A couple of years ago I signed up for the Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century: The Camera Never Lies
class over on Coursera. It was purported to cover "the topic of the use of Images, Film, and their use in historical interpretation in the 20th century. It is primarily provided for those who have a general interest in history that draws on photojournalism as primary evidence, and films based on historical events."
It seemed interesting and the courses are free on Coursera if you do not want a certificate so I signed on up. The class was taught by a guy named Emmett Sullivan out of the University of London. It was clear from the get go that he had not put in the work up front that was necessary. While the topic was interesting the lectures were more like a Falkie haul video then anything - he just kind of winged it said whatever came to mind. His conclusions seemed dubious and it was evident that the class was a royal goat screw.
Things got even more Falkie-like on the forum associated with the class. The instructor obviously had never spent much time in online forums as he seemed oblivious to trolling and he would swallow the most outrageous statements made by the students hook, line and sinker. After about two weeks into the class it was touch and go as to whether it would continue or not. The instructor indicated that the schools Administration was looking on and were none to pleased.
Then the instructors account got hacked and the forum entered a surreal state where you never knew who was who. I was real busy with work and life and couldn't justify the time sink.
I've noticed that the instructor must have persevered as there is a new section of Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century: The Camera Never Lies
starting up in early March so I am going to give it another go.