Haven’t got the chance to go to Harvard or MIT? It’s not too late. You can now attend classes (non credit) and events offered by universities online for free. Universities and renowned institutions are starting to put some of their course content, events, lectures and performances on the Web. Here are just a few to enjoy!
Harvard@homeMore than 60 customized multimedia-rich programs on topics ranging from stem cells to Beethoven
MIT OpenCourseWareFree course content (audio/videos lectures, syllabuses, assignments) from MIT, over 1,800 courses in 33 academic disciplines
webcast.berkeleyAccess to podcast/webcast of UC Berkeley classes, prominent speakers, and popular events on campus.
Forum NetworkNPR and PBS collaborate with community partners offering live and on-demand lectures by foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists and community leaders.
ResearchChannelA consortium of leading research and academic institutes share their valuable works and discoveries through the ResearchChannel. You can watch these TV programs online.
TEDTalksTED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Their website offers more than 500 talks and performances from the world's most inspired thinkers.
Videolectures.NetThis site offers 10,000 video lectures presented by distinguished scholars at conferences and seminars worldwide.
iTunes UiTunes U includes over 100,000 educational video and audio files from prominent universities and renowned institutes like NPR. Access through iTunes software
YouTube EDUEducation “Channel” of popular video site, YouTube, with content from universities and other institutions
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