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Old 05-03-2013, 11:10 PM
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I'm spending the day tomorrow starting the course.

For anyone new to Coursera, if you complete and pass this course, you get a certificate for it. The certificates you earn for passing courses can actually be used, shown to employers. That's part of why I signed up for the classes I did.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:12 PM
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I'm spending the day tomorrow starting the course.

For anyone new to Coursera, if you complete and pass this course, you get a certificate for it. The certificates you earn for passing courses can actually be used, shown to employers. That's part of why I signed up for the classes I did.
That's why I signed up for a bunch of teaching courses.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:27 PM
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Don't you have to pay the fee to get the certificate though? I can't justify the money for the actual class course fee right now, so I'm going to be going through it without that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:42 PM
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No, you don't pay for the certificate. That's not how Coursera works.

From their Signature Track (paid service) FAQ:
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A. Joining is entirely optional. You can still participate in the complete course for free and earn a Statement of Accomplishment.
It's part of a very popular movement as of lately to EDUCATE people. MIT launched an initiative I think two or three years ago to make ALL their courses and course material available online. Because they want people to learn. You don't get a fancy piece of paper that says you have a degree for it. But you learn.

If you google around you'll find there's quite a bit of university level classes available online for free. It's rather awesome IMO.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:51 PM
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It really is amazing for these schools to be doing this. Knowing how many people can't afford to get this education. I will never be able to afford a good college, and I am absolutely horrified of student loan debt.. And it's great because with my past independent studies, unless it was dogs or animals, I had a very difficult time just completing it or getting anything done. With Coursera, I have some accountability. Makes it so much easier for me.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:24 AM
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i signed up for it, but work has been so crazy i havent had a chance to sit down and go over day 1. does anyone know if you can go several days without touching it and then catch up 2-3x a week?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:16 AM
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i signed up for it, but work has been so crazy i havent had a chance to sit down and go over day 1. does anyone know if you can go several days without touching it and then catch up 2-3x a week?
I had to do this with my last course because I came in about a month late.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:53 AM
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Mine was...46 words lol. There's just not much to say.
Oh THANK YOU. I'm all done except the case study, and I know what I want to say, but it seems so short. I wondered if I was trying to make it too simple, like I was answering questions over the phone...I DO feel better that you guys have short answers also. I just don't know what else I can say...
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:54 PM
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i signed up for it, but work has been so crazy i havent had a chance to sit down and go over day 1. does anyone know if you can go several days without touching it and then catch up 2-3x a week?
It goes by week, not day. You have until Thursday night to complete each week.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:03 PM
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It's really not super time intensive guys, don't panic. You're not behind!
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