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What are MOOCs?

How do I register?

To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.

How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?

MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

2 out of 2 people found the following review useful

a year ago

I started to follow this course but only truly worked on the first two weeks: I only quickly browsed through the rest of the course material because it was not really what I was looking for at that time.
The course material appears quite valuable, but it's oriented towards mathematical aspects (theory) more than towar
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I started to follow this course but only truly worked on the first two weeks: I only quickly browsed through the rest of the course material because it was not really what I was looking for at that time.

The course material appears quite valuable, but it's oriented towards mathematical aspects (theory) more than towards applications: although there're some practice exercises, most of the course is devoted to establishing models more than to use them (which was my need at that time).

I also found the pacing of the course far too slow, and the lectures far too long: this is the main reason why I stopped watching. I can't say that it's not a good course, but its large volume only makes it relevant for those who truly are interested in the mathematical approach of the Finite Element Method. If you're more interested in applications, I'd rather recommend the excellent course proposed by Cornell University, through edX: https://www.class-central.com/mooc/5850/edx-engr2000x-a-hands-on-introduction-to-engineering-simulations.

The course material appears quite valuable, but it's oriented towards mathematical aspects (theory) more than towards applications: although there're some practice exercises, most of the course is devoted to establishing models more than to use them (which was my need at that time).

I also found the pacing of the course far too slow, and the lectures far too long: this is the main reason why I stopped watching. I can't say that it's not a good course, but its large volume only makes it relevant for those who truly are interested in the mathematical approach of the Finite Element Method. If you're more interested in applications, I'd rather recommend the excellent course proposed by Cornell University, through edX: https://www.class-central.com/mooc/5850/edx-engr2000x-a-hands-on-introduction-to-engineering-simulations.

6 months ago
**partially completed** this course, spending **4 hours** a week on it and found the course difficulty to be **medium**.

This course is great. I watched the parts I needed.

The professor is very good at teaching . ( I didn't watched coding sections. because I didn't need them)

The professor is very good at teaching . ( I didn't watched coding sections. because I didn't need them)

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful