What is Open Cultureâ€™s Mission?
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.
Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video.
Itâ€™s all free. Itâ€™s all enriching. But itâ€™s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find.
Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever
and wherever you want it.
Some of our major resource collections include:
950 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
675 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free
600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices
MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)
Learn 46 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More
200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More
Open Culture was founded in 2006. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
Who is Behind Open Culture?
Dan Colman, the lead editor, is the Director & Associate Dean of Stanfordâ€™s Continuing Studies Program.
Before that, he served as the Managing Director of AllLearn, an e-learning consortium owned by Stanford, Oxford and
Yale, and as the Director of Business Development and Editorial Manager at About.com.
He received his PhD and MA from Stanford, and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The common thread running through his career is his interest in bringing relevant, perspective-changing information to
large audiences, often with the help of the internet. You can reach Dan at email@example.com.
Colin Marshall hosts and produces Notebook on Cities and Culture and writes for Open Culture regularly.
Josh Jones received his PhD in English at Fordham University and is a co-founder and former managing editor of
Guernica / A Magazine of Arts and Politics.
Mike Springer, a journalist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, writes daily for Open Culture.
Ayun Halliday is a writer and actor. She is best known as the author and illustrator of the long-running zine The East
Eric Oberle provides very generous technical support for the site.
Without him, you would be getting 404s instead of regular doses of intelligent media.
Matthias Rascher teaches English and History at a High School in northern Bavaria, Germany.
In his free time he scours the web for good links and posts the best finds on Twitter.
Kate Rix writes about k-12 instruction and higher education on a regular basis.
Ilia Blinderman is a Montreal-based culture and science writer.
Follow him at @iliablinderman, or read more of his writing at the Huffington Post.
Jonathan Crow is a Los Angeles-based writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in Yahoo!, The Hollywood Reporter,
and other publications. You can follow him at @jonccrow.
Is the Site Affiliated with Stanford University?
This site is not associated with Stanford.
The ideas/views expressed here belong to Dan, or others.
But, in all cases, they are private ones.
How Can I Contact Open Culture? Feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I Advertise on Open Culture?
Yes. You can immediately place ads on Open Culture by using Googleâ€™s Adwords platform.
This will give you the ability to target the whole site or specific pages.