Download A Yale Lecture: More Universities Offer Courses To The Public
Linsey told us about the Open Courseware Consortium project where schools like MIT, University of Notre Dame, Tufts, and Johns Hopkins were offering course outlines, notes, audio and video recordings of their classes.
Personally, I've been following Professor Lewin's Physics I course at MIT. He's a bit of an internet celebrity professor, as this is MIT's most popular OpenCourseWare course. I think it's because he does a lot of demonstrations, with him as the guinea pig:
More and more universities are offering recordings of their classes free to the general public. MIT paved the way and now others are following suit. Here are a list of prestigious universities giving public access to their lectures.
They've got a healthy number of courses, all with video and/or audio. You can download the mp3 to play on your ipod, but the videos are Real Player files.
Browse the iTunes U section of iTunes Store and you'll find a list of other universities offering free podcasts of their lectures and talks. Participating schools include Stanford, New York Law School, Duke, Vanderbilt, and Northeastern.
This is a really nifty site that lists the most recent free course offerings from even more universities like UC San Diego, Caltech, UCLA, Oxford, Harvard, Rice, Princeton and more! The best part about it is that it shows right away whether there is video, audio, or just lecture notes.
Additionally, I came across some great resources for free lanuage courses, too!
These courses were developed by the United States government to give public access to language programs. Pretty exciting for me since they have a Cantonese course, a very rare find.
They have interactive, online, multimedia classes for many popular languages.
Do a search for Language Courses (or go to podcasts-->Education-->Language Courses) and you'll find a selection of free podcasts teaching language.