Been looking at this via Eileen's blog and noticed your name on the list of students. Being old and decrepit, I'm now old and decrepit and confused!
Most of what I see/read is what anyone who is interested in improving their photography would do anyway, i.e. including and apart from the technicalities, look at other artists' work (of all genres), try and see where they are coming from, try different approaches, different methods and set yourself goals and tasks.
It all looks very interesting, and perhaps is a more structured approach to learning photography, if learning is the right word, rather than the ad hoc method I listed above.
You must be well into the course now, good luck with the rest of it.