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I’ve had an interest in learning new things for a while now. This lead to reading numerous nonfiction books on different subjects ranging from religion to science, history to language. It was more curiosity than anything. I also find that learning new things also means that find myself making odd connections.
When I started using the internet, the web was still new. Over time, people started creating all sorts of subjects because websites became affordable. Eventually, I came across a YouTube video interview of a woman that was co-founder to a website called Coursera. That is when I first became familiar with the term MOOC, otherwise known as Massively Open Online Course. I also learnt about platforms such as Udacity and EdX. I decided to enrol in a course to get an idea of what to expect. That first MOOC on Coursera led to a bit of an obsession.
Over the following year, several other platforms sprang up, including Ope2Study (Australia) and FutureLearn (UK). I spent a bit of time studying on these platforms as well. I would later take an interest in programming but I had some weird issues with programming in spite of my high hopes. I became frustrated and gave up instead of persevering and overcoming those problems. I learnt a lesson about myself in the process. Unfortunately, this mistake on my part led to me not studying for over a year.

In lieu of a desire to become a more effective and productive writer, I have returned to study again. This time around, I will primarily be using platforms such as LYNDA and Khan Academy for my coursework as they offer course materials all year round. I will focus on materials that cover time management, graphic design, art, e-book creation and writing. We’ll see how it pans out. Fingers crossed!

In Progress

  • Pixar-in-a-Box: The Art of Storytelling (Khan Academy) [4/6 sections completed. Remaining two modules are currently unavailable]
  • Learning InDesign CC2015: EPUBs (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook] [4/9 chapters complete]

Completed

Scheduled Study

  • InDesign: Creating Fixed-Layout EPUBs (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook]
  • EPUB: CSS (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook]
  • Creating eBooks for the Kindle (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook]
  • Creating Fixed-Layout Ebooks for the Kindle (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook]
  • iBooks Author Essential Training (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook]
  • Ebooks: Distribution and Marketing (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Publish an Ebook]
  • Google Analytics Essential Training (LYNDA)
  • Drawing Essentials: Fundamentals (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills + Design a Comic Book]
  • Drawing Foundations: Figure (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Drawing Foundations: Light and Shadow (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Drawing 2-point Perspective (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Drawing Foundations: Urban Sketching (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Drawing Foundations: Sketching the Landscape (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • 21-day Drawing Challenge (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Illustrator: Perspective Drawing (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Drawing Vector Graphics: Isometric Illustration (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Drawing Vector Graphics: Color and Detail (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Improve Your Drawing Skills]
  • Google Hangouts Essential Training (LYNDA)
  • Learning Character Development and Design (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Drawing Good and Evil Comic Book Characters (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Photoshop: Coloring Comic Book Characters (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Manga Studio Essential Training (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Designing Dynamic Layout with Text and Dialog in Comics (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Learning Graphic Novel Storyboarding (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Penciling a Comic Book Page (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Lettering Comic Book Pages with Illustrator (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Comic Books: Digital Inking and Refinement (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Design a Comic Book]
  • Logo Design: Illustrating Logo Marks (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • Aaron Draplin Takes on a Logo Design Challenge (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo + Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Graphic Design: Logo Design Tips and Tricks (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • Logo Design: Techniques (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • Logo Trend Report 2016-2017 (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • Creating and Adapting a Logo (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • LogoLounge: Visual Effects in Logo Design (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • Creating a 3D Logo in Photoshop (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • After Effects Guru: Animating Logos (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • Cinema 4D and After Effects: Logo Animation and Compositing (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Designing a Logo]
  • What is Graphic Design? (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Graphic Design Careers: First Steps (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Introduction to Graphic Design (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Graphic Design Foundations: Typography (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Color for Design and Art (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Learning Logo Design (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • inDesign Quick Start (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Introducing Illustrator (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]
  • Introducing Photoshop: Design (LYNDA) [Learning Path: Become a Graphic Designer]

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