Remember all those “cool” courses you could never fit into your degree plan? The same ones everyone told you would never lead to a high-paying job or a reliable career? My ideal college major would have been one part political science, two scoops nutrition and a heap of fashion merchandising with a dash of web design. In reality, to graduate on time with a coveted bachelor’s degree, I had to clock most of my hours working on major course requirements.
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) course movement means anyone, anywhere has instant access to all sorts of interesting online courses—for free. Prereqs and degree plans don’t exist in the MOOC world. You’re free to go crazy and follow your learning passions (without having to sit through boring 101 classes to get to the good stuff!). Below are my personal picks for the best MOOCs for leisure learning. These online courses are guaranteed to satiate your mind with delicious information. I’ll see you on the inside!
Written by: Kayleigh Gilbert