NYU Launches Open Courses

Last sum­mer, NYU announced that it will join the open course­ware move­ment by mak­ing free cours­es avail­able online, all in video. Fast for­ward sev­er­al months, and you can now see the first fruits of NYU’s labor.

The Open Edu­ca­tion pilot fea­tures four cours­es, the first of ten cours­es that will even­tu­al­ly appear online.

  • His­to­ry of New York City: A Social His­to­ry – — iTunes Video –YouTube – Web Site – Prof. Daniel Walkowitz
  • Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture I: Begin­nings to Civ­il War – iTunes — YouTube – Prof. Cyrus Patell
  • Intro­duc­tion to Soci­ol­o­gy – Web Site – Prof. Har­vey Molotch
  • Genomes and Diver­si­ty – Web Site – Prof. Mark Sie­gal

You can prof­it from these cours­es no mat­ter where you live, and the same applies to NYU stu­dents. NYU now oper­ates cam­pus­es across the globe, from Argenti­na to Abu Dhabi, to Sin­ga­pore and soon Shang­hai. And the hope is these stu­dents can all par­tic­i­pate in a com­mon cur­ricu­lum. Hence a rea­son why NYU put these cours­es online.

You can read more about the NYU pilot here, and find 350 free online cours­es from stel­lar uni­ver­si­ties here. If you have a smart­phone, you can always access these cours­es on the fly…

H/T to Dara at Do It Your­self Schol­ar

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