Sunday, January 15, 2017
Lazy Sunday: Continuing Education Edition, Magic in the Middle Ages
(Of course, I had some for breakfast!)
I saw another blog posting about a Coursera class on Magic in the Middle Ages.
For those that don't know, Coursera is an online MOOC, a Massive Oline Open Classroom. Professors from different universities around the world put up an online classroom to learn various topics. They can be fairly fun and educational. I am a fan. (My second Ph.D. field of study was on how people build communities on learners online). So I signed up.
The course is sponsored by the University of Barcelona ("Universitat de Barcelona") and taught by a team of professors and instructors.
It is a five-week course with video, discussions, reading and quizzes. Now as a college professor myself I HATE quizzes for college age students, but for a MOOC you kinda need them.
The course looks like it is a lot of fun AND it is still open if you want to sign up as well.
Week 3, Magic to Witchcraft looks like the most fun for me.
The course is $49.00 (less if you have a code) or FREE if you opt for the non-certificate option.
I took the non-certificate choice. I really don't need any continuing education credits anymore.
I think it is going to be great.