The consequences of your actions can also play a role in determining how and what you learn. Behaviorist B.F. Skinner noted that while classical conditioning could be used to explain some types of learning, it could not account for everything. Instead, he suggested that reinforcements and punishments were responsible for some types of learning.
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The sessions were interactive, and the group discussions were valuable.
I liked the mentoring sessions. The mentors had years of industry experience; they helped us understand the ml concepts by working through a real problem using a Python notebook. The sessions were interactive, and the group discussions were valuable. Not only did I have answers to my questions, but I could also learn from my classmates.
The capstone was a great way to put our learning to work.
The learning platform allowed me to learn "on the go." I could view the quick videos on the go, even on my 3-hour plane trip. Once the sessions began, it was fast and furious. The capstone was a great way to put our learning to work. It provides smaller groups with various options for our final capstone project. What worked for me was attending all lectures and mentor sessions and replaying the recordings while taking notes.
The program content was very well-curated.
The program has given me solid foundational knowledge around Python, AI, and ML. The program content was very well-curated, and it covered the right things in the right depth for a program like this. Having quizzes every week and capstone projects every other was very intensive, but makes you keep your eye on the ball and makes the program very efficient in terms of the amount of learning that participants can obtain in just seven months!
This course made me appreciate the application of simplified techniques.
At first, my concern was how I would combine learning with my work schedule in the office as a team lead without burning myself out but the method of teaching was flexible and adaptive for work, study and life balance. This course made me appreciate the application of simplified techniques in achieving results at a higher speed in handling data with just a few analytics steps and simple coding.
The program has been my stepping stone to a career in Data Science.
The program gave me good insights into Data Science. The classes by MIT’s professors were very thought-provoking and structured. Mentor sessions were great in terms of covering the key concepts, reference materials and project guidance. The facilitators not only covered the queries but also added their insights. The program has been my stepping stone to a career in Data Science.
Instructors were highly credible and delivered impactful presentations.
The instructors were highly credible and delivered informative and impactful presentations. The program was flexible and increased my understanding of AI and the processes for integrating it into business. I would highly recommend this program to business professionals who want to understand AI and its applicability in projects better.
The program coordinator had been phenomenal during the entire learning journey.
The program coordinator had been phenomenal during the entire learning journey, always proactively reminding us of deadlines. Coming up with innovative suggestions and solutions to make things work for the group, he also followed up with each learner individually. I highly recommend Great Learning to friends and colleagues and look forward to taking up more programs in the future.
The mentors were fantastic, highly-skilled coders.
I took up the program because I needed to brush up on my technical understanding of concepts. The mentors were fantastic, highly-skilled coders and really great at explaining the concepts. Things learnt during the week would be solidified over the weekend when mentors explained as they coded.
Mentoring sessions were very helpful and enjoyable.
My experience with the course has opened up a whole new world. It has challenged me to work on new areas but I can already see how much impact these skills will assist business with. The mentoring sessions were very helpful and enjoyable. A special mention about Aakriti, our programme manager, she has been very supportive, encouraging, and always available to help us with requests and questions.
Program helped me to overcome my initial apprehension.
It’s been a positive learning experience for me, as someone who had close to zero background on statistics and coding, the program has helped me to gradually overcome my initial apprehension that I was signing up more than I could handle. I also like that the lecturers are quite humorous sometimes which makes it more interesting to learn.
Both mentor and program manager were very supportive.
I have been working in Corporate Finance for more than 20 years, and after completing the ML Module, I realised there are many interesting applications for this in my business/industry. Both mentor and program manager were very supportive and helpful, doing whatever was necessary to ensure the learning process runs as smoothly as possible.
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