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Welcome to the course website!
As you take a look around, there are a few things we want to bring to your attention:
1. Do note that while this is an introductory class, we do require that you have working knowledge of college level mathematics, which includes concepts like Linear Algebra and Calculus. In addition, the programming assignments will require access to a computer with Python and OpenCV. Instructions for installing this software are available here, which is also linked in the navigation bar of the site. The responsibility to get your computer system working with this software is entirely yours. The diverse nature of computer platforms and softwares do offer challenges in setting up such systems and we encourage folks to use the forums to help each other with challenges faced.Please get started with the software installation as soon as possible!
2. These online courses are still rather mysterious, we want to learn as much as we can about them What works? What doesnt?. Accordingly, we invite you to participate in occasional surveys that are part of the research study. The surveys will tell us about you, and how the course is working for you. The information you provide will help us make the course better and improve our ability to provide more intellectually engaging content. Participation in the surveys is completely optional and will not affect your grade in the course in any way. For your reference, here is a link to a PDF document Consent Form that describes the surveys and study in more detail.If you would like to participate, begin by filling out the background survey here. Also, keep an eye on the syllabus page and the weekly announcements for end-of-week surveys.
3. The syllabus page will be updated every week to reflect all of the course content as it becomes available. Please consult that page if you are unsure about what to do next. The page also contains useful information about class logistics, policies, and frequently asked questions.
4. Note that the lecture videos page contains links to the subtitles, slides, and video file downloads for each of the lecture videos.Thank you for your attention, and I hope you will have fun in the following few weeks!