I’ve taken an interest in mathematics lately …and graphic design …and programming.
I have a kid and a job and no time to attend classes or complete on time assignments at uni or tafe but still want to learn some new skills. Luckily I live in the 21st century where anyone with an internet connection can access a world of information. There’s half a dozen brilliant sites hosting guided courses from renowned universities, colleges and tutors in any subject you can think of.
I’ve been aware of these platforms for a few years but finally decided to sign up to a few. I completed Intro to Graphic Design (a free course offered by designer Sean Berg) on Udemy.com this morning just to dip my toes in the water and found the course quick, interesting and concise. I have a cute little certificate of completion which is uncredited of course but there are many accredited and verified courses out there. I have now moved onto Astrobiology offered by the University of Edinburgh through Coursera. This one does offer a verified certificate for $49 but I haven’t decided if I want it yet. You can always just sign up to access the course files without the certificates which can be shared on LinkedIn and added to digital resumes. This feature is useful for work skills like basic web design and Microsoft Suite tutorials.
Wish me luck with Astrobiology!