Here’s a great—FREE—opportunity: an online class on the work of Laura Ingalls Wilder, taught by Pamela Smith Hill, history faculty at Missouri State University. (As you may recall, I have a special interest in Laura, and made a pilgrimage to one of the towns she lived in, De Smet, South Dakota.)
"Laura Ingalls Wilder: Her Work and Writing Life" starts on September 22, and you can register now. (Did I say FREE?) This is a MOOC, which I’ve just learned stands for “Massive Open Online Course,” something universities are exploring (I don’t know why…to increase brand awareness? To educate the world?).
Anyway, all FREE, all online, and all at your own pace. No college credit, though, so just for fun.
Here’s an article about the class: http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/07/22/msu-offers-free-online-course-laura-ingalls-wilder/13003547/
And here’s where to go directly to sign up: http://outreach.missouristate.edu/180450.htm
See you in class…I’ll be sitting in the front row, asking lots of questions and trying to suck up to the teacher!