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Education is Priceless!
« on: September 10, 2016, 10:48:54 AM »
Sat 10 Sep 2016, 10:25 am

Hi FoumMates,

      You have probably been living under a rock if you have not noticed all the promotion for Udeny courses all over the internet this year.  We hare happy to form a new affiliate relationship with the fantastic educational resource, Udemy. Udemy is a great resource for anybody who wants to learn anything.  However, it is especially great for expats who sometimes arrive here in "paradise" without a good plan and without projects and passions to keep them engaged.  Often to deal with bored and lonely, spending too much time in  bars is the lowest common denominator and path of least resistance which may not be the best "solution."  However, continuing your education is a fantastic way to keep your mind active, keep yourself engaged and moving toward a meaningfu goal.  And it's fun!  At least many think it is fun.

      Udemy is a wonderful alternative to the bars and the bored-bored. It is not costly, and they have frequent sales and promotions, and you can study online wherever you have an internet connection.  I have taken several courses and have just signed up for another to learn something about photography.  But Udemy has courses for every subject under the sun, and them some.   Have a looksee and help support the Khon Kaen Forum at the same time.


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Re: Education is Priceless!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 02:02:10 PM »
That's a good idea and could overcome what may be a big problem - boredom.

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Re: Education is Priceless!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 03:37:44 PM »
Maybe I'm in the minority, but some of those courses are expensive.  I guess that might not be the case for someone wanting the info to upgrade their resume/job, but just to defeat boredom... ?

Lots of free courses available through universities.

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Re: Education is Priceless!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 05:35:40 PM »
Thanks, Terry.  Yes, many online courses on offer.  EdEx (not FdEx) is another good one https://www.edx.org/   Many of the courses on Udemy have deep discounts over the sticker price you originally see, some only 10% of the regular catalog offering. 

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but just to defeat boredom... ?

The amount of $$$ people spend on Udemy courses, et al ain't nothing compred to the amount many spend  on booze and drugs and other callow and shallow activities "just to defeat boredom".