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How did you learn about Coursera?

  • 23 November 2018
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Well, it all started when I found out that i am too dumb to get admission in a good college and learn what I want.

So, I started learning things on my own over the internet like YouTube & Khan_Academy etc. (tbh, I spent most of my time on NetFlix but at least I tried 😅) and i guess somewhere there on these platforms in the comments section, someone had mentioned about taking a course on "cancer biology" on Coursera from a well-known university. So, I jumped right in...

...Now, I have completed 2 courses about Cancer (without certificates 😂) and I am planning on taking a 3 part course on Immunology (I guess you can see where I am going, IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY 😁) after I take exams for my final semester, which is a total waste of time tbh.

Long story short, I can't put i in words that how thankful I am for platforms like Coursera. I hope I can also become a part of somethig just like this (checkout ths song, it's great 😉) and play my part in making this world a better place (which most of us don't deserve 😑 )
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I knew about coursera from the Syrian Youth Assembly on Facebook....
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I have learned about Coursera from my daughter who has taken a course in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe.
As I have always been interested in medieval history, I 've made up my mind to have a deeper look into this topic - now about the kingdoms of the Middle East rather than those of Europe (which I know rather well).
The course in Anciet Egypt and its Civilization delivered by Dr David P. Silverman from Pennsylvania University drew my attention by the abundance of visual material displayed during the lectures and by the personality of the lecturer who, at the same time, is a researcher exploring the sites and the things which he is speaking of. Such experience always adds value to any lecture and makes it undoubtedly attractive to both specialists and amateurs.
So, this is why I am here.
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My very first MOOC was "The Science of Everyday Thinking" at edX. Because I found the discussions by Professor Richard Nisbett interesting, I google searched him and found his course at Coursera, Mindware. In addition to this course, I have enrolled in several classes here since then. I am very pleased with this coincident and would like to thank Coursera for offering excellent courses!
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This remind me of time one year ago, when I was desperate to go for higher education. I was looking all over the internet for solutions. I wanted to learn from the best teachers from the best universities. Then I found Coursera. I searched for courses related to my field. I found my first course, "Understanding Plants - part I: What a Plant Knows". I immediately got myself enrolled. I was fascinated by the teaching techniques and discussion of scientific discoveries by Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. I finished that coursed and enrolled in 2nd part . And my journey continues from that time. I am doing online courses when I get time. It makes me happy when I learn something new.
Warm Regards.
Debasish Paul
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This remind me of time one year ago, when I was desperate to go for higher education. I was looking all over the internet for solutions. I wanted to learn from the best teachers from the best universities. Then I found Coursera. I searched for courses related to my field. I found my first course, "Understanding Plants - part I: What a Plant Knows". I immediately got myself enrolled. I was fascinated by the teaching techniques and discussion of scientific discoveries by Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. I finished that coursed and enrolled in 2nd part . And my journey continues from that time. I am doing online courses when I get time. It makes me happy when I learn something new.
Warm Regards.
Debasish Paul


How wonderful, @Debasish! I didn't know about this course – now I want to take it, too! Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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This remind me of time one year ago, when I was desperate to go for higher education. I was looking all over the internet for solutions. I wanted to learn from the best teachers from the best universities. Then I found Coursera. I searched for courses related to my field. I found my first course, "Understanding Plants - part I: What a Plant Knows". I immediately got myself enrolled. I was fascinated by the teaching techniques and discussion of scientific discoveries by Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. I finished that coursed and enrolled in 2nd part . And my journey continues from that time. I am doing online courses when I get time. It makes me happy when I learn something new.
Warm Regards.
Debasish Paul
How wonderful, @Debasish! I didn't know about this course – now I want to take it, too! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

You are welcome Laura.
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Through surge the internet in 2012 to learn more and started my first class.
Did many in those days, but I will be back.☺
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Para mim é melhor plataforma de conhecimento, quando você pode realmente aprender sobre o assunto / assunto que você deseja. Fiz alguns cursos e sem a minha experiência e os cursos para o meu amigo no exterior.
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Fall 2011 - 3 MOOCs offered for the very first time by Stanford professors:
Introduction to AI by Sebastian Thrun & Peter Norvig,
Introduction to Machine Learning -Andrew Ng
Introduction to databases - Jennifer Widom.

That was the genesis. Born out of that was Udacity, Coursera and Stanford Online. That's how/when I learnt about Coursera.
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Good afternoon.
I am curious by nature and I was looking for any information source that help me to understand or distract me better than TV shows. I found Coursera at the beginning and I tried some courses. It was fun and I continued.
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I was googling for certifications and happen to find Google IT Support Professional Certification. I immediately enrolled myself in. Also a couple of days later, I found out my gym mate was an employee for Coursera which he also suggested me to other courses offered from Coursera.
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I took a MOOC via Coursera on college writing from Duke. There I connected with a MOOC student from India, Jaya Sengupta, who invited students to submit to a project she envisioned to connect writers from around the world. Some of us also were editors for the project. All a volunteer effort. Eventually The Magic Diary: A Pocketful of Dreams was published. It is for sale on Amazon and any profit goes to charity supporting literacy education.
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That's a really great story, @Lyn! Thank you for sharing it here.
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I read a post on facebook that someone had completed a MOOC on Coursera and he shared his certificate on facebook. I was inspired to learn machine learning and from then on I subscribed and did many courses on Coursera since 2016. Thanks!
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Hello everybody, Coursera is one of the best online sources to learn all what we need, Coursera AI courses allow me to have a great job opportunities!

I heard about Coursera through my brother, he is an AI influencer and keynote speaker.

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