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If you've taken multiple Coursera courses, this is your chance to create a list of courses you personally recommend. It's a great opportunity to help other learners discover interesting courses.

Share your personal collection of recommended courses by 31 March 2019 and your collection may be featured as a Coursera Collection page.

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  2. Give a reason for why you included each course/Specialization
  3. Suggest a title for your collection
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  • There are many reasons to take courses. Your list does not need to be career-focused (though it can be!)
  • Be creative and authentic – what's special to you about this group of courses?
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Hi I would like to recommend the following:
My personal collection:
I love the idea of Coursera Collections!

Behind the Seams: Becoming a Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneur
  1. Fashion as Design: This course will really ignite anyone's love for fashion. There's a week that is focused on sustainability, which will be a great starting point for people to know what issues they should be concerned about.
  2. The Age of Sustainable Development: This course is a fantastic overview to sustainable development in general; it will put people in the "mindset" of seeing how different sustainability issues connect, enabling more creative problem-solving.
  3. Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society: This course covers all aspects of design, and teaches the basic design process through projects. This will give aspiring designers a toolkit for starting to create their own garments.
  4. Management of Fashion and Luxury Companies: Now that students are familiar with the design process and the issues at hand, it's time to get down to business - this course will teach students everything they need to know about managing their budding business.
  5. Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization: This specialization is all about "profits with purpose"; designing a business model that will also lead to a positive impact on the planet. If the previous courses, taken together, still haven't given you ideas for how you want to be a social entrepreneur, this specialization is a focused and in-depth set of courses about making informed business decisions for social impact.
  6. Design strategy: Design thinking for business strategy and entrepreneurship: As fashion is a fast-moving industry where brands need to predict and satisfy consumer needs at an increasing pace, creative business models and new ways of designing a business are well-appreciated and essential.
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Being an AI-Enthusiast I highly recommend following courses that try to make it not too deep into mathematical dimension and not too shallow to make it boring:

AI - Running Down the Rabbit Hole (but in a coherent manner)

An Intuitive Introduction to Probability
This is one of the best courses to get started with concepts within probability. The instructor is a professor from University of Zurich. His explanations are seamless and intuitive. At the end, you'll wish for other courses similar to this

Neural Networks and Deep Learning
This is the first course from by Andrew Ng where you will learn all the concepts for Neural Networks. In other courses (and specializations) they go deep into the deep learning path.

Introduction to Deep Learning
For me, this has been one of the best courses for deep learning because it covers all the fundamental concepts in a single course - from ANN to CNN to RNN. Not only that, the assignments are all about the implementation of modern techniques like GAN, Style Transfer, Auto Encoders, etc the knowledge of which is a must to actually understand how modern platforms are leveraging the power of AI.

Applied Text Mining
This is a good course for understanding NLP and various concepts by actually doing the tasks. The tasks are coherent, precise and help you to research more.
I'd go with a recommendation for to-be data scientists based on my personal experience with Coursera. It assumes you are familiar with some basic concept of probability, maths and programming. If not you would probably start with some basic courses on those topics first.

How to start your Data Science career

Data Science Specialization, Johns Hopkins University
Applied Data Science with Python, University of Michigan
This two courses provide a very general introduction to the Data Science pipeline using the two most used languages (R and Python). I suggest doing them in this order since the Johns Hopkins one is more broad (and R is easier to learn) while the one from the university of Michigan focuses on some more specific topics.

Machine learning, Stanford university
This course covers the most popular ML algorithms and is explained by Prof. Andrew Ng who is an extraordinary teacher and makes complex concepts easy to grasp. The course goes into more detail on the algorithms that drive ML and requires programming in Octave. Although this language is not widely used, it really helps understanding the internals of the algorithms. I would suggest doing it after or at the same time as the previous two, since this way you already are familiar with the algorithms and can focus on understanding them better.

Neural Networks for Machine Learning, University of Toronto
This course explains the different topologies of Neural Networks quite thoroughly and the Professor is an expert on the field. This course is a lot more advanced than the previous ones and thus should be taken last, but if you want to understand NN models I believe it is worth the effort.
In an effort to further advance America's highly Democratic founding principles, and demonstrate the continuing importance and relevance of those principles in modern America... I believe that it's necessary to understand why those principles were originally incorporated into the Constitution of the United States. And the rational that has, over time, not only kept those principles alive, and well, but also causing them to evolve, most often in an expansive, and more inclusive manner, that most benefits:

"We the People of the United States," - who have since day one reaffirmed, by casting our votes , that - "in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."



