Saturday, 18 April 2009

Weekend Educational Feature

The internet is not only a great place to keep up with your favourite bloggers, buy books and view porn. It can also be very educational. There is everyone's favourite reference source, Wikipedia:



There are also a lot of talks and course materials that are now being made available online. For example, the Google Tech Talks, which cover computers, sicences, social sciences and the arts, while Academic Earth has links to entire series of university lectures.

I've been spending quite a bit of time watching some of the Computer Science talks, which I've found very interesting. And of course, educational.

As you know, I like to keep up with the latest trends, and so I've decided to offer the following courses online. I am having some difficulties though:

Advanced Procrastination: Topics might include displacement activities, passing the buck, but I haven't decided yet.

How to Get Rich Quick: This module has had to be cancelled owing to the fact that none of the experts in this field were willing to leave the beach in Barbados to work for the fee they were being offered.

Anarchy 101: Nothing has been organised.

A Practical Course in Housekeeping: Despite the fact that there are no exams or lectures - all the marks are awarded for the coursework (which involves students proving that they can keep my flat clean, ensure a plentiful supply of ironed clothes and make me tasty and nutritious meals), no-one has signed up for it.

Even with the initial setbacks, I'm not giving up. After all, I bet the people who founded our great institutes all those centuries ago had the same problems.

12 comments:

Jean Knee said...

I'll take the procrastination one if you still offer it next year


gotta love wiki

Jean Knee said...

oh, and FIRST!!

Jean Knee said...

still not stalking

Jean Knee said...

really

Brian o vretanos said...

Students who only put off attending the procrastination course for a year get an automatic fail - It's an advanced course, remember...

Bee's Dark Side said...

Hmmm I want in on the course teaching. Maybe my class could be "How to outsmart a violent dog"
or
"Reverse psychology for the sexes"

Chris Wood said...

Hang in there - it's special work!

Dan said...

I would someday like to enroll in the Procrastination class.

Jean Knee said...

crap, Dan's getting an A isn't he?



whatever, tell me later

Brian o vretanos said...

Something tells me that he might have a long wait to find out his grades...

No Cool Story said...

"Reverse psychology for the sexes"
There's a need for that one.
(or is there?)

Brian o vretanos said...

NCS:

There might be a need for it, but there's also a lack of experts in the subject ;-)