Created by:  University of California, San Diego

  • Dr. Barbara Oakley

    Taught by:  Dr. Barbara Oakley, Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning, McMaster University

    Professor of Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Oakland University

  • Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

    Taught by:  Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Commitmentabout 3 hours of video, 3 hours of exercises, 3 hours of bonus material
English, Subtitles: Arabic, French, Bengali, Ukrainian, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Dutch, German, Russian, Thai, Spanish, Romanian
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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University of California, San Diego
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 24,714 ratings

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