E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Released as a Free eBook and Free Course on iTunes

≡ Category: Biology, Books, e-books, Online Courses |7 Comments

Yesterday, E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth was released as a free iBook on iTunes. It features “state-of-the-art digital media animations, video, and interactive modules in a comprehensive 41-chapter text covering standards-based biology curriculum.


140 Massive Open Online Courses Getting Started in June: Enroll in a MOOC Today

≡ Category: Online Courses |1 Comment

Have some downtime this summer? Would your time be well spent taking a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)? Then you’ll want to look through the slew of summer MOOCs getting started this June.


A Master List of 1,000 Free Courses From Top Universities: 30,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

≡ Category: Online Courses |3 Comments

We reached a little milestone this week. Our big list of Free Online Courses now features 1,000 courses from top universities. Let’s quickly break things down for you: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard.


13 Lectures from Allen Ginsberg’s “History of Poetry” Course (1975)

≡ Category: Online Courses, Poetry |3 Comments

If you want to understand poetry, ask a poet. “What is this?” you ask, “some kind of Zen saying?” Obvious, but subtle? Maybe.


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

≡ Category: Online Courses, Sci Fi |11 Comments

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


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.


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

≡ Category: Online Courses, Physics, Science |1 Comment

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.


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

≡ Category: Online Courses |4 Comments

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.


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.


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

≡ Category: Online Courses, Philosophy |9 Comments

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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