The New Yorker takes on the MOOC
: “One of the edX
people said, ‘This is being sponsored by Harvard and M.I.T. They wouldn’t do anything to harm higher education!’ What came to my mind was some cautious financial analysts saying, about some of the financial instruments that were being rolled out in the late nineties or early two-thousands, ‘This is risky stuff, isn’t it?’ And being told, ‘Goldman Sachs is doing it; Lehman Brothers is doing it.’ ” Previously
posted by oinopaponton
on May 13, 2013 -
What’s a Readlist?
A group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone.
posted by netbros
on May 23, 2012 -
The autodidact course catalog.
Twenty-two professors at Johns Hopkins propose reading lists for courses of self-study, from "Society Can Be Dangerous To Your Health" to "Higher Mathematics in Nouns and Verbs" to "Biochemistry and Human Evolution (with Rather a Lot about Mitochondria.)" If you're not going back to school this week, why not take on one of these syllabi instead?
posted by escabeche
on Sep 4, 2009 -
At One Minute Languages
you can learn greetings, talking about names, counting, and more in Catalan
, and Russian
posted by sveskemus
on Nov 11, 2008 -
The World Lecture Hall
is a compedium of links to open university materials. Some include lecture notes, text books and even video. The OCW
at MIT is probably the most well known but there are many universities that provide online access to course materials. Want to learn about medicine?
John Hopkin's kindly provides some popular courses (Cadaver not included). Notre Dame
provides a number of courses focused on the liberal arts. The University of Washington provides Computer Science and Engineering
courses. Tufts provides a potpourri of courses
, including dentistry.
posted by substrate
on Feb 24, 2007 -
Mathematics and art
are thoroughly explored as two intertwined fields, in this online version of a Dartmouth course focusing on patterns [more inside].
posted by edlundart
on Oct 29, 2003 -