I can tell you right now, I’m not Coursera’s biggest fan. However, I support the philosophical concept and educational mission behind it.
The big thing to this class is that it is big…and beyond lecture hall big…like hundreds of thousands of people big from all over the world big…which kind of sounds super awesome and terrifying at the same time.
Not only is there that aspect, but there’s also some seriously major tweeting, blogging, discussion threads, hangouts, and something called Storify (NOT the music program Spotify), which is, from what I can gather, a YouTube/Twitter/Pinterest/Tumblr hybrid of sorts? It’s interesting. I’ll give it that.
Because it’s 2:00 AM in the morning now, I’ll leave you with a fun Ted Talk.