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Always boggles my mind with these "free" online courses that still stick to old method of "registering" for the class and then following a regimented schedule.

Seriously, just upload the lecture videos, put the homework online and textbook. Add a message board and you're golden.




Having ~7 moocs and 1 udacity nanodegree under the belt, here is my anecdata :

Before Coursera, i was never able to finish anything on MIT opencourseware. Free flow of information need too much commitment from my end to be digerable.

It was the structure given by

> "registering" for the class and then following a regimented schedule.

that i managed to start and finish. Disclaimer: I discovered Coursera after grad school




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