If you’re unfamiliar with online courses that you can take for free if you don’t want course credit (MOOCs), you might want to try them. Future Learn offers one coming up soon (September 2015), taught by the University of Liverpool: Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East. Superpowers has a Facebook page that is active even though the course has not yet started. Today there was a notice for The Oriental Institute’s YouTube channel. Videos include:
There are other videos listed.