Online Learning Update

November 9, 2013

Big History: Bill Gates wants you to take his ‘favorite course of all time’ for free online

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Blair Hanley Frank, GeekWire

Bill Gates announced that the course Big History is now available for students who want to take it online. The course, which originated in David Christian’s classroom at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, is divided into 8 segments, starting from the beginning of the universe, and ending at the modern day. gatesharvard212Gates is personally funding the Big History Project to help bring the course to the masses. “Big History is my favorite course of all time. It blurs the boundaries between science, geography and history and literally tells the story of the universe,” Gates said in a press release. “David Christian made it so intriguing—I loved his course and wanted to talk to him about how we could make it more available.”

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