Category Archives: MOOC

Introduction to Psychology by University of Toronto


I had two ongoing MOOC course lasting 8 weeks from October and it was heavy going, with much reading materials, tests and peer assessments. But it was easy for me to persevere for this course as Prof Joordens made the topics interesting … Continue reading

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A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment by ISB


I enrolled in this six-week course, run by Indian School of Business and taught by Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan for the simple reason : I wanted to know, what constitutes  a happy and fulfilling life. Prof Raj, seconded from the University of … Continue reading

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Reasons and Persuasion: Thinking Through Three Dialogue by Plato


This is a course conducted by AP John Holbo from local university National University of Singapore. AP Holbo is a humourous speaker, and his lectures are filled with caricatures which made attending the very difficult course somewhat easier, although not simpler. … Continue reading

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Positive Psychology on Coursera by Dr Barbara Fredrickson


Despite being in the middle of an 8-week philosophy online course, a memoir workshop and a mentorship writing programme, I could not pass up the chance to learn more positive psychology, which I had read about. Thank goodness this 6-week … Continue reading

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Buddhism and Modern Psychology by Robert Wright (Princeton University)


This is the first Coursera class that I have enrolled knowing that it would not award any certificate of accomplishment even though we were required to do two essays, one at mid-course and another after the final lecture. I can … Continue reading

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