You don’t need to be in school to improve your education. Check out Coursera!One of the biggest issues that I continue to see pop up for people, especially within the young adult generation[s], is the problem of being at a loss for readily available, and seemingly ‘affordable’ educational sources, information, and courses. I recently reblogged a post with a brilliant list of 500 FREE online courses from top universities, which was pretty popular. Then I received a suggestion from a lovely follower of mine to check out Courseera, as I might be interested. So, in addition to the previous online free courses post, I present you with yet another amazing and FREE resource for personal mind expansion. Courseera offers dozens of free online courses from various universities such as Princeton, Stanford, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania.
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology
- Society, Networks, and Information
- Computer Science
- Economics, Finance, and Business
- Humanities and Social Sciences
Knowledge is power. Educate yourself, explore, and expand!
UPDATE: Within the last few weeks 12 World-Class Universities[new to Coursera] have added more than 100 courses to be available for FREE on Coursera, in addition to the already spectacular selection!
Below is a list of the newly accessible Universities and the courses they each provide:
- California Institute of Technology
- Duke University
- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Johns Hopkins University
- Princeton University
- Rice University
- Stanford University
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Michigan
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Toronto
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
You can also view a list of all courses available here. Enjoy & keep expanding!!
It is Martin Crieff’s sixth birthday.
He is given to understand, based on a picture book that one of the neighbor children lent him— well, left with him, anyway, after using it to hit him over the head— that birthdays are supposed to be magical. So far nothing magical has happened, but it hasn’t been his birthday for very many hours yet, so maybe there’s hope. After all, on Caitlin’s birthday, she got to ride a pony, and on Simon’s birthday, he got to ride a rollercoaster, and now it’s his birthday, so surely something good will happen. Surely.
He knows what he would pick, if his birthday turned out like in the picture book. In the book, a good wizard shows up on a little boy’s birthday and takes him on an adventure, and there are dinosaurs and giant frogs and a cake as big as a house.
Martin doesn’t want any of those things, though.
All Martin wants in the world is to be an aeroplane, because all Martin really wants is to fly, but even at the young age of six, he recognizes that he is unlikely to sprout wings anytime soon. This is surely for the best; school is difficult enough without the added complication of feathers.
OMG THERE IS FIC FOR THIS NOW.
oh good, I was wondering where all my Martin feelings had gone.
Things I have feelings for:
- the end of The Full House is coming up soon (excite!)…
- I still haven’t finished Hopper House Rules (shame)…
- nor the illustrations for TFH (panic) (it’s fifty chapters, cut me some slack, Lex!)..
- fandom (general ennui coupled with the inclination to flee).
- the other illustration that right now might become a collab piece (OMG EXCITE!!!).
- SDCC (HOLY FRAK IT IS GOING TO BE EPIC)
- BBri (happy)
- work (nervous)
- gchat + my Erik = THE FULL SPECTRUM OF FEELINGS
- art giveaway contest (conflicted). Should I do a giveaway? Should it be old work or new work or both? How many? Just my followers or anyone? How do people do this?