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      Default Free Online University Courses being offered

      TED TV posted links to various University and College courses being offered online free today. Some really interesting and unique courses. Thought it might be good to post here for people looking and taking new directions. Already have mine picked out. You can see the courses through the TED page here: TED Blog | 12 great free online courses
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      Thanks for posting this, Gajolene. I really like the look of the bio-medical ethics one; it's right up my street.
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      I looked. Interesting topics. Thanks. Maybe I will do 1.

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      It was the Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good?
      The School: MIT, via Open Courseware that caught my attention first too, That one and this one, Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World
      The School: University of Michigan, via Coursera

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      Have also just found these courses provided by the OU - I've done two modules with them over 2 years ago and have only just found this today!
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      I think you have to pay if you do an ou course, i did one a while ago, you can go to the benefit office and get a form paid fees, but then you risk them telling you it won't effect your benefits then 6 months later your case is reassessed with massive forms in triplicate

      I paid rather than risk it my support worker suggested a psychiatrists letter saying it was therapeutic but the shrinks secretary said she didn't have the time

      The computing course i did, past ou courses you got phone support but the tutor used the line as this is a computing course we;ll communicate by e mail, then the programming bit the firewall on the computer stopped the programme, i phoned up the computing advice place they said to contact the supplier, if i had found a no it would have been a pound a minute
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      Yes the learning space lets you try some course materials for free.

      Just to say to do OU courses and get funding you now have to either apply for part-time student loan, get employee sponsorship or pay as you go.

      Ways to pay for a qualification in England - Undergraduate Study - Open University
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      maybe if i'm put in the work related activity group they may pay for a course, maybe it won't be all bad

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      I would love to go back into education eventually. I don't think I'm ready yet though. When I am, I might consider looking at my local college.
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      my local college i'm not thinking of, it's either basic maths literacy or english a few hrs a week or intensive work orientated courses

      I've found a college i'm interested in a few hrs a week dreamweaver, as boundarys between boroughs have broken down i may get concessions by providing a letter from the housing asssoc saying i;m getting housing benefit which is means tested, avoiding contacting the dwp and triggering a change of circumstances, it's also on my local train line

      The only question is can i handle the people, this hermit isn't used to leaving his cave

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