Class is back in session! Over the past few months I've just been kind of piddling around with studies and not really getting anywhere, so I decided to get back in to a class-like structure. Not so much the environment, but rather the mindset that I'm going to purposefully study a subject for 6 months and get notably better at it. Plus, having assignments puts some walls on the limitless options of study, so it kills some of the fear of staring at a blank page trying to decide what to do.
So for the next 6 months and longer if it goes well, I'm gonna be "taking" 5 classes! The format is simple, weekly or bi-weekly assignments with three phases. A research section to increase knowledge about a particular topic, a study section to understand that knowledge with the help of reference, and an application section to implement that knowledge in to actual work.
I'll be posting all the assignments online in case anyone else finds this type of thing useful, anyone is welcome to join in on as many assignments as they'd like. If you do, send me a note and if there's enough interest I'll start up a Skype group or something where everyone can exchange feedback.
Onward to learning!