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Discussion in 'MOOC FAQ' started by Carolyn, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    If you have a question you'd like answered about online learning, online courses or MOOCs, this is the place to ask. We will endeavour to answer your question and if we can't, we'll find someone who can!

    Just type your question in the reply box, then click on "Post Reply" :)
  2. MattB

    MattB Active Member

    What are the best platforms to search for online courses and MOOCs?
  3. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    There are a number of online course and MOOC aggregator sites that allow you to search for courses. To find out more, see MoocLab's reviews and ratings of the different aggregator sites or refer to our Guide: Using Online Course Directories which also features a comparison table.
    MattB likes this.
  4. Susan

    Susan Member

    There is a lot of talk that MOOC platforms are now charging a fee for what they offer. Is it still possible to enrol in a MOOC for free?
  5. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    You are quite right, Susan! MOOC platforms are shifting away from their original "Free" models and now many of their services are paid, such as gaining a verified certificate (free certificates are being phased out) or submitting assignments for grading.
    HOWEVER, you can still access the course content for free :)
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  6. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Is it possible to enrol in a MOOC that has already started or already finished?
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  7. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    You can ususally enrol on a MOOC that has already started, although if you wish to complete the course from beginning to end, make sure you have enough time to meet the deadlines.
    Often finished courses will run again at another time and many platforms allow you to add a course to your watch list so you get notified when the course is due to run again.
    There are also an increasing number of on-demand courses which allow you to enrol at any time.
    MattB likes this.
  8. Bluebeard

    Bluebeard Member

    What are the best free resources to learn data science?
  9. MattB

    MattB Active Member

    Thanks Carolyn :)
  10. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

  11. CS geek

    CS geek Guest

    What is the best MOOC platform for computer science courses?
  12. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    Most of the main MOOC platforms offer computer science courses, but I would suggest Udacity if you're looking for one in particular.
  13. Helen B.

    Helen B. Guest

    i just recently got introduced into moocs, but my Internet is not always reliable. Do you have any advice on how I can get around this problem?
  14. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    In many cases, you can download the video files to your computer. You'll need a video player on your computer to view downloaded videos.

    On Coursera:
    1. Select a video from the course content page
    2. Scroll down to view discussions and resources below the video player
    3. Select the Lecture Video option from the Downloads menu in the right-hand sidebar
    4. Open the downloaded file in a video player program of your choice
    On edX:
    Go to "Download video here" right below each lecture video and click on the link

    On FutureLearn:
    Click on the download icon (second icon in the top right corner of the video). The video should open in another tab. You can then right click and save it to your desktop.

    Downloadable course materials are available under the Downloadables header in course dashboards and in the Classroom. You can download .zip files of videos in .mp4 format and transcripts in .srt format for all Udacity courses. Offline viewing will require a separate video player.

    Hope that helps :)
  15. Helen B.

    Helen B. Guest

    Thank you so much :D
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  16. Ajay Sharma

    Ajay Sharma New Member Study Buddy

    Is there any platform for online SAS programming certification??
  17. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

  18. Ahmed Samaila

    Ahmed Samaila New Member Study Buddy

    Write a program that counts up the number of vowels contained in the string s. Valid vowels are: 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', and 'u'. For example, if s = 'azcbobobegghakl', your program should print:
  19. Carolyn

    Carolyn Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Ahmed,
    I'm afraid your question doesn't relate to online learning, and I'm unsure what it is your are asking exactly. You could try asking our members who have knowledge in data science: Click here to view members.
  20. suneel chittamuru

    suneel chittamuru New Member

    Dear sir/madam
    I am interested in vannamei culture course.can you please give me course duration and fees.i heard kufos best in aquaculture. Thank you

    Just type your question in the reply box below, then click on "Post Reply" :)[/QUOTE]

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