iTunes U & What It Means For You

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Here’s a logical follow up to our last post — 10 Free University Courses on iTunes.
It turns out that yesterday Apple nicely integrated iTunes U into iTunes.

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10 Free University Courses on iTunes

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We haven’t talked about the universe of university podcasts in some time. So let’s get back to it.Below, we have highlighted ten full-fledged courses from top flight universities. All of these courses can be downloaded to your iPod for free. That’s a price that you can’t beat. (You can see our complete collection of free online courses here.)

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Who Didn’t See This One Coming?

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America’s 42nd president spoke this weekend at Harvard’s Class Day, a traditional event held for graduating seniors.

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Talks from the 92nd Street Y

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If you’re not a New Yorker, the 92nd Street Y probably means little to you. But, if you’re a Manhattan dweller, you know that it is a cultural pillar of the city, a place where you can always find good talks being given by leading news makers, artists, authors and thinkers.

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French Lessons from the BBC and the Peace Corps

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Whenever traffic flows to to our collection of Free Language Lessons, one good outcome is that we almost always learn of new podcasts to add to the list. (Just as an fyi, we now have 64 individual podcasts that offer instruction on 22 different languages.)
Last week didn’t disappoint. We learned of a few good new ones.

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Weekly Wrap – May 19

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Another week, another wrap up:

100 Culture Blogs
Fonts of Fame
What Pirates Can Teach Us about Democracy
New Books on Mp3 (For Free)
YouTube’s Impact on the 2008 Election: The Hype and the Fact
Art Blogs – A New Addition to the Culture Blogs Family
Who Killed JFK? Two New Studies
New Online Writing Courses from Stanford
U2 Plays @ The Cannes Film

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Fonts of Fame

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What font do you write in? Do you have strong feelings about it? It turns out many writers do. Slate has a fascinating slide-show essay marking Helvetica’s fiftieth anniversary, celebrating the font “some have called the official typeface of the 20th century.

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What Pirates Can Teach Us about Democracy

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I’ve always felt that pirates understood the good things in life. Fresh air. Rum. Interesting hats. It turns out we had more in common politically than I would have given them credit for. According to Colin Woodard, author of The Republic of Pirates, the “Golden Age” of Caribbean piracy wasn’t too shabby.

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New Books on Mp3 (For Free)

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While our collection of foreign language lessons podcasts has been getting a fair amount of love and attention lately, we’ve been sprucing up our directory of audio book podcasts.

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YouTube’s Impact on the 2008 Election: The Hype and the Fact

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YouTube is a little more than two years old. It’s a mere toddler. But, it’s now owned by an overgrown, fully-bearded nine year old. Yes, that would be Google, and that means that YouTube is ready to storm its way into the media mainstream, pampers and all.

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