A growing number of colleges and universities are recording lectures and making them available free on YouTube or the iTunes Store. But it’s hard to know where to go if you’re looking for a lecture on a particular topic, like geography or philosophy.
The Open Culture blog offers a frequently-updated listing of links to online lecture recordings, arranged by subject. More than 250 online courses are included, covering about 30 academic disciplines. The collection is called “Free Online Courses from Great Universities.”
You can get a broad education from these free course materials. Titles include “Historical Jesus,” “Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics,” and “Wildlife Ecology.” Many are available for download to an iPod, so there’s plenty of potentially enriching material to play during that summer road trip. —Jeffrey R. YoungReturn to Top