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Well, it all started when I found out that i am too dumb to get admission in a good college and learn what I want.

So, I started learning things on my own over the internet like YouTube & Khan_Academy etc. (tbh, I spent most of my time on NetFlix but at least I tried 😅) and i guess somewhere there on these platforms in the comments section, someone had mentioned about taking a course on "cancer biology" on Coursera from a well-known university. So, I jumped right in...

...Now, I have completed 2 courses about Cancer (without certificates 😂) and I am planning on taking a 3 part course on Immunology (I guess you can see where I am going, IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY 😁) after I take exams for my final semester, which is a total waste of time tbh.

Long story short, I can't put i in words that how thankful I am for platforms like Coursera. I hope I can also become a part of somethig just like this (checkout ths song, it's great 😉) and play my part in making this world a better place (which most of us don't deserve 😑 )
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I knew about coursera from the Syrian Youth Assembly on Facebook....
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I have learned about Coursera from my daughter who has taken a course in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe.
As I have always been interested in medieval history, I 've made up my mind to have a deeper look into this topic - now about the kingdoms of the Middle East rather than those of Europe (which I know rather well).
The course in Anciet Egypt and its Civilization delivered by Dr David P. Silverman from Pennsylvania University drew my attention by the abundance of visual material displayed during the lectures and by the personality of the lecturer who, at the same time, is a researcher exploring the sites and the things which he is speaking of. Such experience always adds value to any lecture and makes it undoubtedly attractive to both specialists and amateurs.
So, this is why I am here.
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My very first MOOC was "The Science of Everyday Thinking" at edX. Because I found the discussions by Professor Richard Nisbett interesting, I google searched him and found his course at Coursera, Mindware. In addition to this course, I have enrolled in several classes here since then. I am very pleased with this coincident and would like to thank Coursera for offering excellent courses!
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This remind me of time one year ago, when I was desperate to go for higher education. I was looking all over the internet for solutions. I wanted to learn from the best teachers from the best universities. Then I found Coursera. I searched for courses related to my field. I found my first course, "Understanding Plants - part I: What a Plant Knows". I immediately got myself enrolled. I was fascinated by the teaching techniques and discussion of scientific discoveries by Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. I finished that coursed and enrolled in 2nd part . And my journey continues from that time. I am doing online courses when I get time. It makes me happy when I learn something new.
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Debasish Paul
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This remind me of time one year ago, when I was desperate to go for higher education. I was looking all over the internet for solutions. I wanted to learn from the best teachers from the best universities. Then I found Coursera. I searched for courses related to my field. I found my first course, "Understanding Plants - part I: What a Plant Knows". I immediately got myself enrolled. I was fascinated by the teaching techniques and discussion of scientific discoveries by Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. I finished that coursed and enrolled in 2nd part . And my journey continues from that time. I am doing online courses when I get time. It makes me happy when I learn something new.
Warm Regards.
Debasish Paul


How wonderful, @Debasish! I didn't know about this course – now I want to take it, too! Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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This remind me of time one year ago, when I was desperate to go for higher education. I was looking all over the internet for solutions. I wanted to learn from the best teachers from the best universities. Then I found Coursera. I searched for courses related to my field. I found my first course, "Understanding Plants - part I: What a Plant Knows". I immediately got myself enrolled. I was fascinated by the teaching techniques and discussion of scientific discoveries by Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D. I finished that coursed and enrolled in 2nd part . And my journey continues from that time. I am doing online courses when I get time. It makes me happy when I learn something new.
Warm Regards.
Debasish Paul
How wonderful, @Debasish! I didn't know about this course – now I want to take it, too! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

You are welcome Laura.

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