Investing in Online Learning for Himself and Others: Meet Moussa

In addition to leveraging edX courses to support his career in project management, Moussa, an operations director in Mali, is working on a project to help more students in Mali discover online learning. Read his story to learn more.

What edX course or program did you take and what were your goals in taking it?

I have taken the Gestion de projets de développement course on edx with a verified certificate. As a master’s degree student in Project Management, my objective was to improve my academic knowledge and professional skills about project management.

How was your experience learning online?

edx has helped me gain easy and limitless access to quality online courses. The course was exciting and instructive with videos, readings, and hands-on assignments. Importantly, I could take the course any time and anywhere. That flexibility allowed me [to balance] my work and study schedules.

How has your learning impacted your career, life, or community?

This course has given more confidence about the knowledge and skills in project management both academically and professionally as I mastered core concepts and practices of the field. Currently, I am piloting a project which is promoting edX MOOCs in Mali to help numerous students discover and learn any chosen subject from the world’s top institutions.

How do you plan to use your learning in the future? What’s next for you?

My goal is to use my online learning experience to create an Online Learning Academy in Mali which will allow community schools to design and deliver online courses with an emphasis on the national curriculum. Personally, I will pursue online certification and professional development programs in the area of project management.

What advice would you give new edX students?

Learn anything that appeals to you! School programs limit what subjects or disciplines you should learn, but MOOCs are completely “open” for you to learn anything, anytime and anywhere.

Anything else you’d like to share about your experience learning on edX?

I have been taking online courses on edX since 2014. I am telling you, edX has made an incredible journey offering MOOCs. This is an opportunity, take it!

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