View Full Version : Free Online Writing Classes

03-08-2007, 12:39 AM
I've put together a section for free online writing courses on my website - http://www.selfmadescholar.com/classes.php?tag=writing. I just wanted to share it because I've been searching for these classes for the past couple years and thought maybe someone else could benefit. It's hard to find some of the good stuff using search engines; sadly they seem to be buried.

I took a couple of the NewsU courses from Poynter and found them to be rather good (although I despise the "learning games" aspect). I particularly liked the course on the Freedom of Information Act.

Surprisingly, Suite101 also has some decent classes for beginners.

Annenberg media has a few free writing classes all on video-on-demand. (You watch them online). I'm excited about those, although I admit I haven't watched any yet.

If anyone knows of any other free online classes for writers, I'd love to hear about it.

03-08-2007, 12:54 AM
Excellent resources, thank you! :)

03-08-2007, 02:05 AM
Great links, thanks! :)

03-08-2007, 03:21 AM
Well, thank you for this. I have been very interested in finding some kind of free writing class. :)

03-08-2007, 11:50 PM
Glad to see that people are finding it useful. :D

03-10-2007, 01:37 AM
First on the list that Jamie provided us with is Life Writing.
I wonder if anyone has taken this course? What did you think of it?

03-10-2007, 07:48 AM

That's a link to BBC's training modules for their staff, and the courses are free for the public. Not exactly about writing, it has more to do with journalism, but I thought some of you may find it useful.

And thanks Jamiel for that link - a life saver!