How does the board feel about free courses online?(Posted by RickAstley on 5/3/13 at 1:30 pm)
From the board's perspective, what is your thoughts on programs like Coursera? If you were hiring, would you be indifferent if the candidate had furthered their education through one of these programs, or would you see this as a positive for them?
A little background:
I have identified two courses of interest to me that will be taught over the summer on Coursera. If I were to join the program, I would not take both but I would choose one that best fit with my schedule. There is material I wish to advance my knowledge further in that is offered through Coursera. The courses are within my area of expertise so it would not be completely unrelated to my day-to-day career. Although this may lead to me taking courses that are unrelated to my day-to-day if I feel it is a success.