NaNoWriMo had been great so far, but it hasn’t taken control of my life like my blog would make it seem. I wanted to give a tiny shout out to another part of my adventure year that I’ve been enjoying: taking online classes.
Despite my mom’s pleading, none of my siblings have really considered online college. I guess we were all too excited about finally having professors, classrooms, and peers. I want to learn how to sit behind a desk and watch and lecture and know what disguisting cafeteria food tastes like, you know?
In the meantime, on my way towards a physical university, I’ve been quite enjoying free online classes and have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and peer interaction levels that I’ve found.
|Some of the best colleges in the world offer online versions of their classes for absolutely no cost. You don’t recieve college credit or formal recognition, but you get to learn from some of the brightest minds in the world.|
As a gap year kid, I must admit I was a bit worried about my brain rotting. I need to keep sharp for college studies next year.
|Suddenly I love the internet a little bit more. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RESOURCES!|
The last class I took was a Global History Lab – which I highly highly reccomend for anyone interested in history and/or international studies. Not only did I learn a lot, but I was able to interact and work on projects with other history lovers from around the world. Seriously, my team was made of people from the U.S., South Africa, and The Netherlands. Working with people from diverse backrounds helped expose my personal bias and culture.