Written by Rochelle Gapere
On January 28, 2013, I am going back to school and it is F-R-E-E!!! The thought of learning interesting new subjects for FREE excites me to no end. I really love to learn!! A few days ago my friend Nicole told me about Coursera. In short, Coursera is …I stole this little snippet from their webpage:
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.
Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.
In one sitting I registered for 4 classes. It was quick, easy and FREE!!! The first class I am taking is Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I. The class lasts 5 weeks and it is online. Upon completion, certificates are offered. The last time I was in an intense learning environment was in 2005 in Law School. Since then I have toyed with the idea of going back to school for an MBA, but I wasn’t sold on the time or financial commitments required. Welp! BINGO!!! Coursera is the answer to my yearning to exercise my brain muscles and learn problem.
They offer tons of interesting classes. Take a looksie on the link below to see if anything tickles your fancy.
Course Link: https://www.coursera.org/courses
*Cheers to Growing to Greatness in 2013*