Probability

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How should we interpret chance around us? Watch beautiful mathematical ideas emerge in a glorious historical tapestry as we discover key concepts in probability, perhaps as they might first have been unearthed, and illustrate their sway with vibrant applications taken from history and the world around.
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Excellent 8 week college introductory course to probability, from a mathematics perspective. First edition of the course finished April 2015. The perspective is critical as the course is somewhat more difficult than a course on introductory statistics, requiring the ability to manipulate equations, with just a smidgen of calculus. The instructor is very passionate about the subject and put together an absolutely amazing set of numerous videos, one of the best I have yet seen for MOOCs. The videos included interesting historical references. The videos are somewhat verbose but easily addressed by watching at accelerated speeds. Certificate provided, 65% passing and 90% distinction. Course statistics were provided that showed the average weekly score on the homeworks was ~70%. ~42000 enrolled, but by the end of the course only about 600 students were still submitting homeworks. Discussion forum very active and well supported at... Excellent 8 week college introductory course to probability, from a mathematics perspective. First edition of the course finished April 2015. The perspective is critical as the course is somewhat more difficult than a course on introductory statistics, requiring the ability to manipulate equations, with just a smidgen of calculus. The instructor is very passionate about the subject and put together an absolutely amazing set of numerous videos, one of the best I have yet seen for MOOCs. The videos included interesting historical references. The videos are somewhat verbose but easily addressed by watching at accelerated speeds. Certificate provided, 65% passing and 90% distinction. Course statistics were provided that showed the average weekly score on the homeworks was ~70%. ~42000 enrolled, but by the end of the course only about 600 students were still submitting homeworks. Discussion forum very active and well supported at the beginning but tailed off as the class participation declined. The instructor was very active throughout. No quizzes or exams or in-video questions or peer assessments, just seven weekly homeworks each consisting of 7-8 multiple choice questions with 2 attempts, solutions provided 24 hours after the 24 hour 50% penalty deadline. I am a well experienced engineer and managed to barely achieve a perfect score, however, there were ~10 problems that I solved by means outside of the course, primarily simulation. Materials released on a weekly basis. In my opinion, the homeworks were short of problems as compared to other MOOCs and the lecture materials usually did not provide more than one example of each concept. A few of the homework problems were ambiguously stated, so the 2nd attempt came in handy. In my opinion, the shortage of worked out examples was the only significant shortcoming of the course. I highly recommend the course and would take it again.
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