Rodneys 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”
Now for some new MOOC courses.
Maintaining a Mindful Life.
Discover techniques to help you maintain a mindful life. Interest in mindfulness has grown enormously over the last few years. It’s no surprise: mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life. Link here ......Mindfulness Life
A self-paced course with 3 hours material per week for 4 weeks
The Musculoskeletal System:
The Science of Staying Active into Old Age. This free online course has been developed by The Medical Research Council Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle. On this course, you’ll learn why our bones, joints and muscles function less well as we age, and discover how best to live well as we get older. Link here........Musculoskeletal Ageing
A self-paced course with 3 hours material for 3 weeks
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry:
A fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult." We encounter and discuss the poems one at a time. It's much easier than it seems! Join us and try it! Link here .......USA Poetry
A self-paced course with 5-10 hours material each week for 10 weeks.
Extinctions: Past and Present: This free online course explores how life on earth has been shaped by five mass extinction events in the distant past. At present, biodiversity is facing a crisis, with the prospect of a sixth extinction event today.
Link here .......Extinctions
A self-paced course with 3 hours material each week for 5 weeks.
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.