Sunday, May 3, 2015

I am Taking a Coursera Course....and I Am Almost Done

I have been taking a course on Coursera called Content Strategy for Professionals 1: Engaging Audiences for Your Organization.

And guess what…I have stayed mostly on track, and I think I will finish it.

Really.

I only have one week left, and I have only one task to complete. Not bad if I do say so myself. I must be a genius. Not like the 95% of you who started a MOOC and didn’t finish (Not that I ever did that). Not this time. I am a "five percenter” (well, almost) and proud of it.

OK, seriously.

Even though some say high drop out rates don’t matter, I wanted to finish this course for two reasons:
  1. I am interested in the topic
  2. I didn’t want to start it and not complete it 
It helps that I have been injured and not able to train for my next race, the Uber Rocker 50K, so I have had extra time. But I did want to go through the course watch all the lectures, take notes, think about some of the important topics, and even finish the assignment.

The only thing I did not do was participate in the discussion forums. I found them overwhelming and pointless. They felt more like support communities and course communities.

Next week, I will write about what I thought of the course and what I learned.

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