Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Free Online Courses: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Modern Poetry

Hi all!

Just popping in with some fun news.  I'm going to try online courses for the first time this fall.  I'm excited!   I loved school (especially college).  In addition to classes related to my primary studies (Creative Writing, English, Theatre), I loved taking arts-related electives that captured my interest -- Film History, Art History, Sketching, Modern Dance, etc.

There are some great resources for FREE online courses.  I have heard very good things about Coursera and FutureLearn.   

I've signed up for two free classes:

Laura Ingalls Wilder:  Her Work and Writing Life  - Missouri State University (begins September 22)

Modern and American Contemporary Poetry - University of Pennsylvania (begins September 6)

If you sign up for either of these courses, please let me know so we have a milkshake in the virtual malt shop and chat about the classes together.

Have you taken free online courses?  Do you have any free online course sites that you recommend?  I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Unknown said...

Hi i am About to start the Laura ingalls Wilder course in June, please tell me what you thought about it. thanks Fiona

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi Fiona,

Thanks for stopping by. The reading load ended up being more than I was able to keep up so I dropped the course ... I might sign up again when it is offered. I hope you enjoy it! I am a great Laura Ingalls Wilder fan.