“Poetry in America: Modernism” FREE from Harvard University on edX.org #FREE #OnlineLearning #Quarantine

Poetry in America-Modernism

In response to the multitudes of people stuck inside, working from home, or in self-quarantine waiting out the Coronavirus pandemic, edX.org, Coursera, and other MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) providers have been offering scores of online learning classes for free either to audit (no certificate) or with an accompanying certificate!

I am enrolled in several business classes to help me stay sharp in my day job as a Project Manager. Classes in communication, virtual teams, digital marketing, and other more “creative” endeavors such as the course I am auditing on edX.org: Poetry in America: Modernism.

The class is taught by Elisa New, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. It has been an interesting course on art, history and poetry, and the cultural backdrop that led to poets of the day and their stark, new view of the world as the industrial revolution continued to churn.

I hope to share insights gleaned from the course here, as well as some fascinating modernism poetry to read and discuss with you, my fellow readers and poets, in your own right. There is always much to be learned by comparing and contrasting styles and form and imagery used from one generation to the next. I can’t wait!

Have you enrolled in any MOOCs during the Coronavirus outbreak? What experiences have you had in the past with online learning? Do you have any tips to share?

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You can find the edX.org course: Poetry in America: Modernism here.

– Jason


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