“Information wants to be free”… Well a couple of “hallowed” halls of learning are doing their bit to assist it.
Berkeley is offering free webcasts of several different courses. Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet.
Here is the webcast.berkeley Courses Schedule
Courses appear to lean in the direction of science and technology and stream using Realplayer (bugger???), and archives go back as far as 2001. If you’re into learning just for it’s own sake , Berkeley’s free webcasts of entire semesters worth of courses are a pretty cool way to pick up some education in your spare time.
and not to be out done…
MIT has a similar offering at MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT offers mp3’s as well as Real Audio (get over it guys!!!) downloads. So you can pop a lecture on your MP3 player and listen on the way to work.
And if neither of those fill your needs here is a short list of some other places to look.
Search engine for online presentations – http://mediasite.com/
MIT video lectures – http://mitworld.mit.edu/video_index.php
Princeton event videos http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/lectures/
Research event channels – lots of videos http://www.researchchannel.org/program/stitles.asp
Edge video – http://www.edge.org/edge_video.html
The Teaching Company – http://www.teach12.com
Annenberg Classes – http://www.learner.org/view_programs/view.programs.html
Modern Scholar – http://www.recordedbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=scholar.home
Booknotes, the CSPAN show, 15 years of book interviews – http://www.booknotes.org/archives/
Talking History – audio shows of historians/authors – http://www.talkinghistory.org/index.html
Conversations – http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/conversations/
BBC in our time – great history shows – http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/index.shtml
Purdue University Boilercast.. complete audio lectures of select classes. – http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/44716
Princeton – free audio lectures from universities around the world – http://uc.princeton.edu/main/index.php
Haven U. free select lectures – http://www.havenscenter.org/audio/audio.htm
Stanford free lectures – http://itunes.stanford.edu/
Fathom – tons of free online seminars and courses from many universities – http://www.fathom.com/
Wired for Books – http://www.wiredforbooks.org/
A little more Linux Zealotry.
Load up a copy of Ubuntu and head over to Linux Online – Linux Courses to find out how to use this Linux stuff.
They have a beginner’s course that is really and you’ll be ready to go!
If you’re already an experienced Linux user and want to get more power out of your system, we also offer an intermediate level course. This higher level course is geared toward those who want to learn more about Linux system administration.
Linux Online’s course are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and so you can access this page whenever you like. Feel free to do the lessons as quickly or as slowly as you like – as many times as you want.