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2012-09-23 11:43 3002941 Anonymous (22jemjufucxprse87g9r.jpg 500x375 12kB)
Sup /lit/? I am not sure if this is the best place to post this here. But I didn't want to hit /b/ with it and you guys seem to be the only ones with some sort of intelligence. Have you ever taken courses through Coursera? I am about to start my first one tonight and I am wondering what should I expect? Did you feel that you learned a lot or did you feel as though it was a waste of time? Pic related.

4 min later 3002951 Anonymous
Which one? I signed up for one too. The human-computer interaction one. I'm not even too sure what it entails but i'm pretty really an itch for study so hopefully it quells my general malaise to an extent.

6 min later 3002958 Anonymous
>>3002951 >>3002951 I am about to start Organization Analysis tonight. They just added an additional 70 or so courses to take. I just heard about the site about 2 weeks ago when I watched a TED Talks one one. I am getting really excited about it. I also have no idea what to expect. I looked into the opencourseware stuff as well. but I like Coursera's stance where if you all the time in the world you won't do it. Hence the class structure.

15 min later 3002988 Anonymous (courses.png 1000x800 188kB)
>>3002951 >>3002951 Here are the ones I signed up for. When does yours start?

31 min later 3003031 Anonymous
>>3002988 Mine starts tomorrow. I would have signed up for more but I have no idea what they encompass and signed up out of curiosity more so than anything else. I do intend to take it seriously but what the workload actually consists of is up in the air for me at this point.

40 min later 3003062 Anonymous
>>3003031 >>3003031 Same here. I am studying for the CPA exam right now but wanted to learn something different. Something interesting that I would get to choose. We shall see.

52 min later 3003088 Anonymous
Thank you for making this thread. The whole idea of this site is fantastic. I just signed up for the Network: Friends, Money and Bytes course.

58 min later 3003102 Anonymous
>>3003088 >>3003088 No problem. That sounds pretty sweet. I saw the description for that one a while back. I was just watching TED talks when the creator came on. I whipped out my laptop and searched it out. I love the idea too. I want to go for a Master's degree one day but I cannot afford it. I probably will never be able to afford it with the rising cost of education. At least with this I can go to employers and show that while it is not a typical education, I am still willing to learn new ideas to expand my skill sets. As for the thread I had no idea where to post this. This board seemed to be the most logical even though it does not really fall into /lit/.

1 hours later 3003109 Anonymous
>>3003088 >>3003088 I am not sure if you have heard of this one either, but if you are looking for inexpensive course textbooks and such, try cnx dot org. It is open content created by professors and others over a wide array of topics. You can save the materials as PDFs or pay a nominal fee to have them print your own textbook.

1 hours later 3003141 Anonymous
Thanks for the thread, what an awesome site. Signed up for Writing in the Sciences and Green and Roman Mythology. Writing in the Sciences Kristin Sainani This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Greek and Roman Mythology Peter Struck This course will focus on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations. No clue what to expect but looking forward to it.

1 hours later 3003160 Anonymous
>>3003141 >>3003141 Awesome, I'm glad more are signing up. Right now they don't have too many courses on writing/lit. It's mainly mathematics/business/economics. They just added 70 or so last week. When does your course start?

1 hours later 3003169 Anonymous
Fuck me, I'm actually interested. What the fuck is wrong with me.

1 hours later 3003180 Anonymous
>>3003160 Both start tomorrow. I'm not really sure about the writing one, might be useless, but hey it's free right? If I'm not enjoying it I'll just leave it. And the mythology one should be interesting.

1 hours later 3003181 Anonymous
>>3003169 Perhaps you miss the comfy world of academic study. I do.

1 hours later 3003183 Anonymous
>>3003181 >>3003181 OP Here: I just need a break from learning auditing and accounting principles. I just want to dive into a subject of my choosing. One that breaks up the monotony of GAAP.

1 hours later 3003188 Anonymous
>>3003180 >>3003180 It does sound interesting. I hope I can stick with it while studying for other things. I am amazed at how many high profile University Professors jumped on board with this.

1 hours later 3003200 Anonymous
I signed up for the Greek & Roman mythology course but I'm pretty sure these are old courses seeing as how I downloaded the entire intro to logic course about 2 weeks ago. hmm.

1 hours later 3003245 Anonymous
I really want to do this now since it's free, but I'm not sure if I'll have enough time to devote to it. Is it intended primarily for people with plenty of spare time?

1 hours later 3003247 Anonymous
>>3003245 >>3003245 Not sure. Most of the courses I signed up for give an estimate of the weekly time spent for each course. The few that I signed up for say between 7-9 hours per week.

2 hours later 3003282 Anonymous
>>3003245 I don't imagine it'll take much time at all. Probably an hour or so a day and maybe a couple of extra hours on weekends or something, per course of course.

23 hours later 3005488 Anonymous
Almost all my courses start in 2013. Feels bad, man.

23 hours later 3005562 Anonymous
edx.org ocw.mit.edu oyc.yale.edu >dat ivy league education for free

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