MOOCs and Facebook: A Beacon of Hope?

The Statue of LibertyThe life we’re allowed to live is too short, and it’s filled with wonders, if we learn to see them. We are given the opportunity to learn, to make a difference, to create something, but that opportunity is limited. Let’s decide what’s worthy of our short time. Make a choice. Decide what you’ll squeeze into those precious few days, because you don’t have many of them.”
—Leo Babauta.

Sums it up nicely for me. The past year of intense engagement with MOOCs has been one of the most fruitful in my life. Not because I have certificates of any value, but because of the journey of self-discovery. Some of us are lucky enough to be fulfilling our life’s passion right now. Some of us lost our passion, and others are still searching.

MOOCs and Facebook Groups have helped me reconnect with passions that have lain dormant, waiting to be reawakened, rekindled. That has been priceless.
To my mind, Facebook is a tool, an enabler. When we use it wisely, it rewards us bountifully. When I first looked at Facebook, I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Then I discovered Groups, and the power of the possible shone like a beacon of hope.

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