Monday, December 06, 2004
Google, email, messenger, Ebay, Amazon, Blogger.com, I really can’t imagine life without these things now *sigh*, they've become my soulmates, life companions! Mortal souls come and go but the spirit of these live on...
Ok ok, I here you say, enough melodrama...
Well, there's no point to this post other than that I have stumbled on something useful at last on my online escapades- something called "e-learning"... "e" and "learning". What is this..eleutheromania-learning (exactly what I need), effortless-learning? maybe, no actually its electronic-learning..I thought these two words were mutually exclusive, I havent learnt anything online, unless you include my dad's forwarded email on how to not piss your parents off. That did come in useful.
Ok I didn’t believe in this E-learning thing till I sat my arse down and tried one of Columbia University’s e-seminars. They require 100% attention which seems to be better than actually going to university and listening to the droning voice of the lecturer as your eyelids get heavier and heavier. Now I feel like doing every single one but there are over a hundered of them, which take 3-5 hours each! Which means at the rate of twice a week I can get them all done in 6 months… wana bet I can do them in a week?
My favourite ones:
Art and Politics: Cultural Criticism in a Democracy— The Origins of Modern Criticism
America and the Muslim World
Nonviolent Power in Action—Gandhi
Oil in the Arab-Persian Gulf
Iran— Islam, Revolution, and the Modern State
Another unwanted distraction... im looking for the 'self-control' seminar right now, but I can't find it.