GIS Specialization, Coursera

Geospatial and Environmental Analysis GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality Part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization Provider: Coursera (University of California, Davis) Tutors: Nick Santos I have already wrote here about my reservations on the MOOCs provided by Coursera. However, a few weeks after my last assignment in South Sudan, I decided to …

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An analysis of NGOs performance against CHS

My latest post dealt with CHS and its certification scheme, with particular regard to the only organization currently delivering certification services, HQAI. On HQAI website, the summary reports of the audits conducted are available for consultation, and they are an interesting resource to understand what are the challenges concerning the implementation of the CHS. The …

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A map of Svaneti

If you haven’t gone to Georgia, please do so. It is a country of great landscapes, interesting history, excellent food and great hospitable people. When we arrived, at the passport control we were greeted with a small bottle of Georgian wine, just to give you an idea (that was 2015, not sure if they do …

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ITSx: Policy Analysis using Interrupted Time Series, edX MOOC

ITSx: Policy Analysis using Interrupted Time Series Provider: edX (UBCx) Tutors: Michael Law If you have already read some of the posts I wrote about MOOCs, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I tend to prefer edX over Coursera. And indeed, this is another course that left me much more satisfied than most of …

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Data Science Specialization, Coursera MOOC

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox R Programming Getting and Cleaning Data Exploratory Data Analysis Reproducible Research Statistical Inference Regression Models Part of the Data Science Specialization Provider: Coursera (John Hopkins University) Tutors: Roger D. Peng, Brian Caffo, Jeff Leek I have somehow mixed feelings towards MOOCs provided by Coursera. Their offer is wider than other providers, …

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