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What is Bill Gates’ Favorite Online Course?

Apr 28 2010

From a young boy learning how to make a fire using a bow drill set, to a master lecture on contemporary economics, more and more learning is taking place online - whether you are logged into NYIT’s online campus, or looking for videos on YouTube.  In fact, online learning in American higher education is growing at the phenomenal rate of 17% per year, 20% per year in U.S. public schools.  Now, if you are thinking that your children’s education will be different from that of your own you are probably on the right track...

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has always been an advocate for educational reform, and is a great supporter of online learning.  Many have watched his presentations at TED. Now, thankfully, it's become much easier to tune into Mr. Gate's thoughts as a result of his new blog the Gates Notes.  And so, to answer our question, what in the world is Bill learning these days?

Bill's favorite educational series is called Big History, and the NYIT Library is pleased to make this available to our community.  Our new book acquisitions continue to grow with amazing titles like Make Electronics and Rebel without a Crew.   Along with Big History, three other new video series are now available at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the NYIT Manhattan Library.  Provided are over 300 hours of top-notch educational viewing:

Enjoy!

Author: sebastien_marion