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September 18, 2013

The Great Courses on Sale on Audible & iTunes, No Coupon Necessary!


We must mention the great news that The Great Courses are now available at a sale price for audio download on Audible.com! For anyone unaware, The Great Courses publish and sell lecture courses from the nation's best university professors. They now offer over 400 courses on audio and video from a broad array of university level disciplines. Now almost all of their audio courses are available for audio download through Audible.com, and we've switched over our links to point to Audible.com. Not only are these courses readily available through Audible.com's great applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android, but The Great Courses are also usually cheaper on Audible.com, especially if you have an Audible membership. Now you can get great, expansive courses for only 1 credit! And since Audible.com supplies iTunes you can also buy The Great Courses on sale on iTunes with prices almost always below $29.95 per course (and many courses for only $14.95)!

But the cheapest way to get The Great Courses is certainly through an Audible.com membership. If you don't have a membership, you should maybe try Audible out:

AudibleListener® Gold Membership Consumer Offer
Get 50% off your first 3 months of the AudibleListener® Gold membership plan and receive your free audiobook credit each month. Pay only $7.49/month for 3 months, $14.95/month thereafter.

Audible® Free Trial Consumer Offer
Get your first 14 days of the AudibleListener® Gold membership plan free, which includes one audiobook credit. After your 14 day trial, your membership will renew each month for just $14.95 per month so you can continue to receive one audiobook credit per month plus members-only discounts on all audio purchases.

And here's a link to all of The Great Courses on iTunes:

The Great Courses on Sale on iTunes

Even if you don't have an Audible.com membership, the prices are often cheaper for audio downloads through Audible.com. No more waiting around for that desired Great Course to go on sale or for a coupon to arrive. You can get them all on sale on Audible.com! Also you can now listen to audio samples of the courses before you buy them! Browse all The Great Courses we feature on LearnOutLoud.com right here:

Browse The Great Courses Now on Sale on Audible.com

And for some free content, we've also wrote a few blog posts of free videos that The Great Courses is now offering:

Free Video Lecture Samples from The Great Courses

Preview Free Video Trailers for The Great Courses

And they also feature a new podcast:

The Torch: The Great Courses Podcast

Here are some of those great courses that you can now get for 1 credit or at a sale price on Audible.com:

How to Listen to and Understand Great Music

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

Biology: The Science of Life

The American Civil War

The Great Ideas of Psychology


No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

Classics of American Literature

Story of Human Language

The Old Testament

Now The Great Courses are cheaper and more accessible than ever through Audible.com! And just in time for Back to School!

Note: We don't currently sell these courses directly. We just link to The Great Courses and Audible.com as an affiliate. Hopefully someday we will sell The Great Courses directly!


September 17, 2013

500 Free University Courses Online

It's back to school time again and the amount of free courses available on audio & video is greater than it has ever been! We've once again scoured the internet to collect all the best free courses we could gather, and we've put them all in our LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection. We now have over 500 free courses on audio & video in our collection. We have them all well-organized into categories which you can browse right here:

Browse 500 Free Courses in the LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection

For your convenience we'll also list all the great new courses we've added below starting with some courses we've added from Udemy.com.

Udemy.com is an online learning website that allows instructors to host courses. The experts that teach courses on their platform can upload video, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio, and offer live classes. They feature many popular and highly rated courses, that are both paid and free. Many of their top free courses come from their Faculty Project Courses featuring the "Best Professors Teaching the World". Here are some of those great courses from Udemy.com:

Ancient Greek Religion by Robert Garland, Professor of the Classics at Colgate University

Classics of American Literature: T. S. Eliot by Victor Strandberg, Professor of English at Duke University

Elixir: A History of Water and Humans by Brian Fagan, Retired Professor of Anthropology

Energy, Economics, and the Environment by Ben Ho, Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College

Foundations of Business Strategy by Michael Lenox, Professor of Business at University of Virginia

Is American Democracy Broken? Perspectives and Debates by Jeb Barnes, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California

Math is Everywhere: Applications of Finite Math by Tim Chartier, Associate Professor of Mathematics - Davidson College

Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It by Margaret Soltan, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University

Russian Literature and Music by Professor Irwin Weil, Professor of Russian Literature and Music at Northwestern University

The US Constitution: A Biography by Robert J. Allison, Professor and Chair of the History Department at Suffolk University

