I just discovered that The Discovery Network has a website called Curiosity.com. Curiosity seems to be a collection of courses from other places – including courses from Coursera, Udemy, Udacity, NOVA, PBS, Khan Academy, Smithsonian, and several other big-name content providers. It might be a stretch to call some of them courses – the site features 2 minute videos alongside 16-week courses in the same category. Some of the videos are from the Discovery Channel itself and are better thought of as “snacks” than an actual meal of learning meant to satisfy you. But I believe that you have to mix the
It’s well-named and a good idea, as I’m experimenting with here with Five Minute Monday‘s alongside other full-length course recommendations. Their tagline is “never stop learning”, which I love.
A clever addition to their offering is an idea generator and course recommendation engine, called Spark.
You can see above, that it takes me through a series of questions: what magazine would you like, what would you like to do, where would you like to go, etc. It’s a fairly simple system so far – just matching some basic things about you (do you like art or science) to some suggested courses.
Next time you’re wondering what course to take next, perhaps some of those questions can spark ideas in you.