Self-education

A friend said to me, “If there’s anything I need to learn, I’ll go online and watch a YouTube video.” And he’s right. We can learn anything we want, thanks to the internet.

I read about Coursera started by a pair of Stanford professors offering courses from heavyweight universities such as Princeton and Stanford. It is described as “a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free”.

It’s an exciting concept. Free education that anyone can access anywhere in the worl. Maybe I can save on the expensive tuition fees should my kids decide on university!

Most of the courses currently available are statistical and computing -based. I’ll look forward to more humanities offerings. Finally I might be able to become fluent in French.

I’ve decided to try out this style of free learning and signed up for several!

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