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What Students Said About My MOOC (Spring 2013)

May 25, 2013 by


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: These are quotes provided by students who completed the course I taught with TA Sourabh Bajaj via coursera in Spring 2013.

Review of “Computational Investing, Part I” taught by Tucker Balch (Fall 2012)

May 25, 2013 by


ALERT: This is an old review based on the Fall 2012 session. Please follow this link  to see the new review.

Interview with Paul Jiganti of TDAmeritrade about Order Flow

March 4, 2013 by


We dig into the deep details of how an order makes its way from your computer to the exchange and back. Most orders are filled before they reach the exchange, and usually at a better price.

Tucker’s MOOC Takes a Field Trip to Chicago

February 23, 2013 by


What better way to learn about Computational Investing that to visit one of the largest exchanges in the world, and one of the top online brokers?

Review of “Computational Investing, Part I” taught by Tucker Balch (Spring 2013)

January 28, 2013 by


This is a summary of survey responses from 1,257 of the 25,589 students who enrolled in this course in Spring 2013.  This review may of interest to students considering to take the third offering of this course starting at coursera on August 16, 2013.

MOOC Student Demographics (Spring 2013)

January 27, 2013 by


I report on survey responses from  1,207 of the 25,589 students who enrolled in a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via  in Spring 2013. The responses represent 56% of the students who completed the course and 2.5% of those who initially enrolled but did not complete it.

Teaching a MOOC: Lessons Learned & Best Balch Practices

January 12, 2013 by


I just completed teaching a MOOC on Computational Investing via I did some things right and a lot of things wrong. Here are my lessons learned from the first round. I’m very excited now about the second go at this, and the ability to make the course even better. Some of these items are […]