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September 16, 2014

700 New Free College Courses on Audio & Video

It's our back to school extravaganza! And we've really out done ourselves this year at LearnOutLoud.com. We've searched deep and wide, and have unearthed over 700 new free audio & video courses to our LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection. That means we now have over 1200 free courses in our collection! The largest collection of free audio & video courses from colleges and universities on the web! You can check out the full collection right here:

Browse Over 1200 Courses in the LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection

Click through to the categories and subcategories of the courses and you'll find them sorted by most recently added, so you can see what is new!

In this blog post we'll guide you through what we've added. We'll start with courses we've added that are available from YouTube. For these courses we've embedded the YouTube playlists so you can watch lectures right through our site or click over to YouTube. In all we've added over 250 full courses on YouTube from various colleges and universities. We'll start out listing some of the colleges that have a lot of course offerings which we've added:

Biola University (23 Courses)

Cal State Dominguez Hills (37 Courses)

Crash Courses (7 Courses)

Indian Institutes of Technology (10 Courses)

MIT OpenCourseWare (65 Courses)

UC Irvine (30 Courses)

University of Missouri-Kansas City (13 Courses)

Virtual University of Pakistan (28 Courses)

And to get you started with some courses, we'll highlight some of the most interesting courses being offered through YouTube that we've added to our site. Here are some great courses you might want to check out:

The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs at Columbia University

Biodiversity and the Meaning of Human Existence by E.O. Wilson at Duke University

Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises by Howard Gray

Inside Creative Writing by Robert Olen Butler at Florida State University

Positive Psychology by Tal Ben-Shahar at Harvard University

The Rise and Future of the Food Movement by Michael Pollan at UC Berkeley

Pakistan Studies by Arshad S. Karim at Virtual University of Pakistan

Physics 255: Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation by Herbert W. Hamber at UC Irvine

World Economic History Before the Industrial Revolution by Gregory Clark at UC Davis

Cars: Past, Present, and Future by Jon Summers at Stanford University

Ancient Israel by Daniel Fleming at New York University

The Early Universe by Alan Guth at MIT

The Heroic Quest by Joseph Hughes at Missouri State University

Indian Philosophy by Satya Sundar Sethy at Indian Institutes of Technology

Introduction to Music by Mary Dave Blackman at East Tennessee State University

Fundamentals of Speech by Bill Deluca at Cal State Dominguez Hills

Enjoy these free courses available through YouTube!

Along with course from YouTube, we've also scoured iTunes U for some of their best courses and have come up with over 300 iTunes U Courses that are available on audio and video. These come from a wide range of educational institutions from prestigious universities to community colleges to seminaries to technical schools. Enjoy these free offerings from iTunes U. We'll start by listing the colleges that have the most courses:

Arizona State University (10 Courses)

Columbia University (8 Courses)

Concordia Seminary (11 Courses)

Covenant Theological Seminary (18 Courses)

Dallas Theological Seminary (25 Courses)

East Tennessee State University (17 Courses)

Front Range Community College (8 Courses)

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (10 Courses)

Harrisburg Area Community College (22 Courses)

Johns Hopkins University (7 Courses)

La Trobe University (29 Courses)

Liberty University (15 Courses)

Missouri State University (31 Courses)

New Jersey Institute of Technology (8 Courses)

Ohio State University (8 Courses)

Reformed Theological Seminary (30 Courses)

Seattle Pacific University (12 Courses)

Stanford University (60+ Courses and Talks)

UC Davis (22 Courses)

University of Michigan (9 Courses)

University of New Orleans (12 Courses)

Utah Valley University (9 Courses)

And now for some highlights of the free courses we've added from iTunes U. Here are some of the outstanding courses you can take on audio & video:

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology by Michael J. Shively at Utah Valley University

The Kennedy Half Century from University of Virginia

Story of Freedom in America by J. Rufus Fears at University of Oklahoma

History of Modern Philosophy by Clarence Mark Phillips at University of New Orleans

Shakespeare's Principal Plays by Ralph Williams at University of Michigan

Mind, Self, and Language by Amy Fountain at University of Arizona

HIST 443: The United States Since 1945 by Paul Iwancio at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jerusalem: The Holy City by Robert R. Cargill at UCLA

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety by Margaret Swisher at UC Davis

How to Think Like a Psychologist by Kelly McGonigal at Stanford University

C.S. Lewis by Knox Chamblin at Reformed Theological Seminary

Fundamentals of Nutrition by Toni Burkhalter at Parkland College

Life in the Universe by Richard Pogge at Ohio State University

Investment Philosophies by Aswath Damodaran at New York University

Classical Mythology by Joseph Hughes at Missouri State University

The Roman World by Rhiannon Evans at La Trobe University

The History of Public Health by Graham Mooney at Johns Hopkins University

Western Movies: Myth, Ideology, and Genre by Richard Slotkin

American Capitalism: A History by Louis Hyman at Cornell University

Blood and Oil: Energy, the Middle East and War by Alan Richards at UC Santa Cruz

Exploring The Hobbit by Corey Olsen

Faith, Social Justice, and Public Life by Jim Wallis

The Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism and Christianity by Shaye J.D. Cohen at Harvard University

Introduction to Planetary Astronomy by Robert Wagner
20th Century World History by Anthony Heideman

So many great free courses to choose from. But we're not done yet!

We've also added courses to our collection from two great other sources. Annenberg Learner offers multimedia resources for teaching and learning, and in their video series they have 50 outstanding courses. These video courses are available on streaming video through their pop up player on their site. Here are all the Annenberg Learner courses we've added:

50 Annenberg Learner Courses

And here are some of their video courses that may interest you:

American Cinema

Art of the Western World

Connect With English

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish

Exploring the World of Music

French in Action

Invitation to World Literature

The Brain: Teaching Modules

The World of Abnormal Psychology

Planet Earth

Physics for the 21st Century

The next great collection of knowledge that we've added comes from Oxford University. Oxford offers 100s of podcasts and we've picked out over 100 podcasts to add to our site. You can play these audio podcasts directly through our podcast player. Not all of them are courses, but they are all a great source of education from our friends over in England.

Over 100 Podcasts from Oxford University

Here are some of the Oxford podcasts that are courses:

A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners by Marianne Talbot

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind by Marianne Talbot

Approaching Shakespeare by Emma Smith

General Philosophy by Peter Millican

Hume's Central Principles by Peter Millican

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Daniel N. Robinson

Philosophy for Beginners by Marianne Talbot

The Elements of Drawing by Stephen Farthing

And we forgot to mention one final source of free courses that we've added. The Ayn Rand Institute now has courses available on streaming video (and some on audio download). Note that taking courses on the Ayn Rand Institute website requires registration. Click below to see the ones we've added:

Ayn Rand Institute (11 Courses)

Some of the highlights include:

History of Philosophy by Leonard Peikoff

The Fountainhead Course by Keith Lockitch

Ayn Rand, the Radical Thinker by Onkar Ghate, Keith Lockitch, & Yaron Brook

And a mini course by Ayn Rand herself:

Philosophy: Who Needs It by Ayn Rand

Start taking a free course today!


May 20, 2014

Don Quixote Online Audio Book and Course

Firstly we wanted to let you know that Librivox.org has a brand new website with better design and functionality. The site makes is much easier and faster to browse their catalog of over 5,000 free audio books. You can now browse by category, author, title, solo vs. group narration, and recently added titles. Unfortunately they changed all of their RSS feeds, so most of the Librivox titles on our site aren't playing in our podcast player, but we're currently fixing that. Check out their great new site:


Today's free audio book is a Librivox release:

Don Quixote, Volume 1

Don Quixote, Volume 2

Don Quixote is considered the one of the very first modern novels. Follow the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a minor landowner who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Quixote's "lady" is Dulcinea del Toboso, an imaginary object of his courtly love crafted from a neighboring farm girl by the illusion-struck "knight" (her real name is Aldonza Lorenzo, and she is totally unaware of his feelings for her.) The two volumes of the novel were published in 1605 and 1615, respectively. This novel is read by a multitude of volunteers at Librivox and has an unabridged running time of 42 hours.

Don Quixote, Volume 1

Don Quixote, Volume 2

And for those of you who want to supplement your learning about The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Yale University has put out an entire course on the novel:

Cervantes' Don Quixote Yale University Course

The course comes from Yale University's Spanish department, but you don't need to know Spanish to take it. Nevertheless Professor Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria will teach you much about Spanish culture and history. This Yale course goes through the entire book chronologically, and in the course listings it says which chapters will be covered in each lecture. Enjoy greater understanding and insight into one of the greatest works of the Western Canon.

Cervantes' Don Quixote Yale University Course


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!


February 27, 2013

Over 40 Free Courses from Open Yale Courses

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 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 little over a year ago we added hundreds of courses to our site and created our Free Courses Collection of over 400 courses available for free online. Since then Yale has added six new courses and we'll feature them today. 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

For this last course we started watching it, and it was excellent. Professor Tamar Gendler dives right in with the first lecture covering some of the fundamental questions of human nature which will be examined in the course. The course combines classic texts from the Western philosophical tradition (including works by Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Rawls, and Nozick) with recent findings in cognitive science and related fields. Gendler addresses the core question featured in Plato's Republic, along with presenting the ethical dilemma of the "trolley problem", and even examines defeating procrastination with the ideas of behavioral economists. This 19-hour, 26-lecture free offering sounds like a great course!

