I often hear people say that they love to travel. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in China and have already experienced a culture different from Western culture, but I never saw the appeal – or rather the benefit – of traveling. I couldn’t understand how escaping one’s own life to find meaning in a stranger’s life could benefit the traveler once he or she returns home. Interestingly enough, through a series of events, I found myself solo-traveling in Thailand for the past two months. My experiences were far from what my biases predicted.
2013 is rapidly drawing to a close, and new years is but a few days away. One of my personal resolutions for 2014 is to learn something new – a couple of new skills that may be beneficial in the job market as I’m graduating this year. So what are “MOOCs”? And why are they on the rise?