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Talking about MOOCs on MPT Direct Connection

Watch Monday, April 29, 2013 on PBS. See more from Direct Connection. I appeared on Maryland Public Television's Direct Connection with Jeff Salkin last Monday to talk about MOOCs (along with our Dean Mike Klag).

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Podcast #6: Data Analysis MOOC Post-mortem

Jeff and I talk about Jeff's recently completed MOOC on Data Analysis.

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By introducing competition open online education will improve teaching at top universities

It is no secret that faculty evaluations at top universities weigh research much more than teaching. This is not surprising given that, among other reasons,  global visibility comes from academic innovation (think Nobel Prizes) not classroom instruction. Come promotion time the peer review system … Continue reading

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Computing for Data Analysis Returns

I'm happy to announce that my course Computing for Data Analysis will return to Coursera on January 2nd, 2013. While I had previously announced that the course would be presented again right here, it made more sense to do it … Continue reading

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Podcast #5: Coursera Debrief

Jeff and I talk with Brian Caffo about teaching MOOCs on Coursera.

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Computing for Data Analysis (Simply Statistics Edition)

As the entire East Coast gets soaked by Hurricane Sandy, I can’t help but think that this is the perfect time to…take a course online! Well, as long as you have electricity, that is. I live in a heavily tree-lined … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/23/12)

Harvard Business school is getting in on the fun, calling the data scientist the sexy profession for the 21st century. Although I am a little worried that by the time it gets into a Harvard Business document, the hype may … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (8/12/12)

An interesting blog post about the top N reasons to do a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or computational biology. A couple of things that I find interesting and could actually be said of any program in biostatistics as well are: computing … Continue reading

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Why we are teaching massive open online courses (MOOCs) in R/statistics for Coursera

Editor’s Note: This post written by Roger Peng and Jeff Leek.  A couple of weeks ago, we announced that we would be teaching free courses in Computing for Data Analysis and Data Analysis on the Coursera platform. At the same … Continue reading

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