Of all the universities offering free courses online now, the best courses might be coming from Yale University. Both in terms of the quality of their content and the quality of the way the courses were recorded. Yale also offers the courses on streaming video, audio download, and video download, making it optimal for audio & video learners who can watch the videos at home or listen to them on-the-go. All the courses are introductory level courses so you don't have to worry about starting one that might be over your head. On LearnOutLoud.com we've embedded the courses from YouTube's player and we link to the courses on YouTube for streaming video. We also link to the courses on the Open Yale Courses website for downloading on audio or video. We've created a publisher page showcasing the over 40 courses we now offer from Yale University:

Over 40 Free Courses from Yale Open Courses

A few years ago we added hundreds of courses to our site and since then Yale has added seven new courses that we feature below. The complete course lectures are up for each of these new courses. And please note: To download these courses you'll need to click "SESSIONS" or "VIEW CLASS SESSIONS" on the Yale website:

African American History: From Emancipation to the Present by Professor Jonathan Holloway

The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change by Professor Ron Smith

The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000 by Professor Paul Freedman

Freshman Organic Chemistry II by Professor Michael McBride (a follow up to Freshman Organic Chemistry I)

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner by Professor Wai Chee Dimock

Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature by Professor Tamar Gendler

Human Emotion by Professor June Gruber (Only on video through YouTube)

Beyond Yale we'll go New York University. NYU has added four new courses since we checked in with them last. And here they are:

Calculus I by Professor Matthew Leingang

Cultures & Contexts: Ancient Israel by Professor Daniel Fleming

Brain and Behavior by Professor Wendy Suzuki

Public Economics and Finance by Professor Nirupama Rao

Now we'll go up to Cambridge, Massachusetts to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT now has 50 courses they are offering through MIT OpenCourseWare. You can browse them all here:

50 Courses from MIT OpenCourseWare

We've added 15 recent MIT courses that we'll list below:

The Challenge of World Poverty

Darwin and Design

Energy Decisions, Markets, Policies

The Film Experience

Finance Theory I

Fundamentals of Biology

The History of MIT

Mathematics for Computer Science

MIT Calculus Revisited: Calculus of Complex Variables

MIT Calculus Revisited: Multivariable Calculus

Philosophical Issues in Brain Science

Principles of Microeconomics

Reflective Practice

Speak Italian With Your Mouth Full

A newcomer to the stage of free courses on video is Missouri State University. They've put up 13 of their courses for free on YouTube and here they are:

College Algebra

Financial Management

Fundamentals of Chemistry

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Religion

Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts

Introduction to World Music

Knights and Maidens

The Language of Music

Literature and World of the Hebrew Bible

Money and Banking

Principles of Macroeconomics

Survey of Astronomy

And now to the West Coast. The University of California-Berkeley was a pioneer in offering free courses on audio & video which they started to do in 2006 through their site webcast.berkeley.edu . We now feature over 130 of their courses on audio through iTunes and on video through YouTube! You can browse all these courses right here:

Over 130 Free Audio & Video Courses from webcast.berkeley

We've added a number of recent UC-Berkeley courses to our site:

Freedom of Speech and the Press

Global Poverty and Impact Evaluation

Introduction to American Studies

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Introduction to Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Introduction to Sociology

The Politics of Educational Inequality

Psychology and Economics

The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve of World

Not far behind UC-Berkeley is UC-San Diego which now podcasts on audio (and some on video) over 100 of their courses!. You can browse all of these podcasted courses right here:

Over 100 UC San Diego Courses on Audio Podcast

We've added over 20 new podcasted courses from UCSD to our site:

AIDS Science and Society

America and the World: World War I to the Present

American Legal History to 1865

Art and the Enlightenment

Behavior Modification

Classical & Medieval Tradition

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Evolution of the Human Brain

Histories of Photography

International Trade

Introduction to Biofuels

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Western Music

Life in the Universe

Logic and Decision Making

Memory and Amnesia

Modern Art and Visual Culture in 20th Century Art in China and Japan

Music of The 20th Century

Natural Disasters and Human Impacts

Neuroanatomy and Physiology

The Neuropsychological Basis of Alternate States of Consciousness

Space and Time in the Brain

We'll be adding more courses in the coming weeks. For now you've got 500 to choose from!


