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There is something about school supplies lining the shelves of the stores at this time of year that makes my heart go pitter-pat. I love brand-new, sharpened pencils, organizers, pocket tab dividers, and colored sharpies. Most of all, I love learning. And I especially love that learning is a life-long activity; we don't stop learning when we graduate high school or college. Learning is a privilege and opportunity well into our golden years. With advances in technology, we can now choose the setting and time of day in which we wish to learn. That's a big advantage to a retiree wanting to continue their education without the hassle of student parking at the local college.
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OnlineCourses.com provides you with the opportunity to make use of research-based academic resources from some of the world’s best universities. These free resources are waiting to be used by you to advance your understanding in a variety of academic topics. The free courses listed are considered Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). By definition, MOOC means that any interested learner is able to participate in the course. There are no prerequisites or other qualifiers separating an interested student and the material, although some advanced courses will expect that learners have completed other coursework or have a certain level of knowledge in a related area. (excerpt from About OnlineCourses.com)
Back to School for Seniors
If you like being around people and want to attend classes in the community, check out the Emeritus Class schedule at your local community college. Each semester, a variety of tuition-free classes are offered to older adults to promote lifelong learning.
For our local readers in south Orange County, here's the link to Saddleback College's Emeritus website.