Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yales' free online courses

This is pretty cool, Yale has made several of their courses free over the internet. I've listened to the Game Theory course a bit. It is well done.

Here are some of the courses:

Biomedical Engineering
Ancient Greek History
Game Theory
Financial Markets
Milton
The American Novel Since 1945
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era
France Since 1871

(Hat tip: Home-ed mailing list)


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4 comments:

springtreeroad said...

that's so cool.

Luke said...

I like how these kinds of things are becoming more popular. My wife and I really enjoyed a podcast of the lectures from an Astronomy class from Ohio State.

Good stuff.

~Luke

Valerie said...

Looks as if they're catching up with The Teaching Company. :) I used their courses with my kids ('98 hmschl. grads) before bandwidth expanded so much. ;>

Another source for interesting materials is the Annenberg courses -- previously only for sale, now online at learner.org

It is nice to see so much learning available (even if it does give me so many more reasons to avoid doing less-fun stuff). :)

Henry Cate said...

Yes it is pretty cool.

I am amazed at just how much information is now available, for free, and easy to access.

As I've mentioned before I think there will be a fundamental shift in higher education as the costs of bricks and mortor colleges continues to explode and education over the internet continues to drop.

We live in exciting times.