It seems quite interesting and the assignments and problems are very applicable and related. I like this as this helps me bring the knowledge into my own world.
The first week talks about future value, present value and compounding. In later weeks they will cover annuities, some corporate finance, some equities and bonds and finally risk management. I look forward to learning more about these things.
My original field of study was not finance, so I am trying to absorb and learn as much as I can from various sources. Coursera is one of those sources. I am currently employed full time so I can not attend classes during day-time. Online education allows me to study in my own time at my own pace. I've only really started learning more about finance since 2013, before then it just never seemed that fascinating to me - not sure why that changed, but it did. Once something captures my interest it can take over a lot of my focus.
I enjoy learning new things and I do believe coursera is helping to reach a wide audience. It is quite a useful and very affordable option for studying new subjects. I am sure this will only increase as the amount of courses increases.
They have a lot of other interesting classes on a whole variety of topics, but because I am working full time I have to pick and choose the ones I will follow the next couple of months. I do feel like I could study through some of these classes for several weeks.
Have you taken any of the coursera classes? Which one(s)? Did you have a good learning experience? Have you used any other learning platforms?