Jan 21, 2018
A Crisp yet effective overview of some of the most critical works in the field of Networking. Anyone from the fields of Management, Sociology, Anthropology et al should try the MOOC.
Nov 21, 2017
Although the course was very short and the homework were so easy, I'm quite satisfied by the insight I got from Prof Centola
par Roy L•
Jul 08, 2019
interesting description of application of network analysis to social dynamics. However it could be improved a bit to discuss the models more in-depth
par Zachary E•
Jul 07, 2019
An extremely interesting and thought-provoking.introduction to models for social network dynamics and their results. Would love see a follow-up that takes a more in-depth look at the mathematics behind the models.
par Jhung, S H•
Jul 01, 2019
This was an excellent course. The key contents was prepared and delivered very well, and I was able to learn the basics of the topic. I think I've found a topic I'd like to major in for my masters... so a big thank you to the faculty members at U Penn! :)
par Louis K I•
Jun 28, 2019
Fantastic course! Very good introduction to network dynamics for someone who has never explored this field of research.
par Jarryd G•
Jun 28, 2019
This course was mind blowing. After you start to understand the foundational aspects of week 1 and week 2, they really ramp it up into some applicable real-world scenarios. The information that I have heard and reinforced in this course will make a huge impact to the way that I go about working with change in my job. I am extremely thankful for these resources as they are of great quality, well delivered by Damon and Josh, and with great visuals and examples to go with them.
par KARINE L•
May 17, 2019
Very good introduction to the topic
par Aleix D•
Mar 17, 2019
Very interesting topics. I can't wait to apply them to current research.
par Ignacio O•
Feb 01, 2019
Great introductory course, although a bit too easy.
par Ramkumar I•
Jan 09, 2019
Simple concise videos. Crisp explanations. Cool demos with Netlogo.
par Thiago d S E P•
Dec 13, 2018
Insightful, packs a lot of information in a deceivingly simple manner. Challenges intuition with proper models and raises as many (if not more) questions than it answers, which couldn't be any better as fuel for learning. Thumbs up, and would love to see more and more in-depth material on the theme from the instructors.
par Martin L•
Dec 04, 2018
Interesting course! Concepts are very well explained, but it misses practical classes in NetLogo.
par YAO E M K•
Nov 24, 2018
It was a very good class and I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing and continue the good job.
par Sonia L•
Oct 22, 2018
Congratulations to the team for the simplicity with wich they have been able to transmit complex concepts. I am amaze of how some social assumptions change when you model them. I have learn a lot and created more curiosity to continue investigating about network dynamics of social behavior.
par pranav n•
Sep 05, 2018
needs more practical exercises
Aug 07, 2018
par Jack O•
Aug 04, 2018
An excellent and inspiring introduction to a new approach to sociology.
par David B H•
Jul 19, 2018
Nice approach to understand different aspects of the study of social networks dynamics, with good examples. I think it would be interesting to see the specifics of the rules of behavior of the second half of the course, like the specifics of the genetic algorithm. Great course !
par PRIYARANJAN P•
Jul 18, 2018
excellent course accessible to all. highly recommended.Really looking forward to more courses from this team.
Jun 26, 2018
Great course, through this course i learned a few things on how people interact. Ideas in this course are not only applicable to people, but also diseases, problem solving and many more. I highly recommend to all managers and others interested in policy or human behavior in general
par Jean C•
Jun 20, 2018
Very good topic and teachers' expertize. It is a pity that the "rules" used in teh simulations are not made explicit, leading to some doubts. Also, could go a bit deeper in the influence of key network parameters.
par Navaneethan S•
Jun 15, 2018
The course discussed some absolutely fascinating material - I really enjoyed learning about Schelling Segregation Model (collective dynamics are not obvious from individual preferences), how dense local connections are necessary for spreading behaviours that require social reinforcement (which initially seemed counterintuitive), and the section on problem solving in networks.However, I felt that the material was quite superficial in its treatment - the quizzes were very straightforward and didn't require a really deep understanding of the material (in my opinion), nor was there much attention paid to the maths underlying these phenomena. While I understand that this may not have been the aim of the course (since equations tend to put of people less comfortable or uninterested in mathematical detail), it would have been nice if the Resources contained links to further reading for those interested.Alternatively, it would have been really wonderful if Josh or Damon (both of whom explained the material really well), had added optional videos going into the material - this is how Andrew Ng does it in his Deep Learning course, and I found that extremely helpful.Overall, I would definitely recommend this course to everyone interested in a radically different approach to understanding human behaviour!
par Reka P•
Jun 03, 2018
It was extremely didactic and logical.
May 31, 2018
Very down-to-earth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants basic knowledge on network dynamics.
par Siddhi G P•
May 31, 2018
This is a really good course for beginners, and it gets across some great and important ideas very intuitively (even without getting into very rigorous analysis, it does a great job). It would really help if some more material on using NetLogo could be provided, but overall this is a great course.
par Christo Z•
Feb 23, 2018
very good overview. i'm missing the maths behind the theory which will enable me to apply the knowledge to own problems