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DrRocket
Post  Post subject: Free Courses  |  Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:49 pm
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At this site you will find a variety of courses offered as free online courses by several major universities. These classes are at a university level and may be of interest to you. They are not for degree credit. They do have the limitations that one might expect from a free online class, in which there may be tens of thousands of students enrolled (Stanford, for instance has an introductory game theory class in progress with in excess of 80,000 participants worldwide.)

The classes are free, but you will get out of the class about what you put into it in terms of study and effort. There will be problem sets to be turned and tests to be taken. Some outside reading would be advisable.

https://www.coursera.org/#

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GiantEvil
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:06 am
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Sweet, I'm in. I signed up for Introductory Logic, and Basic Behavioral Neurology.

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Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:04 am

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Ace :D Thanks, Dr. Rocket! I am totally going to sign up to these.. they are not loading for me at the moment, will try again at home.

Thanks again :P

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Prometheus
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:52 am
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Like a kid in a candy store.

See you in Introductory Logic GiantEvil.


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bunbury
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:43 pm
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Bookmarked for future reference. Thanks.


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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:22 pm
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Not a course, but wicked cool:

http://www.popsci.com/technology/articl ... ases-world

The Ten Most Amazing Databases in the World
* The Combined DNA Index System
* The Encyclopedia of Life
* The Food and Agriculture Organization Database
* The Genographic Project
* The International Panel on Climate Change's Data Distribution Centre
* The MD:Pro
* OKCupid's OKTrends
* Sloan Digital Sky Survey Database
* The Wayback Machine
* WorldCat


...With links to each at the link above.

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:24 pm
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Here is a site indexing 700 free online courses from top universities:

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

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Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 700 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. Note: you can find a new collection of certificate-bearing courses here.

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gottspieler
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:04 am
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I might take the Medical Neuroscience course...what happens if you "fail" because you aren't able to complete a course? Any negative consequences?

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GiantEvil
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:06 am
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gottspieler wrote:
I might take the Medical Neuroscience course...what happens if you "fail" because you aren't able to complete a course? Any negative consequences?

Nope. I've signed up for and consequently blown off several of these courses. Real life often drags me away from the net.

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:35 pm
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A collection of resources across several topics over at Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/plan-your-free-on ... 1493571968

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Your education doesn't have to stop once you leave school—freedom from the classroom just means you have more control over what you learn and when you learn it. We've put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this spring (yes, and winter) for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let's get started.

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:41 am
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Want to share this MIT open courseware bookshelf here:

http://mitopencourseware.wordpress.com/ocw-bookshelf/
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MIT OpenCourseWare shares the course materials from classes taught on the MIT campus. In most cases, this takes the form of course documents such as syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams.

Occasionally, however, we come across textbooks we can share openly. This page provides an index of textbooks (and textbook-like course notes) that can be found throughout the OCW site.

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mmatt9876
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:21 pm

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The Python programming course looks interesting! Guess I should start saving up!


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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:08 pm
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Wait, there's a cost?

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mmatt9876
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:13 pm

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iNow wrote:
Wait, there's a cost?


Check this out:

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/python

Scroll down to pricing. For the course I am interested in, Python, the total price to enroll is $415.


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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:20 pm
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Okay, thanks. I know Coursera has some fees. Didn't realize that was the specific one you were referencing.

On another note, MOOCs and wikis and YouTube vids etc. are completely changing the face of education. Wonder what will happen at the university level by the time my daughter is old enough to attend. Perhaps on-campus degrees are soon to be a thing of the past...

This should probably be its own thread. Link here if you wish to pursue the conversation down this path: topic1868.html

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shlunka
Post  Post subject: Re: Free Courses  |  Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:47 am

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I enjoy (when I have time...) Captain Kirk's favorite free online learning site... KHAAAAAAAN! Academy.

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