The above phrase in my opinion really hits the nail on the head. It applies for people like me, who have just graduated from uni and definitely still have a lot to learn, but also for “old hands” in their fields, who might want to learn something new. Udacity (launched by a Stanford professor) brings uni courses to the internet for free and allows everyone to finish them at their own pace. In my opinion this is a really great platform. I am currently enrolled in two courses, each of them consisting of seven week-long units. After each “hexamester” of seven weeks new courses are held and some of them are re-run. There are two other popular platforms available which I haven’t tried yet though, Coursera (Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton) and edX (MIT, Harvard). Definitely worth a try.
Archive for June, 2012
Welcome to my personal website, where I present my work and research activities. As I have just graduated from university, not much has been added yet. But hopefully, this will change over the course of time.
I am currently a research assistant at the Bio Systems Analysis Group at the University in Jena. In September I will leave Germany behind and move to the UK, where I am going to commence my PhD at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton.