This will be a very brief blog post about my MOOC experience. A MOOC is a massive online course. Many universities offer them, and generally, they are free. I took my class through Coursera.
I just completed my first MOOC from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The course I took was Forest and Humans, taught by Dr. Catherine Woodward. I found the course to be very interesting and the professor excellent. The videos were high quality and easy to listen to, though they did sometimes include details which I had to watch 2-3 times to get. One feature I enjoyed was the interviews with various practitioners in the forestry field. I was quite shocked to learn the extent of illegal logging — and that it is related to illegal drugs and human trafficking.