Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yale has got a whole bunch of open courses

You can access them via the Internet. There are all the lectures videoed and posted. For free. For real.

Biology, history, philosophy, English and many others.

Including a whole course on Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald.

Oh my fucking god.

I can't believe how lucky kids are these days to have this type of access. It is mind-blowing. Want to round out your course? Jump online and watch some of the best lecturers in America doing their thing.

It is extraordinary.




8 comments:

Alex said...

They're not the only ones doing it, either. It seems to be part of a response to the way that access to top quality educations has become limited to only the most privileged. And once one mob got the ball rolling ... well, exciting times indeed.

Melba said...

Wow, do you have any other links? Would love to trawl through all the ivy league and top quality places... awesome

Alex said...

Check out this Wikipedia entry.

look see said...

Yowza. Sons of bitches. Guess I know what I'll be spending my holidays doing, screw marking and planning!

Melba said...

I know Look See. I know.

Melba said...

PS Alex haven't checked your link yet. Haven't looked at the thing you emailed me yet. Things all a bit busy. Hope you're well...

magical_m said...

Oh. My. God. There is a whole course dedicated to Milton and another to Don Quixote.

Well, I can see how I'm going to be spending my time once I've finished re-watching The West Wing.

Thanks lady!

x

Alex said...

Personally, I think it'd be great if you ladies all posted links here to the bestest stuff you find ... provided Melba's cool with it, of course.