Hello people. Sorry i have been missing in action for a while. Anyway i am back with a very cool update, at least for those of you who hunger for knowledge as if its sex… (pardon the humor). Ever dream of attending a Harvard lecturer? but you just couldn’t make the cut in? or just did not have the financing? Well now you can, virtually that is, and its FREE!!!.
YouTube has just released a new sub-site called YouTube EDU, lining up thousands of free lectures from over a hundred universities across the country, including MIT, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and… i am not sure if there is any from UKM.
Apart from that there is also another site called Academic Earth, also lining up excellent lectures from various universities from all around the world … and again i am not sure if they have those from UKM. Never the less, It’s incredible to see such great options for folks looking for some free education.
The two services are very similar in some ways, and while YouTube’s landing page isn’t quite as useful as Academic Earth’s, they’re both packed full of great content. Head to the Directory page to browse through all the university options, and when you pick one, you can see all of the full courses or individual lectures available. According to weblog Open Culture, YouTube EDU currently has over 200 full courses.
It’s really exciting to see the web embrace and distribute all this free learning, and we’re eager to see both services grow. Like i have said before, embrace generation z people!!!
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