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Busy week ahead

Looking at the week ahead, I’ll have lots to do.

It’s one of my busiest weeks with regards to university work. However, today and tomorrow are also my longest days at work for the entire month, as we need to have booked all accounts by the 10th of the month.

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My Weekly To Do List – March 2

It’s the start of another week, and that means I’ve got a new To Do List.

This week’s list is mainly study goals. I’d love to add “write a story a day” to the list, but I know I won’t have time and as much as I’d like to write creatively, education comes first. That doesn’t mean I won’t attempt to write, though.

So here’s what I need to get done by Sunday night:

  • Write & Submit CCC502 Assignment #4 by 04/03
  • Write & Submit MA501 Assignment #4 by 07/03
  • Complete Filmmaking Modules #3 & #4
  • Complete Global Health & Humanitarianism Module #2
  • Complete Theatre & Globalisation Module #3
  • Complete Cultural Studies & Modern Languages Module #3
  • Complete International Development Module #2
  • Complete Australian Literature Module #1
  • Complete Dutch Module #1
  • Complete Modern Business & Organisations Module #1
  • Update ROW80 Wednesday
  • Update Weekend Coffee Share on Saturday
  • Update ROW80 Sunday
  • Schedule next week’s blog posts
  • Finish reading The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss

I never did get Filmmaking Module #3 completed yesterday. I got completely side-tracked after lunch. But it doesn’t matter, as FutureLearn is not as strict with deadlines and I started 2 weeks late anyway. I’m just trying to catch up while staying current with everything else.

Unlike last week, I’m only giving specific deadlines where they apply. The university assignments have specific deadlines, as do the weekly blog posts. Everything else is fair game, as long as it gets done by Sunday.

Bring it on!

If We Were Having Coffee… On February 28

Hello! It’s good to see you again! Glad you could make time for this week’s Weekend Coffee Share as initiated by the lovely

Glad you could make time for this week’s Weekend Coffee Share as initiated by the lovely Part Time Monster!

We’d meet in town today, I’ve been holed up all week and the weather today is gorgeous. It’s getting warmer again and the sky is bright blue.

If we were having coffee today, I’d have a large Chai Presso, mainly because I can’t decide whether I want coffee or tea. I’ve been up until 2.30am every night this week and lived on coffee non-stop.

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MOOCs – Free Education for Everyone

What are MOOCs?

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses aiming to give everyone access to information and education.

For many of the courses, you don’t need any previous knowledge though an interest in and basic understanding of the subject matter is recommended.

There are many providers of MOOCs out there. Some of the better-known ones include Coursera (all interests), FutureLearn (all interests), Udacity (mainly programming/Web development), edX (all interests), Stanford Online (all interests) and many more. Class Central consolidates most courses into a list that then takes you to the providers. A lot of universities and institutes offer short courses that are often introductions to their full-time taught courses.

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