Tag: online course
History of Rock and more Books: What I’ve been doing and What’s next
I haven’t posted more book reviews during the last days because I had been busier than usual and one of the reasons is that I’m enrolled on an online course: History of Rock Part 2 by the University of Rochester (I finished History of Rock Part 1 weeks ago) and between watching the Video lectures, work on my notes and take a quiz (corresponding to two weeks of classes) is like being in College again (but I love it).
Now, back to things books related…. What’s next:
- I’m working on a post about Audiobooks that I’ll be posting this week and
- For my next reading, I’m trying to decide between:
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas
The two books are very different, but both have good reviews (and average rating of 4 in Goodreads).
And that’s it for now, I have to get ready to go to the Library (there are some DVDs ready for me to pick up), have a great day you all!
Hobbies and E-learning: Acquiring new skills on Music and Cooking
A few months ago I found an excellent website where you can take different online courses, the site is http://www.cousera.org.
The first course I took (for free) and finished two months ago, was Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning provided by the University of California, Irvine. In this course I learned some basic aspects of IRS, Insurance and Retirement.
The course format included video lectures, quizzes, readings, some peer asignments and you can also interact with your peers through discussion forums.
Like besides reading, other of my hobbies are cooking and music, I recently started other courses on the same website (also offered free of charge):
-Introduction to Guitar by Berklee College of Music
-Child Nutrition and Cooking by Stanford University
The first week of the guitar course was interesting (of course first I had to convince my husband to let me use one of his guitars to practice), the video lectures were entertaining, I learned to identify the different parts of the guitar and even though my fingers hurt at the end of the practice, I felt satisfied because I learned how to play the first two chords 🙂
This week began the course of Nutrition and Cooking, and I’m anxious to start my first assignment in the kitchen.