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Online Course : Networks, Crowds and Markets

edX has made various online courses available at the footsteps of the students worldwide without visiting any university or college. Another course “Networks, Crowds and Markets” introducing connections of contemporary life with the present world will be soon available for the students. This course will start in the first week of March.

edX is offering this online course with Cornell University via Cornell School. The course is designed at the introductory undergraduate level for the students worldwide.



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This course encourages applicants to examine the interconnectedness of modern life with the current world’s conditions such as social, technological and economic. Here, students will get an opportunity to explore game theory, information cascades, social contagion, the structure of the Internet and the spread of social power and popularity. This course is the only base of the book, “Network, Crowds and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World.”

Duration of Course

The session will start from 2nd March 2014 for the duration of 10 weeks. The course will demand 4-5 hours/week for study.


Students must have knowledge of high school algebra and must be familiar with the probability facts.

Certificate of Accomplishment

Online learners will be given a personalized certificate to showcase their achievement.

About the Instructor

David Easley

He is the Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Science and a professor in the departments of Economics and Information Science at Cornell University. He has acquired his PhD degree from Northwestern University. The focal points of his researches are learning and wealth dynamics, market microstructure and networks.

Jon Kleinberg

He is the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. He is currently the department head of department science. His research area is issues at the interface of networks and information.

Eva Tardos

She is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on issues at the interface of computing and economics.