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學生對 宾夕法尼亚大学 提供的 Network Dynamics of Social Behavior 的評價和反饋

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課程概述

How do revolutions emerge without anyone expecting them? How did social norms about same sex marriage change more rapidly than anyone anticipated? Why do some social innovations take off with relative ease, while others struggle for years without spreading? More generally, what are the forces that control the process of social evolution –from the fashions that we wear, to our beliefs about religious tolerance, to our ideas about the process of scientific discovery and the best ways to manage complex research organizations? The social world is complex and full of surprises. Our experiences and intuitions about the social world as individuals are often quite different from the behaviors that we observe emerging in large societies. Even minor changes to the structure of a social network - changes that are unobservable to individuals within those networks - can lead to radical shifts in the spread of new ideas and behaviors through a population. These “invisible” mathematical properties of social networks have powerful implications for the ways that teams solve problems, the social norms that are likely to emerge, and even the very future of our society. This course condenses the last decade of cutting-edge research on these topics into six modules. Each module provides an in-depth look at a particular research puzzle -with a focus on agent-based models and network theories of social change -and provides an interactive computational model for you try out and to use for making your own explorations! Learning objectives - after this course, students will be able to... - explain how computer models are used to study challenging social problems - describe how networks are used to represent the structure of social relationships - show how individual actions can lead to unintended collective behaviors - provide concrete examples of how social networks can influence social change - discuss how diffusion processes can explain the growth social movements, changes in cultural norms, and the success of team problem solving...

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SC
2018年1月20日

A Crisp yet effective overview of some of the most critical works in the field of Networking. Anyone from the fields of Management, Sociology, Anthropology et al should try the MOOC.

PG
2019年7月28日

This course really enhanced my understanding of collective intelligence, however, it would be great if instructors provide lecture slides also to revise the course whenever required.

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51 - Network Dynamics of Social Behavior 的 75 個評論(共 84 個)

創建者 Sharon S

2021年5月19日

A must for anyones is in a business of change

創建者 Gabriela M

2017年11月21日

Extremely educational. Totally recommend!

創建者 Reka P

2018年6月3日

It was extremely didactic and logical.

創建者 David C

2020年9月26日

Great course, great instruction

創建者 pranav n

2018年9月5日

needs more practical exercises

創建者 Bhanu P

2018年8月7日

wonderful experience

創建者 Daniela B

2020年9月18日

I LOVED IT

創建者 Yijun C

2020年7月14日

As far as I am concerned, this course is helpful. It gives me some understanding of social behaviours from a higher level. For example, social norms can not only be regulated by centralised authorities but also be naturally formed by people involved in social network (our society). Additionally, it talks about how network structure can affect the contagion. Also, different kinds of contagion will have different performances in the same network structure. However, the contents of this course doesn't include extract mathematical model. I hope it can tell us something related to math, which could explain the social phenomenon in a more analytical way in the next version!

創建者 Siddhi G P

2018年5月31日

This is a really good course for beginners, and it gets across some great and important ideas very intuitively (even without getting into very rigorous analysis, it does a great job). It would really help if some more material on using NetLogo could be provided, but overall this is a great course.

創建者 赵志豪

2021年5月6日

On the whole, it is still too simple. The explanations in the first four weeks are clear and easy to understand, while the fifth week is rather vague. After-class tests tend to be conceptual. None of them have a holistic understanding of network dynamics, which is slightly disappointing.

創建者 bernard

2018年6月26日

Great course, through this course i learned a few things on how people interact. Ideas in this course are not only applicable to people, but also diseases, problem solving and many more. I highly recommend to all managers and others interested in policy or human behavior in general

創建者 Laurent G

2017年12月11日

I found this a very good introduction to network dynamics. The problems addressed are very interesting, and explanations are very clear. One drawback is that it is not very technical, but in the allotted amount of time it would not be possible to cover so much ground otherwise.

創建者 Thomas K A W

2018年2月22日

The course gives a very good overview of the main insights and is enjoyable at the same time. Great course that would deserve a five-star rating if it would not be for the many typos, incomplete sentences in the tests, and errors in the videos.

創建者 Jean C

2018年6月20日

Very good topic and teachers' expertize. It is a pity that the "rules" used in teh simulations are not made explicit, leading to some doubts. Also, could go a bit deeper in the influence of key network parameters.

創建者 Sunil K

2018年2月12日

Content is neatly laid out, not mathematically rigorous as I believe course is targeting a wider set of audience. Week 2 material can be improved with regard to clarity about the different types of networks.

創建者 Milad y

2020年4月7日

For me, from a non-mathematical background, it was an excellent introductory course. I wish it can paw the way for more in-depth exploration around the issue and advance steps.

創建者 Ramya H

2018年1月8日

An good course that will provide gist of Agent Based Modeling with out dragging it too long. Introduces an Agent Based Modeling software NetLogo with examples and codes.

創建者 Bruno V

2020年6月12日

Great content and short/objective videos. One only comment is that, sometimes, the implementation of the models is a bit unclear.

創建者 Christo Z

2018年2月23日

very good overview. i'm missing the maths behind the theory which will enable me to apply the knowledge to own problems

創建者 周琪

2019年11月5日

The course is great! It will be greater if there is more detail information about the coding of NetLogo.

創建者 Raquel R d M G

2019年9月2日

Awesome material and lessons. Only could not have five stars because could not download Netlogo models

創建者 YAO E M K

2018年11月23日

It was a very good class and I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing and continue the good job.

創建者 Teemu P

2020年7月16日

Extremely timely and well taught course. I only wish we did some Netlogo coding as well!

創建者 Rine l C

2020年12月28日

Good introduction in computational modeling of social behavior using agents (NetLogo).

創建者 Rhythm G

2020年8月29日

Add more content and please share more NetLogo Coding examples