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MOOCs 101

Are you craving to learn more about a topic? Do you miss the joy of learning? (Yes I’m serious). While I understand that many have been traumatized by the educational system, let me propose something for those that still have a glimmer of excitement and joy at learning something new.

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses. Many top notch universities now offer college level courses for free over the Internet. While most do not give credits to use toward degrees, they do provide anyone with an interest, a computer and some time to explore many diverse topics. Want to brush up on calculus? Interested in a political science course? Would you like to learn more about computer programming, photography, entrepreneurship, East Asian languages, poetry, history, philosophy, statistics, music or energy?

Among the many universities involved in MOOCs are MIT and Berkeley.

Check out some of the following links:

ocwconsortium.org

ocw.mit.edu

webcast.berkeley.edu

coursera.org

Next blog = a similar resource (my personal favorite) available at public libraries.