Recommended Courses (sequentially):

America's Written Constitution
Presenting The Law of our Land.

Age of Jefferson
Getting to know one of our most enigmatic Founders.

Introduction to English Common Law
The Law, as the Founder's all knew it.

America's Unwritten Constitution
Inside the continuing evolution of our amazing American Revolution.

Chemernsky on Constitutional Law - Individual Rights and Liberties
More about us, our shared rights, and our duty to each other

The Making of the US President: A Short History in Five Elections
In case you were wondering, as many do: How the heck did that happen?

Civic Engagement in American Democracy
The need for us to be part of the "WE" - Or, to paraphrase the words of B. Franklin - A Democratic Republic is a good thing - If you can keep it.
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I would like to refer:-
  • Introduction to English Common Law by University of London
  • Sustainable Development in the 21st Century with Ban Ki-moon by Yonsei University
  • International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague by Universiteit Leiden
  • The Changing Global Order by Universiteit Leiden
  • Population Health: Fundamentals of Population Health Management by Universiteit Leiden
  • Global Human Rights Teach-Out by SDG Talk
  • An Introduction to American Law by University of Pennsylvania
  • Social Psychology by Wesleyan University
Here is a list of interesting courses that I took on Coursera:

Learning how to learn
This course was particularly helpful for me. I discovered a lot of things. For example, I realized that, even if I have a Master degree in Engineering, my learning methods were terrible (or at least not that efficient). It is one of the few "non-technical" courses that I took on Coursera and it is maybe the one who had the biggest impact on my "learning journey". I changed a number of (bad) habits thanks to this course (and I finished a lot of....unfinished works in my house thanks to the "anti-procrastination" techniques). It gives the essential elements to understand the learning process and a number of methods and tools to be more efficient when you learn.

Machine learning
Excellent introduction to the main techniques and methods for machine learning and deep learning (teacher: Andrew Ng). For me, it was a very good refresh for estimation methods (linear and logistic regression) and also an introduction to new subjects (gradient descent, machine learning projects, neural networks, principal component analysis, ...). It presents a lot of mathematical details and this is what I was looking for. The exercises are based on Octave, which is a good choice, because it gives you the opportunity to see a lot of details when implementing the algorithms.

Deep learning specialization
Specialization (5 courses) about advanced deep learning (deep learning projects, convolutional neural networks, sequence models, ...). A good "continuation" of the course "Machine learning" from the same teacher - Andrew Ng. The exercises are based on Jupyter, so it is the opportunity to program in python and to use numpy, Tensorflow and Keras. Note that some exercises are complicated and that it is necessary to spend some time on the forums to understand how to use the API's. But it is also an excellent course if you want to start working in this kind of domains.

Robotics (University of Pennsylvania)
Specialization (6 courses: aerial robotics - motion - mobility - perception/vision - estimation/learning - capstone project). For me, this was a good refresh for some matters and a good complement for others. There are a lot of exercises which are really helpful to understand the concepts but some of them are not that easy. I found the course about perception and vision particularly interesting. The exercises are based on Matlab online.

Big data (University of California San Diego)
Specialization (6 courses) about big data. The courses are focused on the use of tools (Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, KNIME, Neo4j, ...) and give less mathematical details. They are useful if you want to get a good introduction to the domain, to understand the main concepts and to learn to use the most common tools.

Digital Signal Processing (Lausanne)
Very good course about digital signal processing and filtering methods. It starts from the basic concepts and covers the main classical techniques used in this domain. It presents a lot of mathematical details. There are some exercises using Jupyter notebooks. For me, it was an excellent refresh and a complement for some methods (ex: Fourier analysis). It is highly theoretical and complex, but it is really well explained and presented.

Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing (Northwestern University)
Excellent course (note: 12 weeks long) that covers a lot of methods and techniques about image processing. It focused on the theory but there are a lot of examples and exercises to understand the concepts explained. It covers image filtering, convolutions, video compression, motion estimation, ...
The exercises are based on Matlab online.

Development of Real-Time Systems
Very good introduction to the specific methods related to real-time scheduling. The exercises are based on FreeRTOS with peer reviews (most exercises were rapidly reviewed in my case), so this is at the same time a good introduction to this Real-Time software. It is worth having this course because the resources for this kind of domain are not easy to find.
How a Solution Architect becomes an Experience Architect?

