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

≡ Category: Art, Comics/Cartoons, Education, K-12, Online Courses |4 Comments

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

≡ Category: Art, Online Courses |1 Comment

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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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A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 35,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

≡ Category: Online Courses |3 Comments

During these summer months, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,150 courses from top universities. Let’s give you the quick overview: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard.

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Take a Free Course on Film Noir; Then Watch Oodles of Free Noir Films Online

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Cinephiles, if you have some spare time in the coming months and feel like watching, say, over 100 film noir movies from the Turner Classic Movie (TCM) vaults, then you will be delighted with Summer of Darkness, which will devote every Friday, from June through July, to 24 hours of noir classics and rarities.

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Vintage Wine in our Collection of 1100 Free Online Courses

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Rummage through our collection of 1100 Free Online Courses, and you’ll find many recently-recorded courses from great universities, covering topics like “How Hannibal Crossed the Alps,” “Existentialism in Literature & Film,” and “Introduction to Computer Coding.

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The Keys to Happiness: The Emerging Science and the Upcoming MOOC by Raj Raghunathan

≡ Category: Life, MOOCs, Online Courses, Psychology |2 Comments

Psychology has made many advances in the past few decades, notably in cognitive science, neuroscience, and behavioral psychology.

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Stanford Launches Free Course on Developing Apps with iOS 8

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Quick note: Whenever Apple releases a new version of iOS, Stanford eventually releases a course telling you how to develop apps in that environment. iOS 8 came out last fall, and now the iOS 8 app development course is getting rolled out this quarter. It’s free online, of course, on iTunes.

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