This blog is a work of love – the love of learning. It is not intended to generate a lot of clicks, to attract many visitors or to sell advertising space. Instead, it is just meant to be an online archive of lecture notes from various MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – I have taken over the years.
MOOCs are a really great innovation. They allow hundreds, thousands and sometimes even tens of thousands of people from all over the world to broaden their horizons by participating in academic discussions and group work as well as reading and listening to lectures provided by some of the finest institutions of higher education around the globe. My personal favourite among the various MOOC providers is Coursera, which was founded by the two Stanford University professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng in 2012. Coursera provides excellent (and free) courses in academic disciplines as diverse as engineering, computer science, business, arts and humanities.
Since discovering Coursera, I have constantly been enrolling in and enjoying new courses. This blog is a way of giving back something to the great Coursera learning community by providing those interested with the notes I have taken during my enrollment in various courses. Since I will only put up lecture notes from courses I have already finished, I might post 20 or 30 articles in one month while not posting anything in other months. But then again, this was never supposed to be a „real“ blog with steady updates anyway.
If you are new to this site, please feel free to look around. All comments are welcome.
Wernigerode, June 3rd 2013
PS: Since English is not my first language, the posted notes might occasionally contain some language lapses, which I hope my readers will apologize. I am, however, grateful for every helpful hint. Thanks in advance.