Free University course: "The Language of Hollywood"

DanielGWood Posts: 1,018 Just Starting Out
Stumbled on this earlier:
It's a free online course offered by a University on a few areas of Film History. I've done a few of these in the past for various areas of Computer Science, hadn't realised quite how diverse they've gotten - that "coursera" site has tons in loads of different areas. It does require a bit of commitment - you have to put in the hours each week, because once you're behind it's quite a task to catch up - but you can't argue with the price.
What do people think, the future of education, or an amusing trifle for people that are retired/between jobs?