23 nov. 2020
very informative and insightful on how to use the various models at our disposal to take optimal decision. Also, was nostalgic to go back in time where these models were part of my university degree.
24 févr. 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'
par Li Z•
12 oct. 2017
This is an amazing course for high school students and undergraduate freshmen, especially for students without STEM backgrounds.
Know that it's a very basic introductory course, like an appetizer, it's up to you to research more into all those models (rigorous definition, mathematical formulae, technical papers, real-world application, etc.).
par David L L•
24 août 2017
Simply, a great surprise! Content, videos, material, answers in the Forum, Coursera help online. It's been a rewarding journey! I must Excel the materials before I am taking a new one, and I need to wait for a period where the workload is letting me put the effort needed to succeed, but I'll repeat next summer again! Highly recommended!
par Warwick T•
8 mars 2019
This was a very interesting course. Scott Page is an excellent lecturer. The lectures often have questions in them that make sure the student understands the lecture. The reviews also ask good questions to help the student learn. One suggestion for improvement is that the lectures that have corrections in them should be recorded again.
par Joshua S•
6 avr. 2020
A fantastic course that covers a wide variety of topics. My particular interest is in mathematical models and there are plenty of those. The instructor, Scott, was really faultless. I'd recommend this course to anyone who genuinely wants to become a clearer thinker and someone who can analyse and understand the world around them.
par Paul T•
17 mai 2020
I took this course as it looked interesting and even though the topic is not something I would normally use in my professional career I would highly recommend as it will give you new insights to a wide variety of different situations. There is a lot packed into the course and the lecturer is highly effective and engaging.
par Oana G•
15 avr. 2017
I have thouroughly enjoyed this course; it was a great introduction to many new concepts and reasoning frameworks and I cannot wait to dwell deeper into the technicalities of each model. Scott's lectures and explanations are easy to follow, entertaining and I liked having diverse extra readings for each topic.
par Bohdan S•
15 juil. 2019
Outstanding mind-changing introduction to the world of models. Very fertile in terms of applications. Would definitely use the lessons learned in my field — making video games. Take the course if you feel like you need to upgrade your rational thinking and learn a new stuff outside the scope of your field.
par Ryan M•
29 août 2021
Thank you, Sir. It's getting diffcult little by little, but it's fine, all of us will have a good knowledge about life and an improved thinking. Thank you! No worries they have been torturing me for 3 and a half years and I'm fine. Nobody dies from this if not it would be impossible to do. Be strong!
par Maria J D•
29 juin 2021
Wow! I have learned a lot from Professor Scott E. Page!!! It is having a great teacher like him that I developed my love for analytics and mathematics!!! Everyone needs to take this course, it can change how we deal with minor and major decision-making processes. THANK YOU, Prof. Scott E. Page!!!
par Rodolphe I•
18 nov. 2016
I like it when courses are related to real life problems and thus immediately useful. And that's the case with this course. You'll not only learn some interesting ways to model things out. It will make you tick and reflect on a lot of subjects / putting things into perspectives. Long but rewarding!
par Zhenwei D•
19 sept. 2021
This course has been providing me a lot of interesting models, which enables me to be a smarter thinker, to better understand data and utilize data. Also it is beneficial to me when i need to make decisions in certain cases. Really happy and worthwhile spending weeks to get enlightened. Thank you.
par Grant C•
8 mars 2020
An excellent introduction to using models for practical purposes. I wanted to learn about agent-based modelling, which I achieved in this course. I also learned a lot about models that I had never encountered in previous courses or reading. So I gained a lot from completing the course.
21 mai 2017
Very dinamic, interesting and useful course, that many people from various spheres of work and interests could take with benefits. Although few questions in quizzes are doubtfull, the very lections of course are great! Many thanks to Scott E. Page and all other course team members!
par Tan K M•
17 juil. 2021
This is a useful course to better understand how reality and the world works and allows me to use more mental models and perspectives of looking at the world. It has great intrinsic value though it is not as tangible or marketable, but knowing how to think is better than doing.
par Xin L•
25 mai 2017
It is a valuable course that can help you grab new perspectives of thoughts on different kinds of things no matter it is regarding to economics, sociology, psychology or ecology. Comparing to other entry level courses, it is not an easy one but you can learn a lot from it.
par Fernando P•
17 mars 2019
This is an EXCELLENT CLASS. If you're someone who isn't math savvy and wants to see how math can be used in the real world, check this course out. It really helps you to see the underlying commonalities between all kinds of problems. Great course. Relatable instructor.
par Mian A H•
16 avr. 2017
Hats off to Scott E. Page et al. for putting together this amazing set of lectures and course material. The whole organization of videos, notes, readings fits together really well. I am very happy to have invested my time in this course, it has been very rewarding.
par Michael M•
4 janv. 2020
Really a great course. I wasn't sure what to expect when I signed up but was encouraged by the great reviews. I am very happy I chose to take this course. I didn't realize how informative that framing problems with models can be to gaining insight into the issue.
par Qu L•
22 juin 2017
This is a good course to inspire my model thinking. The models in this class include daily situations. Our decisions usually follow a pattern that we may not notice. Study of this course helps me better think critically and make decisions in real-life situation.
par Alfaisal J•
15 oct. 2016
One of the best courses ever on and offline at any University I've been to. Only way to have got it better would have been to do assignments, but I suspect it may have caused a drop in the total number of users participating. Super Excellent course!
13 févr. 2016
Scott Page does a great job explaining the use of models. In this course you will get an overview of a lot of different models, how to use them, how to construct them and why models are so useful.
The world of the minde and thoughts...at it's best
13 sept. 2018
This course can enrich one's pluralistic thinking and grant us a wide range of tools in perceiving the world and phenomenons associated with it. Please access to and read through all materials given in the syllabus to make full use of this course.
par Akhil S•
15 mars 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.
10 juin 2019
内容的确非常多，非常庞杂。但很有帮助，我不敢确定自己以后都能记得住（虽然在本子上记录很多），但我相信遇到问题后不会总是从直觉做判断了。it is very helpful, and it is very abundant. I am not sure how many I locked in my brain, but I believe instinct judgement will only be a small part of my further distinguishing
par C H•
10 avr. 2019
The day I started the course I thought like 'well, maybe i will look through several lectures', but during the course i understood that i was wrong. The course is super useful and interesting! Especially for engineer guys like myself.