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Faculty Project Offers Free Online Courses

Udemy has launched the Faculty Project, a new Web site designed to offer free college-level learning to people from around the world.

The courses, available to students on demand, include discussion boards for interaction with other students and professors, videos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, articles, and other resources. According to information on the project's Web site, "The content will be available for free, forever, to anyone who wishes to consume it."

The subjects covered were chosen by the faculty members teaching them. They include:

"We couldn't be more proud of the educators that have agreed to participate in this truly unique endeavor. Each is participating without pay, simply because they are interested in bringing knowledge to the global community," said Tim Parks, director of The Faculty Project. "Their knowledge, teaching skills, and passion for their respective subjects are truly exceptional."

"This project creates an incredible and unprecedented opportunity to share lessons that empower and inspire people to improve their lives and change their worlds," said Glenn Katz of Stanford University's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and educational solutions specialist at Autodesk. "The Faculty Project brings together a critical mass of educators and topics that will help prove the effectiveness and demonstrate the value of this new learning approach, while providing valuable feedback and insights about how to enhance and continue improving it."

More information is available at facultyproject.com.

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