With last month's update, Edward De Los Santos had just completed his second Coursera MOOC course, Internet History, Technology, and Security through the University of Michigan. He had earned a 102.3% with distinction. His first course, English Composition I: Achieving Expertise! (Duke University), concluded in mid-June, which he passed successful with an 86.6% and a distinction. His goal is to obtain as much college credit as he can with his chosen university via a prior learning assessment portfolio.
First, are any of your friends taking MOOCs?
Because of sharing your articles, I know of at least one my work colleagues who has signed up with Coursera, which is great. My wife wants to as well, but she's been busy with a lot of her own projects. Her dad also took the IHTS course before, too. I'm sure once the word gets out more people I know will.
How are you faring in your third MOOC?
I'm now in week four of The Ancient Greeks with Wesleyan University and it's going quite well. I'm averaging a high B with my quizzes. With all the information you have to remember, I'm happy with it.
That's is great! Have you enrolled in any more MOOCs?
Not yet. As I mentioned last month it all depends upon whether or not I register to take an IT certification exam. And, of course, my work schedule dictates that, too. My January course, The Modern World: Global History since 1760, is 14 weeks and I most likely won't register for another one at the same time or have any overlap. Although, I can probably juggle the courses if they overlap by a week either way. I wouldn't want to do more than that, though.
If you do register for another MOOC, what subject would you like it in?
I'd like another humanities course. I really enjoy learning about other cultures' art, history, music, and architecture. It also needs to fit between late October and mid-January.
Most people can relate to that scenario. Edward, good luck on your third MOOC! And thank you so much for taking the time to speak about your progress.