Here are my thoughts:
I took up this course purely out of interest. I had some time on hand and decided to do a course for fun. Initially I was a bit apprehensive when I realised that we would have assignments to submit. I us kept wondering what kind of assignments could they possibly expect us to do! As I began the course however, I started enjoying myself so much. The assignments turned out to be very interesting and many were thought provoking. We were given a chance to "Think like an Akkadian" where we could try writing in the cuneform script and talk about our experience. We also had a chance to describe any site and have our peers guess it through various clues and location details. The above mentioned exercises were just two among so many others. I have come away learning so much that I am more intrigued and interested in the work done by archaeologists and all the various people involved from biologists to anthropologists to geologists etc.
So here I am rambling on. Why don't yu guys tell us what your experiences with the course were!