Moocs – Free Online Courses

Last week I found out about a website called Future Learn ( that offers out MOOCs (free online courses) managed by a number of different universitys. I think this is a really cool idea because knowledge should be freely available to everyone. I also think it’s really important to make education a lifelong goal and not just something we do as children, especially since I heard that jobs are no longer as stable as they use to be. Learning new things should also be a fun and pressure free activity; we are able to learn more effectively when we are given the option to play without fear of failure. Signing up to a Mooc is a very quick and simple process. There is also no pressure to work through each task; you could sign up and change your mind or join half way through a course and play catch up. Once you set an account up you get your own profile and can also talk to other learners interested in the same subjects.

I decided to join up to a creative writing course because I love story telling but never really felt like school did a good job of teaching this. I have to admit that writing doesn’t come very naturally for me but I still enjoy having a go and perhaps I might improve with practice. I think we all have a good story to tell and I love how they offer us escapism and allow us to see the world from different perspectives. So far I’ve really enjoyed the course.


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About wallcat

I have a strong passion for computing. In particular programming for which I am able to use a variety of languages including C++, Visual C#, Blitz Basic, Actionscript 2.0, Python and Lua. I also enjoy web-design and have some knowledge of HTML/CSS, PHP/SQL and Javascript. As well as programming I have a strong background in art and enjoy drawing in my spare time. When I’m not sat at my computer I like to keep fit by going to the gym or using my exercise ball.

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