Free Stanford Course: 18 Experts Assess What’s Ailing America in 2014

≡ Category: Current Affairs, Online Courses |1 Comment

In my day job, I have the privilege of overseeing Stanford’s Continuing Studies program where we bring Stanford courses to the San Francisco Bay Area community, and increasingly the larger world. This fall, we’re presenting a pretty special course called The State of the Union 2014.

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“The Civil War and Reconstruction,” a New MOOC by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian Eric Foner

≡ Category: History, Online Courses |1 Comment

It ended in early April 149 years ago. But it begins again on Wednesday.

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150 MOOCS Getting Started in September: Enroll in One Today

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Summer is over. Kids are heading back to college. Luckily, so can you. If you peruse our list, MOOCs from Great Universities, you’ll find 150 free MOOCs getting started this month.

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Everyday Economics: A New Course by Marginal Revolution University Where Students Create the Syllabus

≡ Category: Economics, Online Courses |Leave a Comment

In 2012, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, two econ professors at George Mason University, launched Marginal Revolution University (otherwise known as MRUniversity) which delivers free, interactive courses in the economics space.

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Tap Into Timeless Wisdom: Download 36 Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy

≡ Category: Education, History, Literature, Online Courses, Philosophy |4 Comments

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I know, it’s a dated reference now, but since I still watch the remade Battlestar Galactica series on Netflix, the mystical refrain—“All of this has happened before and will happen again”–still seems fresh to me. At any rate, it’s fresher than the clichéd “history repeats itself.

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

≡ Category: Biology, Books, e-books, Online Courses |9 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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