Great site with free courses (legit)

Paleogirl
Paleogirl Member Posts: 75
edited 16. Oct 2016, 11:52 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi everyone

I just thought I'd mention on here futurelearn.com

Someone at work mentioned it to me and it's great lots of free short courses on loads of topics all from proper universities across the world.

I've found it's really helped take my mind of my diagnosis which is very new.

I was terrible at Maths at school but have been doing a three week course offered by Loughborough Uni on maths for engineering and I've really enjoyed it. Someone at work is doing the one on Mindfulness.

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  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for mentioning this paleogirl.
    I've had a quick look at the site and am sure
    I'll find something of interest.
    I presume it's all carried out on line.
  • Paleogirl
    Paleogirl Member Posts: 75
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi yes it's all online and works on a tablet as well as computer. it's been enjoyable so far. You are encouraged to interact which is nice on the discussion forum for each course.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,672
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you Paleogirl for that what a good idea :)
    .
    You are right there too distraction is a very useful tool!

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've signed up for a course.
    It starts on the 26th and I'm looking forward to it.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you, Paleogirl, I've not heard about this before so will investigate. I like learning and the experience of learning.

    Good luck, Ichabod! I hope you enjoy your course.

    I wish you both well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,093
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thankyou Paleogirl I have been thinking of starting a course ..its kind of you to post this I hadn't heard of it..
    Love
    Barbara
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks dd.
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Paleogirl,

    I'm v grateful for you mentioning futurelearn.
    I've finished one course, am halfway through another
    and have just signed up for a third.
    I think the concept of learning on line is brilliant, especially
    for those of us who, in the words of the song, dont get
    around much anymore.
    I mentioned it to a phone group I facilitate and within a week
    three out of the six have signed up for courses.