Hi. The course I am currently completing (Challenging Forensic Science: How science should speak to court) on-line has links to journal articles to read but because I am not currently studying at an academic institution I am asked to pay for the article before I may read it. I realise this is normal as a private viewer, but if there is a hyperlink in the course material should I be able to access the article? Apologies, I am new to Coursera.
Best answer by Laura
Hi @Burg1fio. Good question! I have experienced this too. Unfortunately, I think that learners who aren't affiliated with an academic institution (whether as students or faculty) won't have access to articles like this.
Are the article links in your course's required reading materials, or are they listed as supplemental reading?
If they are meant to be required reading, you might find this article in the Help Center useful: Report a problem with a course.