These are my initial thoughts after watching a few videos and are in no way conclusive or fully representative of the course.
The FOBS class is by Professor Michael J. Lennox of University of Virginia – Darden School of Business.
Overview: In this course, we will explore the underlying theory and frameworks that provide the foundations of a successful business strategy. We will develop the ability to think strategically by providing you the tools for conducting a strategic analysis.
The class is divided into weekly modules. Each weekly module consists of an introductory video, a reading from the strategist’s toolkit, a series of video lectures, a quiz, and a case where will apply our toolkit to a business to illustrate points in the lectures. The course will culminate in your submission of a strategic analysis of an organization of your choosing, that serves as the final exam.
The quality of the videos is top-notch. They are short, but full of information which is presented in a simple format.
Professor Lennox does a weekly debrief in which he answers top posted questions from the students and clarifies any issues that may arise during the week.
I found the information a bit challenging, but Professor Lennox uses very many illustrations that make understanding quite easy.
The excerpts from his book also were informative and helpful.
The videos for each week are only available on the Sunday before, therefore working ahead is impossible.