University of the Third Age in Brent

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MOOCs interest group for Brent U3A

Online Courses and Learning – (Massive Open Online Courses, otherwise known as MOOCS!!)

Rita reports: This autumn, I attended a London Regional U3A workshop about MOOCS, facilitated by Ian Hunt from Perth U3A. Many organisations have developed a whole range of courses covering diverse topics at a variety of levels and durations – something for everyone!! And the good news is, the majority of MOOCs are free. Fees are only payable if you want to obtain a certificate.

MOOCs are something you can do entirely on your own and at your own pace and convenience.

Some U3As have set up a 'MOOCs Interest Group'. Members decide to explore a subject in depth and then find the relevant MOOC. After the lecture or course has been followed online, there is a group discussion on its contents.

If anyone in Brent U3A is interested in doing this, please contact me: open Rita's email in your email app.

Available courses include the following

FutureLearn (UK) :

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Open2Study (Aus) :

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Coursera (USA) :

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edX (USA) :

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Class Central (USA) :

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KHANacademy (USA) :

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