An article in the latest ArcNews (Summer 2014, not online as I post) has further details:
- The course will be run for the first time in September, with repeated offerings based on demand.
- Esri will use the Udemy platform to deliver the course. Udemy allows individuals to offer an online course for free or fee. There are already a few GIS courses including one apparently from Esri.
- The course is positioned as fulfilling a request of students of Penn States “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution” MOOC. They wanted an advanced course.
- The course is expected to be the first in a series of MOOCs from Esri.
— original post June 23, 2014 —
It’s not an intro course:
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. … Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers.
Why should you take the course?
Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You’ll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform.
No start date announced: