FreeVideoLectures: 700+ Free Online Video Courses From Leading Universities

Israel Nicolas 09-07-2010

The internet has made a big leap in providing people access to educational materials. People who cannot afford to go to Harvard or Oxford can now view podcasts, videos, and course materials without ever having to enroll. Apple pushed the envelope with iTunes U, but we also have other websites that aggregate the best online courses to make it easier for us.


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One of these websites is FreeVideoLectures. This website has a great motto: “to organize the world’s educational videos and make them universally accessible and down-loadable”. They offer 700 + free online video courses from more than 25+ top universities on 30+ subjects.

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Getting through FreeVideoLectures is very easy. All courses are categorized by Subjects and Universities. Subjects range from the usual Anatomy, Economics, and History, to new courses like IC Design, Signals Systems, and Web Designing. You can click each subject to find a course under them.

Most videos are embedded from third-party sources like YouTube. Some videos also have download links available through Keepvid. In addition, you can share the video to social networking sites, embed them, or subscribe to their RSS feed. While watching the video, you can toggle “Lights Off” so that you can focus on the video lecture.


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There are two ways to search through the archives. You can use the Google custom search, or through the Courses List. You can find courses by Subject, Institute, Course Name and Professors.

FreeVideoLectures’ simple interface makes it one of the most useful aggregators of video lectures. This is a great tool for people who just want to sit back and learns without the distractions of a clunky website.

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  • Free; no signup required
  • View video lectures by subject and university
  • 740+ Science Courses Available
  • Search for hard-to-find courses
  • Download video (MP4, FLV, or 3GP)
  • Embed Videos
  • Share to Twitter and other social network
  • Lights off mode available
  • Find courses by subject, institute, course, name, and professor
  • Subscribe to RSS

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  1. skykid
    July 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    It is a good site , yet I am unable to find any courses on cinema of journalism ) :

  2. ankammarao
    July 10, 2010 at 1:25 am

    It is not 90+, it has almost 700 video courses, from 25+ top universities on more than 30 subjects. Great website.

  3. Dhcrunner
    July 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Open Culture also has a mega list of free online courses, including many in video: