As a follow-up to my recent posts on reading and learning for baby boomers, reader Paul has passed on a link to another learning resource. Coursera is a site that organizes links to 117 free online courses offered by sixteen universities. Three of the universities are in foreign countries which makes it even more intriguing for learning new things.
I am forced by the nature of my work as a patent attorney to constantly update my technical knowledge. Therefore, I am looking to learn new things in non-technical fields. In the humanities, I have already identified three courses that interest me through Coursera: Think Again: How to Reason and Argue; A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior; and Know Thyself.
Maybe when I “know myself” better, I can reduce the amount of my “irrational behavior”?
Could you have imagined 20 years ago being able to expand your knowledge by taking college courses at home, at your own pace, with no obligations – for free?
Isn’t this a better way of keeping your brain active compared to Soduku and other brain teasers?
This is exciting.
Thanks Paul for the tip.