Anyone use Coursera to brush up on their programming skills? If so, any advice about using Coursera? Should one not bother and look for free courseware elsewhere or just youtube videos?
I feel like having projects given to me would be helpful, and that videos work much better for me than reading a book. Coursera seems to satisfy that, but I’m not really sure if I’ll end up with a piecemeal set of courses and knowledge gaps.
I tried coursera once when I want to get my feet wet with big data (out of curiosity - not for a job change). They have good courses. I remember taking one on R. But such courses are also available on many other sites (I remember IBM had them). I use udemy a lot too. I have found some courses for as little as $10.
Coursera has really good Data Science and Machine Learning courses. That’s their bread and butter content. Their python course library is also pretty good (instructor for python course is one of the best one).
You can also consider LinkedIn Learning which has a lot of shorter and engaging courses too especially if you are getter ng LinkedIn premium subscription as package deal.
I sit next to her during class to answer her questions and take care of the mechanics like software installation etc. So far so good. The course is pretty darn long and looking at the material it’s pretty comprehensive. To the point I am a bit worried it may be too much for my kid.
That is why you have gig economy. There are lot of tutors who will be willing to teach on partime basis. Think of education version of uber and airbnb.
CA just killed the gig economy by requiring gig workers to be classified as employee.
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