I found this site that offers free online university professor taught courses. It's a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)and taught by Professor Irfan Essa, Georgia Institute of Technology. Anyone have any experience with this or know this professor?
#1. "RE: Computational Photography Course" In response to Reply # 0
I am not familiar with the professor or the institute but I question the fact that the school does not have an ".edu" website. All of my college and university dealings, such as Rutgers, Penn State, Cornell, and Purdue have a website that ends in a ".edu". Just saying.
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#3. "RE: Computational Photography Course" In response to Reply # 2
Go for it. If it doesn't cost you anything to get involved, then I would consider it. The only thing you have to do is evaluate your level and compare it to what they claim they will teach you. The only thing spent is your time, which is valuable, but if you are learning then there is no loss. Good luck.
19US Robbinsville, US Nikonian since 20th Jul 2008
Wed 20-Feb-13 02:12 AM
#4. "RE: Computational Photography Course" In response to Reply # 0
Coursera is a relatively new company which helps colleges and universities share courses with members of the public. My previous employer, an Ivy League u in NJ has begun using them on a limited basis. Each school uses them differently, many treat them like a Ted talk, or allow students from around the world to participate without cost and also without accruing any credit. I'm not sure how Georgia Tech is using.
The school faculty will present the course and usually they are free. I'm not affiliated with coursera but have seen how they work at one place. It's like auditing a class online.