Networked Life will explore recent scientific efforts to explain social, economic and technological structures -- and the way these structures interact -- on many different scales, from the behavior of individuals or small groups to that of complex networks such as the Internet and the global economy.
University of Pennsylvania and Coursera offers this online course.
About the course:
Networked Life looks at how our world is connected -- socially, strategically and technologically -- and why it matters.
- What science underlies companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google?
- How does your position in a social network (dis)advantage you?
- What do game theory and the Paris subway have to do with Internet routing?
- How might a social network influence election outcomes?
- What are the economics of email spam?
- How does Google find what you're looking for... and exactly how do they make money doing so?
Duration: 7 weeks of study
Timings: 1 to 3 hours of work / week
To apply, click here.