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Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Callenby » 28 Jan 2013 16:37

Hey guys,

hottoast16 suggested that once they start there should be a thread about the online classes from Coursera I posted a few weeks ago and I thought that that's a great idea.

Based on the response it looks like a lot of you were particularly interested in the Introduction to Digital Sound Design class which just began so this thread is intended to be a place where we can discuss things and help one another learn. I don't know exactly how many people signed up but it seemed like a fair number and enough to warrant a dedicated thread. Yes, the class does have its own discussion forums already but some might prefer to have a place on MLR amongst people they already know. It could also be a way of sharing some of what we learn with those who didn't want or weren't able to sign up for the class.

I would also like to repost the honor code that they want students to adhere to. Even if others do not I personally will be following this.

In order to ensure fairness, all students participating in any of our online classes must agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

1. I will register for only one account.
2. My answers to homework, quizzes and exams will be my own work (except for assignments that explicitly permit collaboration).
3. I will not make solutions to homework, quizzes or exams available to anyone else. This includes both solutions written by me, as well as any official solutions provided by the course staff.
4. I will not engage in any other activities that will dishonestly improve my results or dishonestly improve/hurt the results of others.

By all means say whether you agree that this would be useful or not, and if you do then maybe there could be a thread for each class or, if that would just get too messy, just a continuous one for all of them? One thing to keep in mind is that later on some of the classes will be going at the same time so if people are signed up for both then having a single thread could get convoluted.

In any case: happy studying, everyone!
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Conduit » 28 Jan 2013 18:24

Anyone interested in a skype chat for the MLR people doing this?
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Symphon » 28 Jan 2013 18:30

Yeah, I think a Skype Chat would be pretty cool. I'm enjoying the class so far.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 28 Jan 2013 19:51

Started downloading all the episode for this week, and now they won't download D:
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Motivfs » 28 Jan 2013 20:04

I've just gotten home from work, about to get to it, if we are creating a Skype group for it, I am absolutely all for it. I didn't see the honour code, but I will no doubt respect it.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 28 Jan 2013 20:11

Got them to download
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Callenby » 28 Jan 2013 20:14

Skype sounds like a fine alternative. But if that's what people are wanting then someone else will have to set it up. I have never gotten Skype to work properly in all the times I have tried.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Pix31 » 28 Jan 2013 20:23

I'd be up for joining in a Skype call in regards to the class.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Conduit » 28 Jan 2013 20:37

If you guys PM me your skype names I'll add you to the chat :)
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 31 Jan 2013 07:11

I quite like the classes, I'm learning a lot
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Freewave » 31 Jan 2013 11:38

Almost forgot about this. I shall try to watch some vids this week and make a real go of this. My skype is under my name.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 31 Jan 2013 15:54

Hey I downloaded Sonic Visualizer as recommended by the instructor but it didn't come with a Vamp plugin folder, and I can't get the plugins to show up and be usable. Any ideas?
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Conduit » 31 Jan 2013 17:20

1. Create a vamp plugin folder.
2. Put stuff in it
3. Congratz, it now works
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 31 Jan 2013 20:00

I did that and it didn't show up at first but now it did and it's acting quite strange. Not in that it's glitching, in that it won't show the waveforums and spectrum analyzer at the same time in the separate sections. But whatever.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Motivfs » 31 Jan 2013 20:04

Finallllyy, I'm off work, I'm going to officially get to it tonight! Been so hyped all week long but been soo busy.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Ed Viper » 01 Feb 2013 11:32

Too bad I missed the start for the Sound Design class (that's the one I really need >.>).

I will be joining the classes on Songwriting and Intro to Music Production, however.

This is pretty exciting stuff.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Callenby » 01 Feb 2013 12:08

Ed Viper wrote:Too bad I missed the start for the Sound Design class (that's the one I really need >.>).


I recently registered for an upcoming class that actually turned out to have ended a few months ago but it lets me access the archives, so I can watch the lectures and all that even though it's over. I have no idea if this works for every class, though. It might just be a fluke. Still worth a try, I should think.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 01 Feb 2013 12:27

Yeah Ed Viper, you can still register for the sound design class.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Ed Viper » 01 Feb 2013 14:54

Alright cool, well I just signed up for it, then. Yay.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Luna's Navel » 04 Feb 2013 01:34

So you guys are enrolled too? That's awesome!
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Dabrenn » 06 Feb 2013 20:53

its not too late to jump in is it? For this course at least. I finally will have some time on my hands come Friday and I'd love to get in on this, especially if you guys are in.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby itroitnyah » 06 Feb 2013 21:15

Yeah, you can still join. Like Callenby said, he registered for a class that ended months ago and still had access to the archives and stuff. This class in only halfway through week 2, so you have plenty of time to catch up.

Speaking on week 2, the videos are pretty good. Just going through the basic stuff, the professor mostly just clarified some specifics in some plugins and hardware, as well as taught me some minor things. I still think it's nice though.
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Motivfs » 06 Feb 2013 21:18

I still have yet to get into it and start week one, I'm so busy with work/other stuff of late it's frustrating really. I'll HAVE to get started tonight, "no excuses!"
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Freewave » 07 Feb 2013 13:12

I wish i could view these but they are all direct downloads or aren't viewable from my work computer. :( A shame i was hoping to do them on my slow work saturdays. Maybe someday...
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Re: Coursera class discussion thread

Postby Luna's Navel » 07 Feb 2013 16:18

Just took the first exam, some questions got me off guard hahahahaha :oops:
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