Over the summer I made the conscience decision to take a much needed break. I had to walk away from a couple of Coursera courses, telling myself it was okay. I could take them next time around.
I did, however, continue with a course I started earlier called Model Thinking. It is high level introduction to a variety of models. I personally enjoyed this course a lot. It provided a exposure to a variety of models that I never heard of however I could see applications for in my day to day life. It had some math but nothing that is too difficult to scare people away. There currently isn’t a text book for the class (which is great for auditory learners like myself) however one is in the works.
What I like most about the course is that it provides me with a set of tools I can work with. As you can tell from previous posts, I am a big fan of using the right tool for the job and not being a one pony show. This course was great in that I have lots of different and competing ways of looking at the world.