Vector64 Home Education OpenCourseWare Page
This page contains links to sites that provide free, online video
lectures for academic courses and other Open CourseWare materials. I
have individual links to individual
courses or programs of courses in my other web pages but this page is
for keeping track of sites with courses. I mainly look for certain
courses useful for our programs but sites get updates and additions
which I can't keep track of.
OpenCourseWare sites typically provide a syllabus, description of the
course, problem sets, exams and a schedule. Some sites also provide
audio or video lectures, solutions to problem sets and exams, online
textbooks, lecture notes, and links to supplementary materials. Many
OCW courses require textbooks, specialized commercial software such as
Mathematica and software that can be downloaded for free. There are a
lot of areas that are not well-covered and some areas that have a lot
- this has a huge amount of course materials in a number of subjects.
The level and usefulness of the materials varies widely from course to
course but this is always a good place to start when looking for
- Utah State
- Anthropology, Biological and Irrigation Engineering, Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Economics, Education, Electrical and
Computer Engineering, English, Family, Consumer and Human Development,
History, Instructional Technology, Languages, Philosophy and Speech
Communication, Physics, Theatre Arts, and Wildland Resources. Some
courses are fairly self-contained, some have audio, some require
- Notre Dame
OpenCourseWare - A
collection of course materials mainly on African-American and Islamic
studies. There are some additional materials on Jews and Christian,
philosophy, and Latino theology. I didn't see any audio or video
resources in a quick look through some of the courses.
- Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health's OPENCOURSEWARE
- contains course materials on subjects related to public health.
Courses are usually self-contained consisting of onsite documents
and/or audio files.
contains materials from their various schools: Dental Medicine,
Medicine, Nutrition Science and Policy, Fletcher, Veterinary Medicine
and Arts and Sciences. Some courses have partial materials. I didn't
see any audio or video lectures. Some courses require textbooks and
some are self-contained.
Online Audio/Video Courses
Open Courseware Audio/Video Courses A small collection of
video lectures for courses from the site that started the Open
Courseware movement in a significant way.
- Open Yale
these are ready with six or seven courses. They seem to be well done
except for multimedia where they keep the camera on the professor.
Science and Video Lectures Online! from Peteris Krumins - a
good site categorized by subject that provides links to audio and video
lectures from multiple sites.
Online Textbooks, Lecture Notes, Tutorials, and Videos on Mathematics,
a page of links from NYU.
a treasure trove of online courses. Their courses are in RealPlayer
format for video and mp3 for audio. Most of the courses are not
Lowell Riverhawk Video Server
contains a few course lectures from Fall 2007: Human Anatomy and
Physiology, Introduction to Engineering, Physiological Chemistry I,
Calculus I Lectures, and Human Nutrition. I do not know if these will
remain up or be taken down in 2008. These video lectures provide
classroom audio and computer-based slides so you're looking at a
computer screen presentation for the visual part of the lectures.
There's also a History of Art I course in normal video in the archive
section. I took a quick look at it and my feeling is that the quality
of the presentation is so-so.
University Extension School Computer Science E-1 Understanding
Computers and the Internet course
- provides course lectures in audio or video in Flash, MP3 and
QuickTime formats. Also provides slides and transcripts. This is more
of an introduction to computers and using computers course than a
theoretical and practical computer science course.
- Stanford Computer Science Courses - 10 courses: three introductory programming courses, three artificial intelligence courses and four EE courses.
Old English Course Podcasts (audio) - not reviewed.
University Kant - not reviewed.
Dame Operating Systems Principles (iTunes) - looks like a ton
of videos are provided - not reviewed.
University has a number of courses in business, communications,
english, french, spanish, music, and geology. A more direct
link to the videos is at direct links
Their courseware appears to be from videotapes and courses aren't
taught in front of a classroom. I like the quality but the first few
that I've seen don't appear at the difficulty level of standard
undergraduate day courses. But my opinion could change as I view these.
Petersburg College Video Online contains
video lectures on US History, American Literature, Anthropology, Art,
Astronomy, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, Child Development,
Economics, Composition, Western Civilization, French, Spanish,
Business, Geology, Health, Math, Business, Music, Philosophy,
Psychology and a few other subjects. Registration is required to view
the videos and they appear to be geared to Windows Media Player.
- Note that there are individual courses linked to from my
other home education pages that are categorized at http://www.vector64.com/HomeEd/. These
generally have descriptions on what I've found on the online video
courses and are categorized by subject.
- NC State Multimedia Recorded Lectures
- Hidden Video Courses in Math, Science, and Engineering - Lot's of good stuff here that isn't directly linked on other pages
- UCLA - lectures aren't recordable
- The University of Southern Queensland has an Open CourseWare site
with several course but only one video course that I found - C++.
- iTunes U - Install iTunes
from Apple and go to the iTunes Store. Then look for the link to iTunes
U and select Universities & Colleges. I find that the interface is
a little slow but downloading a whole course is usually convenient as
it queues them up and you can just wait until the downloads are done.
It can take a long time to download courses but that's the nature of of
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- University of New Orleans
- University of Tennessee at Martin
- Computer Science 201 - a course on how to use computers. Not reviewed yet.
- AGRI 772 Biorenewable Resources - An exploration of plant species with potential as crops for industrial uses including biofuels. Not reviewed yet.
- Chris Baxter.
Teaches Intro to American Government I, Pre-Law, Scope and Methods,
Budgeting and PPM, and President and Contress. Audio. Fall 2008 and in
- Brian Donavant. Teaches several course on Criminal Justice. Audio. Fall 2008 and in progress.
- University of South Wales
- Australia National University
- Central Washington University
- Concordia Seminary
- Dallas Theological Seminary
- Duke University
- Open University
- The Physical World - helicopter flight, quantum theory, special relativity, wave mechanics, particle physics.
- Northeast Mississippi Community College - presentation skills, english, us history
- East Tennessee State University
- Florida Community College at Jacksonville
- Florida Tech
- Michigan Technological University
- Loyola Marymount University
- Jefferson Community College
- Seattle Pacific University
- SUNY Cortland
- Stanford University
- Smeal College Business
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