Have you thought about taking an online class to up your game intellectually, but don’t have time for a full-time curriculum? If so, I’d like to introduce you to One Day University.
College classes you can take in an hour
One Day University lectures traditionally held live events but, because of the pandemic has also moved into online live-streaming events. You can listen to a variety of 1-hour talks about subjects that include the arts, business, history & politics, psychology & lifestyle, and science. They’re all given by top-tier professors from prestigious universities like Rutgers, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.
Recordings of previous live events are available in their library. What I found astounding is that the price of membership is only $7.95 per month with unlimited access.
Most of their live stream events take place during the week at 4pm EST. The advantage of attending the live lectures is that you can ask questions in the chat and interact with the professor.
A sampling of One Day University Classes
So far, I’ve listened to several lectures and they’ve been fascinating. One was “American Passage: The History of Ellis Island,” which I was interested in because my family immigrated to America from Eastern Europe. Another was “The Sum of Our Dreams: Five Books that Changed American History.”
The books included Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, and Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. “
In both lectures, the professors had written a book that was available for purchase and autographed.
Notifications of upcoming lectures are announced via email and you can register and save the date with link information on your online calendar.
Try it out for a month for free
If you love the arts, you may enjoy “Beethoven and The Beatles: Hearing the Connection” or “Rediscovering the Genius of Picasso.” For science, “Are the Machines Taking Over? The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.” Psychology, “Reduce Stress at Home and Work: A Lifesaving Workshop.” Or business “The Future of Green: Business, Climate Change and Culture Wars.”
One class I’m looking forward to listening to is “The Genius (and Rivalry) of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla”
I love the idea of finding a topic of interest and consuming it in small doses. Unlike other online courses, it’s not for people seeking certifications or degrees but rather to open yourself to ideas you may not have thought of. With such an eclectic collection, you can choose a class depending on your mood whether it’s entertaining, thought-provoking, or analytical.
And for my readers, you can get one month FREE if you use the code BOOMSTER when you register HERE.