The Teaching Company is a for-profit corporation with a large catalog of up-to-date, recorded lecture courses you can buy at what (we think) are reasonable prices.
The best way to learn about The Teaching Company is to visit its web site.
Viewing one of these courses on your TV is like attending school without leaving the comfort of your home.
All courses are aimed at a general audience without a college degree. Most lectures are pitched at:
Lectures are consistently worthwhile and of high-quality, some brilliant. (Although never substandard, sometimes you might wish for something a little better or a little different).
Lots about the arts, but also much about other subjects, too. Nothing that at least some audiences wouldn't benefit from knowing.
The Teaching Company is an academically-oriented for-profit organization, a rare combination these days in the business world. Their admixture of education and business seems to have influenced their intellectual climate and affected the way they do business. For instance, in our experience, their return policy has proven to be quite generous and they are helpful, honest, and polite on the telephone; they appear to be as interested in helping their customers learn as to "make a buck."* they offer a number of no-cost "perks:"
*NOTE: Nevertheless, caveat emptor.
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Teaching Company courses are part of the ETAF-Amazon Collection. Selected courses are available on DVD and video tape through the ETAF-Amazon Association from sources affiliated with Amazon.
Teaching Company courses may also be purchased directly from The Teaching Company and from EBAY.
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