Hi Babatunde John Olanipekun

Thanks for your comments. I do agree that traditional programs are superior to MOOCs. I think MOOCs are good for individuals that already have a strong science and math background and are looking for something to introduce them to the field. That is why I concluded my article with this statement: “The pathway to data science is different for different individuals based on their backgrounds. So if you are interested in learning the fundamentals of data science, it’s up to you to decide which of the pathways discussed in this article would be suitable for you.”

Physicist, Data Science Educator, Writer. Interests: Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Python & R, Personal Finance Analytics, Materials Sciences, Biophysics

Physicist, Data Science Educator, Writer. Interests: Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Python & R, Personal Finance Analytics, Materials Sciences, Biophysics