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What is Cousera.org
Coursera.org was brought to my attention by reading one of those life hack posts on Pintrest. It got my interest when it said free, as with most any online ploy. It was late and my brain was suffering from infomercial-sidus and I was pulled towards the website. After a few minutes I discovered it was free and hey the courses are actual live classes, (some pre-recorded work at your own pace), I signed up and began browsing their huge selection of classes. I found a Greek and Roman mythology class I signed up for. I also started a class from Virginia University on studying historical fiction. They have classes on computer programming and medical fields. They also have a lot of classes geared towards teaching. I have only been on the site for a few weeks but I have already seen them announce new classes.
Upon further exploration the site offers a verified certificate if you pass the class. They do charge almost $40 per certificate, but the class is 100 percent free. The classes I've signed up for also provide links for books or source material, that is free of charge. I myself have a bachelor's and an associate's, so acquiring more student debt does not appeal. This site works for me, because I only want to learn and have no need for another piece of paper with a fancy seal that just collects dust.
Some benefits I have noticed about Coursera
Engaging my brain has always improved my mood and day. I find that having no requirement to take certain classes and being able to pick from many different majors offers a stress-free way to learn. I can't wait until the Android app class starts again, so I can make my own app and maybe earn a secondary income. There are many classes that will teach you everything from building electronics to understanding the health care bill. Knowledge is power and in my opinion one of the biggest benefits one can have.
Katy Perry Birthday (Coursera parody)
President Obama speaks about Coursera
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