A massive open online course, or MOOC,offered by Vanderbilt on Coursera is currently ranked as #5 on the Top 50 Free Online Courses of All Time in the World out of 6000. The Introduction to Programming with MATLAB MOOC was developed by Professor Emeritus Mike Fitzpatrick and our own Akos Ledeczi.
A massive open online course, or MOOC, offered by Vanderbilt on Coursera is currently ranked as #5 on the Top 50 Free Online Courses of All Time in the World out of 6000.
The course, Introduction to Programming with MATLAB, is being taught by Michael Fitzpatrick, professor emeritus of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, radiology and neurosurgery, and by Akos Ledeczi, professor of computer engineering in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and senior research scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems. The instructors are using MATLAB for the course because it is easy to learn, versatile and useful for engineers and other professionals. The course is being offered on the online learning platform Coursera.
“The online course is based on Computer Science 1103, a course Mike developed in the early 2000s at Vanderbilt and I took over when he retired. We saw the enrollment increase significantly over the years and decided to enhance the course and its reach with the latest technologies,” Ledeczi said. “We created a digital textbook specifically designed for the iPad that is also available as a PDF. We also received support from MathWorks, the developers of MATLAB, to create a MOOC that will allow the curriculum that we fine-tuned for 15 years to have a truly global reach.”