I know I am late to the party, but I do have to admit that using the Open Live Writer instead of the Blogger editor is a nice way to post. I can start a post and wander around and do other things and come back later and not worry if I lose connection. Those of you who have used Live Writer all along are going ‘duh’. As a computer professional (read: inflated ego) I felt I had to use an html editor in order to be ‘real’ or something. Result was that I didn’t post much.
I think the thyroid medicine is starting to wake me up a bit mentally. Yesterday I saw mention of on-line courses on Canvas.net that are free. If you have read much of my earlier blog you might remember that I am really into the idea of free on-line education. At one point I played with the idea of putting together what I thought my version of an on-line secondary degree might look like, which was not an original idea. Heather, Wendy Usually Wanders’ daughter was doing that waaaay back when. I loved the idea. That was as far as I got, though.
I do feel like I have some major gaps in my education. Math has always kept me back as I didn’t like most of the math instructors in my high school and therefore never took geometry or any further classes there. That held me back when I sent for my technical degree, and is why it is a technical degree and not an engineering degree. I have signed up for the free Math101 at canvas. I got a 97% on the pre-test, so some of the college pre-calculus stayed with me. However, I’m going through the videos anyway filling in the the gaps. They seem to use Khan Academy videos for this, so I may just slide over to Khan to work my way on up from here. It would be so awesome to actually understand the calculus I faked my way through in college. It was interesting to stretch a bit mentally taking the pre-test, and probably what my mind needs to feel less foggy.
I did something special today, but I’ll wait until tomorrow to tell about it.