Joining Our Online Classroom

Participating in our 10-week online course is easy: our classes take place via an online classroom that lets you see and hear and ask questions in real time.

The School of Practical Philosophy offers its introductory course, Philosophy Works, via Zoom’s interactive-learning format. This live, video classroom allows the entire group to be heard and seen via a video conference. The introductory series of 10 sessions is presented in classes lasting one-hour-and-forty-five-minutes each week.

We recommend using Zoom on a desktop or laptop computer, one that has a built-in webcam for video and a built-in microphone for audio. A mobile device like a phone or tablet, with a front-facing camera, will work but has different and more limited functionality. Using a headset or headphones often improves the quality of the audio.

  • Prior to your first class you will receive a Zoom link.
  • If you’ve never used Zoom before clicking on the link will download and install the
    Zoom desktop-client (app).
  • Just follow the prompts. No need to log in. Simply click “Join a Meeting”.

We recommend using the app. It’s easier and more reliable than using the Zoom web portal (zoom.us).

  • Please test the link well in advance and save it to a safe place.
  • If you encounter any difficulties feel free to send an email to
    TechSupport@PhilosophyWorks.org
  • Additional help for new starters on Zoom can be found here.

Classroom Guidelines

  • Enter the classroom a few minutes early. The room will be open 10 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Join with audio and video enabled. To engage in meaningful conversation everyone needs to be seen and heard.
  • Make sure your full name is visible in your Zoom frame.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Attend fully to the class conversation. Avoid distracting activities like phone calls, texting, cooking. eating, or exercising.

Ready To Sign Up?

Philosophy Works is accessible to all who are sincerely interested in self-discovery. All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to examine the ideas that govern one’s life. Sign up today!