Saturday, June 30, 2007

Education is a life long path

For both personal growth (and fun!) and to stay current as a consultant I find myself spending about 10 to 12 hours a week in general learning activities. I addition to good books, ACM Portal papers, etc., one of the most enjoyable sources of new and/or interesting ideas are the Google Video Lectures. If you have not already done so, install the Google video player; higher resolution viewing than in-browser viewing that makes it easier to read view-graphs and live demos. On OS X, the video player stores downloads in ~/Movies where I keep a text file of notes on what I found most useful/interesting in the videos, and approximate time locations.

2 comments:

Peteris Krumins said...

Hey, if you love watching educational video lectures you might want to check out my blog at:
http://freescienceonline.blogspot.com

I have tons of video lecture courses and single lectures from various univeristies like the well known mit's ocw, berkley's webcast, and many others not so well know.

Anonymous said...

Mark,

I sometimes visit

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

This site contains several different courses. Sometimes I use it to refresh my memory, sometimes just to learn something completely different.

- Sebastiaan