Tag Archives: open courseware

Guide to MIT Open Courseware

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been in the free online course business longer than just about everyone else. Its website is chock full of exciting riches, but navigating the site can be a challenge. While MIT groups the courses by … Continue reading

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Enhanced math and science courses from MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was among the pioneers of the open courseware (OCW) movement 10 years ago, when it created its OCW website, which offers study materials including syllabi, reading lists and recorded lectures for anyone with a web … Continue reading

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Open Courseware from Carnegie Mellon

Saturday’s New York Times has an article about the Open Courseware movement which points out that Carnegie Mellon University recently joined the free Open Courseware club with its Open Learning Initiative website. Here you’ll find 14 courses, mostly math and … Continue reading

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NYU joins Open Courseware club

New York University recently signed on to the open courseware movement with its new NYU Open Education project (website, iTunes). Although it is starting small with only two full courses, the website promises that we can look forward to additional … Continue reading

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Go to Harvard for free (part 2)

Harvard University Extension recently joined the Open Courseware club with its new Open Learning Initiative website. Here you’ll find eight free (not for credit) online courses for your listening/viewing pleasure. This represents a new departure for Harvard Extension, which until … Continue reading

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You’re invited to free class on global warming

In what may be a first in free open-access education, the University of Pennsylvania is inviting all comers to take part in a course on Sustainable Environmental Policy & Global Politics (website, iTunes, YouTube). You can download the lectures on … Continue reading

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John Milton: Happy 400th birthday

This week marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton, the great English poet who penned the epic Paradise Lost and turned out dozens of radical political books and pamphlets in support of Oliver Cromwell’s Puritan revolution. In … Continue reading

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Yale posts 8 new courses

Yale University recently added 8 new free courses to its excellent open courseware website. All Yale open courseware classes are packaged with a syllabus, lecture transcripts and a choice of video or audio lecture downloads. The new courses are: ASTR … Continue reading

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The easiest ways to find classes

First, do you want to listen to your lectures on your MP3 player or iPod? If so, the easiest way to find and download academic lectures or full courses is at the Apple iTunes music store. If you don’t already … Continue reading

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What is open courseware?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the pioneer of the open courseware movement, and to date has posted materials for 1800 of its courses on the MIT open courseware site. Other open courseware sites include: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public … Continue reading

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