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Free Online Lectures and Other Learning Resources

As you know, many colleges and universities now offer online courses for money. (See, for example, the comprehensive list of accredited institutions at Some, while not giving their credits or degrees away free, are offering course materials free. Typically they offer free streaming audio and/or video of class lectures. Some, such as MIT, also offer class notes, syllabi, and other useful written materials. Below is a sampling of some of the more popular current offerings and a few others that relate directly to wisdom. If you want to search further, check out the Internet TV Search Engine's online lectures search.

AcademicInfo "is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information."

Top 10 Universities with Free Courses Online is a site that summarizes, and links to, offerings from UC Berkeley, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Utah State, Tufts, and other sources.

Open Culture is an especially rich resource. They sift through cultural and educational media (podcasts, videos, online courses, etc.), then "highlight the good, jettison the bad, and centralize it in one place." They have an extensive podcast library (e.g., see their University Podcast Collection), and links to materials on creating your own podcasts.

Princeton University's Archived Lectures on a wide variety of topics.

MIT OpenCourseWare. MIT aims to "Provide free, searchable access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world." The school is making available free, course materials used in some 1800 courses. Included are syllabi, lecture notes, problem sets, lab materials, lecture videos, and more. Their site gets a million visitors a month from all over the world.

Internet Archive. A "library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures. This library contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China."

University of San Diego — Ethics Updates. Many ethics related resources here, and the more than 300 video lectures on ethics-related topics will eventually be accessible once again..