FYI. 2,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of November MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from The Music of the Beatles, offered by the University of Rochester. As you'll see, a good number of the courses start tomorrow:
- The Music of the Beatles - University of Rochester on Coursera - November 5
- The French Revolution - University of Melbourne on Coursera - November 5
- Big History - From the Big Bang until Today - University of Amsterdam on Coursera - November 5
- Music Psychology: Why Does "Bohemian Rhapsody" Feel So Good? - Griffith University on FutureLearn - November 5
- In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting - The Museum of Modern Art on Coursera - November 5
- Design Thinking: Empathizing to Understand the Problem - Rochester Institute of Technology on edX - November 5
- Introduction to Philosophy - University of Edinburgh on Coursera - November 12
- Critical Thinking: Fundamentals of Good Reasoning - Campus - the Israeli National Project for Digital Learning on edX - November 14
- Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors - University of Pennsylvania on Coursera - November 19
- Math Behind Moneyball - University of Houston System on Coursera - November 19
- Learn to Program: The Fundamentals - University of Toronto on Coursera - November 19
- Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies - Duke University on Coursera - November 19
Here's one tip to keep in mind: If you want to take a course for free, select the "Full Course, No Certificate" or "Audit" option when you enroll. If you would like an official certificate documenting that you have successfully completed the course, you will need to pay a fee.
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