Go back to Blogs

Student interview: from Florida with love

Created on Thu, 05/02/2015 - 09:35 by Michael Sands 

At Open2Study, we love meeting our students. They come from all over the world, from all walks of life, with one thing in common: a love of learning. Here we chat to Michael Sand, a Student Guide and Open2Study regular.

Wisconsin, land of ice and snow

Image via Flickr


I grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin the land of ice and snow. Now I live in Lehigh Acres, Florida by way of 25 years in Rhode Island.

I have a high school education. I have taken many seminars on the labor movement for my past involvement in UNITEHERE a labor union. I went as high as Vice President from New England.

I found Open2Study by searching online for MOOCs. I take courses on a couple of other sites along with auditing courses at OCS. I may be retired but I never want to stop learning. There is always something new and I want to know it all.

There is one big benefit in accessing new information online; that would be cost. You get to learn about a subject for free and find out if it is the right one for you. If not, just choose a new class next time and it just might be the one you were looking for.

I have been truly blessed to find Open2Study because they made me a Student Guide. I have always enjoyed helping people which is why I got involved with the union. As a Student Guide I try to give students encouragement that they are doing the right things to get ahead in their life. A good education is the most important thing that you can give yourself to get ahead in life. Have you seen any lanterns in the forums? That may have been me giving you some encouragement from someone who has been around a little more. As a Student Guide I also go through the community forums to see if I can be of any help.

"A good education is the most important thing that you can give yourself to get ahead in life."

The forums take the place of discussion in the traditional classroom. As such they are an important part of the whole learning experience. I urge each and every student to join them. You might just be able to help someone else. Seeing others points of view is what learning is all about.

Everyone has their own study technics. I use my Nexis 7 tablet to do all my studying on. I'm usually on my recliner with my headphones on. I try to get on the forums everyday to see what other students are saying. On Friday evening I watch this week's videos. On Saturday and Sunday I do the further reading for the week.

My one tip for someone taking their first course online is use the forums. You will get advice from people who have a little more experience than you do.

I have a little advice I'd like to give you. In today's world a good education is the most important thing you can have. I urge you to find a subject you like here on Open2Study and then go for it. You will never regret an education.

My next course on Open2Study is going to be one I had to drop out of because of work requirements a while back; Sociology.

Comments

[url=http://edu-dip.ru/]Купить свидетельство, диплом курсов массажа Ростов-на-Дону[/url] - Купить удостоверение по электробезопасности 2, 3, 4, 5 группы в Москве, Санкт-Петербурге, Ростове-на-Дону, Краснодаре, Ставрополе, Воронеже, Липецке, Уфе, Астрахани, Волгограде, Екатеринбурге, Красноярске, Перми, Купить свидетельство, диплом курсов логистики.

Excellent content and assignments that build on your knowledge, reinforce, and then expand
I liked that the courses included step-by-step exercises and tutorials PLUS assignments. Unlike exercises where a student can get by simply doing as directed, the assignments reveal the real learning. The assignments were where I discovered whether I truly understood the material. This course produces real learning.

A thorough course that enables the student to learn at their own pace, have access to their instructor when needed, and have tools that they can continue their education and build upon what they have learned.

Thanks to entire team of #open2study

Excellent write up. Needed to improve my knowledge and skill and Open2Study is giving me a excellent platform to achieve that. I just enrolled for my first course #O2SProjMgt and i intend to enrol for another as soon as I am done. Coming from Nigeria, I hope being 6 hours ahead will not present a difficult challenge to keep up with the lectures. I will not fail to add that I am really impressed by the efficient and effective way Open2Study are helping people from all the world broaden their knowledge.

Excellent write up. Needed to improve my knowledge and skill and Open2Study is giving me a excellent platform to achieve that. I just enrolled for my first course #O2SProjMgt and i intend to enrol for another as soon as I am done. Coming from Nigeria, I hope being 6 hours ahead will not present a difficult challenge to keep up with the lectures. I will not fail to add that I am really impressed by the efficient and effective way Open2Study are helping people from all the world broaden their knowledge.

Hello I'm Alexandru-Mihail Miclea from Bucharest - Romania, i just finish on 2-end of february 2016 the Financial Planning course.

Hope you make new innovating courses with dedicate teacher like the one that i have finish.

I say all this to say that my Father's language is seldom nuanced He means what he says and he says what is meant When he insists that all He wants for us is to love one another and on this first day as a (Open2Study) student He says we shall have all that he's created this very first day of creation We are claiming a bit of this excitement of this first day of the rest of our lives For many of us the decision to retire from knowledge can be a difficult one To celebrate (Open2Study) is an extraordinary oasis of hope for studious lives from answering quizzes to daily situations that arise from academic case studies for each and everyday subjects.

There is no age limit in acquiring new knowledge. Im in my late 40's but already finished 15 free courses and still counting since last year from Open2 Study . Maraming salamat !( Thank you).

Recent posts