Wednesday, 18 December 2013

U3A Resources

Identifying U3A Resources

  • Resource Centre – via National Office
  • On-Line Courses – National website and Third Age Matters/M.O.O.Cs Massive Open Online Courses
  • In-Depth Courses – National website and Third Age Matters
  • U3A Subject Advisers –National website and  Third Age Matters
  • Sources magazine – Direct Mail (three issues per year)
  • ‘Time to Learn’ – being revised and reprinted
  • Shared Learning Projects – National website or via Regional representatives
  • Older and Wiser Books – National website
  • National Conference (every two years _ AGM 2014 9/10 September)
  • Royal Institution lectures – National Office and Third Age Matters
  • DANA lectures – National Office and Third Age Matters
  • Group Co-ordinator/Group Leaders’ Workshops – through your Regional Trustee
  • Local U3As – informal group exchanges
  • Summer Schools – National and Regional - websites
  • Resources within your U3A/Members own skills/experiences
  • Libraries/Museums
  • Local university links
  • National Trust
  • English Heritage (U3A group visits free – book in advance)
  • Books/Sports Associations
  • BBC
  • Open University – FutureLearn
  • Udacity  - scientific/TED short talks – some very good, some not so good
  • edX  Harvard, Berkeley/Coursera  Courses from 90+ U.S.  universities
  • Ted  short talks
  • You Tube – massive amount of information available
  • Coursera
  • Websites suggested at Workshop
  • Pinterest
  • Great Courses (American)
  • Ravelry (Crafts)