Ok so there is an alternative to the OU which I’m going to use to supplement my current OU studies. I’m sure most people reading this blog will have heard of Coursera which is a free on-line set of courses provided by mainly American Universities. It’s like being a kid in a sweet shop. The courses are short.
a) Mathematical Philosophy whiich started last week and I’m grateful for Gavin who pointed this out to me in a comment he made on the last post
b) Introduction to Logic which starts in September and should hopefully complement the Logic part of M381
c) Finally (for now) Analysis of a Complex Kind which starts end of October this hopefully will remind me about complex analysis and help me revise the topic
It might also be a good introduction for those who are contemplating doing M337 next year
I really am begining to think the OU days are numbered for those who want to do courses mainly for interest given the cost of fees.Ok one gets more support but as Free internet provision of University level courses continues to grow it's difficult to see how the OU can justify it's expensive fee structure.
Incidentally I've just had a hell of a nightmare trying to publish this post I was using Internet Explorer 8 however blogger in their infinite wisdom have decided to withdraw support from Internet Explorer 8 so I've had to change to FireFox a case of if it's working we'll break it. Most inconvenient and tedious. Also in order to access the Coursera courses I had to download VLC media and access the videos that way but that came with a whole load of crap such as sweetsearch so I had to remove these manually. I hate computers.