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Monday, January 30, 2012

Online Courses - Learning made Easier via Video Lectures

Distance learning over the years has come of age in providing students' the best of education in a comfortable and convenient approach. Time and distance came across as words that are unheard in the world of distance education. Learning via distance until some years back relied upon postal service, which experienced a turnout with the advent of technological advancements and introduction of advanced communication tools.

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Top Universities Offering Online Video Lecture Courses

Following such advancements in the educational world and the rapid growth of online education, academic institutions focused on introducing open courseware. The idea was to make education and access to learning programs simpler and easier, especially for the self-learners. The establishment of open courseware promoted free online courses opening doors to education for students with financial restrictions. The free open courseware further helps in enhancing your knowledge in a range of subject and allows evaluating the course standards and the curriculum type of a particular university.
Here is a cue at the universities that focus on offering free online courses often in video lecture style.


Arizona State University

This particular university focuses on offering a video lectures on different subjects that include media and advertising, social Sciences, English and many more.

English
Media Studies

These courses offer a complete and comprehensive guide on literary studies and media studies focusing on a categorized analysis of different sectors within the discipline.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT OCW

The open courseware introduced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology has helped thousands students across the world achieved quality education without any restrictions. Around 2000 courses are offered in a range of disciplines that include management, engineering, humanities, science, etc. these are usually non-credit courses that are available in both audio and video formats.


Stanford University

Stanford at iTunes

World's premier university, Stanford University has also introduced the open courseware section for assisting students towards better learning. The university went a step ahead by introducing the Stanford University iTunesU site that features video lectures in a range of discipline including geography, history, mobile application development, computing, and many more.


University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Webcast

The webcast feature added by university of California, Berkley in its open courseware section has effortlessly opened the leads toward free video and audio lectures promoting self-learning for students across the globe. Video lecture assisted courses are offered by different departments that include Economics, History, Chemistry, etc.


University of Michigan

University of Michigan OCW

The open courseware category of the University of Michigan too provides free materials to various students across the world. Departments like, Engineering, Education, and Nursing focus on offering video lectures coupled with other software tools.


Yale University

Yale OCW


The open courseware of the Yale University, one of the prestigious universities in the world aims towards offering a direct and free access to a number of introductory courses initiated by the university scholars. Several disciplines of the university like, Political Science, English, etc offer courses via video format along with audio format and other text transcripts.


Brigham Young University

Brigham OCW

The Brigham Young University community offer free online courses on diverse discipline that includes education, cooking, finance, witting, etc. All courses are extensively researched and can be accessed through video lectures.


University of California, Irvine

UofC, Irvine OCW

The University of California in Irvine through its open courseware schedule offers direct access to learning programs in various disciplines. The university in simplifying educational endeavors for students, especially self learners provide video lectures alongside audio formats in disciplines of Humanities, Business, Medicine, and other subjects.


NPTEL

NPTEL Video Lectures

An educational initiative sponsored by the Indian Government, NPTEL (National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning) promotes a platform of better learning supported via enhanced communication tools. The program features around 5600 video lectures in disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Math, Engineering, and Humanities.


Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown Online Video Lectures

The Kutztown University in generating a learning access for all offers free online courses specializing in some specific departments. Usually, courses are offered from the departments of Business, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Management development, etc and are supported by video lectures.

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