Take Free Online Courses at Hogwarts: Charms, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts & More

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A group of dedicated Harry Potter fans have created a new educational website called Hogwarts is Here.

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Free Online Shakespeare Courses: Primers on the Bard from Oxford, Harvard, Berkeley & More

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I had the great good fortune of having grown up just outside Washington, DC, where on a fifth grade class trip to the Folger Library and Theater, I fell in love with Shakespeare. This experience, along with a few visits to see his plays performed at nearby Wolftrap, made me think I might go into theater.

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World Science U Starts to Offer Innovative, Free Courses in the Sciences

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In high school, my physics teacher taught the class by having us listen to his long, monotonous lectures. After I realized that I couldn’t digest his verbal lessons, I stopped listening. Instead, I picked up a textbook and never looked back.

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A Big List of 875 Free Courses From Top Universities: 27,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

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In recent months, we’ve enhanced what’s now a list of 875  Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: Our big list of free courses lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, Harvard and UC Berkeley.

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Learn Right From Wrong with Oxford’s Free Course A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners

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Oxford University professor Marianne Talbot has a number of excellent philosophy podcasts online, some of which we’ve previously featured on the site.

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Oxford’s Free Course Critical Reasoning For Beginners Will Teach You to Think Like a Philosopher

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When I was younger, I often found myself disagreeing with something I’d read or heard, but couldn’t explain exactly why. Despite being unable to pinpoint the precise reasons, I had a strong sense that the rules of logic were being violated.

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How To Think Like a Psychologist: A Free Online Course from Stanford

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In early January, we brought you a set of 15 tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions, straight from The Willpower Instinct, a bestselling book by Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Today, we’re highlighting a course that McGonigal organized for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, entitled How To Think Like a Psychologist.

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“The Tolkien Professor” Presents Three Free Courses on The Lord of the Rings

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A quick update: Last year, we told you about Corey Olsen, an English Professor at Washington College, who started publishing online lectures on the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien. We initially featured his lecture series on The Hobbit.

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

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Santa left a new Kindle, iPad 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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Download 100 Free Philosophy Courses and Start Living the Examined Life

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The Philosophy section of our big Free Online Courses collection just went through another update, and it now features 100 courses. Enough to give you a soup-to-nuts introduction to a timeless discipline. You can start with one of several introductory courses.

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