This is probably a little late, but I just stumbled onto Coursera – a website that offers free, high quality, online courses from Top Universities like Princeton, Stanford, Michigan, and my beloved alma mater, Penn. <3
So I think one of the key facets of a truly rich life is lifelong learning – because it makes you rich in your views of the world and of life. Snide remarks about having to complete annoying assignments aside, I’d say this is education at its best – attended only by people who truly want to learn, and not because they’re targeting a good grade or a job. I think platforms like these are going to revolutionize the education landscape – moving away from structured, syllabus-based, commodity-like obligations to organic, inspired, and customized forms of learning.
I’ve already signed up for a course starting in September. I don’t know about you, but I am super psyched. 🙂