I have enrolled into “https://www.coursera.org/learn/data-warehouse-bi-building/home/welcome” data warehouse business intelligence capstone project, But when i try to open, The assignment is locked “This Item will be unlocked when session begins” . Could you please help me in unlocking this assignments/course. Also i have completed all the courses in the specilization.
Thanks in advance.
Best answer by Vija
When learners register for a course on Coursera, they are given access only to the first week’s content before the course start date. This is only to keep the early en-rollers engaged.
In an online course, it is important to maintain a cohort and ensure that the learners progress through the course uniformly. If access to all materials is given before course start, many fast learners who have plenty of time at their disposal will complete the course before it starts , complete their quizzes, assignments and all other work and never return to peer grade the assignments of their peers. Many of the slow learners will not be able to complete the course as their assignments will never get peer graded.
The fast learners will have almost no participation on the discussion forums of the course. Learning a course very fast is also not good for mastery learning. The faster you learn, the faster you forget what you have learned. You never learn anything deeply when you learn it fast. The more time you spend on the learning materials, the more the concepts sink in.
It is with these objectives that Coursera gives access to learning materials for week 2 onwards, only after course start. The suggested timelines also serve this purpose. This cannot be changed by anyone based on requests from individual learners. That is how courses have been built.