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    So I would like to take an online course to get a foundational experience in object orientated programming in Java. I already have some programming experience in Fortran 90 and I'm starting to learn some Python on the side at the moment.

    I'm considering taking this course by The Open University:

    http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergr...ourse/m250.htm

    but there is also this course for free on Udacity:

    https://www.udacity.com/course/cs046

    I think the open uni course above is probably more comprehensive and provides greater support, but then it's not free. There are no reviews for the udacity course. What do people think is the better option?
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    So I would like to take an online course to get a foundational experience in object orientated programming in Java. I already have some programming experience in Fortran 90 and I'm starting to learn some Python on the side at the moment.

    I'm considering taking this course by The Open University:

    http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergr...ourse/m250.htm

    but there is also this course for free on Udacity:

    https://www.udacity.com/course/cs046

    I think the open uni course above is probably more comprehensive and provides greater support, but then it's not free. There are no reviews for the udacity course. What do people think is the better option?
    Isn't the OU course like a grand? Personally I think you'd be better of buying a £20 book on the subject and teaching yourself in the same time, but hey-ho that's just me. I don't know if about the Udacity course, but if its free whats the harm?
 
 
 
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