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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

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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

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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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If you want to understand more about the international world of MOOCs, have a look here:
Studying a MOOC

Remember, these MOOC courses are normally free unless you sign up to receive a certificate.

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Antiques & Collectables Art - Mixed Media
Art Appreciation Backgammon
Badminton Ballroom & Sequence Tea Dance
Bird Watching Group Book Group
Book Group 1 Book Group 2
Book Group 3 Book Group 4
Bridge Beginners Bridge Improvers
Canal Art and Culture Canasta
Chamber Concerts Chess
Chinese Beginners Mandarin Computer Club
Creative Writing Cribbage
Cryptic Crosswords Current Affairs
Digital Photography Ecclesiastical Architecture
Family History Film Studies 1
Film Studies 2 French Beginners
French Improvers French Intermediate 1
French Intermediate 2 Garden Appreciation 1
Garden Appreciation 2 Garden Appreciation 3
Gardening (Hands On) Geology
German Beginners German Conversation
German Intermediate Guitar
History Interknit Cafe
Interknit Cafe 3 Italian Beginners
Italian Improvers Italian Improvers 2
Italian Improvers 3 Kids Abroad
Local History London Walks
Mahjongg Meditation
Military History Mind Your Language
Opera Appreciation 1 Painting For Pleasure
Petanque Play Reading 2
Poetry for Pleasure Quilting
Rambling Rodney's MOOC Recommendations
Rodneys Podcast Recommendations Rummikub
Science Technology Scottish Country Dancing
Scrabble Singers U3A
Social History Spanish 1
Spanish 2 Spanish Beginners
Spanish Improvers 1 Spanish Improvers 2
Sunday Concerts Tai Chi
Tenpin Bowling Theatre Visits
Theology Travel Experience Group
Ukulele Welsh
World Wide Wines