MOOCs are an essentially authoritarian structure; a one-way process in which the student is a passive recipient required to do nothing except “learn.” What he “learns” is only useful if it results in direct, measurable economc production. (Hence, for example, a degree in literature has an economic value of zero.) As a convenient by-product, the purveyors of this “education” can be “incentivized” by the profit motive. The invisible hand at work once again.
Or we can look at education as an interactive process whereby the job of the teacher is to encourage the student to think, thereby introducing him to an adult world in which he may devise a contributon of his own making.—
And now I am finished with Khan Academy’s Macroeconomics playlist.
Feels good. Moving on to Calculus. And gotta finish that Microeconomics playlist too, I never finished that…
Relaxing too much stresses me out.
I’ve been watching too much TV, smoking too much weed, and overall doing too much chilling these past few months.
Needless to say, now I’m at Caje (my new favorite workspace) studying calculus on Khan Academy. And hopefully I’ll have enough willpower come Monday to start waking up at 5:30 to workout, meditate, cook breakfast, and read before work. Gotta get that shit done at the beginning of the day or it doesn’t happen, ya know?
Especially the breakfast part.
I need a microwave. But I digress.