Monday, January 28, 2013

Educating myself!

So I've enrolled in two classes on Coursera that start today. Coursera, if you haven't heard of it, is a website offering free structured classes; they have weekly readings, video lectures, and sometimes homework. It's an international site; you can take these classes from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

So the two classes I'm taking are:
Contraception: Choices, Culture, and Consequences
It lasts 5 weeks, the readings are a free download. It starts today, and I'll be diving into the videos and readings as soon as I'm done with this entry.

Introduction to Philosophy
This one lasts 7 weeks, also starting today. There seems to be online videos and readings. I've taken one philosophy course before, Introduction to Ethics, and I LOVED it, so I'm expecting to enjoy this one as well.

So I'm excited, and will probably be talking about these two classes on the blog in the future!


Oh! And in this same note, I've been watching Crash Course videos on Youtube. They have series on World History, Biology, Ecology, and Literature. I'm halfway through World History, I'm keeping up on Literature as it comes out, and I've started on Biology. But I find John Green, who does World History and Literature, a lot more watchable than his brother who does Biology and Ecology. (Though Sascha feels the opposite, so to each their own!) These are the same brothers that did the Youtube series Vlog Brothers. (I never watched that, but I'm told it was popular.)

Education. It's fun. :)

3 comments:

  1. Vlogbrothers is still very popular. They're still posting videos every week! They have a huge following, too. John also has quite a few books out (I read the first chapter of The Fault In Our Stars in a bookstore recently and really really want to pick it up so I can finish it).

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  2. Thanks for the tip on Coursera! I've been out of school for awhile and I've been getting some nudges to start learning again.

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