And here are some of the free Yale courses which we've featured in the past:

Introduction to Psychology by Professor Paul Bloom

Take PSYC 110 with Professor Paul Bloom at Yale University and learn the basics about your mind and brain. Bloom is the author of numerous books and popular articles including his most recent book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. He's a very good lecturer as well and in this course he'll introduce you to key psychological topics like Freud, Skinner, language, consciousness, memory, emotion, sex & motivation, morality & the brain, and mental illness. Throughout the course he brings in numerous guest lecturers as well. You can watch this 18-hour course on YouTube or download it on audio & video through the Yale website.

The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food by Professor Kelly Brownell

We're featuring this Yale University course that relates both to the health of humanity and our environment. In this course Yale Professor Kelly Brownell, who is also the Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale, takes on the issue of food in the modern world in a comprehensive way. Through 23 lectures, including a number of special guest lectures, a variety of topics on food are covered such as how our diet has changed, the psychology of eating, obesity, the food industry, modern agriculture, food marketing, and much, much more. Professor Kelly Brownell offers a glimpse into food today and ways we can all make a difference in creating a healthier eating environment and a healthier planet. This talk is available on audio download and streaming video.

Introduction to Political Philosophy by Professor Steven B. Smith

We're featuring the Yale course "Introduction to Political Philosophy" taught by Professor Steven B. Smith. This course introduces you to the major political works of Plato and Aristotle along with Machiavelli's The Prince, Hobbes' Leviathan, Locke's Second Treatise on Government, Tocqueville's Democracy in America, and more. You can watch these 24 lectures online or download them on MP3 and take them with you.

Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform by Professor Douglas W. Rae

In the course "Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform" from Yale University, Professor Douglas W. Rae looks at the history of capitalism along with its leading economists including Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and other influential economists. Throughout the course he examines the contemporary global economy with a focus on the current economic crisis. Professor Douglas W. Rae is an engaging lecturer who interacts with his students during the course (thankfully he passes a microphone around so we can hear the questions!), and it provides for a worthy introduction to the complex economic and political ideas surrounding capitalism in the 21st century. This course is available on streaming video through YouTube and free audio & video download on Yale's Open Courses site. He does have a slide show going with images as he lectures for those interested in the video. Also you can view the syllabus and download transcripts of the lectures through the Yale website.

Enjoy these free courses from one of the most prestigious universities in the World!


November 8, 2012

Best Udemy Courses

Udemy 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. You can browse all their courses right here:

Popular Courses on Udemy.com

And we'll highlight some of their highest rated and bestselling courses that we thought you might be interested in. We'll start off with a list of their most popular free courses. Many of their top free courses come from their Faculty Project Courses featuring the Best Professors Teaching the World. Here are some of those:

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

Math is Everywhere: Applications of Finite Math by Tim ChartierAssociate Professor of Mathematics - Davidson College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are some of their other popular and highly rated free courses:

Karl Taylor's FREE Photography Course

Photoshop Training & Tutorials "FREE

Lean Startup SXSW 2012 with Eric Ries, Steve Blank, and more

21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs Presented by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc

Everyday Mind Mastery

Learn Music Theory Over 38 lectures and 13.5 hrs of content!

The Neuroscience of Reframing & How to Do It

Discover The 1 Thing You Were Born To Do In 5 Easy Steps! Over 14 lectures and 9 hrs of content!

Now we'll showcase some of their best paid course. A lot of their paid courses are website business related and web development related and we'll feature those below. Here are some paid courses that are more general learning and self development related courses:

14-Day Yoga Detox and Empowerment Course

Publish Your Book On Kindle

Transform Self Doubt into Confidence

Speak Up! - Stand Out.: Learn how to be a Confident Communicator.

Learn Serbian 101

A Journey through Medicine: How to Get into Medical School

The Authentic Yoga Experience from Scratch, Series 1 - 3

The 10 Minute Daily Invigorator

LSATMax: LSAT prep that defies logic!

How to Train a Puppy

Fun With Brazilian Portuguese

Andrew Warner's Interview Your Heroes

Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons

Medical Marijuana Essentials

And here are some of their most popular and bestselling website business related and web development related courses:

Build an Instantly Updating Dynamic Website with jQuery/AJAX

Become A Web Developer From Scratch

Social Media Marketing for Startups

Microsoft Excel 2010 Course Beginners/ Intermediate Training

Raising Money for Startups

HTML and CSS for Beginners

This Is How You Make iPhone Apps - iOS Development Course

Beginner's PHP and MySQL Tutorial

The Lean Startup with the Godfather of Lean Startup himself, Eric Ries

Become a Certified Web Developer

Building Custom WordPress Sites from Scratch

EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course for Beginners

Javascript for Beginners

Google Boost your Startup Business

Android Apps in 1 Hour: No Coding Required

How to Create an Awesome Online Course

Copywriting 101: Start making money from home!

The ClickMinded SEO Training Course

And there are way more courses including a lot of free ones. Browse them all here:

Popular Courses on Udemy.com


July 28, 2009

Free College Lectures

College Courses

Looking for college lectures to listen to? Download over 100 college courses on audio from the Modern Scholar series featuring great university professors teaching college-level courses on a variety of subjects:

Download Over 100 College Courses from the Modern Scholar Series

You can browse their audio courses by subject by clicking the following links featuring philosophy college courses, history college courses, literature college courses, politics college courses, business college courses, religion college courses, science college courses & more.

To help introduce you to the magnificent Modern Scholar series where great professors teach you, we're offering a new group of 10 free lectures to download from 10 of their best courses. These recorded lectures are taught by eminent university professors.

Here are the 10 lectures you can download right now on MP3. Note: For downloading these files you have to right-click on the Download button and select Save Target As... Then it will allow you to download the file to an assigned place on your computer.

1. What is Knowledge?

In this lecture, Professor Colin McGinn deciphers what we mean when we say we 'know' something to be true. He traces the history of philosophical skepticism, giving the listener several historical arguments for the theory of knowledge, and also touching on arguments made by the likes of Plato, Descartes, and other important philosophers. This lecture is a foundational exercise for the rest of the program, with McGinn arguing that for someone to begin thinking philosophically, he or she must first understand the methods of thinking that go into the pursuit of true knowledge.

2. C.S. Lewis Literature Overview

In this lecture professor Timothy Shutt provides an overview of the life and literature of C.S. Lewis. He mentions various viewpoints that people have had about Lewis and says why he thinks Lewis is more popular now than he was in his time. Shutt breaks Lewis' works into three categories: his Christian apologetic works, his fictional works including The Chronicles of Narnia, and his scholarly works. He discusses each category of Lewis' works and examines how Lewis has gained a following particularly in the areas of apologetics and fiction. It's a good introduction to this masterful writer and storyteller.

3. The Business of America

In this first lecture called "The Business of America" Professor Brands gives a brief overview of the course and then proceeds to cover 200 years of American business history in 20 minutes from 1776 to the 20th century. He covers the importance of business in colonial times and its influence on the American Revolution. He then examines the 19th century which brought in industrialization and finance as important factors along with the central issue of slavery and its relation to business. And in the 20th century he briefly covers how businesses shifted their focus to the consumers who would buy all of the products that industrial capitalism was producing.

4. Ancient Greek Drama

In this lecture professor Peter Meineck introduces Ancient Greek drama and explains why he feels it is still so popular and powerful today. He briefly discusses the plays of the four major Greek playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. He then covers what Greek tragedy and comedy were actually like at the time they were performed in Athens 2,500 years ago.

5. Global Warming in Earth's History

In this lecture professor Michael B. McElroy introduces the worldwide experiment we have embarked on through the increase in global temperature. He covers some of the basics of global warming such as the greenhouse effect, the gases that contribute to global warming, and what creates the climate on Earth. He then puts humanity and global warming in the context of Earth's entire history going back 4.5 billion years ago. He uses a calendar year as a reference for Earth's history and places global warming at the last few seconds before midnight on December 31st. It's an excellent introductory lecture for placing global warming in global history.

6. Comparing Western Christendom & the Abode of Islam

In this lecture professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses the similarities and differences of early western Christendom and the Islamic World known as Dar al-Islam. He talks about the origins of each religious tradition and how Christianity split into western Christendom and the Eastern Orthodox Church centered in Byzantium, while Islam did not split and expanded quite rapidly throughout the Middle East and into Africa and Asia. He also talks the about the importance of the sacred Islamic language of Arabic which spread throughout the Islamic world, whereas Christendom's languages were much more diverse. And he discusses a number of other comparisons between early Christianity and Islam.

7. Understanding Conversations Between Women and Men

In this lecture linguistics professor and bestselling author Deborah Tannen describes many of the basic differences between in communication between men and women. She starts with an example she discovered when examining the conversations of kids and teenagers. Girls tended to talk to each other face to face while boys generally sat at angles or parallel and looked around the room while they talked to each other. She mentions many other general patterns of behavior in the communication habits of men and women and hopes that by becoming more aware of these differences we can become more understanding in our communication with the opposite sex.

8. Causes of the Civil War

In this introductory lecture, Professor Jay Winik traces what led America into the grip of Civil War, and begins a series on how the nation survived. Citing examples of how the United States was inherently vulnerable to secessionist impulses from the beginning, we come to see how slavery was an issue that was cast aside in order to preserve a young nation, and how it smoldered within the culture into the fires of war. In showing us the seeds of the conflict, Winik effectively argues that due to America's vast geographic and social differences, bloodshed may have been inevitable.

9. The Life of Charles Darwin

In this lecture professor Chandak Sengoopta discusses the life of Charles Darwin covering the major events in Darwin's life including his voyage on the HMS Beagle and his eventual publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859. Professor Sengoopta covers a lot of Darwin's life in a short amount of time while providing many interesting facts about the man whose theory of evolution by natural selection revolutionized biology and greatly affected many other areas of society from the late 19th century up to the present day.

10. The Nature of Religion

In this lecture Professor Stephen Prothero discusses what religion is and why it still matters in the modern age. He provides a number of important definitions of religion from its origins up to definitions by modern thinkers such as Emile Durkheim, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and William James. While many scholars predicted the decline of religion and the rise of secularism in the 20th century, professor Prothero points out many ways in which religion is as widely practiced now as in any time in history.


July 11, 2007

Best of iTunes University


iTunes is no longer letting us link to their individual iTunes U offerings. The most we can do is link to the iTunes U home page. So you'll have to go to the iTunes U home page and then search these great offerings there:

iTunes U Home Page

Apple iTunes now features a section of their store called iTunes U which features free audio & video downloads from dozens of universities across the United States and around the world including Stanford, Duke, MIT, Arizona State, and more.

At LearnOutLoud.com we combed through these free resources to pick out the best lectures, courses, and audio & video programs that iTunes U offers. Here are the best titles on iTunes U:

Stanford University:

Philosophy Talk at Stanford University - Hour-long radio series produced by Ben Manilla discussing a wide range of philosophical topics with contemporary philosophers.

The Aurora Forum at Stanford University - Popular nonfiction authors and intellectuals come together to discuss their books and contemporary issues in society.

Hoover Institution Lectures - Libertarian public policy think tank out of Stanford featuring talks on politics and economics both domestic and foreign.

Stanford Technology Ventures Program Lectures - Over 40 hour-long lectures from entrepreneurial thought leaders at the intersection of business and technology.

The Literature of Crisis - One of many free downloadable courses offered by Stanford, this course taught by Martin Evans and Marsh McCall covers Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, Plato's Apology, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Virgil's Aeneid, and Voltaire's Candide.

Hannibal - Lecture course covering the life of the Carthaginian military commander Hannibal.

Geography of World Cultures - Course examining the locational dynamics of the world’s languages, religions, and ethnic groupings.

Arizona State University:

Arizona State University News and Events Audio - Over 100 free lectures from ASU from visiting speakers covering the gamut of topics.

Ask a Biologist - Geared towards students from preschool to high school, Dr. Biology works with guests to explore many biological subjects.

Introduction to Exercise Science & Wellness - ASU course on video which provides a brief overview of the field of Exercise Science & Wellness.

Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference - Conference devoted to promoting healthy lifestyles with doctors addressing physical activity, surviving cancer, getting enough sleep, mindfulness, and other methods for living a healthy life.

Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict - Talks delivered on religious wars and religious terrorism as well as numerous lectures on Transhumanism (which we're not sure what they have to do with religion and conflict, but they look interesting).

New Jersey Institute of Technology:

World Literature & World Literature II - Courses taught by professor Norbert Elliot covering works of literature and authors from all over the world.

Technology & Society Forum Series at NJIT - Forward-looking series of lectures which looks at technology from a global and environmental perspective.

Confronting the Insurmountable Opportunities of Online Education - Discussion covering issues that impact the effectiveness of online teaching and learning.

Texas A&M University:

George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service Speeches - Speeches from the recipient of this award recognizing an individual's or group's dedication to public service at the local, state, national or international levels, including speeches from Helmut Kohl, Mikhail Gorbachev, Edward M. Kennedy, Reverend Billy Graham, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

University of South Florida:

Lit2Go: Audio Files for K-12 - Massive collection of audio poetry, short stories, and novels for all grade levels from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for Kindergarteners:
Features Robert Louis Stevenson poems for children, as well as classic nursery rhymes like "Jack and Jill", "Little Bo-Peep", "Hickory Dickory Dock", and "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep".

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 1st Graders:
Features more classic poems and fairy tales including Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky", "Fire! Fire! Burn Stick!" from Aesop's Fables, "Humpty Dumpty", "Peter Piper", and "The Twelve Days of Christmas".

