These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience
discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://freeCodeCamp.com
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I have been taken a couple of Specializations in Coursera recently. One of them is a course I attended back in 2013, now a paid course. Excellent, about Recommender systems.
Well: to my surprise, the two courses, both ranging from good to excellent, are ALMOST EMPTY. And NO-ONE is attending them.
I have been advocating the online training for a long while since 2013 and have been writing in the Data Science Room about the opportunities in the sector, but this finding is remaining that it is not an easy road. Apparently quality is not enough. I suspect mentorship neither. And for what I have seen in other platforms like edX, I suspect other online platforms are following the same route.
It is interesting because it seems that Udacity and then Udemy (not an academic platform) look like healthy programs. I honestly don't have an explanation to what it is happening currently at Coursera at the moment.
This doesn't apply strictly to the FCC model, which is very much another thing.
Here an article about the potential failure of MOOCs, I couldn't find the date.
evaristoc sends brownie points to @satendrra :sparkles: :thumbsup: :sparkles: