You may have heard about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). These free courses, taught by faculty to students all over the world, are changing the face of higher education.
I will offer a four week session in the principles of writing the personal essay. This is my experiment and contribution to the principles of Open Access education.
While the material we cover will be tailored to the genre known as “creative non-fiction”, the skills can be generalizable to most types of writing.
Your participation will help me better understand more about the benefits of an online learning environment.
Sign up below for the course that will start October 1.
There are two tracks:
Learners – for those who want to access the materials but not submit assignments.
Scribes – for those who will complete writing assignments and want feedback on their submissions.
What can I expect?
A four week tutorial on the fundamentals of essay writing.
How much does it cost?
MOOCs are free! So tell a friend. You can work on your writing together.
What will I have to do?
Each week you will have to watch at least one video, take a content quiz (related to topics covered in that week’s video) and complete a writing assignment.
Do I need to buy any books?
All you need is access to a computer and an Internet connection. The materials you’ll need will be in the online forum.
What if I don’t have time to write?
Well, this is a writing module, but if you would like to have access to the course content without doing the assignments, simply choose the Learner option when registering.
Who will be able to access my materials?
The learning space is a private space, accessible only to those who have registered for the module. Any content you share will not appear elsewhere.