UIUC Just Launched A MOOC-Based Data Science Graduate Program

69 percent of developers are totally or partially self-taught, according to a survey of more than 50,000 developers from 178 countries through coding forum Stack Overflow. And if developers had training, it was most likely to come from an online class: 34 percent of machine learning developers and 32.3 percent of data scientists took an online course to supplement learning. With that in mind, University of Illinois is meeting would-be coders where they want to learn–at their own pace and online–with their latest graduate program. This week UIUC announced it is teaming up with online learning company Coursera to launch a MOOC-based masters of computer science in data science. The 32 credit hour program, which will officially begin next fall, will be taught entirely through MOOCs (or Massive Online Open Courses), and cost $19,200.…


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