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Why should you try MOOCs.


Many of you might already know about the recent trend on the internet. Ok, it is not facebook nor it is twitter. It is MOOCs(Massive Open Online Courses), such as the courses offered on coursera or edx. These websites are offering some of the best education for free to learn anytime. And I made an attempt at learning one of the courses called ‘Introduction to Finance’. I should say it has been quite an experience to gain powerful knowledge from some of the best professors in world. I would highly recommend to check it out and you many find some very interesting topics. Here is my experience on one of the courses I took from coursera. 


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Innovation vs. Tradition

Innovation vs. Tradition – this has been a lingering thought in my mind for quite a long time and I want to shed some light on this thought by converting it into a written form through this blog. Do these two methods co-exist? – ‘yes and no’ is the answer I think best fits this scenario. Let me take you through a deep dive into my stance. Almost always innovation emerges from breaking traditional ways of doing things and that necessitates the survival of one over the demise of the other. I have a strong presumption that innovation is doing things differently, i.e., in a nontraditional way. Even though my argument is loosely constructed at this time, I would like to add strength to it by weaving more and more supporting arguments into the conclusion.

Let’s take a simple example of commuting – the subject I want to use for this example is bicycle. As you might have observed, bicycle has evolved into a marvel of engineering advances. In the 1980s, bicycle can be thought of as a easily assembled sturdy metal parts.

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