Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Take A Free Finance Course From Robert Shiller

Academic Earth provides thousands of free video lectures from the world's top scholars at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Stanford and Yale on a wide variety of subjects(sciences, law, math, philosophy, religion, history, computer science, economics, etc.). From its website:

Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education. As more and more high quality educational content becomes available online for free, we ask ourselves, what are the real barriers to achieving a world class education? At Academic Earth, we are working to identify these barriers and find innovative ways to use technology to increase the ease of learning.

We are building a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give Internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. Our goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment that in which that content is remarkably easy to use and in which user contributions make existing content increasingly valuable.

Example: A 25-lecture course (about 1.25 hours each) in Financial Markets, taught by Yale economist Robert Shiller, supplemented with guest lectures by Larry Summers, Carl Icahn, Stephen Schwarzman (co-founder of The Blackstone Group), Andrew Redleaf (hedge fund manager, Whitebox Advisors) and David Swensen (Yale's Chief Investment Officer).

There's also a 24-lecture course on Game Theory, taught by Yale economics professor Benjamin Polak.

Thanks to Ben Cunningham.

7 Comments:

At 1/28/2009 9:59 AM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

Wow. That site really is amazing.

Thanks, Mark.

 
At 1/28/2009 10:07 AM, Blogger 1 said...

What an excellent site!

The list of subjects is both amazing and all things considered for an online freebie, quite extensive...

Good stuff!

Thanks for posting the link Professor Mark...

 
At 1/28/2009 10:14 AM, Anonymous poor boomer said...

Wow, cool.

 
At 1/28/2009 10:19 AM, Blogger AJK said...

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At 1/28/2009 10:29 AM, Blogger AJK said...

Here's another great site with similar content. http://diyscholar.wordpress.com/

 
At 1/28/2009 10:58 AM, Blogger 1 said...

Hey AJK, thank you also for the Best free courses & lectures link...

 
At 1/28/2009 12:18 PM, Blogger NoWhining said...

Awesome site! Thanks for including this. This blog has proven so valuable to me, personally, in a number of ways. Add this to the number of them.

 

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