Coursera

So many things to learn, so little time.

Coursera is a new source for education describing itself as a “social entrepreneurship company that partners with top universities in the world” so that anyone in the world can take their courses online. Free.

On Monday I begin “Networked Life”, a new course in the Market and Social Systems Engineering Program at the University of Pennsylvania. I look forward to learning from Professor Michael Kearns. For those who want to learn, it’s out there to learn.

Derek Bok said “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”.

John Dewey: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Even if you can’t go to school right now, for whatever reason, find something good to learn! It’s out there!

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About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ risoff.com or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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