Time To Learn

18 Sep
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We’ve had a visitor here since Monday so I haven’t been able to blog as much as I had hoped, but I have sneaked away to tell you about this:

The Open University has teamed up with universities around the globe to offer free online short courses.  I have signed up for three, with staggered start dates; the first begins in November.  

Join me!  It’s all online so you don’t have to live in the UK.  

Here’s the link: FutureLearn.


27 Responses to “Time To Learn”

  1. laurieanichols September 18, 2013 at 19:50 #

    That is so exciting! I believe M.I.T has offered free online courses as well, it affords such wonderful opportunities. 🙂


  2. restlessjo September 18, 2013 at 19:58 #

    Wow! This is a find, Tilly. I’ll have to look. What have you signed up for? 🙂


  3. Terry September 18, 2013 at 20:12 #

    thanks for the information!!!


  4. colonialist September 18, 2013 at 20:50 #

    I see they have one on the Higgs Boson – that’s a sort of American buffalo, isn’t it?
    But they don’t seem to offer a doctorate at the end.


  5. slpmartin September 18, 2013 at 21:13 #

    Love the idea…may just sign up for something thanks for the info.


  6. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com September 18, 2013 at 21:33 #

    Me for Ecosystems – what are you doing? I might do climate change next.


  7. barb19 September 18, 2013 at 22:18 #

    Fantastic find Tilly! What have you signed up for?


  8. Viciously Sweet September 18, 2013 at 23:16 #

    This is great. I’m signing up for a course or two!


  9. David J. Bauman September 19, 2013 at 03:27 #

    Looks like some good ones. I like the linguistics course idea. What are you taking?


  10. timethief September 19, 2013 at 03:37 #

    Thanks so much for sharing the link. There are two courses that interest me.
    The mind is flat: the shocking shallowness of human psychology
    The secret power of brands


    • The Laughing Housewife September 20, 2013 at 12:34 #

      I looked at your second choice but I have no interest in brands (as a result of no money to spend on them 🙂 )


  11. vastlycurious.com September 19, 2013 at 03:51 #

    I think it’s great that you did this!


  12. jmgoyder September 19, 2013 at 04:31 #

    What are you doing, Tilly? I want to be in your class!


  13. Three Well Beings September 19, 2013 at 04:51 #

    I will check them out! I have really enjoyed some of the courses offered through iTunes University. There isn’t quite the same level of commitment, but the opportunity to audit some university courses in topics I might enjoy exploring has been really satisfying. Hope you enjoy yours! 🙂


  14. bluebee September 19, 2013 at 05:19 #

    What will you be studying, Tilly?


  15. bevchen September 19, 2013 at 08:45 #

    Ooh, some interesting ones there! I think I’ll sign up for Introduction to Ecosystems and Sustainability, Society and You. Hopefully I’ll actually keep up with them despite there being no money wasted if I don’t…


  16. sufilight September 19, 2013 at 09:59 #

    Thanks for the information! I am going to check it out.


  17. Grannymar September 19, 2013 at 10:59 #

    They look good, I wonder if my grey cells are working these days?


  18. Janet Williams September 20, 2013 at 21:14 #

    One of the courses is Discover dentistry by The University of Sheffield on FutureLearn.

    I bet you signed up already!?


  19. benzeknees September 20, 2013 at 23:20 #

    Thanks for the link Tilly, I signed up for Climate Change. Hopefully will be helpful for the book I want to write. Which courses did you sign up for?


  20. Perfecting Motherhood September 25, 2013 at 20:46 #

    Thanks for the tip!


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