That's too bad about the extra fees. Is it for taking too many credit hours in a semester, or for taking too many total credits without graduating
It's for taking too many hours in a semester. Considering the fee didn't exist when I agreed to go to the school on a full-tuition scholarship, and the fee largely affects the high-achieving students on similar scholarships, I'm more than a little pissed that student financial aid isn't willing to waive or reduce it. On top of that, they're also starting to charge proportionally more per credit hour for computer labs and recreational facilities, as if students in 21 hours use 25% more computer lab than everyone else or something.
I'm with you! I'm all about life-long education. :)
Hell yeah! Glad to see you're interested in joining me, and it's good to hear about your Coursera experience. Like I said, I'm new to this, so if this time doesn't work out I'd be interested in switching to another format when I finish this course.
Um! I would like to join you in this endeavor, Grant! What's your planned timeframe for going through the course?
Well, it looks like there are a whole freaking ton of reading requirements for the course and the lectures are 75 minutes each, so maybe following it at the Yale pace of 2 lectures per week is a bit ambitious (or maybe not, would you guys be interested in doing it that fast?). Maybe we could do 1.5 lectures a week, so three every two weeks? Or really slow it down, and do one every week?
Oh, and we'll need a delay for everyone to get the materials in from the libraries (hopefully there will be minimal purchasing involved).