Happy New Year!
Many of us make resolutions, some of us don’t keep them. If your resolution is to learn more, then I have a resource for you. iTunes has a treasure trove of educational podcasts and lectures from their iTunes-U (University) collection. Whether you’re unemployed, in school, or happily employed, you should find these resources useful. I think iTunes-U is the Carnegie Library of our generation. There, you can learn as much as you like and all the podcasts and lectures I’ve seen have been FREE. Honestly, people should take advantage of these resources.
Some podcasts I’ve listened to this year:
As for iTunes University Lectures I’ve listened to:
…Among thousands of others. I’ve been able to continue learning outside of school with the help of these resources.
P.S. For those of you who don’t know, “podcasts” are basically audio and/or video recordings which are available on the internet, either on individual websites or from one of many podcasts databases, such as the one on iTunes. The vast majority are FREE to download and can be listened to on your computer (most are in MP3 format), MP3 player, or burned to a CD and listened to on any CD player. Just think of them as radio performances that you can listen to any time you want on whatever device you want.
P.P.S. iTunes-U lectures are primarily real college and university lectures by eminent academicians (many from Ivy-League schools). You can find lectures on virtually any topic from Early Modern English History to Quantum Physics. Just search for what you’re interested in — or what you know nothing about but have always wanted to audit a 101 class in.