This week, Kristi emailed from Maryland to tell us that taking multiple courses for audit has been a fun way to keep her mind sharp. “I’m taking the courses purely for self-gratification, but find them to be so stimulating that I am not afraid to share my new wealth of knowledge whether at the volunteer clinic, with friends, family, or at parties.” Kristi’s coursework so far includes ANUx’s Engaging India, DelftX’s Introduction to Water Treatment, and GeorgetownX’s Genomic Medicine Gets Personal.
Caleb from Brazil took several courses, including MITx’s Introduction to Programming and Computer Science Using Python, BerkeleyX’s Engineering Software As A Service – Part I and Principles of Written English – Part I & III, UTAustinX’s Linear Algebra – Foundations to Frontiers and Effective Thinking Through Mathematics, and UWashingtonX’s Becoming a Resilient Person – all of which built his confidence in math and will help him pursue his career goals. “Even with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, the courses were hard at the beginning, because I didn’t realize how challenging they would be — the courses on edX are really serious about learning.”
Corinne from Trinidad & Tobago started her online coursework with HarvardX’s Copyright Law, and was surprised about her online course experience. “I always thought of myself as a hands-on person who needed to go to a traditional class,” she said. “I was in awe of the use of technology to provide reading materials and other class resources, the live discussions that we were privy to with amazing experts in the field and our class sessions that allowed me to meet interesting people from all over the world.”
Catherine, age 12 from Hawai’i, emailed to let us know that she liked her two edX courses (and getting certificates for both), HarvardX’s CB22.1x The Ancient Greek Hero and American Capitalism: A History from CornellX. “EdX provides me with independent study that I can discuss with my parents at home. I can even discuss some of my learning with my older brothers and sister.”
You can read these and more of the great stories we’ve been collecting at our edX Learner Story blog, here.
So, what’s your edX story? Are you just starting out in your online learning education or are you a seasoned veteran? Either way, sharing your story will inspire online learners new and old, and will keep the edX team driven and excited to provide even more quality online education from top universities to our global community of learners. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.