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Offline Bored@Work

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Re: Coursera: Intro to Power Electronics
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2013, 05:33:10 am »
Don't be a whiner.
Instead let us know what step was left out since you think that is the case.
3 people have noted here that they quit in the 3rd week.

That should be a big hint that there is some kind of disconnect.

Like when moving from nicey, nicey, kissy, kissy, warm up, lets get to know each other, to ok, lets do some real work?
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Re: Coursera: Intro to Power Electronics
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2013, 07:32:40 am »
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
- Sam Ewing

P.S: stats from the course just for general interest:
- over 31 000 students enrolled
- 20 000+ counted as "active" according to the way Coursera evaluates this thing (at least 1 sign-in on the course site)
- btw 3000 - 4000 students consistently active throughout the duration of the course
- almost 300 000 downloads of the video lectures
- over 15 000 individuals downloading the lectures
- approx. 100 000 submissions of homework assignments, of which roughly 10 000 were unique (avg 10 tries per assignment)
- nearly 9 000 posts on the discussion forums in 809 threads; over 21 000 total votes creating about 7 100 reputation points
- estimated 500 - 1 000 certificates were issued (the stats were collected before the hard deadline)

Prof Ericksons comments in the course epilog video:
"many people sign on and they naturally filter into those who are able to handle it and who are motivated to do so".
"I coudn't stand, frankly, to assign multiple choice questions because it is an engineering class".
"The level of the questions was very close to what we would ask on campus".


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Re: Coursera: Intro to Power Electronics
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2013, 07:40:37 am »
Don't be a whiner.
Instead let us know what step was left out since you think that is the case.
3 people have noted here that they quit in the 3rd week.

That should be a big hint that there is some kind of disconnect.
please don't count me as a confirmation of your findings. I quit because of my own lack of capabilities.
 

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Re: Coursera: Intro to Power Electronics
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2013, 12:35:07 pm »
Don't be a whiner.
Instead let us know what step was left out since you think that is the case.
3 people have noted here that they quit in the 3rd week.

That should be a big hint that there is some kind of disconnect.
please don't count me as a confirmation of your findings. I quit because of my own lack of capabilities.
Did you watch all the videos up to the third week?  Did you understand the videos? 
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Re: Coursera: Intro to Power Electronics
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2013, 01:15:35 pm »
Yes, I followed till the end. I also had good marks on the 3 assignments I did.
But It often took me a whole evening + part of the night to get a few questions worked out. Combine that with late work because an SAP go-live I was dealing with in my day job. It was too much going on at the same time.
I underestimated the time I had to dedicate to the homework (or overestimated my brain ;) )
 


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