Introduction to Linux on edX

Have you ever wonder what kind of people enroll in Massive Open Online Courses and what they are looking for when the take them?

I first met William over a year ago while taking a truly inspiring course on Coursera. Writing ll: Rhetorical Composing was offered by a very talented Ohio State University team. The course is coming up again in September, and I highly recommend it. But back to William. William’s musings offer some good insights into the mindset.

William is one of those amazing people you run into here and there in the course of a lifetime. That person you just assume will be just another acquaintance, but instead becomes an indispensable friend and definitely that guy on your short-list of go-to for collaborative projects people.

William has put together some thoughts on his Massive Open Online Courses experiences and his future plans.



I am gearing up for the Introduction to Linux MOOC being offered by the Linux Foundation on the edX platform. Since I am currently studying for the LPIC-1 certification, I feel this course would be great for supplemental training. The course begins on August 1st. Enrollment is still open. There is no fee. That’s right, this is free (who says there is no such thing as a free lunch). The course has the support of Linus Torvalds, the principal developer behind the Linux kernel (He released the initial kernel back in 1991, and it continues to be developed, along with many other tools and utilities, by the ever-growing community of GNU/Linux enthusiasts). As its name implies, this particular course is an Intro course. It promises to give a solid foundation to build upon. From the description on the edX site:

Upon completion of this training you should have a…

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2 thoughts on “Introduction to Linux on edX

  1. Thank you for the kind words Leni, and for reblogging my post. I love the theme of your blog here! I agree, the Rhetorical Composing MOOC was simply wonderful. It was a hard act to follow, and perhaps spoiled me for other courses. Though I have found some good ones since then as well. So glad we met, and that we continue to stay in contact. Cheers.

    1. Thanks William. Pleasure was mine. I appreciate your willingness to share your experiences and plans. It really does help others ‘get’ MOOCs. I’m tempted to go back to RC in September. The energy from the course was addictive. On the other hand, the Linux course sounds fascinating! So much available, so little time! I’ll look forward to an update on the new course. BTW CSX50 is a blast as well!

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