Tilly Bud, aka The Laughing Housewife posted about this the other day and I thought it might interest some of my readers as well.
The Open University (a UK-based distance learning university) has teamed up with several universities from around the globe plus some other organisations, such as the British Library, to offer free online short courses.
I have signed up for Introduction to Ecosystems, a six week course starting in November and am considering also doing Sustainability, Society and You in January. England in the Time of King Richard III looks interesting, too.
As I said, it’s all free, and the courses are online so you can join in from anywhere in the world.
Interested? Visit FutureLearn to read more and sign up.
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Love the OU! I did a ton of courses with them, mainly sciences. Fantastic 🙂
I’ve done 2 courses with them. I want to do more but I need to save up first…
I studied with them in the 90’s, it was quite cheap then.
It’s twice as much to study with them from abroad than if you’re actually in the UK!
That does make it quite expensive! Does Germany not have an equivalent institution?
There is Fernuni Hagen, but I’m not sure if they will let you just do individual courses without committing to a whole degree. I like the short introductory courses so I can decide how interested I really am first…
Ah, I see. The OU really is perfect in that respect…
That’s good to know, thanks for posting the info!
I signed up for a course too. So awesome!
Thanks for sharing!