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June 24, 2013

Massive Open Online Courses useful

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By Erin Chapin, Knox News

The most content people I know are lifelong learners. They are unafraid of having their ideas challenged, are ravenous for knowledge and are self-guided devourers of information. Not all of us are so disciplined. Some of us require the structure of a classroom and a syllabus to guide us. In post-collegiate years, when ensconced in a career, there aren’t many options for someone who wishes to delve back into academia. Night classes at a local university or junior college are sometimes undesirable due to price or time constraints. One must be dedicated to drive to school after working eight hours at a regular job. I began looking into alternative paths to education this year in order to refine my job skills and to challenge some of my dormant synapses. Flexible class schedules and the ability to study at my own pace is paramount due to the unpredictable hours in a journalist’s life. My search led me to MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses.

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