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Old 19-03-2017, 04:09 PM
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Astronomy Course free on-line by Duke University

Hi All,

The Introastro course by Prof Ronen Plesser of Duke University USA has just concluded Mar-2017,
free on-line non-certificate on the EdX platform (was previously on Coursera).
Past stats, and any for this round, would be best from the course provider. General info at

https://extend.duke.edu/courses/cour...016-2017/about

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Thanks!! for previous info by a few here on IIS.

My verdict is: Great syllabus thatís extensive from basic to precision cosmology intro, even with forum help/hints homework took way too much time, part of homework too unnecessarily cryptic and tedious, can save course materials and study videos afterwards (videos full of info and Ronenís energy so appear fast and furious Ėbut great);
with this awareness go for it!

I was interested in this course because, for Outreach activities plus peer learning/teaching among us amateur astronomers, I felt it a responsibility to improve my understanding via a structured syllabus, in addition to via own research alone.

It was a joy and a big relief to complete, End Play. It also showed that 100% for everything was possible,

but only because of my physics-related background and some huge amount of homework time and efforts (frustration)Ö and
because of very generous giving by Ronen (and course producers), community teaching assistants, and classmates including those who raised forum questions.

I want to pay it forward.
Andes
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Old 21-03-2017, 08:07 AM
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Next session.
Received 21-3-2017 from course staff
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the course is planned to be offered again in November or December of 2017

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Nearer the time it is expected that course staff will send email notification to past students -several on IIS, so we'll hear about it.

Suggest diarise to look up the course. Also, it's a MOOC (massive open on-line course) so staff stated they cannot attend to emails.


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Old 26-03-2017, 01:18 PM
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Wow interesting, thanks for sharing an look forward to the update
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