This post contains a list of online (mainly through audio or video) classes that readers of this blog may be interested in. The list certainly isn’t exhaustive, so suggestions are welcome.
Those who follow these courses as they progress online will have the chance to participate in class quizzes, exams and a Q&A forum with teaching staff. Available courses commencing this month include:
- Scott E. Page (University of Michigan) - Model Thinking
- Matthew O. Jackson and Yoav Shoham (both Stanford) - Game Theory
- Daphne Koller (Stanford) - Probabilistic Graphical Models
MIT were one of the early movers in terms of putting content online, with content available for a wide range of subjects. The economics department has lecture notes, assignments and exams at last partially available for almost every module, however there is no multimedia content as of yet. The mathematics department does have multimedia content for some modules.
Most of the content here is in pdf and PowerPoint format. Courses of interest in the School of Information may include game theory and information economics. The School of Public Policy also has a small number of courses available.
Berkeley’s school of economics has a wide range of course available, mostly through iTunes U but with some on YouTube. There are also resources in psychology and statistics.
Carnegie Mellon University has two basic statistics classes with materials including instructions for following the course with Excel, Minitab, R or a TI calculator.
John Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health provides access to content for some courses.
There is also much more content available from iTunes U.
Yale has a small number of economics and psychology courses online. Harvard Justice classes apply political philosophy to current issues such as bank bailouts and inequality. The Charlie Rose Brain Series interviews scientists and researchers to examine different subjects of the brain. (h/t to Graeme Walsh for those)