To participate in the Critical Thinking and Decision Making course, you will need to ensure that you meet certain technical requirements to have a smooth learning experience. Here are the key technical requirements:
Stable Internet Connection: Access to the course requires a stable internet connection, as the course content, including videos, is available via online streaming. Offline downloading of videos is not available.
Web Browsers: The courseware works best with current versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browsers. Please note that mobile devices may not support all the features and protocols required for an optimal course experience. For the best experience, it is recommended to use an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox. If you don't have Chrome installed, you can download it for free from the provided link.
Cookies & Additional Software: The course utilizes a third-party tool called Qualtrics. It is important to allow all cookies from the course site, and you may need to enable third-party cookies to ensure all question types and features function properly. Instructions on changing cookie settings in Google Chrome are provided in the link.
Secured Networks: If you are accessing the course from a secured machine or network, there may be limitations on downloading, uploading, and sharing content. It is essential to comply with your local IT policies when taking an online course. Pay attention to your organization's restrictions on cookie and firewall settings. In some cases, organizations have granted special waivers for MIT course attendees, and learners have chosen to use their personal or home computers to overcome such limitations.
By meeting these technical requirements, you can ensure a seamless learning experience in the Critical Thinking and Decision Making course. It is recommended to have a reliable internet connection and use compatible web browsers with proper cookie settings to access the course content and interact with the learning materials effectively.