Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hiatus - Online learning and more blogs

Sorry for the long absence. I have been really busy, learning new things online through the mega-online learning portal, coursera.org. This is a site that offers proper college courses from various universities across the world,  from University of London to U.S. universities to universities from Europe, Asia and Australia. They cover a wide array of subjects - physics, biology, computer programming, even history, law, literature, music and architecture.

Coursera has been voted the Startup of the Year in 2012 and rightly so. This is a perfect example of social entrepreneurship, a business that adds value to its customers and society in general. Many people, especially adults who are past college age, who are married with kids and have full time jobs, may not have the time or money to go to school full time. Some are in the process of finding an alternative career, of finding their true calling.
Part time courses are a great way to explore one's talents and interests. However, not everyone resides close to top universities or gains entry to them. Online courses fulfill a gap, a thirst for knowledge from the best. Coursera has tapped into this need and the huge potential that lies untapped within each one of us.
Do check out their courses.

There are a few more blogs that I have been checking out and they are truly inspiring. I'll write about them in my next post.






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