I'm surprised I managed to stumble onto this site, but was happy when I found it. I'm mainly trying to get back into a more academic-centered mindset, as well as educate myself on topics that have always interested me. I'm interested in going back to school in the near future, though my goals are somewhat different after I hurt my back a few years ago. I figure that studying and learning is a good way to distract myself from body aches and leave a record of being productive despite my back keeping me mainly confined to my room most days. I'm also taking some web development and visual design classes, as well starting to study for the A+ certification. I've always wanted to expand my knowledge of computers; being stuck in bed or at my desk has given me the perfect opportunity to really dive in.
But while I'm here, the first course I'm going to take is entirely for personal enjoyment. So I enrolled in PHIL103, and I'll be merrily contemplating abstract ideas with no verifiable answers to counteract the real-world education that fills most of my time. I'm a sucker for getting lost in my thoughts.
Nice to "meet" all of you! This seems like an interesting community, and I definitely appreciate the effort to make college-level accredited courses available for free, even though it probably bumps this page down past the 3rd page of paid-online classes that are available all around these days. I believe that everyone deserves the chance to a good education and to earn college credits - especially those who cannot afford to pay but have the drive to find places like this gem.
Happy to be here among the rest of the self-directed students
If anyone ever wants a study buddy for a class - any class - you're welcome to message me. I may or may not have the time available, but I'm always looking to explore a new subject!
Ok back to class Oh yeah, my name is Elizabeth. Happy studying!