Coursera

Lurking in MOOCs

That’s what I’m currently doing, lurking and being a bad student. Skipping class for weeks and then maybe showing up to have a look around. Not doing the assigned work, although this is so expected that the instructor tells the… Read More ›

Adventures in a Pop Art MOOC

I finished the Warhol MOOC in Coursera, which unfortunately ended with me having to evaluate three student essays, a job I detested for pay, so was not happy about doing for free. Well, not totally unhappy either, since they use… Read More ›

and some learning

Update 5/5/14: I dropped the course today and took a raincheck on taking it the next time it’s offered. Yes, I was paying for the certificate and they will let you try again later. I could not keep up with… Read More ›

surprised by Martians

I’ve begun reading Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950) for the Coursera course that begins later this month. I never had the opportunity to take a course on Fantasy and Science Fiction in my course work for any of my… Read More ›