Study Groups are an ongoing project at Class Central. You can think of them like a book club, but instead of reading a book, we’re taking an online course together with learners worldwide, supporting each other through a discussion forum, and meeting weekly for a Zoom chat.
No, we just make them easy to find. The courses we take in our Study Groups are offered on separate platforms — for instance, Coursera or edX.
What do you do during Zoom sessions?
Depends on who’s there. If the instructor is participating, he might do a mini-lecture or take questions from learners. Otherwise, a guest speaker might talk about a course topic. And sometimes, we’ll simply have a friendly chat among learners.
Are course instructors always involved in Study Groups?
We wish! Some instructors are very keen on getting involved: they lead the Zoom sessions and post in the forum. Other times, it’s just not possible.
Should I turn my camera on during Zoom sessions?
You can if you want. But no pressure. It’s entirely up to you. If you prefer, you can just lurk.