RickAstley LSU Fan Reno, Nevada Member since May 2011 1677 posts
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.
jso0003 Auburn Fan Birmingham/Atlanta Member since Jun 2009 5168 posts
re: How does the board feel about free courses online?(Posted by jso0003 on 5/3/13 at 6:02 pm to RickAstley)
not sure what kind of courses youre talking about, but Aswath Damodoran (a well known professor at the NYU MBA program) offers two of his classes for free via iTunes U... obviously you get no credit and this would purely be for your own benefit.
the courses are corporate finance and valuation, he is a PHENOMENAL teacher and the itunesU app on iPad is brilliantly well put together and easy to use.