Python Training Class Draws More than 54,000

Online Python Course Has More than 54,000 Participants

Free Python Training coursesWhen Joe Warren first envisioned his massive open online course for python programming, he imagined that he would be teaching a couple of thousand at the most. But the stats show otherwise. There are more than 54,000 people who have registered for the python MOOC from the Rice University’s computer science department’s chairman. Although Python is a freeware, there are not many courses that teach it in a way Warren has planned to explain it.


He is overwhelmed by the interest shown by the online community and to quote his words, he feels like how ‘an astronaut strapped to the tip of a rocket that is about to be launched’ feels. If you have not had a chance to attend Python training classes, this is one of the best opportunities available for you to learn the language.

Teaching Is Not New To Warren

It is a little surprising that a seasoned professor is being overwhelmed by the number of people who have registered for the course. When asked about this, Warren explains that it is not the course, the study material or the teaching methodology that is making him nervous. That is understandable considering Warren has an experience of over 25 years in the teaching field. It is the number of people who have taken interest in this course that has him gasping for breath.

What Will the Students Learn From the Course?

According to Warren, the course is only a beginner’s course and will introduce aspiring programmers to the basics of Python programming. He said that he has tried his best not to make the course monotonous and boring. One of the major attractions of this course is to develop games using Python’s advanced GUI development capabilities. He says that other than this, the students will have a lot more to look forward to as well in terms of excitement.


  1. Eric says

    This is awesome he had a huge turn out for this one. I just recently became familiar with your company Firebox training and now that I know who you are I have been watching closely so that I can get the specific training I need for my job.

  2. Patrice says

    I hope Rice University becomes a well established part of the movement of online higher learning, which is still a movement in its infancy. The overwhelming response for this course is a good indicator that there is a huge demand for online education. More people are becoming used to the idea that they can get an education from a remote place of their choice.

  3. Jean says

    I need to take some classes like this myself, I am trying to learn as much about computers as I can and I don’t think you can do that with just one class on IT training you need to take specialty classes as well… I am going to look up specialty classes and go from there to see what else is out there I should learn.

  4. Lori says

    I think training is an important thing to have available for the new technology that has been coming out lately, the more stuff that comes out the more aspiring tech professionals will need specific training on how to use it to better their careers.