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Take a Crash Course in Just About Anything

Back in the days before the Internet, in order to experience college-level instruction, one had to pay tuition and show up for a class at an actual college. This is no longer case. Just visit the CrashCourse YouTube channel to see what we mean. The channel’s starting lineup features several free videos on data literacy, chemistry, and algebra, taught by dynamic, doctorate-level Arizona State University instructors. It’s just the tip of the iceberg for the channel, whose 11.6 million subscribers are regularly served up free lessons on diverse topics such as math, science, literature, sociology, engineering, and fact-checking. The channel is a product of Complexly, a video production company that also has under its wing several other YouTube channels covering topics such as poetry, history, art, geology, and even how to “adult.” Check it out at