Yes, I absolutely agree! The new layout is quite frustration to navigate, I think. Hopefully they will make some adjustments for the better along the way...
Thanks for your insightful comments. I can't help but feel a little cheated. If this is the case, we may as well enrol in a proper online degree course. At least we'd know we were getting our money's worth!However, I'm sure that they will start charging for each and every course if the other providers let them (i.e. increase the payment bar together).
I could not agree more about edX vs. Coursera. I haven't done courses on any other platforms besides those two, but I'm about to start one at FutureLearn and would love to hear your opinions about them.edX for me is by far the best MOOC platform. The courses are well engineered with solid content where you actually learn something. I prefer the ethos of edX too - providing top quality education so people can really develop. Coursera is clearly all about the money, with quality coming second in line which is a great shame considering they are the leaders (for now). A lot of their courses are too "bitsy" where you don't actually learn anything in great detail. edX should work on improving their discussion forums, though, as I don't think they're particularly helpful.
I'm afraid I can't comment on Udacity as I haven't done any of their courses, but I'd be very interested if anyone can share their thoughts on this platform.
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