A Free Online Bachelor’s Level Biology Education

March 3, 2016
A Free Online Bachelor’s Level Biology Curriculum

Could it be possible to put together the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Biology entirely through free massively open online courses (MOOCs) offered by top tier universities? Lately I’ve entertained ideas of going back to school for a PhD in Biology. Most programs require that you have the equivalent of a B.S. in Biology, …

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How to Learn Danish Online

February 26, 2016
How to Learn Danish Online

Like my earlier post about learning Swedish, my motivation for attempting Danish also stems from a TV show. In fact, a TV show that is in both Swedish and Danish called The Bridge (Broen in Danish/Bron in Swedish). In The Bridge, a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the …

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Adventures in Learning Swedish

February 20, 2016
Adventures in Learning Swedish

tl;dr – I watched the Swedish sci-fi series Äkta Människor (Real Humans) and it’s now one of my favorite shows of all time. While the show had English subtitles, it inspired me to learn some Swedish for a more complete viewing experience. This post discusses the Swedish learning experience and links to some Swedish learning …

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The Four Disciplines: Vital Knowledge for Business and Life

December 30, 2014
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As much as you learned in your school years, once you left school you probably realized that you didn’t know as much as you thought you did and there was still plenty about life and work to figure out. Lately I’ve been thinking about continuing education and what areas we can focus on as adults to …

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Coursera Review: The MOOC Experience

November 23, 2014
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Nearly three months ago I disappeared from public life. And the reason is Coursera. One of my pet obsessions these days is the microbiome and when co-founder of American Gut, Rob Knight, announced that they were organizing a class on the microbiome I knew I had to be there. It was to be hosted by …

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Autodidacticism: Self-Learning for Success

November 19, 2014
Autodidacticism: Self-Learning for Success

All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten? Hogwash. Everything I really needed to know about life, I learned outside of formal schooling. One secret the most successful and most interesting people know is that studying and learning does not end the day you finish K-12, college, or however far you made it …

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