10 Power Tools for Lifelong Learners

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Every now and then, we like to remind readers of the audio/video resources that Open Culture makes available to lifelong learners. These collections are all free, and can be downloaded to your computers and mp3 players.


Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Film Noir, Documentaries & More

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Where to watch free movies online? Let’s get you started. First, we have listed dozens of free, high quality films that you can watch online. Then, below, you can find movie sites that feature free movie collections.


Top Ten Reasons Why the Kindle Won’t Be an iPod for Books

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A little sidebar to our previous post that wonders whether Amazon’s Kindle can revolutionize the book industry…
1) When you buy an iPod, you can transfer all of your current music onto it. With Kindle you have to start buying all new books.


Intelligent Video: The Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites

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Looking for great cultural and educational video? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have compiled a list of 46 sites that feature intelligent videos. This list was produced with the help of our faithful readers, and it will grow over time.


How I Sold My Book by Giving It Away

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Today we’re featuring a piece by Seth Harwood, an innovative crime fiction writer who has used the tools of Web 2.0 to launch his writing career. Below, he gives you an inside look at how he went from podcasting his books to landing a book deal with Random House.


How Do You Use Open Courses?

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I was asked by a newspaper reporter today how people, like you, are using open university courses (such as those found in our collection of Free Courses). And the truth is, I’m not always sure. So I figured, why not put the question out there and ask you.


Blogs & Podcasts for the Financial Crisis

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There’s no doubt about it. We’re living in interesting times, as the Chinese curse goes, and they won’t be going away any time soon. Most of us can’t afford to ignore what’s happening here. So, below, I have highlighted a number of blogs and podcasts that help make intelligent sense of this economic debacle.


The Educational Audio & Video Library

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Every now and then, we like to remind those who subscribe to Open Culture via rss feed or email that our site hosts large collections of cultural and educational media. In total, these collections offer thousands of hours of enriching audio and video, and it’s all free.


Top 10 Blog Posts of 2008

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Here they go, the most popular posts of 2008:
10. Free Stanford Computer Science & Engineering Courses Now Online
9.) The Old Man and the Sea Animated
8.) Teaching on YouTube
7.) Turn Your iPod into a Travel Guide: 20 Travel Podcasts
7.) Listening to Famous Poets Reading Their Own Work


70 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube

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Smart video collections keep appearing on YouTube. But rather antithetical to the ethos of its parent company (Google), YouTube unfortunately makes these collections difficult to find. So we’ve decided to do the job for them. These enriching/educational videos come from media outlets, cultural institutions, universities and non-profits.


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