglishFutureLearn
OEE101x: Our Energetic Earth 2013-10-28Englishedx
2.03x: Dynamics2013-10-28Englishedx
Professional Development
M101J: MongoDB for Java Developers2013-10-07English10gen
M101JS: MongoDB for Node.js Developers2013-10-21English10gen
Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA2013-10-24EnglishopenSAP
Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform2013-10-28EnglishopenSAP
Business Process Modeling and Analysis2013-10-28EnglishOpenHPI
Statistics and Data Analysis
Social Network Analysis2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
Network Analysis in Systems Biology2013-10-07EnglishCoursera
HSPH-HMS214x: Fundamentals of Clinical Trials2013-10-14Englishedx
Data Analysis2013-10-28EnglishCoursera
Test Preparation

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Machine Learning MOOCs

Speech and handwriting recognition, personalized search and news filtering, recommeder systems,
medical diagnosis, detecting credit card fraud, stock market analysis, and even fighting gambling addiction  are just few examples of machine learning applications.
With the "explosion of the Big Data — 2.5 quintillion bytes of information are generated daily from sources like sensors, mobile devices, or social media, employers in every industry are seeking job candidates who can uncover insights from data to solve problems, act on findings, enter new markets, and gain a competitive advantage." [1]

For those who are interested in the subject there are wonderful MOOCs offered this Fall: 
"Introduction to Recommender Systems" from University of Minnesota just started on coursera ,

"Data Mining with Weka" from Waikato University just started,

"Learning from Data" from Caltech  is  now launching on edx starting September 30th. You can still preview the material on the original course page

"Machine Learning" from Stanford starts October 14th,
 "Data Analysis" from Johns Hopkins starts October 28th on coursera.

To browse the list of machine learning/data science MOOCs, see course details, and reviews from previous offering go to

Happy learning!