|The Iron Stove by Warwick Goble|
The illustrations in this post are from the awesome princess story The Iron Stove. Both Grimm's Household Tales and also in Lang's Yellow Fairy Book have a version. Click on the links in this paragraph to read this fun and different princess story.
What the heck is a MOOC? It stands for Massive Open Online Course. Which means, it's open to everyone (no prerequisites), it's online (no traveling) and it's a bona-fide higher education course (so expect assignments and being required to participate via email and online discussion boards) which you can receive credit.
|The Iron Stove (which looks suspiciously like a TARDIS here) -|
This one is also FREE.
The subject: "Fairy Tales: Origins and Evolution of Princess Stories." (Yay.)
If you haven't heard much about MOOCs or online learning, here's theTampa Bay Times' in-depth look from earlier this year. They're the latest trend in free, accessible higher education, with schools from Stanford University to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology taking part. USF professors have taught independent MOOCs before, but this is the school's first official offering.I am really excited about this MOOC trend! Let's hope more fairy tale courses become available.
|The Iron Stove by H.J. Ford - Yellow Fairy Book|
Here's a little more about this particular one:
The four-week class, "Fairy Tales: Origins and Evolution of Princess Stories," will be taught by professor Kevin Yee, who holds a Ph.D in German language and literature, and who USF describes as an expert on "comparative literature and German Romanticism and online learning."
|The Iron Stove by H. J. Ford - Yellow Fairy Book|