Saturday, July 27, 2013

I Love Coursera! I'm Learning for FREE

Is there a way to continue learning and pursuing your interests or even ambition without having to pay a single cent for courses taught by prestigious institutions and universities? I found a way and that way is through Coursera.

It's interesting because it was through UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) that I discovered Coursera as I'm one of their volunteers. I volunteered as a teacher and although there is yet any teaching opportunity at my location, I look forward to the day I could get started. Meanwhile, I signed up for the course Foundations of Teaching for Learning recommended by UNHCR and taught by the Commonwealth Education Trust.

My Course Dashboard

I'm also enrolled in a few other courses, all nicely spaced out over a period of time. At this moment, I've started on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health which is taught by the University of Pittsburgh. I enrolled two weeks after the class have commenced, but managed to get up to speed. I've completed two modules for Week 1 and tomorrow is the scheduled deadline for Week 2. Sono felice perchè tutto sta procedendo bene (I'm happy because all is progressing well).

Learning is a lifelong process. This is a perfect opportunity to fill one's time meaningfully. I hope you will also take a look at the courses on Coursera and better still, sign up for one (or a few!). Have fun exploring!

Have you heard of Coursera or completed any of its courses? Do share your experience.


About Coursera: We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We are changing the face of education globally, and we invite you to join us.

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