WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film and Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy are very, very short MOOCs that begin in January. Both will be offered through Futurelearn, a (mostly) UK online course platform.
If you are interested, you need to get an account (free) from Futurelearn, and then enroll in the course that interests you.
We probably won't offer any Sunday discussion groups for these classes, but they might be a good way for you to first experience MOOCs. Remember you will just be auditing, you can abandon the project at any point.
New to this? MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Thousands of students participate in each class. Here is a general guide to exploring via MOOCs (which we haven't read, we just plunge in). Class Central offers a very nice catalog of upcoming MOOCs from many sources. Click on the "subjects" tab.
WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film, University of Leeds, begins the 4th of January and lasts for just two weeks. It will be offered again beginning 1 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, and 2 May. Estimated time required is about 2 hours per week. Only 4 hours total! The teacher is Alison Fell, a professor of French cultural history, whose research focuses on French and British women and WW1.
Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy, University of Glascow, begins on Burns Night, January 25, and lasts 3 weeks, with about 4 hrs/wk estimated to complete the coursework. 12 hours total. This class will be taught by Professor Gerard Carruthers FRSE, Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.
Perhaps you would prefer "Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology". You can even learn animation techniques through the National Film and Television School.
Hundreds of courses are opening within the next few weeks on all the platforms. Check out the lists at edX and Coursersa. You can study the "Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe" as well as "Jane Eyre" at edX this month. At Coursera do not miss Learning How to Learn, beginning again Jan 1. It is one of the very best MOOCs we have done here at the library.
For those of you who love science, Dino 101 will repeat beginning January 4. (From Dino Central - The University of Alberta.) It will last all spring. 12 weeks of wonderfully great fun.