Online Parapsychology Course

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  1. titchagain

    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    I have been looking at doing an online course, i had been thinking of going for one i had seen on facebook, thinking i was bound to learn SOMETHING useful, but a ghost hunting book mentioned edinburgh university has an online course.
    https://koestlerunit.wordpress.com/online-course/
    There are no exams so it seems good for somebody like me who is academically challenged (ie a bit thick) and i recognize some of the "tutors" so do you think it is something worth doing?

    The certificate is just for show, but does the course itself look worthwhile?
     
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    henry still speeding

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    is the koestler seat still in existence ?
     
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    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    It looks interesting, though not cheap at £250GBP/$320USD/€284EUR.

    I thought it was....in any case, note that the parapsychology website links back to the official Staff page at Edinburgh University website http://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/psychology

    Aha....the official JANET website http://www.koestler-parapsychology.psy.ed.ac.uk/ links-out to the same Wordpress website you've referenced above. So, for me, that shows the course is probably legitimate, and fully-supported by Edinburgh University.

    Also see
    http://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/psychology/prospective/postgraduate/research-programmes/parapsychology
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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  5. titchagain

    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    What?! It's actually officially registered as a Learning Provider???
    https://www.ukrlp.co.uk

    This is disgraceful- it appears somehow to be almost legitimate!! This is almost like having Buffy the Vampire Slayer supported by the Surgeon General! Or Peter Cushing being made available (again) on the NHS

    But wait.....we're saved.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    They knocked £101 off the price? Something tells me they're having problems with selling that course.
     
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    They foresaw that.

    No, this appears to be a budget non-Koestler version. I suspect it'll be a bit less rigorous in it's marking schemae than Edinburgh Uni, and they'll probably accept all sorts of wacky excuses for late submission of assignments ("a demon ate my 1500 word essay on multiple possessions, and I can't channel a new one until my broadband is sorted")
     
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    gordonrutter Abominable Snowman

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    The Koestler course is a legitimate part of Edinburgh University and it's run by Carloine Watt, its been going a few years now.
     
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    Yes.

    And you've been name-checked on this forum, within the last 3 days, or so.

    I'm certain of that....
     
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    gordonrutter Abominable Snowman

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    Yes us Great Old Ones do occassionally rouse from our sleep and get noticed :)
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I'm guessing you've got a house at R'lyeh?
     
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  15. titchagain

    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    i just did it!!! and i signed up for the course after
     
  16. titchagain

    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    All logged in and ready to go, but it seems lots of the other students have degrees in well brainy bod stuff. I fear I am out of my depth.

    Now I just need epona to declare himself so I can copy from him.
     
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    escargot1 Beloved of Ra

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Naughty_Felid No longer interesting

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    how much did you end paying in the end?
     
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    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    It's £250 plus £30 for the coursebook
     
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    yeah i was tempted. Let us know how it goes. Also if you need help with cheating. :D
     
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    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    week 6 i have to write a 500 word blog ...
    Week 6: Theories of Psi
    How Does Psi Work?
    well i have no idea, but i doubt BUGGERED IF I KNOW will get me very far, so i may very well be coming here for advice
     
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    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    All I know is it keeps my tyres round.
     
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    titchagain Justified & Ancient

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    My first 9 words!! I like this cheating
     

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