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Audio/Video Courses

This is a collection of free audio/video lectures for academic courses from colleges and universities around the world. It is well-categorized with academic subjects including biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, electronics and electrical engineering, history, literature, materials science, mathematics, physics, and psychology.


Courses by Subject

Physics Mathematics
Biology and Biological Engineering Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Aeronautics and Astronautics
Computer Science and Engineering Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Architectural and Civil Engineering
Earth and Environmental Science Health and Medicine
Economics Business and Management
Philosophy Psychology
History and Human Culture Literature and Linguistics
Political Science Sociology
Law Arts


Reference Sites

MIT OpenCourseWare is one of the largest web-based publications offering free education in the world. It publishes MIT course materials that reflect almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

Open Yale Courses offers free access to a selection of introductory courses taught at Yale University. The courses include the following subjects: astronomy, biomedical engineering, history, economics, English, philosophy, physics, political science, and psychology.

UC Berkeley Webcast is a huge database of audio/video lectures for academic courses for on-demand viewing via the Internet. The courses cover a variety of subjects containing biology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, political science, and psychology.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare offers free access to hundreds of video lectures in various topics: biology, chemistry, computer science, education, and social sciences.

The Theoretical Minimum is a series of Stanford Continuing Studies courses taught by Professor Leonard Susskind. These courses collectively teach everything required to gain a basic understanding of each area of modern physics including all of the fundamental mathematics.

Stanford Engineering Everywhere is offering free access to some of engineering courses in computer science and electrical engineering taught at Stanford University. Lecture videos, reading lists and other course handouts are available.

NPTEL Courses provides free web-and-video-based educational materials for basic undergraduate science and engineering courses. The courses include biotechnology, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronics and communication, and mechanical engineering.

McGill Univ. COurses OnLine (COOL) offers free audio/video courses in chemistry, biology and computer science. It has been archiving courses and lectures since 2005.

Open.Michigan is a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community.

Podcasts from the University of Oxford provides free access to certain course materials and audio/video lectures on a variety of subjects, including chemistry, engineering, humanities, life science, medical sciences, physics, and social sciences.

Video & Audio | University of Cambridge offers free access to audio and video lectures from the University's institutions including the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

NJIT OpenCourseWare offers free and open digital publication of educational materials, organized as courses in science and liberal arts, engineering and management.

Open Learning Initiative | Harvard University Extension School brings free audio/video lectures on topics in computer science, English literature, history, and mathematics.

UCLA BruinCast offers some free audio/video lectures for certain undergraduate courses from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Podcasts - UC San Diego offers free audio recordings of UC San Diego class lectures for download onto your music player or computer.

YouTube - UHouston's Channel (University of Houston) contains lots of video lectures on various subjects: anthropology, chemistry, English literature, history, philosophy, and psychology.

Missouri State University on YouTube offers free video lectures on astronomy, economics, music, performing arts, philosophy, and religion.

California State University Dominguez Hills on YouTube opens thousands of video lectures on various subjects: arts, biology, communication, health, philosophy, physics, and psychology.

nanoHUB Courses contains free educational materials about nanotechnology. The courses cover the following subjects: nanoelectronics, NEMS/nanofluidics, nanomedicine/biology, and nanophotonics.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) provides a large number of free video lectures on a variety of subjects in mathematics and mathematical sciences.

CERN Document Server provides a huge collection of text documents and video lectures in particle physics and related areas.

Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers free video lectures on mathematics including calculus, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, differential equations and mathematical statistics. Registration is required to access the lectures.

Indiana Multimedia Distribution System offers free audio/video courses and lectures in business and management from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington.