How to Succeed in a Self-Paced Course

 

No deadlines

By Pat Bowden, published November 7, 2017.

In the last three months, 560 free online courses have been released from more than 200 universities. They cover a wide range of subjects and although most are in English, several other languages are also represented. Most are self-paced courses. Continue reading

Ignite Your Everyday Creativity: a Review of the Course

Creativity in Action: a Pencil Holder

By Pat Bowden, published October 17, 2017.

“This looks interesting: a Coursera six week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Creativity. I’m a fairly creative person, this should be a cinch.”

These were my thoughts when I decided to enrol in “Ignite Your Everyday Creativity” presented by Dr Cindi Burnett and Dr John F Cabra at The State University of New York. Continue reading

How do you reward yourself after finishing?

Taking a walk can be a reward.

By Pat Bowden, published October 10, 2017.

We don’t always need a reward for finishing tasks. Sometimes the self-satisfaction of completing a task can be its own reward. If you are having trouble with motivation, however, giving yourself rewards for making progress can help. Continue reading

How Do People Spend Their MOOC Time?

Getting the right balance

By Pat Bowden, published October 3, 2017.

What is the best thing about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)? To many people, it’s their flexibility. You can enrol easily, then choose to do as much or as little of the course as you like. Continue reading

How to Turn Failure into Success

 

Turning Failure into Success

By Pat Bowden, published September 19, 2017.

Are you thinking about taking a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) but are worried it might be too hard or take up too much time? You’re not alone. Many people spend too much time thinking about things rather than simply jumping in and giving them a go. Continue reading