Knock-knock: Forecasting MOOC opening in a week!

MOOC participants by country
MOOC participants by age group

The Business Analytics Using Forecasting free online course (MOOC) that I designed is opening in a week! As of today, 3000+ learners have joined from around the world and all ages. The welcome discussion board reveals an amazing crowd of grad students, professionals in a variety of fields, and even instructors.

Together with our excellent team of PhD students (Tonny Kuo, Nicholas Danks, Mahsa Ashouri, and Suneel Chatla) and the NTHU studio team, we've been working tirelessly to create a great resources and a meaningful learning experience.

My colleague Ron Kenett forecasted that the course will have 10,000 learners. If you have a different forecast, please cast it now on Twitter (tag @gshmueli and use hashtag #FLbizanalytics)! The most accurate forecast for the number or learners as of midnight Oct 17, 2016 (according to the FutureLearn clock) will receive a free Practical Time Series Forecasting: A Hands-On Guide" Kindle book (the R or XLMiner edition).