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Useful MOOCs

#1 Post by Morhighan » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:59 pm

So last year I participated in this awesome MOOC (massive open online course ) called "Programming for Everybody(Python)." It's taught by Charles Severence, who is a pretty cool guy.

It looks like it's going to start again this year on June 1, 2015, so I'm going to participate again to study up as a refresher course. If anyone else wants to participate, you can sign up for free here.
I'd love to have some study buddies!

Do you know of any other MOOCs that people here might want to participate in?

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Re: Useful MOOCs

#2 Post by tigerrenko » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:31 am

That's awesome!

I attended good one by University of Potsdam "The Future of Storytelling" then abandoned boring one by some Spanish uni about Gamificaition...

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Re: Useful MOOCs

#3 Post by Roxie » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:49 am

I took the Coursera's An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python by Rice University a few years ago https://www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython1. It was a 10 week course at the time (now split into two) and did take quite a bit of dedication. I pretty much had to stop game making for that span of time in order to solve the homework assignments by the due date. I personally found the experience worthwhile and made Renpy a lot easier once you adapt the changes and study the documentation. But it might be more indepth than the average person needs since it teaches you how to make mini games. Works for me in my case. I like that fact the students and professors are active and motivate you to work.

I did do Codecademy Python a few months ago as a refresher and completed it in less than 2 weeks http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/python. However I didn't like the lack of flexibility of code you had to put in order for it to work at times. Probably a good start for working at your own pace for basic python.
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#4 Post by DrivenByTheWind » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:46 am

I know of several self-teaching programs that are offered for free.

http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/python
https://www.codeschool.com/paths

These two websites offer a two week free trial, which I would take advantage of. The more the better, right? ;D

Skillshare --> http://www.skillshare.com/classes/gamin ... lar-gaming
Treehouse --> http://teamtreehouse.com/tracks/learn-python

You can browse around but I've linked to a useful track for each. I think learning from these different websites and comparing tactics for teaching yourself would help you out, for sure! Treehouse is particularly good. They explain very well and have you follow along. The free trial is definitely worth it. :)

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#5 Post by Dreamtigers » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:14 pm

Here's a MOOC on educational games that starts today:

Design and Development of Games for Learning
This project-based course explores the process of designing and developing educational games, including issues associated with assessment, implementation and marketing.

https://www.edx.org/course/design-devel ... RyEvPnF_eQ

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Re: Useful MOOCs

#6 Post by Morhighan » Wed May 27, 2015 10:58 pm

An Introduction to Interactive Programming Part 1 just started a couple days ago. I joined a few days late, but that's okay because it's still the first week.
You can see the class here: https://www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython1

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