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Each of us is unique in our desire for additional education.  This sampling of e-learning opportunities is generally limited to video-based
content that’s meant to be free, without restrictions or catches. Other education and enrichment discoveries are limited only by what
your search engine of choice turns up.

For many online university courses, you’ll need textbooks or other titles on the syllabus. Online marketplaces such as
com and typically sell used textbooks for as low as $1 apiece.

Academic Earth! Here you’ll find thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars—from Yale’s Shelly Kagan on the “Philosophy on
Life and Death” to investment banker Stan Christensen and former San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Young on “Football vs. Business

Research Channel!    A consortium of leading research and academic institutions share with the public more than 3,500 videos produced by its

UC Berkeley  The University of California-Berkeley records in lecture halls and classrooms equipped with video- and/or podcast-capture
systems. In addition to hundreds of courses, the site offers on-campus lectures, debates, symposiums and other events.

Harvard University  The site features more than 60 multimedia-rich programs on topics ranging from stem cells to Beethoven.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Here you’ll find 1,800-some academic courses—complete with syllabuses, assignments, exams, and,
in many cases, audio or video lectures—that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has put online.

Hewlett Packard Learning Center Acquire lots of different skills—from organizing your daily life to mastering Google Desktop—from Hewlett
Packard’s online classes. Each class includes up to 10 lessons and may also include interactive demos, assignments and quizzes.

TEDTalks  Since 1984, the annual conference that goes by the acronym TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has brought together some
of the world’s top thinkers and doers and challenged them to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. This site aggregates the best of
those, including Australian science writer Margaret Wertheim’s presentation about the beautiful mathematical links among coral, crochet and
hyperbolic geometry.

Nobel Prize Winners  The online home of the Nobel Prizes is packed with interviews with and lectures by some of the world’s smartest people.
There’s an interview, for example, with Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, the first Nobel laureate to reach the age of 100. (She and a
colleague won the 1986 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor.) In it, Levi-Montalcini talks about why
this latest period of her life has been the best.

Forum Network   A consortium of public television and radio stations offers live and on-demand lectures by some of the world’s foremost
scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers and community leaders.

WebMD  which has thousands of videos, catalogued by topic

Health Central   Health Central's Video Library

University of Maryland Medical  interviews with UMMC experts, patient success stories and surgical webcasts.

BBC Language Education Language instruction for beginners and intermediates in more than two dozen languages–French, German,
Japanese ... even Urdu.

Librivox goal is to make all books in the public domain available as free audiobooks. Volunteers record the books, chapter by chapter, and
release the audio files back onto the net.

BYU Library  How to research your family history.

The History Channel  The online counterpart of the History Channel

Stanford University Continuing Studies  Stanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative
Writing, and Professional & Personal Development.

Itunes U - only available from outside DFV    Apple has been building this online “university” and filling it with free content—at last count,
more than 100,000 educational video and audio files—from top universities (London School of Economics), NPR stations (Minnesota Public
Radio’s “Grammar Grater,” a weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage), famous museums and other cultural institutions all over
the world.
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