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    Free online course in Parapsychology

    This looks interesting and I've registered. From the above link:

    If you're interested in the scientific study of psychic phenomena and want to hear some of the best and brightest international researchers in the field talk about their own research, as well as have access to discussions with a wide group of participants from students to new researchers to experiencers, then this is the course for you.
    Following on the extraordinary success of the first three courses in the WizIQ-based ParaMOOC series, Parapsychology and Anomalistic Psychology: Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2015), Parapsychology Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2016), andParapsychology Research and Education (also known as ParaMOOC2017), this year's ParaMOOC will include over a dozen guest lecturers, 1 live presentation and 3 or 4 recorded presentations from previous ParaMooc courses from the organizers, 5 discussion forums while the live classes are being given, followed by monthly discussion forums on topics of the students’ choice from March through August. Discussion forums within and after the live portion of the course is finished will be offered both in the ParaMOOC2018 virtual classroom on WizIQ and at The AZIRE Library and Learning Center in the virtual world Second Life. Also included will be at least 16 downloadable PowerPoint presentations, and additional materials such as YouTube tutorials, recommended videos on YouTube, previously recorded presentations from other AZIRE and PF events, as well as a recommended book and article list updated in 2018.
    Anyone who has an interest in the scientific and academic side of parapsychology, psychical research, anomalistic psychology and/or consciousness is invited to attend. No prerequisites or qualifications are required for the course, just your interest in and enthusiasm for the topic. A certificate of completion will be issued by the Parapsychology Foundation to those who have attended or viewed 50% of the presentations across the duration of the course. Those who also submit a written or recorded reflection on the 10 presentations they attend or view may request a certificate of completion with distinction. Finally individuals who have completed up to 80% of the course materials including downloading readings and so on, will receive a certificate without making a request.
    The ParaMOOC series is a completely unique introduction to international scientists and academic researchers who work on a variety of phenomena including extrasensory perception, telepathy, near-death experiences, distant mental influence on living systems (the part of the field that addresses psychic healing), clairvoyance, mediumship, survival research and more.
    The only other way to have access to this kind of expertise and to these knowledgeable individuals outside of this course is to pay to attend the annual conferences of the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the International Association for Near Death Studies, among other such organizations. The expense of such conferences and the necessity to travel make these options for further education difficult to attain. For the ParaMOOC series however, the course access is free. Students only need an internet connection with audio available on their devices from PCs to mobile phones.
    Thus, in this free WizIQ-based MOOC, not only will students have an opportunity to hear accomplished researchers talk about their own work for live attendees and those who listen to the recordings. With only one presentation scheduled on the day, there also will be plenty of time for questions and discussions after every talk. Those who can’t join us in the live sessions will have access to the recordings of the presentations within hours of the live talk, as well as the PowerPoint presentations and additional materials. The course discussion page will be available to all attendees on a 24/7 basis.
    Among those lecturers who have confirmed but have not as yet submitted biographies and abstracts are: Brenda Dunne, Dr Morris Freedman, Dr Leonard Martins, Dr Sonali Marwaha, Dr Ed May, Dr Thomas Rabeyron, Dr Penny Satori, Dr Jessica Utts, Dr David Vernon, and Dr George Williams, Here is the list of speakers who have provided biographical materials and/or abstracts (more information on each of these events will appear in the descriptions of the individual live sessions)
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