Although, as pointed out in the article “Behind the Screens” [Fall 2014], there is some criticism of MOOCs, I have found them to be a tremendous opportunity to continue the process of lifelong learning.
Taking part in the Coursera program has allowed me to take challenging science courses online from such prestigious institutions as Cal Tech, Duke, the University of Tokyo, the University of Chicago, and the University of Edinburgh, and from professors who, in some cases, wrote the book on the subject. I feel like I have found philosopher’s heaven, and I didn’t have to die to get there.
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Published in the Winter 2014 issue