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Coursera offers courses from the top universities, for free.
Learn from the best professors by watching high quality lectures, achieving mastery via interactive assignments, and collaborating with a global community of students.
Coursera is committed to making the best education in the world freely available to any person who seeks it. We envision people throughout the world, in both developed and developing countries, using our platform to get access to world-leading education that has so far been available only to a tiny few. We see them using this education to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.
I am uncomfortable with the set-up and noticed that certain postings I'd made 'anonymous' suddenly had my name appended to them. I am therefore suspicious of the Coursera staff, in fact I found that a bit creepy. It appears that if you post a comment they don't like, they will attempt to out you.
The students on the courses were mostly very stupid people who trolled, and some actually were outright plagiarists. Joke of it is, these same muppets grade your assessments. After a few short weeks you should get the picture. I believe Coursera will soon fail. This cannot be profitable. Anyone who invested money in this must be quite mad.
The only drawback is the lack of enough hours in the day for people like me to fully take advantage of this great collaboration of these fine institutions!
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