Moocs – Free Online Courses
Last week I found out about a website called Future Learn (https://www.futurelearn.com/about) 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.