Rodney's MOOC Recommendations
Massive Open Online Courses - Recommendations
Welcome to the wonderful world of online courseware.
With more time on our hands at the moment, why not take the opportunity to learn something new using distance learning techniques, and, indeed, learn it at your own pace!
PR and Communications Coordinator Rodney Fox points out that, if you have a computer with an internet connection, you can use your new spare time to learn from a choice of hundreds of subjects by using free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). For example, if you have an interest in either of the below MOOC courses, contact Rodney via the 'Click to send a message!' above to help you enrol for that course.
A good definition of a MOOC is “An opportunity to learn about a subject from an expert in the company of other interested learners”
Last time I mentioned courses in Gardening, Climate Change & Logical Thinking. Now for some new MOOC courses.
Would you like to Learn About Weather?
Ever wondered what the difference between a hurricane, cyclone and typhoon is? Or what a ‘front’ is? Or asked how weather warnings are issued? Maybe you’ve even spoken about the weather today. The weather is one of the most popular topics of conversation, yet not many of us actually know how it works.
Explore all things weather - from storms to climate - with this course that looks at the basic processes behind the weather.
This is a course developed by the University of Exeter, The Met Office and the Royal Meteorology Society. Click here ....Learn About Weather
This is a 4 week course with 3 hours study each week
Got connections to Canada? Why not follow Indigenous Canada and find out more about the country and its history.
This is a 12-lesson course that explores histories and contemporary issues in Canada from an Indigenous perspective. This course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions. Click here ....Indigenous Canada
This is an introductory course with 36 hours of study material
Missing your holiday in Spain this summer? Why not learn about The Spain of Don Quixote
This course focuses on Spanish history between the Renaissance and Baroque periods—a time when the Spanish culture set the tone in the Western world.
The monarchy of this Spain created the first global empire of History. The greatest literary works of this period, including La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, were immediately translated in the first European and American printing houses. Spanish fashion was the trendiest at the Courts of Early Modern Europe. Spanish military and political treaties set the standard for political machinations of the era.
Click here .......The Spain of Don Quixote
This is an introductory course with 28 hours of study material.
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Remember, these MOOC courses are normally free unless you sign up to receive a certificate.