September 6th, 2006

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hypnotherapy course

Well, its been up and down about the follow-up to the hypnotherapy course since the college went bankrupt, but on Monday I got a letter from Sandra, one of the tutors, to say they had set up a temporary 'dummy college' and they were offering two weekends to get us qualified. These would be in Birmingham, in the same premises we used before. The first one starts this Saturday. I have decided to go although there are two reasons I had to think twice.
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Another course

I am in a strange position these days. For the first time in almost twenty years I don't have a child who needs looking after. I have always had to eke out my holiday, and split the child care with H, or network with other mums, just to cover the school holidays. Now my children are old enough that they don't need me to be around all the time. As a result I've actually accumulated some spare holiday.

H has offered to pay for me to go on a writing course from the Arvon Foundation. This type of thing has always been out of the question for me, because I've never been able to spare the time.

Have any of you experienced a course like this? Do you think it would be good? The most convenient course is tutored by Toby Litt, whom I've heard of but I've never read anything by him. It's not fully booked yet. Or I could look for another one, perhaps in the new year. What do you think?
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wikiversity

Talking about courses I just noticed wikiversity which was set up about three weeks ago. I wonder whether it will take off, or spiral off into trivia and nonsense. It seems a bit under-developed at the moment.

If it is successful it will be interesting for my job, which is about the interface of education and technology. But also it just could be great in real life if it makes learning more accessible to people. Here is their learning model.