Would you like to go to college for free?

January 9, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

Would you like to get smart cheaply?   You can now “attend: selected courses at prestigious college courses for free, while sitting at your computer.    The participating universities include MIT, Yale, McGill and UC-Berkeley.  This is a great opportunity if you’d like to get serious about the topics of the selected courses.   The participating colleges videotaped some of their courses and made them available to the general public by posting them online.

I checked out five of these videos.  I found that the audio and video are quite good and the teachers really know their stuff.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    MIT is a leading sponsor of open courseware, and puts handouts for 1800 of its courses online for free, in addition to the video lectures. See http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm….

    The main goal of the program is to help educators in developing countries gain access to educational materials they would otherwise not have, but helping to educate motivated individuals in developed countries is a useful secondary benefit.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Grumpy: If you want only the audio and video courses at MIT, you can go here: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/av/index.ht….

    For the full listing at MIT, you can go here: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/ind

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