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Academic Earth

Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education.

As more and more high quality educational content becomes available online for free, we ask ourselves, what are the real barriers to achieving a world class education? At Academic Earth, we are working to identify these barriers and find innovative ways to use technology to increase the ease of learning.

We are building a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. Our goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment in which that content is remarkably easy to use and where user contributions make existing content increasingly valuable.

We invite those who share our passion to explore our website, participate in our online community, and help us continue to find new ways to make learning easier for everyone.

Academic Earth is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Introduction to Psychology

  • Paul Bloom
    (Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University)

  • University:
    uni

  • Status: done

Course Description

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can't we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Course link: Introduction to Psychology




Leadership

  • Linda A. Hill
    (Professor, Harvard Business School)

  • University:
    uni

  • Status: done

Course Description

Harvard Business Review (hbr.org) provides leaders with the ideas, insights, and tools they need to become better managers.

Course link: Leadership




The World is Flat 3.0

  • Thomas Friedman
    (Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist)

  • University:
    uni

  • Status: done

Course Description

Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman speaks on the MIT campus to discuss the 2007 update to his bestseller The World is Flat. He also provides a preview of his latest book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded.

Course link: The World is Flat 3.0




Introduction to Algorithms

  • Charles E. Leiserson
    (Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, MIT)

  • University:
    uni

  • Status: done

Course Description

This course teaches techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, emphasizing methods useful in practice. Topics covered include: sorting; search trees, heaps, and hashing; divide-and-conquer; dynamic programming; amortized analysis; graph algorithms; shortest paths; network flow; computational geometry; number-theoretic algorithms; polynomial and matrix calculations; caching; and parallel computing.

Course link: Introduction to Algorithms




COURSERA

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

They envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Their technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, Coursera hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. They want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

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Social Network Analysis

  • Lada Adamic
    (Associate Professor in the School of Information and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan)

  • University:
    uni

  • Status: done

Course Description

Everything is connected: people, information, events and places, all the more so with the advent of online social media. A practical way of making sense of the tangle of connections is to analyze them as networks. In this course you will learn about the structure and evolution of networks, drawing on knowledge from disciplines as diverse as sociology, mathematics, computer science, economics, and physics. Online interactive demonstrations and hands-on analysis of real-world data sets will focus on a range of tasks: from identifying important nodes in the network, to detecting communities, to tracing information diffusion and opinion formation.

Course link: Social Network Analysis




Social Epidemiology

  • Michael Oakes
    (Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health and co-Director of the University of Minnesota’s US Census Research Data Center)

  • University:
    uni

  • Status: done

Course Description

Social epidemiology is about how a society makes people sick and/or healthy. We address not only the identification of new disease risk factors (e.g., deficient social capital) but also how well-known exposures (e.g., cigarette smoking, lead paint, health insurance) emerge and are maintained by the social system.

Course link: Social Epidemiology

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