Technology has given all of us opportunities to learn and express ourselves and explore the world as never before. Yet it seems, people spend more time writing code than writing poetry. Updating our social platform status rather than updating our understanding of others.
In a diversified and troubled world we need an education in the arts and humanities that leads to knowledge but also to action.
There are social, political and economic advantages of learning about art, culture and the myriad ideas and beliefs of people across the planet.
We can change the world while we also change ourselves... through a continuing education and advocacy of art, humanities and globetrotting.
Personal enrichment is a primary reason why we take continuing education courses. Knowledge that is also practical and relevant is even better.
Learners want to develop skills; they want more than what they can get from a book or rambling through a search engine.
People need knowledge of a subject that can be used to make the world a better place.
Our courses combine topics in the arts, humanities and travel that offer useful outcomes.
It is said knowledge is power. Here is some of what we teach and advocate through our courses. This is what you can take away from your interactive study with
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It takes skill to work on behalf of others and the principles that guide a civil discourse.
Skills in advocacy are guided by a knowledge of the issues made possible by a study of the humanities.
we teach from where we travel
Fred is a pioneer in online learning. In 1998, he was on the ground floor when his college began its online programs. Since then, as a Professor of Global Art History, his courses have been taught to hundreds of students through the Internet. Because his subjects are the arts and humanities, Fred has been able to teach his courses from locations such as Peru, Yucatan, the American Southwest and from around Asia.
As Fred travels he is always creating content to share through his teaching and lecturing activities. Video, audio narrations, image galleries and recording of ambient and local sounds funnel into course lessons. Through interviews with travelers, artists, Buddhist practitioners, global educators and more, he brings you their conversations as part of the course content.
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Digital Field Work
Anyone can share a YouTube video.
All of our content from eBooks to Video
to Interactive Media is produced by us.
We are original.
We are Backpack Educators
You will learn from people who do not simply have their university degrees in the course subjects. Your courses are guided by educators, artists, writers and filmmakers who travel to the places and meet the people you are learning about. We care.
Unique Content Not Found Elsewhere on the Internet
The lesson materials you receive are engaging, informative,
and well-researched. Includes downloadable interactive eBooks.
Real Time Teaching for Real World Learning
"You Are There" sessions are scheduled as instructional webinars and Live Streaming from on location. Want a face-to-face conversation? We can Skype or use one of our other
video platforms. Included in your membership.
As a university professor Fred has long appreciated the feedback evaluations of his courses and teaching his students provide. Here are a few comments from previous learners.
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