Nerds of the World, Unite!

March 24, 2009

I got no book learnin',

I got no book learnin',

For those of you looking to retain your expensive undergraduate and graduate education, check out Academic Earth. This website is similar to Hulu, but for freely available course lectures. The service aggregates material from MIT, Stanford, Yale, etc. Linear algebra? Check. History of the Civil War? Check. Ancient Greek Civilization? Check. Entrepreneurship? Check. Academic Earth has it all!

The site features ratings for each course and there are plans to improve viewer interaction. I’ve used iTunes to download a few videos from courses from iTunesU (both services actually offer many of the same courses), but Academic Earth is easier to use. Syllabus and quiz materials are also offered on the site.

Now all we need is something similar for sermons and lectures! (though the Gospel Coalition website is pretty close).


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