Free Online Course on Social Media Data Analytics

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey is offering free online course on Social Media Data Analytics. This course is for students who have at least some beginning training in technologies, including programming and databases.

After taking this course, you will be able to utilize various Application Programming Interface (API) services to collect data from different social media sources such as YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr. The course will start on April 16, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks of study
Effort: 3-6 hours/week
Subject: Data Analysis Analysis
Institution: Rutgers the State University of New Jersey and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on April 16, 2018

Providers’ Details

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States.

About This Course

Learner Outcomes: After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Utilize various Application Programming Interface (API) services to collect data from different social media sources such as YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr.
  • Process the collected data – primarily structured – using methods involving correlation, regression, and classification to derive insights about the sources and people who generated that data.
  • Analyze unstructured data – primarily textual comments – for sentiments expressed in them.
  • Use different tools for collecting, analyzing, and exploring social media data for research and development purposes.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Requirements

This course is for students who have at least some beginning training in technologies, including programming and databases. Specifically, it is expected that the student has done some programming before such as C, Java, Python, PHP, Perl, Pascal, Cobol, and JavaScript. The minimal training from any of such programming language expected is the understanding of variable declaration (x=10), condition checking (if x==10), and simple loops (while x<10). The student may or may not have some knowledge of statistics for data analysis – an optional statistics module will be included for reference.

Instructors

Chirag Shah, Associate Professor

Information and Computer Science

How To Join This Course

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