  1. Cost and Economics in Pricing Strategy. Learning how to price products and services so it can help customers to try and use your products.
  2. Channel Management and Retailing. I learned how to use retail management in order to improve my solution architect that can ultimately add values to customers.
  3. Fundamentals of Accounting. It is very important as an engineer to learn basics of accounting like how to read Balance sheet, Income Statement or Cash flow statement.
  4. Recommender Systems. I learned how to build a proper recommendation systems and how to measure its effectiveness.
  5. Customer Analytics. I learned how to segment customers so we can offer better experience for those customers that have higher potential.
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These collections are awesome! Keep them coming! 📚
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In our pathway to Education and further knowledge achievement, there isn’t only the science road of know-how but also the artist seekers of cultivation. And... even though in nowadays, the artistic perception comes closer with the data science via the use of new technology in Arts, catching an outstanding idea, its application in whatever expressive medium and its existence in the sphere of creation, it conserves a more traditional form and it's a matter between our inner expressive strings and the medium - and actually not on data.

These expressive tensions of our inner world are based on talent, the gift that we have been born with, our charisma, but that's not enough. They certainly should be cultivated further, transformed to something innovative and be more stable, complete and wide in an objective, communication view.
Into this direction, COURSERA accommodates many different packets of lessons in its platform. Some of them are strictly specialized and targeted to one point others give a general knowledge and in the form of "introduction to..." provide a basic infrastructure on a variety of subjects. Both options are constructive and helpful, no matter if offered as a-four-week courses, or as specialization.

Feared any possibility in forgetting some of those exceptional courses, of both choices, and with the scope to help our fellows peers in their option, we dare making a list with courses marked as remarkable.

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
Pennsylvania University
Al Filreis

Sharpened Visions
A Workshop in Poetry
California Institute of Arts
Douglas Kerney


Photography (5 different Courses in this Specialization)

Michigan State University
Peter Glendinning & Mark Valentine Sullivan

Creation of Artifacts in Society
Pennsylvania University
Karl T. Ulrich

Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Colorado University Boulder
William Kuskin
(no more info)

Effective Communication:
Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization
Colorado University Boulder
Dr. Quentin McAndrew
David Underwood
William Cuskin

Creative Writing
Script Writing: Write a Pilot Episode for a TV or Web Series (Project-Centered Course)
Michigan State University
David Wheeler
Great collectors and forum!
I will name my collection: Open to New Knowledge-Coursera New ways to learn
Choosing my courses I found out that the best of coursera platform is the way each of us as learners can choose and design different areas and topics to learn, support our profesional development and other learners.
I have coursed and I recomend a lot:
1) What Future for education, University of London.
2) A Brief History of Human spaceflights, University of Houston system,
3) Our Energy future, UCSD, University of California San Diego,
4) Negociación exitosa, University of Michigan.
5) Bajemos la temperatura: de la ciencia climática a la acción. The World Bank Group.
6) Camino a la excelencia en gestión de proyectos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
7) Coursera Mentor Community and training Course, Coursera Community Team.

Each of them is designed for making learners understand and apply information, ideas and tecniques in our activities. Each course provides valuable information, coursera platform with the coummunity team support are a powerful tool and a great way for education and projection.

¡Glad to be part of Coursera learners!
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Deston Tanner's Master's Degree In Innovation And Entrepreneurship For Social Impact

Discover new ways of thinking and acting so that you can solve the World's biggest business challenges. We live in the age of the Anthropocene and humanities current human activity is passing the nine planetary boundaries. The earth is today at 7.2 billion people. It has huge gaps between rich and poor, and this must be the first thing we consider when addressing the sustainable development goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Entrepreneurship education benefits students from all socioeconomic backgrounds because it teaches kids to think outside the box and nurtures unconventional talents and skills. Social entrepreneurship involves creating new products or services to address social or environmental needs. “Social Innovation” is a concept which integrates various innovative solutions to address the most pressing problems that society faces, issues such as poverty, unemployment or the environment. After completing the Specialized Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship For Social Impact, participants have an in-depth perspective that allows them to design, build and oversee development projects in their careers.

1) Business Strategies For A Better World Specialization, Wharton
Develop Business Strategies for Social Impact.

2) Entrepreneurship: Launching An Innovative Business Specialization, University of Maryland
Identify, Analyze, and Launch Your Startup. Build your skills to develop great ideas into great companies

3) Globalization, Growth And Stability Specialization, IE Business School
This Specialization aims to make economic concepts accessible to every learner, and to teach them to analyze current events using the toolkit of economics.

