If you’ve paid attention in recent years, Massive Open Online Course’s (MOOC’s) are all over the place. They usually get some time in the spotlight during the back- to- school craze and again just after the New Year, which makes sense, because it’s when the new semester traditionally starts up. They’ve gotten some flack lately because there are some issues with quality control. (But isn’t that an issue with everything?)
Ah, well. I’m sure someone is on it, right?
Nevermind. Well, while whoever is on that quality control issue, I’ve been all over MIT OpenCourseWare and Coursera scouring all the courses being offered. Most recently I discovered Canvas because they are offering a course by Missouri State that I’m excited to take. The class is on Laura Ingalls Wilder. I’ve been busily reading her books to our daughter. We are currently reading Farmer Boy. I am so much more curious about her life than I ever have been before which is what makes this class perfect for me!
There is another class on Canvas that has me curious too- it’s on the ever popular game of Minecraft. I’m lost in space when our son starts talking to me about it so I think I’d better read up! It’s his game of choice and while I couldn’t stand it at first, I’ve come to realize just how genius it really is. It can be incredibly creative. It has lead to some interesting conversations about where our food comes from, architecture, and baking!
I honestly don’t know where the time is coming from for this course! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Have you ever taken a MOOC? What was it about?