With everyone spending more time indoors these days, I find myself looking for a little more enrichment out of my daily TV viewing. Great Courses Plus seems like an excellent service to try for those looking to stream in-depth educational and “how-to” guides.
What is The Great Courses Plus?
The Great Courses has long been a leading name in lifelong learning at home. Since the 1990s, it has offered CDs, DVDs, and workbooks for taking classes in everything from traditional academia to home hobbies and languages, evolving with technology to developing online videos and downloadable PDF study guides. The Great Courses Plus developed a subscription model that lets users take countless classes online for one monthly rate.
The Great Courses Plus offers access to thousands of videos on hundreds of subjects for learners of all types. These college-level courses are available as video-on-demand, taught by leading professors and professionals, with content from renowned organizations including the Mayo Clinic, National Geographic, the Smithsonian, and The Culinary Institute of America.
The Great Courses Plus has many of the same high-quality courses students can purchase a la carte from The Great Courses, only adapted into a video-only format. For one monthly rate, students can take a history or literature class, get educated on stocks and finances, learn to knit, explore another country, or learn a language. The options are nearly endless. All the courses are designed for learners to study at their own pace, with no tests or grades.
How to get The Great Courses Plus
After the free trial, it costs $19.99 a month, or on a quarterly plan for half price: $10 a month when billed as $30 every three months. It’s easy enough to register online, choose a plan, and then explore all the classes the site has to offer.
What Great Courses Plus Offers?
Subscribers to The Great Courses Plus get access to hundreds of college-level classes on an incredible array of topics. Categories include History, Economics & Finance; Health, Fitness, & Nutrition; Literature & Language; Travel; Science; Philosophy & Religion; as well as programs for young learners and a variety of art, craft, and hobby courses like sewing and knitting. Classes vary in length, some with just a handful of lectures, but most ranging from 10 to 30 lectures, each running between 30 and 60 minutes in length.
How To Use Great Courses Plus
The Great Courses Plus is available to stream online via computer, as well as through apps on a variety of devices or on your television. Simply download the Great Courses Plus app to your favorite streaming device. Apps are available for Roku, Apple TV, iOS devices, Google Play, Kindle Fire, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
The courses on The Great Courses Plus are for any lifelong learner looking to gain more knowledge or people looking for personal enrichment. Whether you want to learn a language, pick up a new skill or hobby, or explore in-depth a topic you haven’t had the chance to study before, these classes offer flexible learning. Subscribers can watch videos at home, on the go, while exercising or commuting, at their leisure, knowing they are getting access to high-quality classes, developed, researched, and taught by experts in their fields.