For some students, completing a MOOC is the ticket to a lucrative job as this NPR article explains. In the 21st century, we can't underestimate the power of any type of learning, in my humble opinion.
Lil O and I completed a MOOC about creativity from Stanford this past fall. On Thursday, this week, I will talk a touch about it.
If you have some free time and want to grow & learn, here are some MOOCs to try....
- Stanford's free offerings - Just saying you are enrolled in a course at Stanford sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Of course, if you already attend Stanford you are thinking, no big deal.
- This cool collaboration of 50+ universities and colleges offers an array of MOOCs. The Creativity, Innovation and Change course sponsored by Penn State University looks like my cup of tea.
- Class Central aggregates MOOCs into one place. There are sooooo many courses listed there. Which to choose?
- Udacity offers a wide selection of free MOOCs, you can even pay for some of them and receive real college credit.
- The team of universities at edX makes this MOOC collection look unstoppable. Come on Harvard, MIT and UCBerkeley? Are you kidding me?
And, you know how I like thoughtful homeschooling and world schooling, right? MOOCs could take both of those to a new level, especially for high schoolers. My dream of world schooling Lil O as a teenager is this closer to a reality with MOOCs in my back pocket.
MOOC it out and see what you think.