So much to learn, so little time.
That’s how I feel when I peruse Dan Colman’s Open Culture site. Colman scours the web for the best open-source, educational media (see links below). I found myself saying again and again, “Oh, I would love to do that!” “Oh, I want to listen to all of these!” “Oh, I want to read about that or watch this or learn about that!”
Then just yesterday I was alerted to free lectures and courses being offered by Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary via ITunes. If I were home schooling older children, I would certainly access some of these courses. A look at some of the lecturers and course offerings made me wish that I could just squirrel away for a week with no other obligations and just feast at this rich table.
We truly live in a wonderful time when learning does not have to stop once we leave high school or college. Neither does it have to cost an arm and a leg. Any subject that engages our minds can be explored from the comfort of our own dens. Benjamin Franklin said, “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
Enjoy the journey!
OpenCulture.com offerings include:
- Audio Books – download great books for free
- Life-Changing Books – books that have been life-changing to OpenCulture readers
- Cultural Icons – great artists, writers & thinkers in their own words
- Online Courses from top universities –
- Language Studies – German, French, Spanish and English but also Gaelic, Greek, Catalan and many others
- Textbooks – arranged by subject
- Intelligent Video links – the top cultural & educational video sites
- Movies online — great classics, Indies, noir, classic sci fi, and westerns, etc; includes subsections of John Wayne Westerns and Charlie Chaplin movies, Alfred Hitchcock and Andrei Tarkovsky films, and Oscar Winners
- Science Videos – from astronomy to physics & psychology