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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:

Biology
Computer Science
Economics
Engineering
History
Literature
Math
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology

  • 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

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