We’re the first to admit there’s something about the end of summer and beginning of fall that brings back memories of those first days of school. We even admit that we’re more excited than our kids about school supply shopping. There’s something so nostalgic and beautiful about the excitement and anticipation of a new school year, new teachers, and new friends. Now, we may be a little jealous of our back-to-school kids but we’re taking it in stride, and even stepping up our own game this year, with online courses.
Over the past decade, online courses have moved from the sidelines to the mainstream for kids and adults alike. Think of Gandhi’s words, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Reflect on them for a second before you peruse these 15 awesome online classes from prestigious universities that you can take from home and for free thanks to the good old Internet.
1. History of Rock, Part One • University of Rochester This little slice of awesome is FREE and it’s just part one of a two-part course on the early days of rock music. Want to be the cool mom? Consider starting here.