I found the on-line class helpful--it was like a walk-through of selected portions of the GTD book. I had found the book very hard to read at first (even although I have a Ph.D. the language and concepts were rather foreign to me). I also have the FAST tapes and think they are helpful. I am still in struggle mode with managing projects but I can now get through a pile a mail with must less stress and my files are getting more user friendly every time I work with them.Make sure that you have the book when you take the course--I found it helpful to have the book by the computer and a second copy where I usually read. I ended up with two copies bec. I had misplaced the book, but having two copies turned out to be good thing. You may want to make sure you know how to enter and use the "classroom" as I found that a bit of a challenge. Also, have aper and pencil for jotting down notes unless you know how to do that back and forth going between the "classroom" and your own note taking.