Free Course for Writers Begins Soon

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:

Many more offerings are available  . . . additional sources and platforms are listed at the end of this post. Curious? then check them out.


On October 11, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open a the new fiction writing course

How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Storied Women

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 offerings you might want to check

MOOC (massive open online course):

Academic Earth – privately owned

Khan Academy – non-profit

Coursera – venture capital financed


Udacity – venture capital financed

edX – non-profit created by MIT and Harvard

iversity – mixed (free and paid) European based

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 of course lessons created at universities and published for free via the Internet. 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.  thCALJYRTP

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Free Educational Classes with Khan Academy

Today I want to mention an educational site available for anyone who wants to  learn more…

KhanKhan 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

Previously I have posted about the great courses made available through Coursera. and other MOOCs like the International Writing Program.

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.

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And I am currently participating in three:networksgrow

So Join in the fun of learning something new.

Check out  Follow their channel on YouTube too.


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Getting Educated for Free – Writing, Music Appreciation & more

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

Bestsellers: Detective Fiction
Bestsellers: Detective Fiction
  • Writing Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Essay Writing
  • 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

Modern Music: 1900-1960
Modern Music: 1900-1960
  • Modern
  • History of Jazz
  • Introduction to World Music
  • Symphony & Concerto

Find out more HERE.

Content_Strategy_MOOC_ReColor---SizedCurrently 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.

  • Science
  • Nutrition
  • Law
  • Computers
  • 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. online courses

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!

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