I have researched coursera on and off again for a few years. I know a few people who have taken various courses/offerings through coursera and seemed to have been pleased with the material and result
I finally made the decision to give it a shot. I have signed up for a 9 week Python programming class offered from the fine folks at Rice University.
Even though I am very new to coursera, I am so far impressed with the structure and presentation of the course I am and will be taking. I will be posting my thoughts and experiences a few times in the next few weeks, and will then give a summary of my thoughts when finished with the course