HomeBy bolaowoade. A MOOC or Massive Open Online Course, whatever you choose to call it can be quite useful. But it all depends on what you are using it for. Recently I decided that as part of my 2014 development goals I wanted to learn a new skill. So I thought I'd give Data Science (or more appropriately the combination of Statistics with IT) a go. After searching through the three biggest MOOC providers, Udacity, edx and Coursera, I settled on a course at Coursera. The course is a Data Science specialisation designed by the John Hopkins University in the US. It has nine modules and a capstone project. You have the option of paying for the course and earning a verified certificate, and it cost about £30 per module, or you can do the course for free. I opted for the free option. More...