The world of online learning has been quickly evolving. Four recent advances are now making online learning very attractive in Bhutan. First, more and more high-quality courses are now offered for free
. This takes away the credit card barrier, which is still a challenge in Bhutan. Second, new online learning approaches and advances in technology now require less bandwidth
to attend a course (no heavy or long videos). Third, many courses are asynchronous
(you choose when to be online), so time difference is not an issue. Finally, new course structures have active learning components
, such as self-assessment activities.
In an earlier post
we mentioned KhanAcademy.org
, which has thousands of short video clips covering math, physics, chemistry, history, and more. In addition to the videos you will find short self-assessments.
offers courses on a wide range of topics, some of them free. Most of the free courses are by professors in top universities and famous experts (An Entrepreneur's Checklist
, Game Theory
by Yale professor, and a bunch more
). Most courses consist of short 1-2 minute videos.
by Apple, offers free lecture videos from big universities (Stanford, Arizona State University, Texas A&M, and more). Download the free iTunes application
, then search for an area of interest and see the offered courses. While the courses include long videos, they are first downloaded to your computer/iPad/iPhone or other Apple device, so that you can then watch them offline.
For advanced topics related to computer science, see the courses by Stanford University, University of Michigan, and UC Berkeley offered through coursera.org
. These courses are rich in short videos and interactive and self-assessment learning activities.
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