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Coursera is a company that offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for free.
In 2014, Coursera introduced a new platform and moved all courses there, except for a few hundred ones. On June 30, 2016 access to the old platform ended, which resulted in the removal of 472 courses. Guides were distributed to save these old courses.
Someone created a Google Docs spreadsheet with a list of the courses on the old stack and links which were useful.
- "Maintaining two platforms requires significant resources, and in order to focus all of our efforts on further improving the new platform experience, we decided last year to move all active courses to the new platform. Over the past several months, we have worked closely with our partners to transition their courses to the new platform. Last week, we emailed learners who have taken courses on our old platform to notify them that access to the old platform will end on June 30, 2016.
- There are a few dozen courses on the old platform that will not migrate to the new platform, and thus will not be available after June 30th. These include courses that are out of date (e.g., medicine and technology courses that do not reflect recent research and development breakthroughs), courses that have been updated and relaunched under another title on the new platform, and a few courses that our university partners have chosen to discontinue for other reasons."
Archive Team was able to download the endangered courses, which weigh 1,2 terabytes in total.
Some courses, like Intermediate Organic Chemistry and Epigenetics are not on this list.