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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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PG

Jul 29, 2019

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.

SC

Jan 21, 2018

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.

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創建者 Martin L

Dec 04, 2018

Interesting course! Concepts are very well explained, but it misses practical classes in NetLogo.

創建者 Manyu

May 31, 2018

Very down-to-earth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants basic knowledge on network dynamics.

創建者 Venkataraman G

Dec 10, 2019

This is an excellent introductory course. Highly recommended for students of social sciences.

創建者 Fabián J G V

Apr 06, 2020

Excelent course to start in Network Dynamics. I hope a more advanced course after this one.

創建者 Hugo M d F

May 31, 2020

An eye-opening course, well structured and with a good balance of knowledge and analysis.

創建者 Aleix D

Mar 17, 2019

Very interesting topics. I can't wait to apply them to current research.

創建者 Jack O

Aug 04, 2018

An excellent and inspiring introduction to a new approach to sociology.

創建者 Skyler S

Sep 25, 2019

Very interesting course. Occasionally test questions are too vague.

創建者 Ramkumar I

Jan 09, 2019

Simple concise videos. Crisp explanations. Cool demos with Netlogo.

創建者 Gustavo H d S

Jun 26, 2020

Bring us a new way to see the people's behavior and the world.

創建者 Fayez K

Dec 01, 2019

Amazing course! Taught me a ton. Buying a new one real soon

創建者 Ana G R M

Sep 09, 2019

Both Professors easily give an overview of Network Dynamics

創建者 Daniel H J

Jan 17, 2020

It's a good course for introduction to social networks

創建者 Jasmine B

Jul 06, 2020

Congratulations. It is a very well structured course.

創建者 Ignacio O

Feb 01, 2019

Great introductory course, although a bit too easy.

創建者 Kedric W

Oct 21, 2019

A great entry level course for network dynamics.

創建者 Gabriela M

Nov 21, 2017

Extremely educational. Totally recommend!

創建者 Reka P

Jun 03, 2018

It was extremely didactic and logical.

創建者 pranav n

Sep 05, 2018

needs more practical exercises

創建者 bhanu

Aug 07, 2018

wonderful experience

創建者 Siddhi G P

May 31, 2018

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 bernard

Jun 26, 2018

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

Dec 11, 2017

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

Feb 22, 2018

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

Jun 20, 2018

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.