Category Archives: Choosing a MOOC

Make the Most of Learning Later in Life

Learning Later in Life

When I retired from paid work in 2012, I thought I would be doing plenty of gardening, some handcrafts and reading. I also had visions of my house sparkling and tidy.

Five years on, most of the garden is again a wilderness and craft time is limited to crochet in front of the television in the evenings. As for that clean and tidy house, the less said, the better. Instead, I have spent many retirement hours completing 90 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and setting up my own blog. Continue reading

12 of My Favourite Courses

My Favourite Courses

Thank you to those who have already responded to the survey announced last week.

The survey is open until January 31 and I would love to hear your thoughts about Online Learning Success. Please remember to include your name and email if you wish to be in the draw for a set of four hand-crochet bookmarks. Click here to enter the survey.

One survey respondent asked for a list of my favourite courses. Continue reading

Ignite Your Everyday Creativity: a Review of the Course

Creativity in Action: a Pencil Holder

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

How to Turn Failure into Success


Turning Failure into Success

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