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

≡ Category: Online Courses, Psychology |2 Comments

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

≡ Category: Literature, Online Courses |3 Comments

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

≡ Category: Audio Books, e-books, Language Lessons, Online Courses |3 Comments

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

≡ Category: Online Courses, Philosophy |7 Comments

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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Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: A Mini Course from Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hans Bethe

≡ Category: Online Courses, Physics |3 Comments

An émigré from Nazi Germany, Hans Bethe joined Cornell’s physics department back in 1935. There, he built a remarkable career for himself. A nuclear physicist, Bethe made key contributions to the Manhattan Project during World War II.

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Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPhone and iPad: A Free Online Course by Stanford

≡ Category: Apple, Online Courses, Stanford, Technology |1 Comment

FYI: Apple officially released iOS7,  the latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad, on September 18. Almost simultaneously, Stanford began offering a course teaching students how to design apps in the new environment. Although the course is still in progress, the initial video lectures are now available online, you guessed it, on iTunesU.

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MOOC Providers Take Flight in Britain and Germany: Introducing Future Learn and Iversity

≡ Category: MOOCs, Online Courses |3 Comments

They may be a little late to the MOOC party, but two newly-launched European open course platforms might still be able to carve out a niche.
Coursera and edX, the two main players in the US at this point, have been up and running for almost 18 months.

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An Introduction to World Literature by a Cast Of Literary & Academic Stars (Free Course)

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Updated: Love and longing, hope and fear – these threads run throughout all literature, whether we’re talking about the great ancient epics, or contemporary novels written in the East or the West.

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Read Marx’s Capital with David Harvey, and Then Help Translate His Free Course Into 36 Languages

≡ Category: Economics, Online Courses |1 Comment

Here’s an update to our original 2011 post: The social theorist and geographer David Harvey has produced a free online course where he gives a close reading of Karl Marx’s Capital (1867).

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Seven New Courses Coming from the School of Open: Sign Up Today

≡ Category: MOOCs, Online Courses |5 Comments

The School of Open is offering its second round of free, facilitated, online courses. Through August 4, you can sign up for 7 courses on open science, collaborative workshop design, open educational resources, copyright for educators, Wikipedia, CC licenses, and more.

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