My first MOOC (Programming Languages, Coursera)

I enrolled in my first MOOC, which started last week. It’s a course called Programming Languages, designed by Associate Professor Dan Grossman and others at the University of Washington, and hosted by Coursera. What is a MOOC? If you’ve never heard of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), they’re online courses designed by universities, open to anyone (and free), and allow for unlimited simultaneous participants. Some are self-paced, some are scheduled. Some are offered by universities directly, while others go through a third-party like Coursera or edX. The concept is very much a work in progress. Read more »