Archive for March, 2010 – Create & Post Online Learning Courses

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Udemy is a platform that makes for the creation and deployment of courses on the Internet. The one objective of the site is to let instructors overcome physical barriers and be able to convey their knowledge to people that might actually be located at the opposite end of the world. And it aims to do so in a truly democratic way, since the site is entirely free to use both if you are a student and if you are a teacher. Some of the academic courses that are featured on the site include “How To Start A Company”, “Benefits of a Partnership” and “Perspective on IT Marketing” to name but three that are representative.

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iHarvard: The University Goes Online – Elias J. Groll, Harvard Crimson

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Harvard launched its own channel yesterday on iTunes U, a part of the online store that provides largely free access to educational materials. It joined other educational heavyweights distributing knowledge to the masses. As of this afternoon, the majority of the material posted on the channel consisted of informational videos and recordings of public lectures and events. Overscheduled Harvard students can now watch John F. Kennedy Forum events as a means of procrastination. The new channel also provides access to Michael Sandel’s collaboration with PBS, the 12 episode version of his massively popular course, Moral Reasoning 22: Justice. And it’s free!

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