Yale Adds New Batch of Free Open Courses

A quick update for you. Yale University has added its third batch of courses to its open education initiative, bringing the total number of courses to 25. (Find the complete list here.) The latest round is slightly bigger than previous ones, which bucks the trend that we’re generally seeing. (Open Courses have been in a noticeable slump for the past year.) Below, I have listed the newly added courses and provided links to iTunes, YouTube, and pages where you can download the courses in various other formats. I have also added these courses to our online collection of Free Courses from top universities. This collection now features over 250 free courses, all ready to download to your computer or mp3 player. iPhone owners can also find many other courses on our free iPhone app.

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  • ben2talk says:

    I'd like to know why 'Open Courses' require iTunes – I do not and cannot run iTunes! Would a normal feed that would suit Google Reader, or Miro, be out of the question?

  • Open Culture says:


    Check out the links I provided to “Download Course.” This will let you download the courses in multiple formats right to you computer. As for the rss feed, it's a good idea. Perhaps you should ping Yale and suggest it.


  • Mao Zedong says:

    1. digital lectrues, books material can reach billions of people.

    2. anyone anytime anywhere any computer any interent.

    3. Universal accesss to facts, evidence, knowledge.
    free knowledge for a free world.

    4. Universal access to market. market to buy, sell trade. free trade.

  • Thomas says:

    How do I download the audio files from the Yale website? It only lets me open them in a separate window, and if I right-click on the files, it won’t let me save them. What am I doing wrong?

  • Beverly Effinger says:

    I’m completely enraptured. Although the Yale open education initiative has been functioning for some time now, I find the effort at outreach to be honest, heartfelt…and successful.

    I’ve been sampling courses from Yale for the last month, and have found myself deeply involved in many subjects which I’d bypassed while following my own University and Academic education.

    Thank-you a thousand times over… For Giuseppe Mazzotta, for Joanne Freéman, for Shelley and Donald Kagan. For access to a realm of ideas from the finest minds in America.

    I am inspired, and deeply moved.

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