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Free Online University Courses

Tracey Good News

Did you know that there are over 450 university level courses available on line for absolutely no charge? I didn’t either until I came across www.openculture.com, a site that lists each and every available class. I scanned the list of offerings and couldn’t believe my good fortune. There are classes on everything form biology to math, political science to literature. Curious about content, I downloaded one from the University of Oxford on “The Elements of Drawing.” There they were, eight different lessons right on my computer! What’s even more intriguing is that the majority of the courses offered are from universities most of us could never imagine attending, like Stanford, Yale, and UC Berkeley. That these institutions are offering up some of their best and brightest, right into our homes is truly amazing and such good news.

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