If you have to learn it NOW, you don’t HAVE to learn it.
"Nobody knows ahead of time how long it takes anyone to learn anything" corollary: If you have to learn it NOW, you don't HAVE to learn it.
— Dr. Tae (@DrTae) June 24, 2013
1) Nobody knows ahead of time how long it takes anyone to learn anything.
2) If you put an arbitrary time limit on learning something, you are ensuring that some people will not learn that something.
3) If you are willing to cut people off from learning something by imposing an arbitrary time limit, then you must also be willing to admit that not everyone has to learn that something.
“If you have to learn it now, you don’t have to learn it.”
4) If you’re teaching something that everyone, in fact, must know (a bold claim), you must not put an arbitrary time limit on learning that something.
Coursera is NOT “learn at your own pace” (yet)