Showing posts with label Open Yale Courses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Open Yale Courses. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner - A New Yale Open Course

Last week I shared a video animation of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. I found that video on Open Culture. This morning on Open Culture I learned about a new open course from Yale titled Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner.

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner is a 25 lecture course in American Studies. The course can be found on Yale's website, on YouTube, and on iTunes.

Hemingway, Fitzergerald, and Faulkner is one of six new courses recently added to Yale's Open Course catalog. In all there are now 42 full courses in Yale's Open Course catalog.

Applications for Education
As the summer break gets closer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) it's time to start thinking about personal professional development. Working through an open course from Yale could be a good way to brush-up on things that you're teaching next fall. Or just go through the course materials to find some new nuggets of information to add to your existing courses.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why Not Take a Course from Yale This Summer? It's Free

Whether it's for professional development or personal enrichment, the summer is when many of us take a course or two. Fortunately, for those of us looking to take a course just for personal growth, Yale (and many other universities) publishes the entire contents of many of their courses online.

Even though you can't get university credits for working through the Open Yale Courses, it's a great way to brush-up on topics that you might be teaching in the fall or learn more about a topic that you have a natural interest in. For example, I don't foresee myself teaching psychology anytime in the near future, nonetheless I'm loading-up my iPod with the lectures from The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food. I plan to take in those lectures over the next four weeks as I'm flying from place to place.

Check out the list of 35 courses available through Open Yale Courses and see if there's something new that you want learn about before school starts again in the fall.