New Class on Wilder Offered
Pamela Hill Smith, author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life, is going to rework her MOOC (Massive Open Online Class). A MOOC is a free internet based class where anyone can sign up for free and do as little or as much of the work as they want. MOOCs put a lot of good information out for free, but without a payment or penalty for failure to complete they have an abysmal completion rate.
Smith has previously done two classes, one semester each, focused on Laura Ingalls Wilder. Apparently she is reworking the two semesters into a one semester class with some new material. The class will be held June 6, 2016-August 29, 2016.
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According to the MOOC’s Facebook page (and thanks to Connie Neumann for pointing me this way),
“So we’ve done two courses so far – the early years and the later years – this is a combination of the two along with some new material.“
Want To Know More?
Check out my post that has open links, no registration required to watch the videos from the first class. It links to the videos in order which were a little confusing just on the YouTube page and include brief summaries and comments by me. If you’re a Laura fan it’s worth watching a few of the videos simply due to the fact that she was allowed to photograph inside Rocky Ridge and normally you’re not so good, current photos of the inside can be hard to find.
WARNING: It’s a very big post and might take awhile to fully load even with a fast connection.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.