Thursday, October 24, 2019

Future Learn - Japanese Subculture

Do you know about Future Learn? They have many free online classes in English on hundreds of subjects. The website says endless possibilities. The classes are created by people in universities all over. You can search by category for what you are interested in, then check the start date. It seems like they are repeated, so you can take the class another time if this one isn't a good time. You can leave comments on the material and comment on other people's comments, enabling students to learn from each other as well as the online teachers.


There are options to get a certificate or earn a degree that cost money, but you can just take the classes at no cost. The free option to classes allows access for two weeks after the end of the class, so if you get behind, you have an extra two weeks to catch up and finish. It is all at your own pace.


Recently I have taken classes on Ancient Rome and Fairy Tale Literature.  Now I am taking an Introduction to Japanese Subculture that is very interesting. Have you ever taken an online class with Future Learn or other organization? How did you like it?

7 comments:

White Rose said...

Hi Pamela your subjects sound very interesting,I have never done an online course but my children have and one SIL ,I hope you enjoy your new classes xx

Vireya said...

I haven't come across Future Learn before, but I did do an "Introduction to Linguistics" course through Coursera, conducted by Leiden University in the Netherlands, which was fantastic. I am currently doing a course on "Preventing Dementia" through the Wicking Centre at the University of Tasmania.

Lin said...

Looks interesting. I have signed up for a short course but it does not start til January! xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Interesting. I'm going to send the link to my grandson. I think there is a course or two he might find interesting.
xx, Carol

kiwikid said...

Those courses sound wonderful, great opportunity to learn new things. I did my library study online, not free but the best way to do it for me.

Jeanie said...

I don't know about this but thanks for telling me. I will need to check them out. Winter is long here!

Leonore Winterer said...

I didn't know Future Learn, but I've taken some awesome classes at coursera. My favourites where 'A short history of human kind' and 'Archeology's Dirty Little Secrets', but I also had some interesting classes about the Beatles, Historical Fiction, a somewhat interesting course about Chinese Demographics, and a few computer science courses I took for work. Oh, the joys of living in the digital age!