Came across this the other day and liked the rgouing list if ways to push the academic boundaries of paid verse free. Especially when State universities are falling victim to unions who do to little for those that need it and too much for those that are just plain lazy. CEO run academic programs that see “more sections” as solely a money making tool yet in the sam breath take funds away to fill deficits created in overpriced salaries for high ranking staff, athletics and construction to “look good”.
umm yes – I do have bug up my butt today about University’s and how its affecting not only faculty who care, but the students themselves in the classroom as a result.
‘During the past two days, our list of Free Online Movies has been getting some good exposure. And we’ve got no complaints. But while assembling the movie list, we were also busy putting together a list of 500 Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: This master list lets you download free courses from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, Harvard and UC Berkeley. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites. Right now you’ll find 55 courses in Philosophy, 50 in History, 50 in Computer Science, 35 in Physics, and that’s just beginning to scratch the surface. Most of the courses were recently produced. But, in some cases, we’ve layered in lecture series by famous intellectuals recorded years ago. Here are some highlights from the complete list.’