I'm on lecture 5 of the fall 2008 version of this course and I noticed the 2011 version is out. Looks like the 2011 version is better (it has recitation videos, lecture notes, lecture questions etc). If the 2008 version has these please direct me to them as I cannot find them. Otherwise, should I switch to the 2011 version? Thanks
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If 2008 is working for you (you are learning everything and not left feeling like you wished there was more explanation) you are ok just continuing with 2008. However, if the additional background information and videos would be helpful, I'd recommend switching now so you don't get farther into 2008 before you inevitably ditch it for 2011.
I looked at both when I started (I've only been at this a couple weeks so both were out when I began) and the 2011 version seemed a lot more complete and accessible/readily understandable so I went with that. Though I rarely watch the videos (mainly due to laziness and/or short attention span, I believe).
You'll find others here taking either version so there will be people taking the same one you are to brainstorm and question/answer with regardless of your decision.
Just make sure if you have questions on an assignment you specify which course you're doing (2008 or 2011) and either will be fine D
Thanks for the answer. I'm switching to 2011. Where would you recommend I pick up from? I don't want to go through the same boring basics (i.e. what is a variable) but I don't want to miss out nuggets of info that might be helpful later on.
I would probably start with lecture 7 and do problem set 3 which is due at the start of lecture 7 (just to make sure you've up to speed with the material in case they did anything out of order). Then just keep going from there.