very informative and insightful on how to use the various models at our disposal to take optimal decision. Also, was nostalgic to go back in time where these models were part of my university degree.
Great content and lectures, that possibly provides new dimensions to look/explain the situation in context, I guess I will comeback for references to continue with this journey in to 'Model Thinking'
by Vince L•
Dr. Page provides engaging and informative lectures, explaining models I've found useful in my work and personal life. I enjoyed the readings, lectures, and quizzes in this course although I found the content around week 8 or so dragged a bit for me (could've just been fatigue). I have and gladly would recommend this course. I've enrolled in a NetLogo course on Agent-Based Modelling to supplement what I learned here.
by Michel D•
I wasn't planning to follow the whole course and doing assessment and homework. It end up being a good learning and I watched most of the videos. I skipped known information and skimmed to relatively familiar ones / or when there was too much examples. I understand the course was built for common denominator student. Thanks for making this free course. It's much appreciated. - Michel
by Mário C•
Contents of the course are very diverse, clearly changes your way and ability to identify patterns, and fit real world in to models to extract additional information ...
It does not have a very in depth, description about most models, but enough to understand them, because there are so many different concepts that are fit together ...
Its an excellent introductory course to models.
by Gehazi B•
This is a very comprehensive course of modeling, with excellent explanations, slides, readings and exercises. However, it's heavy based on rational economic models and intuition. This approach can be a barrier if you have come from a less deductive background like Behavioral and Biological Sciences.
I rate 4 stars for the originality of the theme of his course ... not really an academic thing as far as I know. Doesn't get a 5 stars because I would have wished something more formal and rigorous. Indeed many models are covered and the lack of proper definitions make some concepts "blurred"
by Nikita B•
This course let me unserstand basic things about models, I think it was the target of this one. I would prefer to have more mathematics, more depth, but I think it is perfect for beginners, all topics in this course are quite easy understandable for the majority of people. Thank you!
by Andrew C•
An fascinating but difficult course, especially if you are just doing it out of interest rather than having a background in the subject. There is a fair bit of maths which isn't difficult but is rather swept over if you haven't done any for the last 30 years!
by Samuel D•
Broad range of modeling topics covered relatively quickly. Depending on your background, some of the concepts will be more or less difficult to understand. Nice way to familiarize and challenge yourself with new material at the same time.
by Roberto G R•
This course is both very instructive and fun. The professor covers a lot of interesting topics. It would be better if he speaks a little bit slower, so the non native English speakers like me can understand all he is saying.
by Dmitry U•
The course focus is broad and instructor is great. However, some particular models have been described too general, e.g. the lectures on Lyapunov functions had no connection to the ODEs and other mathematical phenomena.
by Christopher A•
Very interesting course. It isn't a hard course whatsoever but the concepts you learn are very fundamental and can be applied in so many domains. Very important to be a well rounded thinker.
The content of the course is good, but the organization needs to be improved, and the focus is not prominent, knowledge is extensive but the analysis is not deep.
by Milind G•
A must do course for everyone.. It's a rejoinder to all those who say that what you learn in schools/colleges is of no use in practical life.
by Toke S•
I found this course very educational and i feel brighter after finishing.
Modelthinking helps me to interpret the world and my surroundings.
by George T M•
Model Thinking by the University of Michigan makes one a better thinker and helps one to understand practical situations using models.
by Nikita V•
One of the greatest courses on MOOC! The only thing which is still hard to handle with is the temp of speech of the tutor. :)
by Luuk T•
Contributed to making me a clearer thinker and was a good refreshment of material from my MSc Business Administration.
by Sid R•
Love it! This is my first foray into model thinking. I wish there is a better way to say thanks to Professor Page.
by Venugopal B•
Good introduction to the material. But don't depend on the lectures / course if you want to go deeper
The teacher is witty. It's a great course, but more mathematical calculating would be better.
by chandra s•
I think everyone should take this course although some of the lectures are hard
by Kirk r•
Good class. A little topical, I would have liked more time Net Logo.
by Albert N•
The main takeway for me is the ability to understand complex models
by bob n•
very interesting material, easy to follow, useful quizzes and tests
by Ross T J•
Pretty good course. The book is also very interesting.