I know that nobody is interested, but it's my blog and I'll write it anyway.
OK, I admit to being totally, utterly addicted to these online college courses. My thirst for knowledge is greater than I ever imagined. I decided I could only reasonably do two courses at once, therefore I am doing five.
Genetics and Evolution: I resigned myself to the fact that I am going to fail this. Each weekly test is about 50% math questions and I am simply not going to get them right. In order to do so I would need to spend many, many hours a weeks practising and understanding mathematical formulas that I don't currently understand, and to what avail? No. I get the basic concepts, I leave the math to others. I shall continue to enjoy the course and learn what is BEHIND it all. Sod the math.
Modern World, Global History Since 1760: Going to ace this, scores regularly in the high 90s. Love this course. Love it love it love it. The truth behind life as we know it.
Philosophy: Week 2 - it still sounds like total bollocks. But I must give it a chance. Apparently we know nothing.
Energy 101: High scores. A lot of very surprising facts. Essentially the average Joe arguing this knows nothing. I have no solutions but at least in future I won't be talking out of my arse on the topic.
Astrobiology: The great surprise. High scores. This course is blowing me away. I am almost embarrassed at how easy I am finding it. (Hint: There's no math involved).
I have signed up for three more courses which start in under a month's time, i.e. before these five finish.
Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Aboriginal Worldviews and Education
Science, Technology and Society in China
I have given up on one course I had started:
Critical Thinking in Global Challenges.
One of the professors had an unintelligible French accent, and there were other factors.
I also pulled out of:
Watched one lecture and wanted to slit my own throat.
There is a pattern here.
I have signed up for 24 other courses during 2013. Effectively it's like taking 3 degrees at once. Keeps me out of mischief.