NOTE: MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
I signed up to Coursera and completed my first online course, Learning How to Learn and got my certification:
The course is very good in the way it’s presented. The videos are easy to watch, though I had to switch to later sessions because I kept on falling behind due to not being able to find time to watch them.
The material is interesting and relevant. The way it’s presented is approachable. The tests are quite easy, but it’s clear that they’re put there after each video as a way of improving what you’ve learned (this also re-enforces one of the ideas in the course about testing being a great way to retain information/ideas).
For me, I think the parts of the course that I liked the most was learning about procrastination and “zombies” and techniques to counter act them. I really liked the bit about “focussing on the process, not the product” as a way to get started on things.