Free social network analysis course through Coursera
Note: This course is offered through open-source hub Coursera, not the University of Michigan proper. Its offering is said to be a part of an initative at Michigan called open.michigan (open.umich.edu). According to the open.michigan website: “Open.Michigan is not an accrediting body at U-M and does not grant degrees or certificates nor provide access to U-M faculty.” This translates to no course credit unless you are an official student of UM…But great experience nonetheless…
According to Coursera’s website:
“The course will use social network analysis, both its theory and computational tools, to make sense of the social and information networks that have been fueled and rendered accessible by the internet.Instructor Lada Adamic is an Associate Professor in the School of Information and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford, where she conducted some of the first studies of online social networks.”
Next class: Jan 28th 2013 (9 weeks long)
Workload: 5-7 hours/week (8-10 if completing additional programming exercises)
Please check the Coursera website for specifics about the course including signing up and verification of course completion requirements.