Saturday, February 6, 2016

MOOCS and The Disconnect

I figured I would try another MOOC, this time R, since I have been doing statistics for fifty years and would like to see what they are proposing.

Well like so many of these things, you download R, then see the video, which does not in any way tell you how to load the R windows. The woman giving the lesson just proceeds assuming you know how to work the software!

If you cannot load the required 4 windows how in God's name do you follow the instructions? Well this is a U Texas program so why expect any more. I guess these folks do not do any programming. Remember, avoid ambiguity of expectations folks!

What does some poor person in Romania do here....spend hours flicking keys! Well it is Texas after all. Back to the Alamo!