4) Strategic Innovation Toolkit For Managers, Vanderbilt
This course is designed to help you understand the forces that limit innovation, identify those barriers in your own business culture, and break free of them to realize the full value of your imagination.

5) Innovating With The Business Model Canvas, University of Virginia
In this course, you’ll learn key tools from the worlds of design thinking and Lean Startup to approach the Canvas with thoughtfulness, focus, and above all a test-driven approach to business model innovation.

6) Subsistence Marketplaces, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The goals of this course are to help you develop an understanding of marketplace activity in the radically different context of subsistence where much of humanity resides and survives, and for you to design solutions that can be implemented by individuals, businesses, and social enterprises through economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable products for subsistence marketplaces.

7) The Sustainable Development Goals, University of Copenhagen
Within this course, you will get a historical overview of how sustainability has been understood, as well as a thorough introduction to the SDGs – what they are, how progress can be measured, and how the SDGs are relevant for the management of the global systems supporting humanity.

😎 New Models Of Business In Society, University Of Virginia
In this course we will be discussing the emergence of a new story about business. This new story locates business within a societal framework. A number of new models of business can be built on this idea such as corporate responsibility, philanthropy, shared value and sustainability.

9) Intercultural Management, ESCP Europe
During the MOOC we will provide you with a variety of concepts and tools that empower you to successfully interact with people from other cultures to achieve your desired personal and business-related goals.

10) Successful Negotiation, University of Michigan
In the course, you’ll learn about and practice the four steps to a successful negotiation.

Who Should Enroll

  • Leaders of innovative teams, or teams that wish to be innovative
  • Professionals from startups, Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and the public sector
  • Marketing, sales, finance, and project management teams
  • Engineers and project team leads who want to be more creative
  • Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs
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Deston Tanner's MA In Digital Innovation, Intelligence, And Education

Educational consultants do many things. They advise K-12 school districts on how to integrate technology into the classroom. They design and manage higher education and professional development programs for K-12 teachers at universities and colleges. And they help companies design products for teachers.
As our society becomes more complex, our schools have to adapt their methods to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. As an education consultant, you can help make that happen by bringing the best educational techniques and technologies to classrooms across the world.
The goal is to help you prepare for a dynamic leadership career in technology development, entrepreneurship, and policy; research and evaluation; teaching and administration; or in any of the many other education and technology fields in which graduates are now working.
Our Graduates use critical thinking and analytical ability to mitigate threats, contribute to the Education Community and create a career like no other.

1) Learning How To Learn, McMaster University, UC San Diego
This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines.

2) Foundations Of Virtual Instruction, UCI
This course provides teachers with the foundation for understanding the movement towards virtual instruction. It introduces fundamental knowledge needed by teachers to succeed in a technology-dependent, instructional environment.

3) Emerging Trends And Technologies In The Virtual K-12 Classroom, UCI
In this course, we will explore how the latest trends in the use of technology affect student learning and engagement.

4) Mindware, Critical Thinking For The Information Age, University Of Michigan
This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research.

5) Intelligence Tools For The Digital Age, IE Business School
First, this course explains some of the skills that will command a premium in the digital age, and why. Then, it offers you mental models and practical frameworks developed by the US intelligence community to give you a cognitive edge understanding the digital world.

6) University Teaching, The University Of Hong Kong
With input from instructors, guests and interviewees, including teaching award winners, students, and experts in the fields, you will be exposed to research evidence in relation to effective university teaching and practical instructional design strategies.

7) Digital Transformation, BCG, University Of Virginia
In this course, we talk about digital transformation in two ways. First we discuss the pace of change and the imperative it creates for businesses. Next we provide the context for this transformation and what it takes to win in the digital age. Then we walk through BCG's proprietary framework, which helps you identify key areas to digitize, including strategy, core processes, and technology.

😎 Strategic Innovation: Building And Sustaining Innovative Organizations, University Of Illinois UC
Drawing from many years of research, this course will offer a set of frameworks, tools, and concepts in order to develop innovative strategies in a holistic way so as to achieve leadership positions.

9) Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives, University Of Illinois, UC
In this course, you will build your capability to lead and design your organization in effectively implementing innovation initiatives and achieving their strategic intent.

10) Sustainable Innovation For Subsistence Marketplaces, University Of Illinois, UC
This course focuses on understanding subsistence marketplaces and designing business solutions for the billions of people living in poverty in the global marketplace. More broadly, the course uses the context of extreme resource constrained contexts to learn about the bottom-up approach pioneered through the Subsistence Marketplaces Initiative, and apply it in any context.
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1) Financial Markets In this course provided by the Yale University you get a broad overview of the Financial Market as a whole include stocks, bonds, options, forward rates, REIT´s, Future contracts. And then you learn about insurance, reals estate, student loan, rice futures etc.

