I wrote about online courses and I have taken several of them through Future Learn(UK) and the University of Iowa(USA),Yes I admit am a bit of a girlie swot! I have taken history, fiction writing and even a short psychology course
Both sites offer free courses, Future Learn offers short courses in variety of subjects from health to history from Literature to archaeology as well as courses on writing. They provide a glimpse of what a more extensive course would be. The history course I took provided informed comments from learners worldwide,Sadly those friendships ended with the course,
Not so with the University of Iowa courses the depth of knowledge and information was excellent( A course is just starting -look them up!) The bonus was the valued friendships that were forged. I met a poet from New Zealand and we are still in contact a couple of year later. I also made great connections with a couple of writers in the USA and in Canada, I trust these people to be honest with me about my work We are still friends today,
Learning was the aim the friendships were the bonus.