This creative writing MOOC will focus on writing about identities, communities, and social issues in fiction and nonfiction. There is no cost to enroll; registration is completely free for all participants. No writing experience is required. This MOOC welcomes writers of all communities and identities.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Dizzpartially completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Interesting, very well-run course, with input and teaching by many excellent poets and playwrights. Although I couldn't put as much time into the course as I would have liked - especially in the last weeks, I learnt a lot and found the assignments nicely challenging. The routine of writing and submitting one's own work and commenting on the work of others strengthens one's own abilities and, I hope, adds extra perspective to the work of others.