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Old 07-11-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Interesting. I might be interested in a few of the history courses. Thanks.
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Very nice, thanks for posting that. IMHO the open courses that include video lectures are the best, and if you go to iTunes and look for iTunesU (or something like that) you can match up video lectures with the course websites. MIT has the best science lectures, although Stanford has some excellent ones as well.

Thanks to the link I did find this class and think I'll have youngest DS spend some time with it. Making the Academic Adjustment to College — Notre Dame OpenCourseWare
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Pretty cool. I may check it out for the non-science and math courses I never got to take in college.
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Thanks , some of the courses look very interesting .
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Any credit given, or do you just audit the courses??
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Nice link. Think I'll enroll in one or two for the summer and name-drop about my undergrad course that I took at Yale, or was it that course that I took at Stanford?
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Very nice, thanks for posting that. IMHO the open courses that include video lectures are the best, and if you go to iTunes and look for iTunesU (or something like that) you can match up video lectures with the course websites. MIT has the best science lectures, although Stanford has some excellent ones as well.

Thanks to the link I did find this class and think I'll have youngest DS spend some time with it. Making the Academic Adjustment to College — Notre Dame OpenCourseWare
I agree that video lectures add a lot (otherwise, I can just buy the text). When I look at MIT courses, like this one MIT OpenCourseWare | Economics | 14.121 Microeconomic Theory I, Fall 2005 | Home

I don't see a place to download video. The "download materials" links specify they don't have video files. Yet, there is a discussion of iTunes and video archives in general. Am I missing something?
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I don't see a place to download video. The "download materials" links specify they don't have video files. Yet, there is a discussion of iTunes and video archives in general. Am I missing something?
Unfortunately, not all the OCW classes have video or audio lectures, and it looks like the economics course is among those that don't. If there are podcast lectures available they are usually found on the course home page right after "Course Description". Look for "Special Features"

Or, if you have iTunes, click on "iTunesU" on the left side of the screen and then look for MIT under the list of schools. All their podcasts can be found there.

If you're interested in econ class podcasts from other schools, look at the iTunesU listing for UC Berkley, which has several courses (macro and micro) and Stanford. Those are all audio I think, which makes it difficult to follow sometimes when the prof talks about a graphic that you can't see. That's why I liked the MIT podcasts so well, all video and they zoomed in on the chalkboard - which was especially helpful for the chem and physics classes. I wonder how well an audio podcast for econ is going to work - it might be tough understanding the lecture when there are repeated referrals to a certain shape of, or point along a demand of supply curve.
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Thanks all for posting this type of information. I am certainly very interested, and have passed the info onto friends, also.
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