It's April, which means it's time for a new batch of Open Courses from Yale University. The latest release adds another six courses to the mix, bringing Yale's total to 42. We have listed the new additions below, and also added them to our ever-growing list of 450 Free Online Courses. As always, Yale gives you access to their courses in multiple formats. You can generally download their lectures via YouTube, iTunes or Yale's Open Course web site.
- African American History: From Emancipation to the Present - Web Site - Jonathan Holloway
- Financial Markets 2011 - YouTube - iTunes - Web Site - Robert Shiller
- Freshman Organic Chemistry II - YouTube - iTunes - Web Site - J. Michael McBride
- Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner - YouTube - iTunes - Web Site - Wai Chee Dimock
- Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature - YouTube - iTunes Audio - Web Site - Tamar Gendler
- The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change -YouTube - iTunes - Web Site - Ronald B. Smith
- The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 - YouTube - iTunes - Web Site - Paul H. Freedman
Note: Earlier this week, my local NPR station featured a big conversation about Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education. Guests included Salman Khan (Khan Academy), Sebastian Thrun (Udacity), Anant Agarwal (MITx) and Ben Nelson (The Minerva Project). You can listen to their wide-ranging conversation here.