Free lectures from top American schools online

As described in this Slate article, a new site called Academic Earth has brought together a large numbers of lecture videos and made them available online for free. Right now, it includes lecturers from Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.

There is a six lecture series on Understanding the Financial Crisis.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

3 thoughts on “Free lectures from top American schools online”

  1. I watched the lecture on Real Estate and the financial crisis, the guy is pretty entertaining.

    Now I’m watching the lecture course on Greek history. But, it reminds me more of a “teaching company” lecture, i.e. made for DVD, than one from an actual lecture course. The total lack of student interruption is a bit distressing. Not the most entertaining prof (that’s what counts here, I think). But, quite informative.

  2. I don’t generally like video as an educational medium. It requires too much immediate concentration, then provides too little information per unit time. I prefer to do several things at the same time: usually, with several different kinds of document open in different windows.

    That said, very charismatic speakers are sometimes worth focusing on exclusively.

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