Just two years later, I gave birth to my beautiful son Equis, and the idea of going back to school seemed unlikely. As a stay-at-home mom, I am undeniably busy, and given my unemployment, I could afford to take just two Memoir classes through Gotham Writers Workshop.
Having to stop taking courses really upset me, which is why I'm grateful to have found Coursera (Thanks, Melissa!). Coursera is a company that partners with top universities worldwide to offer free online courses to anyone and everyone.
Let me repeat that: Coursera offers free online courses from top universities like Duke, Columbia, Stanford, Brown and John Hopkins, to anyone who wants to further their education.
I was so wowed by the course offerings I signed up for eight classes right away:
- Writing II: Rhetorical Composing - The Ohio State University
- Sports and Society - Duke University
- Child Nutrition and Cooking - Stanford University
- The Camera Never Lies - University of London International Programmes
- The Fiction of Relationship - Brown University
- Children Acquiring Literacy Naturally - University of California, Santa Cruz
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels - University of Colorado Boulder
- Videogames and Learning - University of Wisconsin-Madison
I started my first class, Rhetorical Writing, last week, and I couldn't be more excited about this experience. I am literally interacting with students from all over the world, including Europe, America and Asia.
I want you to join me on this amazing experience. Besides loving the fact that the courses are free, I also love that they are online because I don't have to find a babysitter or travel in order to attend them!
I'm inviting you to visit Coursera.org, and sign up for a course that interests you. And, no, this post is not sponsored. I just so love this program, I want to share it with you all!
I Want to Know:
- Did you check out Coursera? Tell me below if you signed up for any courses!
- When was the last time you took an academic course? Was it online or in-person?
- What did you/do you love most about school?