"The Great Courses" Now on Hoopla

May 16, 2016 | Kelli

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The very popular The Great Courses lecture series is now available on Hoopla!    

The Great Courses are a video series presented by award-winning experts from respected institutions who are selected for their ability to teach. Lectures are available on a wide variety of topics, including history, photography, mindfulness, physics and much more. The Great Courses take the best of university -- interesting and comprehensive lectures on fascinating topics -- but without the time-consuming homework and stressful examinations.

Here are just a few of the many lecture series available through Hoopla, including The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe by the University of Toronto's own Professor Ken Bartlett


The Great Tours Experiencing Medieval Europe Food A cultural culinary History Being Human LIfe Lessons from the Frontiers of Science Fundamentals of Photography HOw to stay fit as you age

The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe. Travel through time to the golden ages of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities and discover the sights and sounds of daily medieval life.

Food: A Cultural Culinary History. Travel the world discovering fascinating food lore and culture from many regions. An enthralling journey into the human relationship with food.  

Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science. Understanding our humanity is one of the deepest mysteries in science. Many fields including biology, neuroscience, anthropology, psychology and sociology are starting to reveal more about the mechanisms of human behaviour.

Fundamentals of Photography. Twelve National Geographic photographers teach two lessons each, offering rich insights into how to approach photography. 

How to Stay Fit as You Age. Certified fitness and wellness consultant Dr. Bonura helps viewers create and practice a balanced, adaptable fitness program.  

Practicing Mindfulness An Introduction to Meditation The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works The Inexplicable Universe The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles Thinking About Cybersecurity

Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation. Gain a clear understanding of the essence of meditation and how best to practice it in 24 lessons filled with guided exercises, principles and techniques.

The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works. In addition to learning about these 23 masterworks, watch as three dynamic concert pianists perform live. 

The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGasse Tyson. A journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and an introduction to the tantalizing questions being addressed by the world's top scientists.

The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku. Using nothing more than a simple grasp of math, you can discover optimal ways to win games and solve puzzles with the speed and accuracy of professional players. 

Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare. An intriguing look at the structure of the Internet, the unique dangers it breeds, and the ways we're learning how to understand, manage and reduce these dangers.


New to Hoopla?  Have a look at our Getting Started with Hoopla webpage and download the Hoopla User Guide. Hoopla videos (television and movies), music and graphic books can are available for streaming or downloading (mobile devices only). Hoopla is compatible with Apple TV and Chromecast.  


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