Do you ever wish you had had a better education?
We can’t turn back the clock. But once we are retired, we have much more time at our disposal than we did during our working lives. Most of us experience less stress as our children become independent.
I have found that my mind is free to ponder matters that I never had time to think about when working. There are so many fascinating sites on the internet that I could surf all day. (and I sometimes do !)
There is never a chance to be bored.
Having a focus and a goal, however, is helpful in structuring our lives..
Is Online Learning for you?
A free online course may be just what you need to give you a routine to your days.
Maybe you have always wanted to study something other that what you needed for your career. Think about taking up an online course to occupy yourself in retirement. It will keep your brain healthy, keep you busy, make you more interesting, and best of all, it is free! There is no stress either because you are not obliged to take any test unless you want a certificate.
At Future Learn there is something for everybody.
Their courses are entirely online. They usually last between three and eight weeks, requiring between one and five hours of your time each week.
Many of the world’s leading Universities contribute to Future Learn. And you won’t be on your own either. You can interact online with other students, with whom you will have a common interest.
I think FutureLearn is a wonderful organisation. Technology will eventually bring an education to many people around the world who would not have had access to it in the past. As our technology companies vie for control of emerging markets we will see even more consumers coming online.
Now I just need to make up my mind whether I will enroll for Big Data or Psychology & Mental health.
Spoilt for choice! Not to worry, though, the courses do seem to repeat after a certain amount of time.
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