Apr 9, 2009

No-Cost College Classes - for you nerrrrds

Posted by ricebird |

I like to get my nerd on. By nerd, I mean read/watch/listen to things that require a little more thought than, "Does this match?"

Enter Academic Earth, http://www.academicearth.org/

(I just found this site while perusing through an article on BusinessWeek.com called "America's Most Promising Social Entrepenuers".)

The website is free to use, and you can find lectures and courses from top colleges like Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale. Daaaaamn.

From Academic Earth's "About Us" page:

"As more and more high quality educational content becomes available online for free, we ask ourselves, what are the real barriers to achieving a world class education? At Academic Earth, we are working to identify these barriers and find innovative ways to use technology to increase the ease of learning."

"We are building a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. Our goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment in which that content is remarkably easy to use and where user contributions make existing content increasingly valuable."

Free class? Why not.


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