I am very interested in learning about Italian history during the renaissance period. I, looking for some online courses. I know on another thread there was links to some educational sites?
I've done a lot of FutureLearn courses but I don't remember one specifically about the Italian renaissance. There was a good one about the Mediterranean, trade routes etc in the Renaissance period which was really interesting. You can sign up for alerts and get notified of what's coming up.I am very interested in learning about Italian history during the renaissance period. I, looking for some online courses. I know on another thread there was links to some educational sites?
Much more rewarding thoughI thoroughly recommend these courses, moocs I believe they're known as.
Alca introduced me to them and I completed several on topics as diverse as the British Empire, the Holocaust and the Global Financial Crisis.
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This is very good for you - as is learning a new language - helps stop or delays the creeping up of Alzheimer's in older people.
Try the open university; there are many links from art to the courts.
Trouble with OU courses they are prohibitively expensive.I studied History of Art with the Open University., would recommend them. Also did a refresh your Latin with the local third age, was quite a high standard. Do they still cave the Unversity of third age on the CDS?
So much around on the net it is hard to tell the wheat from the chaff, bit like a lot of those crappy Spanish courses offered.
Really do you have to be so ..... OU courses are very very expensive, tbe courses recommended by the other posters are very good, I have also found free courses from MIT and there are a few free courses in OU.
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I'll definitely try to make time for that.Some of the FutureLearn courses I did were run by the Open University. All MOOCs run by bona fide universities. You can pay if you want a certificate or indefinite access to materials after the course has finished. Otherwise they are free.
Of course, you don't get one-to-one tutorials or individual feedback as you would with a paid-for course. Some are better than others. But you often learn as much from the discussions as from the tutors, especially on topics like European Culture and Society, or The American South. And some ask you to write a short essay (optional) which is marked by another student, and you mark theirs.
I've jsut signed up for one about Spanish films, which some of you might enjoy; it will study the works of Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo del Toro. It lasts three weeks and starts at the end of September.