I decided to take a leap of faith in my abilities to run multiple Coursera courses at the same time as I felt that the material in this one course would compliment my efforts in my other course.
Both Learn to Program: The Fundamentals and Introduction to Systematic Program Design – Part One are considered to be beginner level courses for people without any background in programming.
The systematic program design class seems to offer a pragmatic way to approach problem domains and more formulaic recipe designs which I think might help my coding efforts in all future coding endeavors.
I’m still debating whether I’m going to register for the signature track version of the course or just keep it as the free version, as I have a big trip right in the middle of the final couple of weeks – but I have three weeks to decide whether I want to upgrade to the signature track version of the course.
An added note here, after reading the following related blog posts, I’m starting to get a bit nervous about this course:
- Review: Introduction to Systematic Program Design – Part 1 – Coursera (gregorulm.com)
- Introduction to Systematic Program Design – Part 1 at Coursera.org (hahamo.wordpress.com)
To be honest: if you sign up for signature track you’ll have to focus on the lectures and to do your homework. And if you do this you cannot fail 😉