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 2nd Graders:
Features "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter, "The Hare and the Hedgehog" by The Brothers Grimm, more Robert Louis Stevenson poems, and an unabridged audio book called The Outdoor Girls in Florida by Laura Lee Hope.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 3rd Graders:
Features a number of Aesop's Fables, "The Ugly Duckling" & "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Anderson, "How the Alphabet Was Made" by Rudyard Kipling, and the audio books Squinty, the Comical Pig by Richard Barnum, The Outdoor Chums on the Gulf; or, Rescuing the Lost Balloonists by Captain Quincy Allen, and Jack Tier, or the Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 4th Graders:
Features many more of Aesop's Fables, tales by Beatrix Potter, and the unabridged audio books The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Seven O'Clock Stories by Robert Gordon Anderson, The Tale of Tommy Fox by Arthur Scott Bailey, Whitefoot the Woodmouse by Thornton W. Burgess, and many of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 5th Graders:
Features "Sleeping Beauty" by The Brothers Grimm, even more of Aesop's Fables, tales by Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey, The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat by Ross Kay, Curly and Floppy Twistytail the Funny Piggie Boys by Howard R. Garis, The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat by Thornton W. Burgess, Half-Past Seven Stories by Robert Gordon Anderson, Beyond the City by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 6th Graders:
Features dozens of short stories including many by Virginia Woolf and Rudyard Kipling. Also features the audio books The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, & The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Famous Stories Every Child Should Know, The Story of Siegfried by James Baldwin, The Light Princess by George MacDonald, The Open Boat by Stephen Crane, A Florida Sketch-Book by Bradford Torrey, Sylvie and Bruno & Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Philosophy and Fun of Algebra by Mary Everest Boole, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 7th Graders:
Features Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories, as well as the audio books The Tin Woodman of Oz & Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Little Lame Prince by Maria Dinah Mulock Craik, The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 8th Graders:
Features poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, short stories by Emily Bronte, more of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories, and the audio books In the Wilds of Florida by W. H. G. Kingston, Logic: Deductive and Inductive by Carveth Read, M.A., The Number Concept: Its Origin and Development by Levi Leonard Conant, Ph. D., The Mystery of Edwin Drood & Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 9th Graders:
Features "History" essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, more poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and the audio books Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Wakulla, A Story of Adventure in Florida & Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades by Kirk Munroe, Florida Trails by Winthrop Packard, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson, A Victorious Union by Oliver Optic, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Mystery of Cloomber by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 10th Graders:
Features the audio books St. Augustine Under Three Flags: Tourist Guide and History, Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll, The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Professor by Charlotte Bronte, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 11th Graders:
Features the audio books The Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll, The Scarlet Letter, The Blithedale Romance & The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Deductive Logic by George William Joseph Stock, M.A., Lettres Philosophiques by Francois-Marie Arouet, and Beowulf translated by Frances B. Grummere.

Lit2Go: Audio Files for 12th Graders:
Features the audio books Physics by Aristotle, Lectures on Ten British Mathematicians of the Nineteenth Century by Alexander MacFarlane, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball, History of Modern Mathematics by David Eugene Smith, Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott, The Flamingo Feather by Kirk Munroe, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and Spherical Trigonometry by Isaac Todhunter.

Concordia Seminary:

Lay Bible Institute - Which Jesus? - Course taught by Jeffery Kloha exploring the historical Jesus from the perspective of the canonical and gnostic gospels.

Elementary Greek - Language learning course covering Greek grammar and pronunciation.

The Lutheran Mind - Lecture course covering the core ideas of Lutheran theology.

Seattle Pacific University:

Seattle Pacific University Campus Lectures & Forums - Over 80 lectures on Christian topics, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and much more.

John M. Perkins Lectures - Outspoken Christian and civil rights leader John M. Perkins delivers talks on racial reconciliation, leadership training, and community development.

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Over twenty lectures celebrating the life, work, and calling of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thomas F. Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lectures - Dozens of lectures from distinguished Christian scholars including Ravi Zacharias, James Sire, and many others.

J.R.R. Tolkien - Numerous lectures on "The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilization", as well as lectures about Tolkien's relationship with C.S. Lewis.

MIT OpenCourseWare:

Introduction to Psychology - Course covering questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love taught by Jeremy Wolfe.

Electricity & Magnetism - Comprehensive physics course on video taught by award-winning physics professor Walter Lewin.

Animal Behavior - Comprehensive course covering the categories of adapative behavior in animals covering the evolution of behavior and sociobiology.

Philosophy of Love in the Western World - American philosopher Irving Singer gives 4 two-hour lectures on the philosophy of love which he has written numerous books about. These lectures are available on downloadable video and can also be streamed through MIT course website.

Physics I: Classical Mechanics - Popular MIT lecturer Walter Lewin leads this freshman physics class available on video download.

UC Berkeley:

Arts Events & Programs at UC Berkeley - Prominent poets read their works at UC Berkeley's Lunch Poems.

Politics & Public Policy Events & Programs at UC Berkeley - Talks from John Edwards, Robert Reich, Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph Wilson IV, and more.

All UC Berkeley Courses - And don't forget to check out the 100+ audio courses that UC Berkeley is now offering in their generous and expansive catalog.

Heideggers Being and Time, Division II Podcast - A new course on Heidegger and his influence on contemporary European philosophy from professor Hubert L. Dreyfus.

