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Online Learning

 

http://www.missiontolearn.com/2010/03/self-education-web-sites/

 

Online Universities

 

School of Everything: http://schoolofeverything.com/

 

University of the People: http://www.uopeople.org/

 

Online College: http://www.onlinecollege.org

 

Online Courses and/or Lectures

 

LifeHacker's review of online learning opportunities:  http://lifehacker.com/software/education/technophilia-get-a-free-college-education-online-201979.php

 

Open Culture's list: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

 

Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative: http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/forstudents/freecourses

 

"Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars."

Academic Earth - http://academicearth.org/

 

Fora TV "Fuel for the Enlightenment" - http://fora.tv/

 

"A collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world -- for you to view, listen to, stream or download." (Go, Princeton!)

http://uc.princeton.edu/main/index.php

 

List of colleges participating in OpenCourseWare: http://collegefinder.globalscholar.com/blog/299/opencourseware-colleges/

 

Videos and audio files via iTunes U:

A video overview of the service is here: http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/landing.html?cid=ITS-ITUMAIN080829-CN4X9

 

Videos from some of the world's most interesting and inspiring thinkers (via the annual TED - Technology, Education, Design - conferences):

http://www.ted.com

 

Google's "talk channel"... they bring in some terrific speakers, and record every one for re-broadcast:

http://www.youtube.com/user/AtGoogleTalks

 

Royal Society of the Arts - "video lectures from some of the world's most inspiring thinkers"

http://www.thersa.org/events/vision

 

David Harvey's lectures on Karl Marx's Capital: http://davidharvey.org/

 

Offline (DVD) courses:

The Teaching Company

http://www.teach12.com/teach12.asp?ai=16281

 

Tours of the Louvre: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/musee/visite_virtuelle.jsp?bmLocale=en

 

http://www.onlinecollege.org/2009/06/03/50-awesome-ivy-league-lectures-all-about-the-future/

These tough times call for forward thinking: looking toward the future, as well as considering how we can improve it. Ivy League lectures online offer a look at issues including science, politics, economics, and more. Here, you’ll find top notch lectures in these topics and beyond that will have you thinking of days to come.

 

UVA Debate Series:  http://millercenter.org/public/debates

 

Make Use Of's list of free video lectures: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sites-free-video-lectures-top-colleges/

 


Online texts, syllabi, etc.

 

California Learning Resource Center: http://www.clrn.org/FDTI/index.cfm

 

Connexions: http://cnx.org/

 


 

Online Book Clubs

 

Via the Guardian (UK newspaper):

http://books.guardian.co.uk/readinggroup/

 

Via Barnes and Noble:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/

 

Via Borders:

http://www.gather.com/groups.jsp?filter=recent&facetTag=books

 

Via the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/readersopinions/reading-group-picks.html

 

Via Powell's bookstore (includes links to selections for the BBC World Service Book Club, Good Morning America Book Club, and Oprah's Book Club):

http://www.powells.com/features/bookclubs.html

 

Via the Washington Post (more discussion group than reading group oriented):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/community/groups/front.html

 

100 Open Lectures on Africa:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/10/12/100-open-lectures-all-about-africa/

 


Independent Book Clubs (not affiliated with an existing media organization)

 

 

http://www.readinggroupsonline.com/

 

http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Organizations/Reading_Groups/Online/

 

http://www.bookgrouponline.com/forum/

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bookworms_Reading_Group/

 

http://bookgroupbuzz.booklistonline.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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