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Continuing Education

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I love learning!

I am by nature a very curious person, and I satisfy that constant craving for learning and understanding more by reading, attending events, participating in MOOCs, and reading my clients’ often fascinating projects on a wide variety of topics.

This is a list of some of the topics of novels, memoirs, research essays, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations I’ve worked on, MOOCs I’ve completed, and other events I’ve attended to pursue new knowledge and understanding and stay engaged in the academic and library communities:

  • International Criminal Law MOOC taught by Michael Scharf of Case Western Reserve University
  • AT&T oxyGEN Young Professionals Day
  • Master’s thesis, nursing: The connection between stress and other factors and burnout in graduate students
  • Second master’s thesis, English: James Joyce’s Ulysses‘s environmental commentary and subtext
  • Master’s thesis, education: The validity of student, peer, and self-evaluations of college teachers
  • Master’s assignment, nursing: Ethical and moral implications of pharmaceutical trials in third world countires
  • Novel: Consequences of private funding in public schools
  • Memoir: Treating tinnitus naturally
  • Memoir: Teen pregnancy
  • Doctoral thesis, psychology: Psychopharmacological treatment possibilities of Alzheimer’s comorbid with depression
  • Doctoral thesis research proposal, education: Approaches to adult undergraduate programs
  • Doctoral thesis, counseling: Ethics education as taught to counseling and rehabilitation students
  • Teaching philosophy: Teaching graduate students
  • Novel: Teen fantasy, adventure, and romance novel

International Criminal Law MOOC

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I completed my first MOOC this evening, International Criminal Law with Michael Scharf of Case Western Reserve University.  I know there are strong opinions out there both ways on the validity, usefulness, of MOOCs, and I would like at some time to put together a list of some of those opinions and articulate one of my own based on my own experience, but now is not the time for that.

I will say just for now, though, that I enjoyed the class, learned quite a bit (though I suspect since I did not put in the effort I should have that much of it will be gone by the end of the year), and plan to take more of these classes.