Introduction to Practical Reasoning and Critical Analysis of Argument Podcast - Course covering rhetoric and logic examining both ancient and modern approaches.

The Roman Empire Podcast - A history of Rome from Augustus to Constantine.

Shakespeare Podcast - Course on Shakespeare eventually covering the plays Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Othello, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, All's Well that Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, Winter's Tale, and The Tempest.

Pennsylvania State University:

Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Lecture Series - Where else can you get a lecture called "Sexual Geographies: Utopian Terrains of the Late-Victorian Counterculture"?

Colorism: Global Perspectives on How Skin Color Still Matters - Colorism Symposium covering topics in discrimination on the basis of skin color.

Michigan Tech University:

Introductory Astronomy - Video course taught by Robert J. Nimeroff covering the solar system, the stars, and the whole universe.

Digital Logic - Michigan Tech University Course - EE 2171 - Course covering digital logic including Boolean algebra, binary numbers, logic gates, combinational and sequential logic, and other topics complete with PDF Lecture Notes.

Otis College of Art and Design:

Modern Art History - Course taught by Jeanne Willette covering everything from Impressionism to Dada.

Duke University:

Duke University: Fuqua/Coach K Leadership Conference - Numerous lectures on attaining the edge in leadership in sports, business, and more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Addresses - Speeches from Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte, and others commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.

Duke University: Kenan Institute for Ethics Lectures - Lectures confronting ethical issues such as Goodness & Evil, Knowledge & Society, and more.

Duke University: Nicholas Talks - Over twenty talks from the Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences covering pollution, ecosystems, deforestation, biodiversity, and more.

Provost Lecture Series: Privacy at Risk? - Features a lecture by blogger Cory Doctorow entitled "From Myspace to Homeland Security: Privacy and the Totalitarian Urge".

Abilene Christian University:

Clinical Dietetics I - Dr. Sheila Jones covers diet and nutrition in relation to numerous disorders and diseases.

American Military University:

Sports Training Videos - Short downloadable videos covering baseball, lacrosse, the weight room, and sports medicine.

Broome Community College:

Physical Therapist Assistant Program - Short videos covering muscle testing for every area of the body.

Central Washington University:

Moments in American History - 90-second historical video documentaries featuring numerous historians covering specific moments in American history from 1750 to the present.

Central Washington University Lectures & Events - Featuring guest speakers such as Gloria Steinem, Bobby McFerrin, Angela Davis, Jean Michel Cousteau, and Robert Kennedy Jr.

CWU Counseling Center - Relaxation and mindfulness exercises for anyone seeking emotional health.

DePaul University:

Basic Spanish - Audio files of basic Spanish speaking to improve your listening comprehension.

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference - Conference featuring the presentations of 75 scholars covering a vast array of topics regarding intellectual property.

DePaul Humanities Center Audio - Features a lecture by the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute Clayborne Carson entitled "Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.", along with many other intriguing lectures.

Gordon College:

Gordon College Featured Speakers - Interviews, addresses, and lectures at Gordon College including a talk by author Brian McLaren along with many other Christian speakers.

Lehigh University:

The Examined Life: Intro to Philosophy - Lectures and post-lecture talks on Plato and Descartes from Professor Greg Reihman.

Bio Science in the 21st Century - Multidisciplinary survey course on biological science today covering stem cells, genes, neurobiology, and more featuring video lectures from many experts in their fields.

Miami Dade College:

The Earth Ethics Institute - Video lectures covering environmental ethics and ways to pursue a green and sustainable future.

Northeastern University:

Welcome to Boston: Audio Tours - Full audio of the Boston Harbor Walk Audio Tour.

Free Culture Forum - Lawrence Lessig and other experts on free culture give talks at the Free Culture Forum.

Queen's University:

Ethnicity & Democratic Governance - Talks from the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project International Summer Institute covering many aspects of governing ethnic diversity.

Reformed Theological Seminary:

C.S. Lewis - Course on C.S. Lewis covering his biography, theology, ethics, and more. Reformed Theological Seminary features over 20 free courses to download!

Rock Valley College:

Film History and Appreciation - Brian Shelton provides brief descriptions of different aspects of film including film production, documentary, and more.


BIO 305: Animal Physiology - In this course Dr. Frank Hanson takes a comparative approach to the study of how various selective pressures have resulted in the evolution of specific solutions to physiological problems.

University of Arizona:

Global Climate Change Lecture Series - Seven video lectures covering Global Climate Change and what could happen as a result of it and what ways there are to stop it.

University of Pennsylvania:

60 Second Lectures from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences - Entertaining 60 second lectures from University of Pennsylvania faculty covering a potpourri of topics.

Moynihan Report Revisited - Numerous lectures looking back at Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1965 report on the high joblessness among black men as a principal cause of poverty and family instability among African Americans.

