NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Teaching Company


I've been meaning to talk about The Teaching Company for quite some time, but this Booking Through Thursday question has provided a great opportunity!

Here is a description from their own site:

The Teaching Company brings engaging professors into your home or car through courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. Since 1990, great teachers from the Ivy League, Stanford, Georgetown, and other leading colleges and universities have crafted over 200 courses for lifelong learners. We provide the adventure of learning, without the homework or exams.

In addition to "courses" on subject like History (Ancient & Medieval or Modern), Philosophy, Music and Art, etc., they have an amazing list of Literature offerings. For those of you who, like me, would like to get more out of reading "literature", be it just a little more background on a variety of works or an in-depth analysis of something like Ulysses or The Iliad, The Teaching Company has something to offer.

As you explore their offerings, don't let the prices scare you. Not only can you often get many of them from the library, every course goes on sale at least once a year, and the prices are slashed to very affordable levels. I check their On Sale page regularly.

I am a huge fan of The Teaching Company and have not only listened to dozens of their courses that I checked out of the public library, but I've bought many. I can't say enough good things about them. I've enjoyed all of the professors immensely, I always learn a lot and it's much cheaper than enrolling in school. And most importantly, I can study what I want, when I want with no pesky pop quizzes or papers to write. :-)

If you have used courses from The Teaching Company or do so in the future, please let me know how you liked the experience!

Happy learning!
Lezlie

6 comments:

j.c. montgomery said...

First time I've heard of this...thanks for the heads up!!

Lezlie said...

J.C. ~ No problem! I've had so much fun with these courses, I'm hoping lots of people will learn about them.

Lezlie

joanna said...

Thanks Lezlie, I'm off to check it out right now!
Have a great weekend! ;-)

Lezlie said...

Joanna ~ I so hope you like them! One of my favorite courses was "The History of Ancient Egypt". The professor was incredibly interesting!

Lezlie

joanna said...

I don't think I should 'visit' you anymore! ;-) I just went on their site and TOO many courses sound interesting!!! Wow, what a great resources, thanks so much for sharing, I'll be sure to try one soon! Although I don't know which one, I'm the kind of person who's interested in everything and I love to learn new things all the time... I'm SOOO excited, you've made a pretty bad day a whole lot better, thanks Lezlie!

Lezlie said...

Joanna ~ Glad to help! :-) And I know what you mean about there being too many good ones. I've had to cut myself off for a while before I went bankrupt. I hope your day is getting even better and will last for the whole weekend!

Lezlie