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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