What's your favorite MOOC?
July 25, 2015 9:51 PM   Subscribe

I've got an unexpected five days off work to be spent on bed rest. Any suggestions for a MOOC or lecture series to fill my time?

My interests are far ranging, but I'm trying to steer clear of the type of technical computer science/IT courses that seem to be the standbys.

I'm not interested in homework, discussion groups, or learning something particularly useful. More that I'd prefer to fill my time using my brain at least little bit rather than just watching old episodes of "Pregnant in Heels" and "Millionaire Matchmaker."
posted by whitewall to Education (9 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Harvard has a really cool ongoing series about innovation in cuisine.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:11 PM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

I like Michael Sandel's Justice course.
posted by Aravis76 at 11:32 PM on July 25, 2015

Art History, from this list? (haven't done it yet)
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:11 AM on July 26, 2015

What about CrashCourse History? Light-hearted enough to be entertaining without being a documentary about the Killing Fields.
posted by Trifling at 3:56 AM on July 26, 2015

Are you ok with a podcast? 20 Pieces of Music that Changed the World was amazing and fun.
posted by Mchelly at 4:51 AM on July 26, 2015

posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 8:23 AM on July 26, 2015

Both mind-blowing:

Coursera - History of the Slave South by Stephanie McCurry

EdX- Global History of Architecture by Mark Jarzombek
posted by scrambles at 2:53 PM on July 26, 2015

David Blight of Yale has a very impressive 28-hour series on the Civil War available at iTunes U.
posted by megatherium at 7:17 PM on July 26, 2015

I just started this on Coursera about Economic Policy

It's helping me tie together many loose ends in my understanding of the topic.
posted by watrlily at 7:21 PM on July 26, 2015

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