Thursday, July 16, 2015

Announcement: A new version of will open on Monday, July 20, 2015

As you know, 

my MOOC ("Massive Open Online Course") called has been fairly successful.  We opened it a little over two years ago, and it's had a bit more than 600,000 students go through the materials.  

I'm happy to say that we're launching a NEW and UPDATED version of the MOOC this coming Monday.  

You can register now, and then proceed through the course at your own pace after it opens.  I'll open the first half of the course on Monday, then the second half the following weekend. 

This is what a we call a "soft launch" -- that is, the total number of students in this offering will be around 1000 or less.  We're keeping the number intentionally low so we'll have the capacity to handle issues if / when / should they arise.  

We'll then re-offer it in August and September (and probably forever more after that), but I'll be around to be a TA and answer your questions during the next 3 cycles of the class. 

Now, if you're a regular reader, there's probably not much in the MOOC that will surprise you.  Still, if you're a fan of SRS, you might consider checking it out.  If you score well on the midterm and final, you'll get your own certificate of successful completion of the course (with your very own gold star)!  

I'll be announcing the next several offerings when we get closer in time.  (But think mid-August and mid-September for the next couple of classes.) 

If you want to come along for the ride, register at 

Hope to see you online! 


  1. Good morning,

    I'm a little confused. When I get to that page, I see two offerings:

    Power Searching, which *ends* next week, and so presumably isn't what you're talking about, and

    Advanced Power Searching, which is indeed self-paced but I see no registration process at all. Clicking Start Now takes me right to the syllabus including the course overview and 12 challenges. But nowhere to actually register, as far as I can see.

    Please advise -- thanks!

    1. It says the course ENDS on July 25th. There's a missing line that says it STARTS on 20. (I'll get that fixed right now.)

    2. OK, thank you very much! I've registered for Power Searching now.