Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Become a Learning Machine

If you find your education lacking, its now easier than ever to learn your way out of it. Universities all over the world put their lectures online. You can find one that teaches the topic of interest in a way that works for you.

And if you don't understand something, you can STOP the lecture and google it until you do. Replay the few seconds of video to make sure you heard it right. Do whatever it takes. You're in control.

Become a learning machine. Then no one can stop you.

Case in point. I lack a computer science background and get stumped when asked about basic software engineering concepts like sorting algorithms.  And I'm a software engineer. Or at least I play one on TV. :-)

So I finally decided to do something about it. I've found several courses on the topic. Here's one from Australia:

All the world's knowledge is being made accessible to you. Seize the opportunity!