There are a slew of free courses out there that can help you advance your writing skills, as well as enhance other subjects that interest you, and can help deepen your writing. They are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and most are available to you for free from top universities and colleges. There are many platforms used to deliver these online classes to you, some may be familiar to you:
Centered on female authorial voices and female literary characters, this online course will be offered completely free to all participants and will welcome writers of all genders. The course is using the NovoEd platform
Other platforms in USA: Stanford Online, Canvas Network, Kadenze, POLHN
Platforms used in other countries: UK platform: Future Learn Australia platform: Open2Study, Open Learning India: NPTEL, WizTQ France: Open Classroom Finland: Eliademy
OCW (Open Course Ware) platforms:
There are also Open Course Ware providers ofcourselessons created at universities and published for free via theInternet. Here are some universities that share the OCW concepts and may have their own educational streams (some on You Tube) as well as using existing platforms sited above.
Today I want to mention an educational site available for anyone who wants to learn more…
Khan Academy is a site where you can really exercise your brain muscle. Did I mention it’s FREE!
You are probably already aware of it since its been around since 2008. Learn more about the mission here. They are non-profit, so browse and if you like their approach, help them out, OR just join in the learning. There are all kinds of approaches, tests, games, self challenges and in various studies, math and humanities. One that caught my interest is a Physics class in One-dimensional motion, another is Art History – The Baroque
Check out the knowledge map – give yourself a test, see what you remember.
Don’t forget about the other resources available to you for FREE
What’s a MOOC? It stands for massive Open Online Courses and consists of a great network of higher institutions that offer free courses in various subjects. I have the bug – I can’t help myself, I have a curious nature.
Broaden your horizon – learn new things about this wonderful world.
Many people went to school years ago, you got a degree, BUT there is so much more to know in these fast changing times. Some of you may never had gone to college at all – BUT it is never too late to learn something new. Everyday we have a new chance, and many of us have used our time at work to learn and grow.
Now take a look around you – do you see something new today?
You can add to your knowledge base free – just join one of the many avenues that offer free courses. Here are options:
Online Creative Writing Courses Offered Free by Top Universities and Educational Websites
Editing & Proofreading
Find out more HERE or get a complete list of subjects HERE.
Whether you are just a beginner writer or want to improve yourself – or maybe you want to freshen up your writing, adding a challenge to your life. Free education on-line gives the average person an extra edge. Knowledge is always good.
Sometimes music playing in the background helps the creative side. Maybe you want to add more music appreciation into your life?
Free Online Music History and Appreciation Courses from Top Universities
Currently I am taking a course for FREE using the COURSERA program. This is another great asset with many subjects to chose from, and many Universities that offer FREE on-line courses.
Business courses (I am currently taking Content Strategy with Northeastern University)
So don’t get bored in life, and don’t settle. Everyday we can become more knowledgeable.
There is no such thing as ‘having all the answers’ because there is always more to learn. I hope you take the opportunity to check out some of these offers and engage in learning more… Not to get a degree, but for the pure pleasure of learning FOR YOURSELF!