The Value of MOOCs

I’ve taken many MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) ever since they first came out on the Net. Almost all of the courses I’ve taken have been in the medical field and I’m currently working through a Clinical Psychology course offered by the University of Queensland.


The knowledge I learn in them often comes in handy. For example, a few weeks ago in aikido practice, one of my 3rd grade girls came to me crying, saying that so and so had hit her hand. I used ki to identify where the injury was and asked her where it hurt to confirm my finding. To my surprise, it followed the dermatome for the median nerve’s recurrent and palmar digital branches. My ki scan had directed me to the location of the median nerve and my MOOC studies gave me further confirmation. I gently used ki healing on the injured section of the course of the nerve. The pain was gone in minutes.


The courses that gave me the knowledge to make such a quick confirmation were:

“Introduction to Clinical Neurology” University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine;

“Going out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb” Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania;








“Introduction to Clinical Neurology(臨床神経学)” University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine;

“Going out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb(上肢解剖学)” Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)


Books published by AELS (AELS出版書籍)

魔女学院&光塾:魔女ガールズの冒険 (魔女学院&光塾シリーズの第1弾)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools(魔女学院&光塾(英語)

By Billy Hammond

迷える魔女の戦い (魔女学院&光塾シリーズ第2)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Lost Witch (Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series Book 2) (迷える魔女: 魔女学院&光塾第2弾:英語版)

By Billy Hammond

幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジ 魔女学院&光塾シリーズの第3(Fate & Magic Jp)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


“Fate & Magic” Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series – Japanese Witch Schools Book 3 (幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジの英語版)

By Billy Hammond