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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

How do you reward yourself after finishing?

Taking a walk can be a reward.

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

How Do People Spend Their MOOC Time?

Getting the right balance

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

What Exactly is a MOOC?

MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

By Pat Bowden, published May 16, 2017.

A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course

Massive because enrolments are unlimited and can run into the hundreds of thousands;

Open because they are open to anyone who has access to the internet on a computer or mobile device;

Online because they are delivered via the internet, and

Course because they are of a finite length with learning materials and assessment items prepared before release of the course.

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