In the series of the websites providing educational videos for free to watch and thus serving the society, we are going to take a note of http://academicearth.org/ today.
It has a neat interface and in the left sidebar ( you need to scroll the home page a little) you can see the video lectures are arranged for two categories: 1. University and 2. Subject (of course 3. Top rated instructors segment is also there).
In the first section – Universities – you can find the video lectures from the following universities.
- Khan Academy
In the – Subjects – section, the videos for the following section are well classified.
- Art & Architecture
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering (Except Electrical)
- Environmental Studies
- International Relations
- Media Studies
- Medicine & Healthcare
- Online Bachelor’s Degrees
- Online Courses for Credit
- Online Master’s Degrees
- Online Professional Certificates
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Test Preparation
As the sections are self-explanatory. From university section you can there are almost all reputed universities (for which the video lectures are available online) are linked under one roof. It is great for someone looking to get all the academic videos at a single place. On the page http://academicearth.org/speakers/ you will able to see list of all speakers who share their words in the lectures available on the website.
Good work is always taken note of:
According to http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1918031,00.html , this website is listed amongst top 50 websites of 2009 by Time magazine.
According to http://techcrunch.com/2010/01/25/bill-gates-hearts-academic-earth/ , Bill Gates found glad about this website and praised it.
Definitely an ocean of video lectures which is ready to be mined for any academic! Kudos to the website. So no matter if you are a college student, or preparing to join the college or simply wanted to learn something from one of the best lecturers, from any location; this is the best destination for you.