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NYU Open Education

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The concept of sharing educational resources freely around the world, referred to as "open education" or "open courseware", is now gaining mainstream acceptance both inside and outside of the academy and has been adopted by over 200 higher education institutions worldwide.   According to the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), open education has three main advantages: access and distribution of knowledge to regions of the world where higher education is not readily available; recruitment and retention of students, as well as curriculum development and research collaboration among faculty; and sustainability of interest in and access to higher education.

The content in these courses are being shared under a Creative Commons license of Attribution (BY), Non-Commercial (NC), Share-Alike (SA).  For further details, please see our Terms of Use page.

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Course Videos

View the course videos via the Courses page, or on NYU's YouTube or iTunes U channel.


Did you miss TEDxNYU on April 14th?  You can now see all the amazing talks from that day online!

NYU on YouTube

NYU on YouTube

Within NYU's YouTube presence, you can access all of the NYU Open Education courses as well as hundreds of video uploads, featuring speakers, class events, topic discussions, and faculty interviews from around the University.


Please see our FAQ page.

Are these courses credit bearing?

No, NYU Open Education courses are offered as a way to freely share knowledge, but are not graded, credit-bearing, or part of any NYU degree or diploma program.

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NYU on iTunesU

NYU's iTunes U section currently offers all of the NYU Open Education courses as well as hundreds of podcasts and vodcasts covering such topics as arts, humanities, business, sciences, health and medicine, social sciences, University speakers, and University life.

NYU on iTunes U

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