Shakespeare and His World: Free Shakespeare Course Starts Today, During the 400th Anniversary of the Bard’s Death

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Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the University of Warwick (located just 16 miles from Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon) has teamed up  with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to run a free 10-week online course starting on April 18th.


Free M.I.T. Course Teaches You How to Become Bill Nye & Make Great Science Videos for YouTube

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If I had my way, more academics would care about teaching beyond the walls of the academy. They’d teach to a broader public and consider ways to make their material more engaging, if not inspiring, to new audiences. You can find examples out there of teachers who are doing it right.


World Science U Lets You Take Free Physics Courses from Leading Minds in the Field

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Two years ago, World Science U debuted on the net, promising to bring free science courses to anyone, from high schoolers to retirees. (We wrote about it here.) The courses would be taught by the top scientists in their fields, featuring lectures, animations, interactive exercises, feedback, and even virtual office hours.


280+ MOOCs Getting Started in March, Including Robert Pinsky’s Course on American Poetry

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A quick FYI: This March, more than 280 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are 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 March MOOCS. Below, you can find a few courses that caught our eye.


Take a Free Course on Filmmaking Featuring Brian Tufano (Trainspotting), Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) & Other Award-Winning Filmmakers

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The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has partnered with the British Film Institute (BFI) to lift the lid on how to make great films, with a free 6 week course that starts today.


Take a Free Online Course on Making Animations from Pixar & Khan Academy

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It’s a good month for nurturing your creativity: the California College of the Arts just launched a free course on making comics. And now comes another free course that will teach you the basics of animation.


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.


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.


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.


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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