September 14, 2013

400+ Free University Courses Online on Coursera

The past few years have seen the explosion of MOOCs (massive open online courses). And the global leader of the MOOCs would right now seem to be Coursera.org. This fall semester they are offering over 400 free courses from over 80 partners, most of which are from respected universities. We recently blogged about their "Signature Track" courses which provide a verified certificate from the school and Coursera after you pass the course. Coursera currently features over 50 online college courses that provide a verified certificate. The "Signature Track" usually costs a little money, but you're getting a certificate! You can browse all of the certificate courses on our blog post here:

Free Online College Courses with Certificate

The deal with Coursera is that you have to act now! Because there is no guarantee that a course you want to take is going to be there after it is initially offered. Some older courses are still up on the site but many have vanished.

We've put together this list of about 200 courses from American universities that you should still be able to take right now on Coursera. For these courses we are linking directly to Coursera. Due to their terms and conditions and the fleeting nature of their courses, we don't feature pages for them on our site yet.

And if you don't know what Coursera course to take, then you might want to check out their YouTube channel which now features 100s of course trailers that you can watch in order to help you decide:

Video Trailers for 100s of Coursera Courses on YouTube

Below we have listed the courses by university. Enroll in a free Coursera course today!

Berklee College of Music:

Introduction to Guitar

Introduction to Music Production

Jazz Improvisation


California Institute of the Arts:

Creating Site-Specific Dance and Performance Works

Introduction to Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists

Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers

Case Western Reserve University:

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Introduction to International Criminal Law

Columbia University:

Big Data in Education

Economics of Money and Banking, Part One

Financial Engineering and Risk Management

MOS Transistors

Natural Language Processing

Virology I: How Viruses Work

Curtis Institute of Music:

Exploring Beethovenís Piano Sonatas

From the Repertoire: Western Music History through Performance

Duke University:

21st Century American Foreign Policy

9/11 and Its Aftermath -- Part I

A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior

Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach

Image and video processing: From Mars to Hollywood with a stop at the hospital

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution

Introductory Human Physiology

Medical Neuroscience

Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

Georgia Institute of Technology:

Applications in Engineering Mechanics

Computational Investing, Part I

Games without Chance: Combinatorial Game Theory

Health Informatics in the Cloud

Introduction to Engineering Mechanics

Introductory Physics I with Laboratory

Linear Circuits

Software Defined Networking

Survey of Music Technology

Johns Hopkins University:

Care of Elders with Alzheimer's Disease and other Major Neurocognitive Disorders

Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics

Community Change in Public Health

Computing for Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials

Global Tuberculosis (TB) Clinical Management and Research

Health for All Through Primary Health Care

Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach

Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 1

Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 2

Saving Lives Millions at a Time: Global Disease Control Policies & Programs

The Science of Safety in Healthcare

Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data

Statistical Reasoning for Public Health: Estimation, Inference, & Interpretation

Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

Northwestern University:

Everything is the Same: Modeling Engineered Systems

Understanding Media by Understanding Google

The Ohio State University:

Calculus One

Calculus Two: Sequences and Series

Generation Rx: The Science Behind Prescription Drug Abuse

Introduction to Pharmacy


Pennsylvania State University:

Creativity, Innovation, and Change

Energy, the Environment, and Our Future

Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

Princeton University:

Algorithms, Part I

Algorithms, Part II

Analysis of Algorithms

Analytic Combinatorics

Computer Architecture

A History of the World since 1300

Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus

Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes

Statistics One

Rice University:

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

Analytical Chemistry / Instrumental Analysis

Chemistry: Concept Development and Application

Chemistry: Concept Development and Application Part II

Nanotechnology: The Basics

Using The Next Generation Science Standards for Studentsí Deeper Understanding

Rutgers University:

Analyzing the Universe

Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences

Stanford University:

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 1

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Practices


Child Nutrition and Cooking


Cryptography I

Cryptography II

General Game Playing

Human-Computer Interaction

Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

Machine Learning

Organizational Analysis

Practical tips to improve Asian American participation in cancer clinical trials

Probabilistic Graphical Models

Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis

Startup Engineering

Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity

Writing in the Sciences

University of California, Irvine:

Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom

Foundations of Virtual Instruction

The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World

The Power of Microeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World

Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms

University of California, San Francisco:

Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)

Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences

Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities

University of Colorado Boulder:

Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Introduction to Power Electronics

Linear and Integer Programming

Physics 1 for Physical Science Majors

University of Florida:

Economic Issues, Food & You

Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future

Structure Standing Still: The Statics of Everyday Objects

Sustainable Agricultural Land Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

Intermediate Organic Chemistry - Part 1

Introduction to Sustainability

Microeconomics Principles

University of Michigan:

Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education

Internet History, Technology, and Security

Introduction to Finance

Model Thinking

Securing Digital Democracy

Social Network Analysis

Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles

Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy

Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information

University of Pennsylvania:

