Free Video Lectures From Top Colleges and Universities
Jan 05, 2009
Free video lectures are a good way to get a high-quality education from your own home. A number of top colleges and universities, such as MIT, UC Berkeley and Yale, currently offer free video lectures to self-learners around the world.
Computer Science and Programming
- Computer Program Lectures - This series of free video lectures from UC Berkeley focuses on the structure and interpretation of computer programs. Lectures are also available in audio format.
- Operating Systems Lectures - Eleven free video lectures from New Jersey's Science and Technology University.
- Nonlinear Programming Lectures - Three video lectures taken from one of MIT's nonlinear programming courses. Video topics include Newton's method, duality theory and semidefinite optimization.
- Java Programming Lectures - This collection of 16 video lectures from UC Berkeley offers an introduction to Java programming. Students also learn about data structures and programming methodology.
- Web Software and Security Lectures - Two great video lectures from Google Code University.
- Algebra Lectures - This series of lectures from the University of Idaho offers a thorough review of algebra.
- Linear Algebra Lectures - A series of video lectures on linear algebra from MIT. Lectures are supplemented by video reviews and quizzes.
- Differential Equations Lectures - More than 30 free video lectures on differential equations that can be accessed through MIT. Lectures are supplemented with assignments, exams and other study materials.
- Business Calculus Lectures - This streaming video lecture course from the University of Houston includes lecture outlines and practice problems.
- Multivariable Calculus Lectures - A collection of nearly 50 free video lectures from UC Berkeley's multivariable calculus course. Each lecture takes approximately 50 minutes from start to finish.
Medical and Science
- Anatomy Lectures - More than 40 free video lectures from UC Berkeley. Lectures offer an overview of general human anatomy.
- Genomic Medicine Lectures - A collection of 20 free video lecture from one of MIT's genomic medicine courses. Lectures are delivered by various instructors and are accompanied by assignments and readings.
- Biology Lectures - A series of 35 introductory biology lectures from MIT. Lectures can also be downloaded as mp3 files or transcripts.
- Chemical Science Lectures - More than 30 free video lectures from MIT. Lectures include transcripts and a final review.
- Physics Lectures - This series of free video lectures from MIT introduces viewers to classical mechanics. Lectures are supplemented with assignments, exams and other study materials.
- Copyright Law Lectures - This series of four free video lectures from MIT introduces students to copyright law (as applied to music, DVDs, file sharing, etc.)
- Philosophy Lectures - More than 50 free philosophy lectures from MIT. The lectures explore the philosophy of love in the Western world.
- English Literature Lectures - A collection of 20 free video lectures from Yale. Lectures focus on American novels published after 1945.
- Business and Management Lectures - Nineteen video lectures from Indiana University. Lectures, which are 10 to 25 minutes in length, cover a wide range of topics.
- International Business Lectures - Twelve free video lectures from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
- Energy Economics Lectures - Thirty free video lectures on energy economics from UC San Diego.
- Public Relations Lectures - This series of lectures from McGill University offers an overview of public relations theory and techniques. Lectures include slide shows.
- American Foreign Policy Lectures - A collection of lectures on American Foreign Policy from multiple colleges and universities.
More Free Video
- MIT OCW - Free audio and video courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Open Yale - Free audio and video courses from Yale University.
- Webcast.Berkeley - Free webcasts of UC Berkeley courses and events.
- COOL McGill - Free online courses from McGill University.
- NJIT on iTunes U - Free audio and video lectures from the New Jersey Institute of Technology
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