300+ MOOCs Getting Started in February: Enroll Today

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FYI: This February, more than 300 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 February MOOCS. Below, you can find a few courses that piqued our interest.

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The Society of Mind: A Free Online Course from Marvin Minsky, Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence

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This past weekend, Marvin Minksy, one of the founding fathers of computer science, passed away at the age of 88.

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Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

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Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest. And if you didn’t get a new gadget, fear not.

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Learn to Code with Harvard’s Popular Intro to Computer Science Course: The 2015 Edition

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Briefly noted: This fall, Harvard has been rolling out videos from the 2015 edition of Computer Science 50 (CS50), the university’s introductory coding course designed for majors and non-majors alike.

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Lynda Barry’s Illustrated Syllabus & Homework Assignments from Her New UW-Madison Course, “Making Comics”

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Cartoonist turned educator Lynda Barry is again permitting the world at large to freely audit one of her fascinating University of Wisconsin-Madison classes via her Tumblr. (To get to the start of the class, click here and then scroll down the page until you reach the syllabus, then start working your way backwards.

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Learn to Code with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Minecraft

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Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, has created a fun way for students to learn the basics of coding.

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Citizen Maths: A Free Online Course That Teaches Adults the Math They Missed in High School

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Many people still have a major fear of mathematics, having suffered through school and not really having been in the right frame of mind to grasp concepts that we’ve been told will come in handy in our future working lives.

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Free Course: An Introduction to the Art of the Italian Renaissance

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Briefly noted: In 43 lectures, Dr. Vida Hull offers an introduction to the art of the Italian Renaissance. Packed with slides of great paintings, the lectures (all streamable above or available individually here), cover painters like Masaccio and Botticelli, Titian, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and more.

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240 MOOCs Getting Started in September: Enroll Today

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September. The beaches are behind us. The books and classrooms ahead. Perhaps it’s a good time to enroll in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), especially since a whopping 240+ MOOCs are getting underway this month. You can find a complete list here. Or, head over to Class Central to see September’s 10 most popular MOOCs.

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Get a Free Subscription to the Beta Version of The Great Courses Plus (Space Limited)

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Long before I started Open Culture I was a fan of The Great Courses, formerly called The Teaching Company. If you’re not familiar with them, the company travels across the US, recording great professors lecturing on great topics that will appeal to any lifelong learner.

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