Academic Earth and Open Culture

Okay, this is very cool —

You can now get college lecture videos off the web for free.  The primary disadvantage, in comparison to going to college, is that you don’t get to hassle the teachers.

Links here (to Academic Earth) and here (to Open Culture).

The difference seems to be that Open Culture is organized more like a blog, apparently with links to off-site material, while Academic Earth has all their own videos that they put together in-house.

So expect consistency from Academic Earth, and variety from Open Culture.

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  1. Academic Earth is indeed awesome — but you can’t get any jobs based on the knowledge!

    Best courses I’ve “taken” so far:
    – Fourier Analysis (Brad Osgood)
    – Evolution (Stephen C Stearns)
    – Calculus & Linear Alebra for engineers (two courses by Gilbert Strang)
    – Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang — watch the Eigenvalues one, JPEG one, wavelet basis one … EVERYBODY is rusty on linear algebra)
    – Financial Economics (Bob Shiller, of the Case-Shiller index … has interviews with Carl Icahn, Stephen Schwartzmann, and David Swensen)


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