I’ve recently taken the plunge into the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) pond and am undertaking a Python programming course.
I’ve submitted my Week 1 assignment and feel optimistic about completing the full ten weeks. However, with the average completion rate of MOOCs being less than 10% this would put me in the minority.
One of the surprising things to discover in my first assignment was how my past experience from many years ago was able to be dragged back up from the depths. Despite all the amazing advances in interactivity, graphical interfaces, and usability there is still something to respect in the humble but mighty c:\ > prompt.