David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing in a New Online Course

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FYI: David Mamet, one of America’s preeminent playwrights and screenwriters, will be teaching a course on Dramatic Writing over at MasterClass this spring. Featuring 25 video lessons and a downloadable workbook, the course will take you through Mamet’s “process for turning life’s strangest moments into dramatic art.


Peter Singer’s Course on Effective Altruism Gets Started This Week: Enroll & Put Philosophy Into Worldly Action

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This week, Peter Singer’s online course on Effective Altruism is getting underway on Coursera.


An Introduction to Game Theory & Strategic Thinking: A Free Online Course from Yale University

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Taught by Ben Polak, an economics professor and now Provost at Yale University, this free course offers an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking.


Neural Networks for Machine Learning: A Free Online Course

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The 78-video playlist above comes from a course called Neural Networks for Machine Learning, taught by Geoffrey Hinton, a computer science professor at the University of Toronto. The videos were created for a larger course taught on Coursera, which gets re-offered on a fairly regularly basis.


Introduction to Philosophy: A Free Online Course

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From John Sanders, Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, comes Introduction to Philosophy. In 10 lectures, Sanders’ course covers the following ground:
Philosophy is about the rigorous discussion of big questions, and sometimes small precise questions, that do not have obvious answers.


Women Have Always Worked: A New Online Course Premieres Today

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It’s been said that the greatest achievement in American history in the 20th century is the progress that was made – although the journey continues – toward woman’s equality, what with women’s right to vote codified in the 19th amendment (1920), women’s reproductive rights affirmed by the Supreme Court over a half century late


600+ MOOCs Getting Started in March: Enroll Free Today

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Heads up: This month, 600+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway, giving you the chance to take courses from top flight international universities, at no cost. With the help of Class Central, we’ve pulled together a complete list of March MOOCS. Below find a few courses that piqued our interest.


Yale Presents a Free Online Course on Literary Theory, Covering Structuralism, Deconstruction & More

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It’s been a hallmark of the culture wars in the last few decades for politicians and opinionators to rail against academia.


Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling

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It doesn’t take much to spark a good story.


Introduction to Political Philosophy: A Free Yale Course

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Democracy is not a given. The Greeks experimented with it. Then it faded into oblivion, only to return many centuries later. Nowadays, democracy structures much of our modern world. But could it do a disappearing act again? If there’s enough complaceny and duplicity, you can’t rule it out.


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