University of Michigan and Coursera offers an online course on model thinking for free.
In this class, candidates will learn how to think with models and use them to make sense of the complex world around us.
About the course:
Evidence shows that people who think with models consistently outperform those who don't. And, moreover people who think with lots of models outperform people who use only one. Why do models make us better thinkers? Models help us to better organize information - to make sense of that fire hose or hairball of data (choose your metaphor) available on the Internet. Models improve our abilities to make accurate forecasts. They help us make better decisions and adopt more effective strategies. They even can improve our ability to design institutions and procedures.
- Duration: 10 weeks
- Timings: 4 to 8 weeks of study
To apply, click here.