Did you know that today is Digital Learning Day? With our rapidly changing technology, digital learning has become integrated into our lives even here in Mexico. Digital learning has made higher learning accessible to many who live in rural areas here in Mexico at the secondary, preparatory and even university level.
My son is currently enrolled in UVEG’s preparatory courses for his high school diploma. He’s doing well although Algebra has been giving him problems. He’s 49% through his course of study. He will finish just a little bit before his classmates who are studying in the traditional way and he doesn’t have to get up at 5 am. It works for us!
While the emphasis on technology promoted by the official Digital Learning Day in the classroom is intended for K-12 learning, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of my favorite online courses I’ve enjoyed over the years.
The Science of Happiness by far takes the cake. It’s free. It’s just like being in a classroom with assignments and stuff. And I learned a LOT. You can read my review here.
A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment with Dr. Raj was entertaining but I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as The Science of Happiness. Dr. Raj is quite a character and definitely adds to the fun aspect of this course.
I also took Oregon State University’s free course Intro to Permaculture. Even as an intro course, I think it was a little beyond me, but I did learn oodles of information about permaculture. Getting my husband to implement these “new” ideas hasn’t happened completely yet, but we are getting there. You can read my review here.
Another class I enjoyed was The Challenges of Global Poverty at Class Central. Although most of the research was based on data collected in India, I found poverty in Mexico to be very similar. Here’s my review.
Herbal Academy’s courses are wonderful! I’ve taken several courses which have expanded my understanding of herbs considerably.
Botany and Wildcrafting Course
Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management Course
The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course
And the one that started it all, the Herbal Medica Course.
I haven’t had the same quality of classes at Udemy, but then maybe I’ve just been taking different sorts of classes, practical rather than life learning in nature.
I’ve taken and completed 30 Day Blog Transformation Challenge and shared the helpful information with my SOTB Bloggers Group so that we all can improve. I’ve begun but not finished, Lifestyle Upgrades for Busy Adults, maybe because I’m too busy. I’m currently enrolled in Linked in Basics for Freelancers, Marketing on Linkedin, and Pinterest Marketing. Social media still baffles me. I’m hoping to make some headway on understanding how these platforms work with these classes.
Of course, I have my own digital learning course to offer. Surviving Voluntary Exile: Overcoming Common Obstacles to Making a Successful Life Transition is available at Coursecraft. You can enroll today for 25% less in honor of Digital Learning Day here.
So that’s my contribution to Digital Learning Day #DLDay because you are never too old to learn something new!