Learn to Code with Harvard’s Popular Intro to Computer Science Course: The 2016 Edition

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Briefly noted: This fall, Harvard has been rolling out videos from the 2016 edition of Computer Science 50 (CS50), the university’s introductory coding course designed for majors and non-majors alike.

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Great Courses Plus Now Offers a 30-Day Free Trial: 7,000 Video Lectures Covering Philosophy, Photography & More

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Last summer, 1500 Open Culture readers got a chance to take part in a free beta test of The Great Courses Plus–a new video subscription service that lets you watch free courses (about 7,000 lectures in total) across a wide range of subjects, everything from History, Philosophy, Literature, and Economics, to Math, Science, Professional Developme

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340+ MOOCs Getting Started in October: Enroll Today

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FYI: This month, roughly 340 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway, giving you the chance to take courses from top flight universities, at no cost. With the help of Class Central, we’ve pulled together a complete list of October MOOCS. Below, you can find a few courses that piqued our interest.

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A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

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For the past ten years, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,200+ courses from top universities.

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How Literature Can Improve Mental Health: Take a Free Course Featuring Stephen Fry, Ian McKellen, Melvyn Bragg & More

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The great 18th century writer Dr. Samuel Johnson, who suffered from severe bouts of depression, said “the only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life or better to endure it.

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An Introduction to Digital Photography: Take a Free Course from Stanford Prof/Google Researcher Marc Levoy

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Photography and video have advanced to such a degree that any one of us, for a modest investment of capital, can own the requisite equipment to make productions at the same level of quality as the pros. And most of us already hold in our hands computers capable of producing and editing hundreds of rich still and moving images.

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Enroll in a Free Online Course about ‘The Hobbits’ (aka Homo floresiensis)

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You might have seen a new type of ancient human on the news recently, nicknamed, affectionately, ‘the hobbit’ (not because they were taking the ring to Mordor, but because of their rather diminutive stature).

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How to Start a Start-Up: A Free Course from Y Combinator Taught at Stanford

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If you have any entrepreneurial aspirations, you’ve likely heard of Y Combinator (YC), an accelerator based in Silicon Valley that’s been called “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator” (Fast Company) or “a spawning ground for emerging tech giants” (Fortune).

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Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing & The Social Network) to Teach Online Course on Screenwriting This Summer

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Sports Night, The West Wing, The American President, The Social Network — hardly shameful items to appear on anyone’s résumé.

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The 10 Most Popular MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in July

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Here’s a quick and easy way to beat the July heat. Dial up the A/C and sign up for one of 250 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) getting started this month. They’re all neatly catalogued by the education web site Class Central, which also tracks the most popular MOOCS offered each month.

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