Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
Statistical Learning, developed by Professors Trevor Hastie and Rob Tibshirani, has successfully run multiple times as a MOOC on the Lagunita platform with a high total enrollment of more than 125,000 participants. The course focuses on providing participants with introductory material on supervised learning and features a free online textbook, Introduction to Statistical Learning. The MOOC has garnered great interest and has been customized for third party use in industry as well. Professors Hastie and Tibshirani -- and in later iterations Professor Lester Mackey -- flipped their on-campus sessions of the same course by utilizing the MOOC’s online videos in lieu of traditional lectures and incorporating additional real-data problems in hands-on, in-class exercises.