How to Learn Something for Nothing

This weekend, The New York Times is dedicating its Education Life section to Open Education. It all starts with a lengthy article on the state of the “open course” movement. Then, a related article tells you where you can learn something for nothing (always a good thing!), listing several sites – including Open Culture – where you’ll find an endless supply of free educational content. Finally, you will learn about the 10 most watched academic videos on YouTube, one of which (#9) comes out of my program at Stanford.

If you’re looking for open courses, definitely visit our collection of Free Online Courses from Top Universities. At last count, our collection includes 243 free courses (about half in video) from 25 universities, which amounts to more than 6,000 hours of free lectures. You can download these courses straight to your computer or mp3 player, and watch them anytime, anywhere. Meanwhile, if you have an iPhone, you can access these courses via our free iPhone app. For more free educational media (free audio books, foreign language lessons, movies, etc.), simply explore the free resources listed in the navigation bar above. Enjoy!

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