MOOC's - Massive Open Online Courses
Have you got access to a computer and a desire to stretch your thought processes? These websites give you details of hundreds of courses offered by Universities all over the world - FREE! All you need to do is pick your interest, find a course in your preferred language, check for the next starting date, and register. (click on thr links to the right)
U3A On line Courses
U3A Online courses are short courses specially designed for older people and available through a partnership between Third Age Trust (the UK national U3A organisation) and the U3A Online Inc.(based in Australia).
These are courses for which no entry qualifications are required. They offer no credit on completion and are designed purely for personal interest and enjoyment. They have been written by volunteers who are experienced tutors or course leaders in their fields.
These courses are aimed at U3A members, ex-U3A members who are no longer able to attend a U3A, and those unable to access conventional courses for one reason or another (e.g. restricted mobility, disability, etc).
Go to the national U3A website to find out more, then click the picture saying Online Courses, on the right under the yellow bar, near the top of the page.
The Australian U3A site offers many tutored courses and is worth considering.
The subjects vary widely and, to quote the Sarum U3A member, “I would heartily recommend the courses to anyone who wants to keep those little grey cells on their toes and to meet new people in new situations.”
Links to both sites are on the right of this page.