Friday, September 29, 2006

Your Online Lecture Hall

As a librarian, I strongly encourage others to pursue lifelong learning. There are many ways to seek knowledge, and one obvious path is to enter a college classroom. "That's too expensive," you say. Nonsense! The University of California, Berkeley, has made some of their courses available online for free. You can sit in on engaging lectures from the comfort of your own home. If your computer has RealPlayer installed, you can visit the UC Berkeley Webcast website. You can learn about astronomy, computers, European civilization, statistics and more...even Physics for Future Presidents! (I'm sure that doesn't apply to most of us, but it sounds interesting, does it not?) If you do not have RealPlayer, you can access the courses through Google Video. It's not quite as well organized, but most of you are familiar with Google and you'll be able to find your way around.

Class is dismissed.

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