Madrid, Spain | Age 34
I’m a professional violinist in an orchestra in Madrid, Spain, and a freelance teacher. I have a B.S. and advanced diploma in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and two B.S.s in violin. So, why would somebody with so much advanced education get engaged in edX courses?
I have always regarded MIT, Harvard, and the other institutions on edX with a lot of respect and looked upon their students with envy. I wanted to try myself in a course that had the Word ‘MIT,’ even with an ‘x’ at the end. I love the mechanism of how MOOCs work, particularly how a student can choose from a very diverse set of courses and adapt to them, how the discussion forum is a source of ongoing help in the course, and how each student can set his own pace.
Until edX, I never had the chance to learn computer programming. I want to keep extending my knowledge or expertise in any field I enjoy, no matter if it is related or not to my particular job, until my brain says enough! Any knowledge is welcome, even more in these times. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up having the chance of taking advantage of everything I’ll learn. You never know… Don’t you want a violin teacher-programmer at MIT?