As promised at today's Meetup, some links to MOOCs that
you may find interesting. MOOCs are massively open online courses. They are free
and generally of good quality.
While they are free, some offer verified
certificates (that show that it was you who actually took the course and did the
quizzes / assignments). Verified certificates cost $50 per course on Coursera,
maybe more on edX. A free option is always available.
I've taken quite a few courses at Coursera (www.coursera.org), among them a
Data Science Specialization offered by three Johns Hopkins School of Public
Health professors. It is a sequence of 9 4-week courses and then a capstone
project. I have completed 6 (within a week 7) of these courses. I have not
completed their Statistical Inference and Regression courses. I will be taking a
different statistical inference course on Coursera from Duke university (https://www.coursera.org/course/statistics)
which will cover these two topics in a 10 week course. This course has excellent
Also noteworthy is edX (www.edx.org). I've enjoyed a few courses
There is also Udacity (www.udacity.com). While they push their paid
support options, there are (always?) free options. I have not yet take any
There are other free options all over the web, including
YouTube, Khan Academy(www.khanacademy.org/), and others too
plentiful to name. Some universities offer course materials directly over the
web, including MIT and Stanford.
There are many more good affordable options than you will
ever have the time to pursue.