When I first heard of Coursera, it was from a supervisor at an old job. Similar to present circumstances, I’d found myself in the midst of the back-to-school rush and was pining for the return of the days where I could sit back and watch someone present ‘something new’ to me for my scrutiny and/or delight, every day.
“If you want to go back to school, why don’t you just sign up for Coursera?” she said.
“What is that?” I’d asked.
“It’s a site with free courses -but they’re by legitimate schools.”
Legitimate, I thought.
Little did I know that I’d find such gems. And in the spirit of promoting continued learning I’m going to pass one along to you:
Sign up for courses on:
- Music Business Foundations
- Developing Your Musicianship
- Songwriting ** personal fav
- Introduction to Music Production
- Plus a world of many others!
I should be sure to add the disclaimer – for the most part the cost is absolutely zero – but the only catch is that you don’t get a certificate for completing them unless you pay about $50 per course… but on the whole, that’s still better than a kick in the pants.