Sketching is Fun. What can you learn from online course

A wall in New York City- photo by Vitalii Moroz

A wall in New York City- photo by Vitalii Moroz

Just have finished Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization online-course by Knight Center. It was a month of deadlines, learning, thinking and interacting with other students. More than 3300 students from all over the world have registered. Fewer have finished the course due to different reason, the main, I believe, is time-management.

It was a very valuable experience to see what the contemporary education is, how group interaction does look and how collective intelligence does work through the course. Besides, there is a good lesson from the instructor Alberto Cairo (@albertocairo) of bringing mindful approach to thinking in terms of good design.

What did you like the most about the course?
Opportunity to get new skills and knowledge and to practice infographics while sketching the ideas. Also I have learned the following lessons:
1) timing is important;
2) collective intelligence is great;
3) improve and improve;
4) think before do;
5) learn from others;
6) sketching is fun;
7) the internal portal is confusing;
8) future is now;
9) rear a good taste of design;
10) do not afraid to make mistakes.

What other courses would you suggest?
Big Data Analysis and Cyber Security. First will make sense of tons of information, second will help to protect citizens from the government

What is your general feedback on the course?
I did like flexibility with timing – it works great! It is very important to give some more time to submit assignment since our life if getting more and more complicated due to the increased flow of information.

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