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K Jack   Naples, US  Registered since 31st Jul 2011 Sun 17-Feb-13 08:13 PM
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"Computational Photography Course"



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?

https://www.coursera.org/course/compphoto

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Nitehawk5169 Gold Member  Williamstown, US  Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2010 Mon 18-Feb-13 09:00 AM
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Keith,

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.

Mike

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six34sigma Silver Member  Cumming, US  Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2010 Mon 18-Feb-13 06:00 PM
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The claim seems to be that coursera has partnered with 25 universities so no .edu extension, its also not .com but .org. See

https://www.coursera.org/#universities

If you read the professor bio on the georgia tech website and compare to the offered course seems to check out.

http://www.ic.gatech.edu/people/irfan-essa

If its free and they never ask for a credit card number it would seem interesting to take. May take the course myself just for amusement.

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Sanjay

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Nitehawk5169 Gold Member  Williamstown, US  Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2010 Mon 18-Feb-13 06:57 PM
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Sanjay,

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.

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19US Silver Member  Robbinsville, US  Nikonian since 20th Jul 2008 Wed 20-Feb-13 02:12 AM
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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.

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