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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:55 PM

Do you all know about this awesomeness?

https://www.coursera.org/

This website offers 300+ FREE online courses delivered from 62 schools and universities around the globe. Already over 2 million students are participating. Small sample of classes:

The Future of Humankind

Digital Signal Processing

Computational Photography

Health for All Through Primary Care

Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

Greek and Roman Mythology

Comic Books and Graphic Novels

History of Rock

Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

Securing Digital Democracy

The Global Business of Sports

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Reply Do you all know about this awesomeness? (Original post)
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #1
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #8
Warpy Feb 2013 #2
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #4
femmocrat Feb 2013 #5
A Little Weird Feb 2013 #6
aquart Feb 2013 #7

Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:59 PM

1. Yup,

I posted a thread awhile ago about it and the discussion got to be rather interesting....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022378796

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:10 PM

3. Sherman A1

Ohhhhhh.....I see! Kind of heated - sorry I missed it last week. Will also look for another link that delves more into the courses.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:34 AM

8. Indeed

It did get rather "entertaining". I think coursera is a good thing, that opinion as you see was not shared by all.

I believe as the boomer generation ages things like coursera can be a valuable asset to them to access learning opportunities for enjoyment. It can also provide opportunities for many, many others who may have no other means of accessing these courses. I just don't see how this can be a negative in the long run. Certainly change can be difficult for some and there are those who may need to make adjustments, but change is also a big part of life and something with which we all much deal.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:06 PM

2. DU broke it!

The site is currently experiencing difficulties (probably overloaded).

Democrats keep on learning.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:23 PM

5. How cool!

One of the art courses is offered by Penn State!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:39 PM

6. Cool thanks!

I just signed up for a statistics class.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:46 PM

7. OMG! I signed up for Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets!

OMG!

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