Scott Lord's OpenLearn Profile
I was writing an unpublished novel "live or in progress" on the Internet and had webpages on the history of Swedish film from silent film to Ingamr Bergman when I came across a MOOC on Scandinavian film from the University of Denmark while I was searching for research. From there a course on Kierkegaard from Denmark, Shakepeare from Warwick and Birmingham, Robert Burns from Glasgow, and then ten or more from Harvard, the number of completed courses reaching over fourty five in two years, including a class from the University of Edinburgh which I was allowed to take twice by being a mentor for an extended period.
I use these classes here from the Open University in between classes to keep sharp, as well as to acquaint myself with material that might be covered in classes currently offered from the Future Learn platform as well as for classes for which I receive financial aid from the United States.
In the meantime there is intermittent revision on an newly conceived, in progress novel.
Gratefully, I have returned to the Open University online after open heart surgery. While I was in intensive care I was in the middle of a course on Judaism and Scripture from Harvard and I finished the course while in hospital after the heart attack. Since then I began an online course from Yale Divinity as well as having returned here.