I don’t have to go to school anymore. I remember dreaming about not having to learn/study anymore and then after graduating, I suddenly wanted to go back. There is something invigorating about being in a university setting — young people, an atmosphere of being able to make a difference. At last, thanks to the wonders of the internet, I am able to partake in learning — studying what I want and when I want it free of charge.
I signed up and am very much enjoying a Coursera course called “A Brief History of Humankind“. … and naturally, when it rains, it pours so I also went to a class on Big Data last week taught by Cloudera. The Big Data class was for work and by the end of last week, I felt like my brain was going to explode. The 90 mile a day commute didn’t help and I am glad that I can watch my Coursera lectures anywhere and anytime. This isn’t my last first Coursera class and it won’t be my last. Have you taken a class recently or learned something new on your own?