Week 2 of Creative Programming with University Of London and Coursera

June 24, 2013

It’s week 2 of Creative Programing with the University of London International Programmes and Coursera.  For me the beginning of the course has some fits and starts because of how I managed notifications.  The class is very interesting to me for a few reasons.  This course content is very interesting and just what I was looking for in a programming class this summer – we ‘creatives,’ or non-programmers who need these tools, are learning how to build Apps and games.  The pedagogy is also interesting because it is a little different from my regular degree track course work, and a little different from other Coursera modules I have enrolled in.  It makes sense that different subjects will be taught in different ways.  The ‘take away’ for me is that my daily and weekly schedules have to be managed a little differently.  That’s a very good thing because it helps me to evaluate how I work, and helps me be certain I can get the best results from my effort when my regular course study term begins in the fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Try Coursera, and the University of London International Programmes

June 7, 2013

Are you thinking about enrolling in a University of London International Programmes course of study? Maybe you are already enrolled and are considering increasing the number of courses you register for this term? If you are, then this summer could be a good time to see what it is like to study in an online format, or to find out what it is like to manage multiple units. The University of London International Programmes is participating in Coursera, and offering several courses you can try at no cost. The course structure outlines the amount of time you should expect to invest in the courses, and provides easy to follow dashboards. The courses incorporate video lectures, live interaction on social media platforms, weekly assignments, and extensive online resources. I am enrolled in a few Coursera modules this summer, including two offered by our university.

There is a lot of dialogue about online learning as a contemporary, progressive model for providing focused, affordable, high quality degree level study. Some conversations about online study revolve around developing specific career skills. Whatever your goals, online study with an institution like ours has a lot to recommend it. Read the rest of this entry »

All the Best – The best of times!

April 10, 2013

So we all need a hideout corner in the midst of stressful times such as these.

For me, the only ‘corner’ I resort to is the one where my piano lay. Playing a tune and penning down an ode alongside reminds me of the importance of rhythm: Not too slow, not too fast. I always try to employ that idea in the field of academics too.

This blog contains one such ode by me, which goes out to all my fellow students at the University of London International Programmes. Cheers!

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Women and their HOLIness!

March 8, 2013

In my previous blog, I wrote about bridging gaps. Speaking of which, there’s a noticeable gap between Planet Venus and Mars, the apparent origins of women and men respectively. If you come to think of it, the descriptions do make sense.. After all, planet Venus is pretty much in between the cool-blue earth and the blazing sun – It reaches out for the star yet remains down to earth! So this blog is dedicated to those who’ve come down from that beautiful planet.

As the cliché goes, the essence of being a woman is her gentleness and her tenderness. But, these traits are misunderstood to be her weakness. In fact, I’d say they’re like grass blades which are also gentle and tender – That is what makes them flexible to bend with the storm and spring back into action thereafter. The gentleness, therefore, is a grass blades’ strength, not its weakness. The same goes for women.

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