An Introduction to Corporate Finance

An Introduction to Financial Accounting

An Introduction to Marketing

An Introduction to Operations Management

Calculus: Single Variable

Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science

Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

Designing Cities

The Global Business of Sports

Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb

Growing Old Around the Globe

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry

Networked Life


University of Pittsburgh:

Accountable Talk: Conversation that Works

Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students

Disaster Preparedness

Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health

University of Rochester:

Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering: Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics

History of Rock, Part One

History of Rock, Part Two

The Music of the Beatles

University of Virginia:

Design Thinking for Business Innovation

Effective Classroom Interactions: Supporting Young Childrenís Development

Foundations of Business Strategy

Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I

Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II

The Kennedy Half Century

The Modern World: Global History since 1760

New Models of Business in Society

Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction

University of Washington:

Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit

Computational Methods for Data Analysis

Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies

Globalization and You

High Performance Scientific Computing

Information Security and Risk Management in Context

Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics

Introduction to Public Speaking

Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance

Programming Languages

Scientific Computing

University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Human Evolution: Past and Future

Markets with Frictions

Videogames and Learning

Vanderbilt University:

Data Management for Clinical Research

Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative

Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software

Student Thinking at the Core

Wesleyan University:

Analysis of a Complex Kind

The Ancient Greeks

The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Color

The Modern and the Postmodern

Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics

Social Psychology

Yale University:

Constitutional Law

Financial Markets

Moralities of Everyday Life

Roman Architecture

Take a course from Coursera!


September 4, 2013

Free Online College Courses with Certificate


The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) giant Coursera currently features over 50 free online college courses that provide a verified certificate from the school and Coursera. These free certificate courses they call "Signature Track" courses. They feature lessons on video and readings from put together by professors at top universities around the globe. Sign up for one of these free certified college courses today, because for many of the courses once they have started then the ability to get a certificate ends. Here are the fall of 2013 courses along with some older courses that still provide a certificate if you take the full course.

September 2013 Certificate Courses:

Introduction to International Criminal Law

The Ancient Greeks

Introduction to Systematic Program Design - Part 1

Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences

Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators

Economic Issues, Food & You

Foundations of Virtual Instruction

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The 1st Step in Entrepreneurship

Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations

October 2013 Certificate Courses:

The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem

What a Plant Knows (and other things you didnít know about plants)

The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators

Internet History, Technology, and Security

Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World

Introduction to Finance

Model Thinking

Social Network Analysis

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

An Introduction to Operations Management

Future Certificate Courses:

Useful Genetics

Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)

Evolution: A Course for Educators

Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution

The Emergence of the Modern Middle East

Past Certificate Courses:

Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach

Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future

Synapses, Neurons and Brains

Medical Neuroscience

Drug Discovery, Development & Commercialization

Calculus: Single Variable

Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering: Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics

Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps

Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story

The Camera Never Lies

English Common Law: Structure and Principles

Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression

Structure Standing Still: The Statics of Everyday Objects

Introduction to Music Production

The Modern and the Postmodern

Introductory Human Physiology

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction

First Year Teaching (Elementary Grades) - Success from the Start

First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) - Success from the Start

A Brief History of Humankind

Climate Change

Animal Behaviour

Microeconomics Principles

Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)

Computational Investing, Part I

Take a course and get a certificate this semester!


September 4, 2013

Preview Trailers for The Great Courses

At LearnOutLoud.com we love The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company). They now have a YouTube channel and they've created trailers for many of their Great Courses. Here's their YouTube channel if you want to check it out:


You can browse all of The Great Courses through site right here:

Browse Over 300 of The Great Courses

On the course pages for their courses on LearnOutLoud.com we've embedded these course trailers. They run about three minutes long and give you a good idea what the course is all about. Here are the courses we feature that have trailers:

Algebra II

Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving

Art of Reading

Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

Biology and Human Behavior

Biology: The Science of Life


Classical Mythology

Dead Sea Scrolls

Early Middle Ages

Fall and Rise of China

Foundations of Western Civilization II

From Yao to Mao

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

High School Level Chemistry

A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

A History of European Art

The History of Ancient Egypt

The History of Ancient Rome

How the Earth Works

How to Become a SuperStar Student

Lost Christianities

Meaning from Data

Medieval World

No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

The Old Testament

Particle Physics for Non-Physicists

Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World

Understanding Complexity

Understanding the Brain


Wisdom of History

World War II: A Military and Social History