Posts Tagged ‘coursera’

A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

I passed another Coursera course last month.

Last year I wrote about my experience doing a Coursera course. Most of that still applies so I wont repeat it all here, but I thought I’d share some of the differences.

I did a couple of Coursera courses last year. They were both fairly technical topics: Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.

This time I wanted to try something a little different: A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior. No coding this time – it was described in the course overview as:

…learn about some of the many ways in which people behave in less than rational ways, and how we might overcome these problems


Natural Language Processing – Stanford University

Friday, May 25th, 2012

I passed a course this week. For the last few months I’ve been studying a distance-learning course on Natural Language Processing taught by Stanford University lecturers, Professors Dan Jurafsky and Chris Manning.

Now I’ve finished I thought I’d share my experiences of doing the course, partly since they run these courses again so you may be considering doing one like it, in the future.

More importantly, because I’ve been working hard on this (Seriously. Blood, sweat and tears went into this.) so I’m damn well going to shout about it. 😉