Never Stop Learning

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are great ways to

Massive open online coursesexplore a topic at your own pace and on your own schedule. You can either just dip your toes in or dive right in since they’re free and not for credit. THI employees have recently taken MOOCs in data visualization from UT and medical statistics from Stanford. I’ve just signed up for one on library cataloging to update my skills.

There are in-depth courses on subjects like epidemiology, data management, computer programming, bioinformatics, public speaking, and even Roman architecture (maybe they talk about atria). Harvard is offering Fundamentals of Clinical Trials starting in October.

Read more about them at www.MOOCs.co and browse the listings at Coursera, Edx, and Udacity. — Sonya 

P.S. Speaking of classes, the THI library offers short, in-person training sessions designed to give you practical tips you can use right away. We just added two new classes for fall – Wonders of Word and Write it Right. Register today.

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