Bill Gates is a great guy. You may not like Microsoft (I am personally a apple fanboi) but; you have to admire his business skills and now his foundation work. The most remarkable by any rich human being.
He is now spending a lot of time learning through the basics of subjects through online courses which he explains in this blog post on his new blog – The Gates Notes.
What a world we live in!
A lot of people ask me what I’m reading and how I learn about new topics that interest me. I am fortunate to have time to read a lot and I also like to view courses online from MIT’s OpenCourseware, Academic Earth, and others. These courses have ignited a passion of mine, which is to think about how to harness this approach so students who otherwise wouldn’t have access can experience these great courses and learn from these great teachers.
One of my favorite sources for great lectures is The Teaching Company. Most of their courses are available as audio downloads and on DVD. I had a chance to meet with The Teaching Company team and the way they find the very best professors and best courseware is impressive and it shows in the overall quality of the teaching.
via The Gates Notes.