Originally posted by sonhouse
That course is all online? How much does it cost?
It is free if you do not need a verified certificate or university credit.
They just started a re-run on 5th May. If you don't care about marks or just want to browse, then you can simply sign up and watch just the videos. I wouldn't recommend that particular course unless you have a maths and programming background, but there is no harm in looking.
I have done a lot of courses on edX. Its fantastic. You learn a lot more if you do all the exercises. Some courses I just don't have the time, or don't want to put in the effort so I just watch the videos, and some I go all out and try to get good marks and they do give you a certificate although it is not verified so you can't prove you didn't have someone else do it for you. They have courses from top institutions (Harvard, MIT, Caltech. Berkley)
Some courses run on a strict schedule and you must catch them at the right time, others are self paced.
I have just finished watching the videos of an MIT course on DNA replication. I was too busy to do the exercises (they are difficult and have a 1 week deadline). I do at least now have a basic understanding of how DNA replicates. Very interesting.
Also, it is up to date science. Most of what I learnt in the MIT course was not known at the time I was at University 20 years ago.