I heard recently from the folks over at Online College Classes, and after taking a look at their site, thought it was worth mentioning here. They have done a good job aggregating a lot of open educational resources across the Web – from course materials, to videos, to podcasts, to textbooks. It’s already a very valuable resource for finding free online education and I imagine it will only get better over time.
My only quibble is that they are calling this “College Classes.” I am sure that is purely for search engine optimization – a lot of people search on the term “online college classes” – but still, there is no reason any of this has to have anything to do with either college or traditional classes. (Go on, take a minute and imagine there’s no classes.)
Nonetheless, it’s a great resource worth bookmarking.
I am an avid lifelong learner who writes and speaks frequently on the critical role of learning in our fast-changing world.