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What are Open Courses?
Open courses, commonly known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), are distance-learning courses run online by many universities worldwide. MOOCs give students the option of studying a subject in depth without the constraints of a traditional university course. They can be anywhere in the world as the resources are all online and they do not require previous qualifications. They are open to anyone, regardless of whether or not they have studied before.
MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. To date, over 2,100 courses have been published.
Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study
This informative site provides everything a big, fat, hard-covered stats book does but it in an open access, easily navigable web format. Designed and developed by David Lane at Rice University, with a host of helpful co-authors and funding from the National Science Foundation. All chapters include multiple video presentations on such topics as quantitative variables, histograms, and one-factor ANOVA.
Open Learning Initiative
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.
Open Yale Courses
Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
webcast.berkeley is UC Berkeley’s central service for online video and audio for students and learners around the globe.
Educational videos in a variety of subjects, especially math and science.
Smarthistory is a leading resource for the study of art and cultural heritage. Its growing collection of videos and essays are designed to be engaging and conversational and cover art that ranges from the paleolithic to the present. Smarthistory is a collaboration of more than 200 art historians, archaeologists, curators and other specialists who want to make the highest-quality art history learning content freely available to a global audience.
Technology, Education and Design. Ted Talks are vetted, be wary of Tedx Talks.