With today’s technology and competitiveness, many seek to educate themselves on various areas, but going to University time and time again can be quite expensive, especially if you are not necessarily striving for a degree. If you are looking to just learn more, Open Culture provides free online courses to the general public with material from the world’s best universities.
Open Culture offers over 1250 online courses from world’s leading universities such as Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download audio & video courses straight to your computer from their website.
I haven’t tried it myself yet but I was doing a bit of research online as I’d like to get educated on certain areas which are not related to my current degree and I came across Open Culture. I read an abundance of positive reviews and best of all, I found out that one of my close friends did one of the online courses and she loved it.
The online course lectures can be on anything from Social and Human Studies, History of Art, Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Sciences, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and more. In addition, you can attend free lectures and lessons for learning foreign languages (so keen on learning another language), all of which are offered by leading universities around the world.
It all began in 2001 with MIT offering almost all it’s lectures free of charge through the OpenCourseWare program. Then other universities followed, who provided free material from their lectures. As these lectures DO NOT LEAD TO A DEGREE, the main objective of the initiative seems to be to broaden the participants’ horizons, to acquire more knowledge on subjects of their interest and to enhance lifelong learning.
The services are free so why not download and see what you think?
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Has any of you used Open Culture or something similar before? If so what are your thoughts on it?