Feb 25, 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'
Jan 26, 2019
I learned much more than anticipated. In fact I've already started exploring areas of my work that model thinking would apply and how to use the tools presented in this class. Highly recommend!
By Saikat G•
May 25, 2019
An Excellent Introduction to Applied Mathematics
I have always loved Mathematics as I am a Computer Science student. However, my interests have hitherto been on the pure side. This course was my introduction to Applied Mathematics, particularly in the social sciences. (Of course, I have been exposed to Applied Mathematics before, but it was always in the context of Physics or Engineering.)
I heard about this course because I was reading Scott Page's book - Model Thinking. I thought I'd take the online course parallelly as I read the book. It is an excellent course.
The modules are small and digestible chunks and practical examples are given about each of the models. The course is all about the virtues of thinking of situations in multiple models and recognizing that almost all models are wrong, because by definition, a model must make simplifications from the real world. However, that doesn't mean that the model cannot explain a substantial part of the real world of provide genuine insight !
The tests are great. This was my first CourseEra course. Since each test can be taken multiple times, there is no pressure or stress before the test. I started thinking of the test as another educational experience. The tests really reinforce the material.
I really recommend the course, particularly if you love Mathematics and have not been exposed to how it is used in fields like Economics, Politics and Social Sciences.
The only complain I have is that there is no project or paper required to be written. This is the reason I still do not feel like I have truly mastered the material in depth. I will now try to do something deeper with the material I learnt in this course.
By Qinling Y•
Jan 19, 2018
Perfect syllabus and topic arrangement, clear lecturing, except few Chinese
By Bojan K•
Jun 11, 2019
Don't let the length of the course discourage you. It is worth it by the end. Very informative and useful in both professional and personal life.
Jun 10, 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
By Marco A P M•
Jun 07, 2019
By Otávio B d S S•
Jun 02, 2019
Really great course. Thanks University of Michigan and Professor Scott Page for sharing such interesting material with us. Bests!
By Ton v O•
May 30, 2019
Excellent, learn a lot and entertaining
By Adrià C A•
May 24, 2019
Really useful course. Recommended to everyone who want to be introduced to models and acquire a new way of thinking.
By Dzmitry P•
May 22, 2019
I like this course.
By Gehazi R d S B•
May 19, 2019
This is a very comprehensive course of modeling, with excellent explanations, slides, readings and exercises. However, it's heavy based on rational economic models and intuition. This approach can be a barrier if you have come from a less deductive background like Behavioral and Biological Sciences.
By Nolan C•
May 15, 2019
Great course. Super interesting from start to finish with excellent real-world examples.
By Pradeep S•
May 14, 2019
Excellent course !!
By Steve L•
May 12, 2019
This is a great and challenging course for anyone who wants to learn and explore the fast changing world. The principles provided in this course serve as a strong foundation for us to be more productive as a global citizen.
By Bart H J•
May 01, 2019
If you're interested in thinking more accurately, this course exposes you to a variety of models to help with that. Terrific!
By Patrick H•
Apr 29, 2019
This is a great course! The content ranges widely over models from game theory and equilibrium to evolution, prediction, networks, and more. Anyone who wishes to better understand the world will benefit from the lecture videos and readings. Scott Page is a first-rate expositor, offering helpful examples and analogies to elucidate ideas and relationships. Best along side Page's book *Model Thinking,* the course brings to life many of the ideas surveyed in the text.
Apr 23, 2019
A truly exceptional course with a passionate lecturer. I do not hesitate in recommending this course to anyone.
Apr 22, 2019
By Lau C•
Apr 15, 2019
Very interesting and easy to follow. Thanks guys.
By Vladimir K•
Apr 10, 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.
By Umut B Y•
Apr 07, 2019
Course is touch with understandable nice language. Also there are many real life situation to support what being taught. Definitely suggested for those who want to look at world differently
By Ludo A S•
Mar 19, 2019
Essential for everyday life!
By Fernando P•
Mar 18, 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.
By Din K•
Mar 16, 2019
Very good introduction to model thinking. Thanks for providing this free course and the excellent delivery from Scott Page.
By Warwick T•
Mar 08, 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.
By KD H•
Mar 05, 2019
Great content, well explained, straight to the point without filler.