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What course(s) would you take if you had the entire next week off??

  • 12 September 2019
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Your work/school/family just gave you all of next week off (woohoo!). You have 7 full days, and the 'catch' is that you need to spend it on doing Coursera courses. :)

Which course(s) would you take, and why??

Mine: Electronic Music Production https://www.coursera.org/specializations/electronic-music-production

Why: I've always wanted to learn how to make music on digital software! I can be a night owl and could see myself getting into this stuff late into the night, so would be perfect for a week without night/day division.

What about you??

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I seriously doubt that a week is enough to actually absorb all the material in a course properly and retain it. You can obviously take a course and finish it, but do you really get it?
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Hey @Lochcarron , totally valid point. It's more of a thought experiment to see what courses people would love to take if they had the time - to your point, I'm assuming that taking a course wouldn't be the end of learning the material. I feel that without continued application and further learning, even a month spent on taking the course at a slower pace would lose much of the value over time.

Having said that, would love to know - what are some of your favorite / more enjoyed courses so far, and what kind of pace did you take them at (and how did it work for you personally)?
I started on Coursera 6/7 years ago on the Old Platform. It was so much better for learning and forum participation. I took about 40 courses then. Still do on other sites too. I concentrated on Astronomy/Cosmology ones, but have done courses in all sorts of subjects. These days I take them, but never do the Peer Review Assignments πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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I love this thought experiment, @JamesLee! Let's see ... I think I'd want to take a lot of different courses! Here's what's at the top of my list right now:

ART of the MOOC: Activism and Social Movements
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement
Justice, Mercy, and Mass Incarceration
Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface
Everyday Chinese Medicine
Guided Imagery
Buddhism and Modern Psychology
The Truth about Cats and Dogs
ASU TESOL Professional Certificate

Those top three courses would pair well together, I think. Maybe you've given me an idea for my next vacation!
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This is a nice thought. I would choose these two courses:
Machine Learning with Python.
The Science of Well-being.