edx初体验:Networks, Crowds and Markets 1

康奈尔大学课程info2040x的证书已经妥妥的拿到了,其实没什么好写的,就随便写几句留念吧。先坦白这门课,我是冲着Jon Kleinberg去听的。


之前有在看“Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World”这本书,导致对这门课有了错误的预期。课程比书简单很多,主要是围绕着一些基本概念进行阐述的,讲得很细,会从定义、具体实例等多个方面反复讲述,而且跳过了所有复杂的证明,高中以上的听懂应该是没问题。真的就像课程预备知识里写的那样,高中代数再加一些基本的概率知识就可以了。作业中没有编程、设计与论述题,都是关于概念的选择题。

课程中间也有一些对工业界牛人的访谈和老师们关于课程内容的讨论。个人觉得访谈比较好,尤其是Amit Singhal那次。

作为Social and Economic Networks的入门课程应该是不错的选择,而且老师们很贴心的在课程最后列出了其他相关公开课、书籍的名称和网址,方便大家进一步进修。

三位老师里,只有Eva Tardos口音略重,其他人都是慢且清晰。英文字幕偶尔有错、不多,应该能听出来。如果一定要说这门课有哪里让人很不爽的话,就是视频在youtube上,直接导致修这门课的小伙伴略少啊。有在课程结束的调查里写到这件事,不知道下次他们会不会提供视频下载方便国内的孩纸们,希望吧~

First, there are other MOOC focusing on social networks. A partial list is:

  1. Networked Life, by Michael Kearns, https://www.coursera.org/course/networks
  2. Social Network Analysis, by Laura Adamic, https://www.coursera.org/course/sna
  3. Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis, by Matthew Jackson,https://www.coursera.org/course/networksonline

Second, there are several books, at various levels of difficulty that address some of the topics from our course, and often address other topics too:

  1. The online textbook we used for our course, Networks, Crowds and Markets by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, available at http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-book/, includes both additional topics that we did not cover in the course and more advanced material (in the appendices) on many of the topics that we did cover in our MOOC.
  2. The textbook Social and Economic Networks, by Matthew Jackson, is written at a more advanced level than our book and it covers network formation, a topic that we only touched on in our MOOC.

There are many other interesting books on networks including:

  1. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan Watts
  2. Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life, by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
  3. Connections: An Introduction to the Economics of Networks, by Sanjeev Goyal
  4. Networks: An Introduction, by Mark Newman.
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