By Pat Bowden, published November 14, 2017.
Reader Steve Mackay asked: “It would be interesting for you to post your background and raison d’être for doing so many MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses). And indicating the good, the bad and the ugly.” Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published November 7, 2017.
In the last three months, 560 free online courses have been released from more than 200 universities. They cover a wide range of subjects and although most are in English, several other languages are also represented. Most are self-paced courses. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published October 31, 2017.
According to Class Central, the three biggest MOOC providers are Coursera, edX and FutureLearn, although XuetangX, based in China and founded in 2013, is steaming up the straight. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published October 24, 2017.
Do you know a teenager? Someone between the age of thirteen and nineteen? Is that teenager interested in online study or MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)? Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published October 17, 2017.
“This looks interesting: a Coursera six week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Creativity. I’m a fairly creative person, this should be a cinch.”
These were my thoughts when I decided to enrol in “Ignite Your Everyday Creativity” presented by Dr Cindi Burnett and Dr John F Cabra at The State University of New York. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published October 10, 2017.
We don’t always need a reward for finishing tasks. Sometimes the self-satisfaction of completing a task can be its own reward. If you are having trouble with motivation, however, giving yourself rewards for making progress can help. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published October 3, 2017.
What is the best thing about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)? To many people, it’s their flexibility. You can enrol easily, then choose to do as much or as little of the course as you like. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published September 26, 2017.
If you are thinking of doing further study, whether online or on-campus, “Learning How to Learn” is an excellent course to do beforehand. It will teach you plenty of techniques to make your learning journey easier. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published September 19, 2017.
Are you thinking about taking a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) but are worried it might be too hard or take up too much time? You’re not alone. Many people spend too much time thinking about things rather than simply jumping in and giving them a go. Continue reading
By Pat Bowden, published September 12, 2017.
“Mindshift” is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that was launched in April 2017 and is now on several Top MOOC lists. I am proud to have a small role in this MOOC. Continue reading