Have you tried a MOOC yet?
MOOC stands for massive, open, online course. These free classes are an excellent way to learn something new or simply deepen your learning in a particular field.
In the coming weeks, you can explore our oceans with Future Learn or learn more about Professional Practices for English Language Teaching.
Options at EdX include the Science of Everyday Thinking and the Ancient Greek Hero in 24 hours.
Coursera includes Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing as well as Introduction to Finance: Valuation and Investing among their offerings.
You can explore the hundreds of offerings available through the four catalogues below:
1. Future Learn
“We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.”
“EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT” read more here.
Coursera’s mission: “We provide universal access to the world’s best education.
“Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free”
read more here
4. MOOC List
“What is MOOC List? MOOC List is an aggregator (directory) of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by different providers. MOOC List is a website where you can find free online courses (MOOCs) offered by the best universities around the world. We don’t give MOOCs. We don’t create MOOCs.” Read more here.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to take an entire course. It’s okay to dip into several that sound interesting. Watch a video or two. See what you can learn!