University of Southern California:

Faculty at USC: What Matters to Me and Why - USC professors give their stories about what matters to them and why.

USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - From USC's largest academic schools comes a number of fabulous lectures such as "Quaking in California: The Faults Beneath Our Feet", "History of Hollywood", and author T. C. Boyle talking about his latest novel "Talk Talk".

USC School of Cinematic Arts Speaker Series - Speakers include documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, director Ron Howard, and others working in the industry of film and television.

University of the Pacific:

Engineering and Technology in a New Millenium - Cutting edge video lectures on covering everything from neonatal hearing testing to the world's largest wind tunnel.

Vanderbilt University:

Worlds of Wordcraft - A unique course exploring the interactive technology and narratives of video games.

The Rev. James Lawson on the Non-Violence Struggle - A course of video lectures by a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the American Civil Rights Movement Rev. James Lawson.

Yale University:

Yale Religion Podcasts - Theologians, scholars, educators and clerics at the Yale Divinity School talk about faith in American and the rest of the world.

Yale International Podcasts - From the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization comes from speakers on the international stage including Thomas L. Friedman on how "The Flattening World Challenges The Imagination" and an interview of the late Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto about "The Future Of Pakistan".

Highlights from new educational providers on iTunes U:

American Public Media:

Living Buddhism - Thich Nhat Hanh and other practicing Buddhists discuss this religion with Krista Tippett, host of the American Public Media program Speaking of Faith.

Vietnam & the Presidency - Series of American RadioWorks audio documentaries covering the Vietnam War and its effects on the U.S. Presidency, including interviews with David Halberstam, Jimmy Carter, General Wesley Clark, Dan Rather, and many others.

American Theatre Wing:

Downstage Center - Over 180 in-depth single subject interviews with theatre artists, producers and others in the field, addressing their most recent work as well as providing an overview of their careers.

Gilder Lehrman Institute:

American Presidents - Historians from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History discuss their books on American presidents.

Slavery and Abolition - Scholars discuss the history of slavery and abolition in the United Stated from the Founding era through the Civil War.

Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Indianapolis Museum of Art Raw and Uncut - Video interviews with numerous artists at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Little Kids Rock:

Little Kids Rock: Guitar Lessons - 20 short video lessons teaching kids to play the guitar complete with PDF lesson books.

Museum of Modern Art:

Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul - Audio covering MoMA's exhibition of Edvard Munch and his paintings with a link to the online collection that can be viewed. MoMA's exhibition archive features 25 of their past exhibitions with audio, video, and online collections to view.

Pablo Picasso - Audio from MoMA's Selected Artists gallery covering Picasso's seminal work of modern art "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" along with many other paintings by Picasso. The Selected Artists offerings include audio on the paintings of Henri Matisse and other reknowned modern artists.


Meet the Author - Interviews with popular children's authors from WETA Learning Media.

QUEST: Science and Nature - KQED's QUEST explores science and nature through video programs focusing on astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, environment, geology, health, physics, and weather.


Allen Edwards Psychology Lectures - Nationally distinguished psychologists give talks on different aspects of psychology.

Behind the Code from Microsoft Research - From the office of the CTO of Microsoft comes these talks with the most influential technical employees who give their personal stories about their careers.

Loma Linda University's Bioethics Grand Rounds - Presentations on topics in Bioethics, including physician-assisted suicide, handling medical errors, neurobiology, and other critical issues.

Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies - October 2006 - Series of three lectures by Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman entitled "Creation, Revelation, and Redemption: The Religion of the Dead Sea Scrolls".

Smithsonian Global Sound:

Smithsonian Global Sound Talking Music - Ethnomusicologists discuss various types of ethnographic music.


UCTV: Religion and Spirituality - Downloadable audio versions of UCTV offerings including talks with John Selby Spong, Rabbi Michael Lerner, and an interesting talk entitled "Gen-Xers: Changing American Religion".

US Holocaust Memorial Museum:

Genocide Prevention: What You Can Do - Stories of individuals taking action when it comes to confronting genocide in Congo, Darfur, Rwanda, and throughout the world.

Holocaust History: Eyewitness Testimonies & Personal Stories - From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s oral history collection, listen to stories of Holocaust survivors.


Life Science: WGBH Teacher's Domain - Short videos from WGBH's NOVA that can be used by educators as a resource.

Politics: WGBH Forum Network - Political talks at the WGBH Forum Network including numerous notable liberal thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Chris Hedges, Robert Fisk, Amy Goodman, Paul Krugman, and others.

So that's all for our latest update on the best of iTunes U. A special thanks to all the universities and providers offering these audio & video titles and to iTunes for orchestrating such an invaluable resource. Now load up your iPods or other portable audio & video players and start learning out loud!