Last week I finished my first Coursera course, Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Business, Part 1.
The course was a combination of:
- Video lectures
- Online discussion forums
- Live video office hours
- Short quizzes
- Reading assignments
The course finished with a multiple choice exam. A “passing score” was needed to earn this statement of accomplishment.
Continuous Learning with Coursera
I am quite bullish about Coursera as a personal or organizational continuous learning tool. With hundreds of courses across many academic disciplines students and professionals have access to leading academics at no cost, other than the time to participate. I plan to continue my learning throughout 2013 with several other Coursera courses. I am also enrolled in these upcoming courses:
- Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II
- Exercise Physiology: Understanding the Athlete Within
- Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science
What is on your continuous learning to-do list for 2013?