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China. The Full On Harvard Course. : China Law Blog : China Law for Business
"Malcolm Riddell at China Debate just did a post noting how Harvard University has posted online (for free!) a 37 class course on China.

The 37 lectures were filmed as they were given as part of a course entitled, China: Traditions and Transformations. The course was/is taught by William C. Kirby and Peter K. Bol.  

Here is the course description:

Modern China presents a dual image: a society transforming itself through economic development and social revolution; and the world’s largest and oldest bureaucratic state, coping with longstanding problems of economic and political management. Both images bear the indelible imprint of China’s historical experience, of its patterns of philosophy and religion, and of its social and political thought. These themes are discussed in order to understand China in the modern world and as a great world civilization that developed along lines different from those of the Mediterranean."
philosophy  religion  openlearning  opencourseware  harvard  politics  economics  society  china 
january 2012 by robertogreco
A College Education for All, Free and Online - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Most elite American colleges are content to spend their vast resources on gilding their palaces of exclusivity. They worry that extending their reach might dilute their brand…Righteousness is easy; generosity is hard. In any event, Harvard's public-relations wizards managed to spin the university's decision to subsidize tuition for families making three times the median household income as a triumph of egalitarianism. The institution could easily use a program designed to help desperately needy students living in political, environmental, & economic turmoil to burnish Harvard's brand.<br />
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If Harvard doesn't seize the opportunity, some other university will. Reshef is the first to tell you that he didn't invent any of the tools that UoPeople employs…<br />
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If colleges with the means to do so don't contribute to the cause, they will at best have betrayed their obligations & their ideals. At worst, they will find themselves curating beautiful museums of a higher-education time gone by."
universityofthepeople  highereducation  elearning  education  egalitarianism  harvard  elitism  class  ideals  highered  learning  online  uopeople  2011  shaireshef  opencourseware  openaccess 
july 2011 by robertogreco
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free
"All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.  Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of.  Formal education or not, you’ll find that he or she is a product of continuous self-education.

If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you.  Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.

Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education.  Therefore, each has been placed under a specific subject based on the majority focus of the source’s content."
education  learning  online  free  reference  homeschool  unschooling  deschooling  via:caterina  glvo  edg  srg  references  opencourseware  opencontent  law  humanities  history  classideas  science  health  lcproject  business  money  compsci  engineering  math  mathematics  english  communication  books  autodidacts  self-education  self-directedlearning  internet  web  openeducation 
february 2011 by robertogreco
There are reasons to attend elite universities, but I don’t think any of them are related to education « Re-educate Seattle
"For many young people, getting into elite universities means sacrificing sleep, relationships, and time that could be spent pursuing personal passions in order to prepare a resume that will impress the admissions committees. That gives you the privilege of paying a quarter of a million dollars for access to academic content that’s free with an Internet connection and a library card, and a network of peers not nearly as impressive as those that could be found elsewhere. For free.

There are reasons to attend elite universities, but I don’t think any of them are related to education."
education  colleges  universities  stevemiranda  pscs  ivyleague  money  motivation  learning  unschooling  deschooling  selectivity  opencourseware  pugetsoundcommunityschool 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Justice with Michael Sandel - Home
"Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world."
michaelsandel  harvard  justice  law  opencourseware  philosophy  politics  morality  lectures 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The rise of DIY education « Re-educate
"Schools that continue to treat students like factory workers will find themselves creeping towards irrelevance. Schools that create an environment that nurtures curiosity, creativity and collaboration will continue to grow in demand."
tcsnmy  stevemiranda  pscs  creativity  lcproject  learning  collaboration  change  gamechanging  opencourseware  curiosity  diy  diyeducation  deschooling  unschooling  sethgodin  economics  pugetsoundcommunityschool 
may 2010 by robertogreco
University of the People – The world’s first tuition free online university > Home
"University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education."
opencourseware  openeducation  teaching  technology  learning  education  e-learning  elearning  online  research  community  open  free  opensource  universities  colleges  universityofthepeople 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Academic Earth - Video lectures from the world's top scholars
"Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education.
video  education  lectures  free  learning  science  opencourseware  reference  knowledge  academia  history  elearning  teaching 
january 2009 by robertogreco
When Professors Print Their Own Diplomas, Who Needs Universities? -
"Aristotle never reported to a dean or had to submit grades, and his students just explained to employers that they had studied with the great man. Now online tools let anyone hold court in chat rooms, Webcasts, or social networks.
education  change  credentials  freelanceteaching  universities  colleges  markets  economics  opencourseware  cv 
september 2008 by robertogreco
The Innovation Unit - What's Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning [.pdf is here:]
"What's Next? makes 21 recommendations to create an approach centred on children learning with, as well as from, teachers at schools that would feel smaller and offer more personalised learning. But just as important, Leadbeater sees relationships for learning embracing the family, workplace and community as well as the school as centres for learning" "Learning is best done with people rather than to or from them."
charlesleadbeater  teaching  learning  gamechanging  future  schools  education  lcproject  learning2.0  opencourseware  policy 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Self Made Scholar
"This blog is going to be all about self-education - people learning what they want to know
education  free  reference  books  learning  autodidacts  autodidactism  audiobooks  tutorials  opencourseware  howto  deschooling  unschooling  lessons  homeschool  autodidacticism 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Where to Find Free Math Courses Online --
"Taking a math course doesn't have to be expensive. There are many colleges, universities and other educational institutions that offer free math courses online."
opencourseware  math  tcsnmy  free  learning  tutorial  statistics  online  courses  education 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Skip the Tuition: 100 Free Podcasts from the Best Colleges in the World | OEDb
"hese courses let you take your classroom with you, so you can get an education while you're sitting in traffic or just hanging out in the park. Check out these courses from some of the best colleges and universities out there to get a high quality educat
education  colleges  universities  free  academia  opencourseware  homeschool  instruction  learning 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Open Educational Resources
"OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course
courses  e-learning  education  learning  opencontent  opencourseware  opensource  pedagogy  textbooks  study  via:cburell 
december 2007 by robertogreco
At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star - New York Times
"Walter H. G. Lewin, 71, a physics professor, has long had a cult following at M.I.T. And he has now emerged as an international Internet guru, thanks to the global classroom the institute created to spread knowledge through cyberspace."
mit  physics  open  opencourseware  education  colleges  universities  science  lectures  teaching  learning  instruction 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Technology Review: Searching Video Lectures
"A tool from MIT finds keywords so that students can efficiently review lectures."
search  video  mit  opencourseware  reference  lectures  education  e-learning  technology  semantic 
november 2007 by robertogreco
YouTube - UC Berkeley
"The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation. From classic literature to emerging technologies, the curricula of our 130 academic departments span the wide world of thought and knowledge."
education  online  programming  science  video  youtube  web  courses  opensource  opencourseware  berkeley  colleges  universities  learning  free  internet 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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