2) The Global Financial Crisis This course also provided by the Yale University gives learners a ovierview over the effects of the financial crisis and how this affected the global finance system. You learn about the reasons and the steps they governments taken to solve the system.

3) Economics of Money and Banking In this course provided by the Columbia University, you learn about how the finance system works, what are the responsibilities of the central banks around the world. We speak about the tools they central banks have to increase or decrease the money supply. Also a topic are CDS, lender of last resort and the payment system.

4) Coursera Mentor Community and Training Course A course they are necessarily when you nominated or want to become a mentor. You learn to moderate in the course forum and the most important thing, give the right and the feedback to encourage learners.
Thank you for sharing the course list. 🙂 I would like to recommend the following:
Glad to be part of Coursera Learning Community 🙂
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Well I missed the 31 March deadline, but here is my list of courses anyway:

Eight Courses for a Better Life

Learning How to Learn: Everyone should take this course! Barbara Oakley’s passion for learning is infectious. The Pomodoro Technique is excellent not only for learning, you can also use it to start and finish any unwelcome task. Housework, writing, exercise, whatever YOU have trouble doing. And that’s only one small part of the course.

Learning How to Learn for Youth: Even if you have already taken Learning How to Learn, this course serves as a helpful refresher. You don’t have to be a young person to enjoy this course, although I found the font in the videos irritating, with its combination of lower case and upper case letters. Apart from this aspect, the course was wonderful. It includes some engaging activities not found in the first course. If you know any young people, tell them about this course.

Mindshift: The Learning How to Learn team are back with this course which gives learners the tools and confidence to branch out and try a new career. Look out for me in video 1-5 Mastery Learning.

A Life of Happiness & Fulfillment: Dr Raj is a favourite with many learners. His boundless enthusiasm and silly jokes connect with people all around the world. Do this course, try the activities and find more happiness in your life.

Ignite Your Everyday Creativity: Are you a creative person? Whether or not you think you are, this course shows that everyone can think creatively. I discovered a big stumbling block in my thinking while taking this course. Overcoming it helped me improve my creative thoughts and find some solutions where previously I would have simply said, “It can’t be done.” I also learned HOW to effectively break down a seemingly insurmountable task into small manageable parts.

The Science of Success: Frequent small wins add together so you can achieve your goals. Create your own action plan in this course.

Sit Less, Get Active: Spending too much time in front of a computer? Take this course to learn plenty of simple ways to increase your activity and why we should keep moving.

Sleep, Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society: Do you get enough sleep for optimal health? With the prevalence of artificial lighting and electronic devices, many people in developed societies do not sleep enough. This can have a disastrous effect on individual health and society as a whole, with increased medical costs and lost productivity. I am still working through this 12-week course.

🍴A Course Menu for Lifelong Learners 🍴

~ Starter 🥗

Learning How to Learn
Nutrients: You'll enjoy this tasty appetizer. It'll make your brain ready for the main courses!

Internet History, Technology, and Security
Nutrients: As an online learner, you may want to know the Internet better.

~Main Course 🍲

Web Development for Everybody (Specialization)
Nutrients: It walks you through the interesting corridor of web development!
(I had taken the courses before they were grouped as a Specialization.)

Programming for Everybody (Specialization)
Nutrients: Everyone needs to learn about programming, so try to take at least the first course!

Data Science Ethics
Nutrients: It's a wonderful eye-opener, covering the ethical implications of managing data.

Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners
Nutrients: It's very spicy, and not exactly for beginners, so be ready for the exciting challenges.

~Side Dish 🍟

The City and You: Find Your Best Place
Nutrients: It's a friendly reminder that you should not sit motionlessly while completing the main courses. Go out and explore your city from a fresh perspective. Is it really the right place for you?

~Dessert 🍨

Introduction to Psychology
Nutrients: It's not enough to learn about the virtual world. it's time to delve into the intricacies of the human world!

Intellectual Humility: Science
Nutrients: Having absorbed the main courses, you would need to remind yourself of the importance of being humble scientifically. Stay open to new information.

Bon appétit! 😊

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Thank you all for your contributions! I'm hoping to get many of these turned into official Coursera Collections. I'm excited to share that @hannahyang and @destonttanner's Collections are now live:

Behind the Seams: Becoming a Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneur

Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Social Impact


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