Announcing... Lovely Living University! My new project I've been so excited to share with you.
Lovely Living University offers free online 30-day classes on homemaking, cooking, vintage lifestyle, literature, art, history, music, and gardening.
It's also sort of a social network where you can chat with other Lovely Living readers and students, join book clubs, and attend viewing parties for interesting vintage movies and videos. (We use an app to stream Youtube videos at the same time and then chat about them in our chatroom!)
I've been running a similar "online university" with free classes for over a year, and have learned a lot from the experience. Hoping to put what I've learned to good use here at Lovely Living University!
Classes are free. All you need to do is sign up for an account. I ask that you leave at least one real link to your blog, website, or one of your social media profiles. I respect your privacy a ton, but do need to make sure you are a real person and not a spammer, due to some problems we had on the other network.
Our courses are designed to be taken over a 1 month/30 day period. We're all busy with work, home and family, friends and hobbies, so classes are general survey courses. Each class poses links and resources for further reading or "extra credit" should you choose to pursue the topic further.
Courses use a free online textbook whenever possible. For some classes, you'll want to check out a textbook from the library or spend a few dollars to buy a used copy on eBay or Amazon. Courses usually consist of a few chapters of reading each week, a couple articles, a 45 minute video to watch each week, a live chat opportunity if you can make it during the time slot scheduled, and a brief homework assignment you can choose to do to assist in your learning of the subject.
(You don't get grades here at Lovely Living University, just the fun of taking the course and learning with all of us!)
Here's a look at some classes coming up in 2014 and 2015!
Lovely University classes
I hope you will join us in this interesting experiment!