Emerald Valley Almanac

Learning new tricks in the new year

Want to exercise your brain this year? Go back to school! You don’t have to enroll in a university to keep learning as an adult. Learning a new language or skill has been shown to aid in keeping the brain supple. Whether you do it on your own through books and videos or take an in-person or online class, it’s easy to find something new that interests you. 

Online classes have proliferated over the years. From simple videos produced by individuals or institutions (such as Extension Services) to multi-week courses from universities and . . .