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Valerie McKay

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I'm in the middle of this class now, and struggling because I do not have the funds to purchase the seven recommended texts. Much of the information necessary to complete homeworks/quizzes is in the supplementary material, rather than the lectures. While the topic is of interest to me, and I enjoy the videos, I'm not sure I will be able to get the Certificate of Completion without having the additional recommended resources. Excellent class for anyone stuck in an 'old media' model or who simply wants to know how Google has changed the world.
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This class is excellent; I'm in the middle of it now, and it's met and exceeded my expectations. For some students, without some kind of background on the how/why of metadata, it seems to be a struggle to understand what the point is... but having worked with metadata on websites and content management systems, it's just a pleasure to really understand the background, structure, and reasoning behind metadata schemas. With luck, this course will help me find future employment, but even if it doesn't, it won't have been a waste of time. All the material is thoughtfully provided in lectures (with some supplemental links and recommended, but not required, text). I've filled an entire notebook with notes (pausing video to write because it helps go from hand to brain) for the first three weeks alone. Highly recommended.