Monday, November 12, 2012

I *RULE*!!!!!


Not only did I open a jam jar for my 24-yr-old daughter today, but I passed the final exam for my Model Thinking class.

Old, schmold, that's what I have to say about that!  Hah!

I learned today that a new Model Thinking class will open soon.  (Not sure what the definition of "soon" is....  No later than January, I bet, but I don't know.)

Any of you who have been intrigued by my comments about Model Thinking should give it a shot.  Extremely interesting content, well taught!  Hard work! -- especially if you can't remember algebra.  If you don't know how to compute an average, I think the math is over your head.  If you did well in algebra in high school, you can manage the class, I think, but the math may be a slog if you forgot as much of it as I did.  It came back, but  v_e_r_y slowly....

Massive Open Online Courses are (one of) the thing(s) of the moment!  Here's an article from the New York Times on the topic.......

I'm not a particularly tech-forward person, so I'm amused to be near the cutting edge of the MOOC phenomenon.

No one has asked to interview me yet, but as a 60-yr-old woman who has successfully completed a strenuous MOOC, I think they should!

Having all of this fascinating content available to anyone who has internet access is seriously cool.  I will definitely take more classes in the future!

And I'll open more jam jars, too!



jennifer black said...

You crack me up, girl. Woo-hoo to you!

P.S. I'm enrolled in a MOOC that starts after T-giving, but hopefully there's no math in mine. It's about reason and argument--taught by Duke profs. Should be good (I hope).

And, hey, at 5 months from 60 myself, I'm all for the "I [ahem ... we] rule" title of your post. ;0)

Go get 'em!


I need orange said...

"Why, thank you," she said, lowering her eyes modestly.

:-) lol.......................

HEY! I'm signed up for that argument class, too!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not sure if I'm going to do it, though -- I found out that Mary Ann Moss is going to teach a travel journal class at about the same time.

I loooooooooooooove Mary Ann's work, especially her travel journals. I took her stenciling class a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed watching her process (and listening to her voice trail off as she got involved in what she was doing.... :-) ).

I am TOTALLY taking her travel-journal class.

But it would be really fun to take the argument class with you. We could sit in the back and make snide comments to each other! :-) :-)

I could do both, with no math, I bet........ It was mostly the math that made Model Thinking hard.....

I am still signed up for the argument class, and I think, now, that I will have to give it a shot, given that you are taking it!

We *DO* rule, and that is all.

:-) :-) :-)