I may be the slowest student, but like some others, I get a lot out of the answers from other students. I particularly appreciate students like [Scott Finnie](https://forum.azimuthproject.org/discussion/comment/16340/#Comment_16340) who provide diagrams of real-world examples. They help me understand the mathematical abstractions.
The asynchronous nature of the class is necessary for me as for many many others. And likewse, how the class evolves from the interactions of the participants. I expect if we mapped the interactions between the students, John Baez, and the poset of topics diagrammed above, that we would see categorically amazing living structure emerge. (No, I don't know how to do that...)
But overall, I love this opportunity to learn category theory in this setting, from this teacher, with this set of students.