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Tangy

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Open Course Ware is cool also..


About MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,000 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.


[link to ocw.mit.edu]

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just signed up for the astronomy class :)

thanks OP! this is awesome!
I look up at the sky, and wonder where I am on earth. Then I wonder where I am in the solar system. Then I wonder where I am in the galaxy. Then I wonder where I am in the universe.
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Open Course Ware is cool also..


About MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,000 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.


[link to ocw.mit.edu]
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Thanks, Tangy! For a long time, I never knew it was possible to take courses of this nature for FREE and Legit. Puts a smile on my face that this is open to the general public.
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Thank you so much for the info! I put it on my favorites list of sites! In school currently for medical coding, but I have always loved biology. I am also a nurse and have always felt out of place in my profession. I think biology has always been my favorite of all subjects, but not too many jobs available for that field in my area.
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Two more websites with free university courses:

[link to www.openculture.com] (this one also has 450 free audio books you can download)

Hahhvahhhd, babeeee:

[link to www.extension.harvard.edu]
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12/13/2012 12:29 AM
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I meant...

5*&abump

(I signed up for a course)

tkshf
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Thank You OP!!!!

hf
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

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hf
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Nice thread, OPbanana2
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Next Session:
Jan 28th 2013 (5 weeks long)
Workload: 3-4 hours/week


hf
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Nice thread, OPbanana2
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5 stars, double bump
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KIP (OP)

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You guys are awesome with the karma points, so much appreciated. Allowed me to pin the A-Z 2012 vid which was well worth using karma for.

Thanks again to everyone.

hearts
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Next Session:
Jan 28th 2013 (5 weeks long)
Workload: 3-4 hours/week


hf
 Quoting: KIP


In every freebie ther's a catch...

If you were really determined to get a degree, these courses should give credits in order for one to enter into further study, especially when such esteemed lecturers give up their time to do this fantastic venture, because outside of the virtual world, these certificates don't really have any weight now do they?

So the site just becomes another place to learn - whoch you can do through self study on the internet, so I am wondering, OP, whats the point of this again?
KIP (OP)

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In every freebie ther's a catch...

If you were really determined to get a degree, these courses should give credits in order for one to enter into further study, especially when such esteemed lecturers give up their time to do this fantastic venture, because outside of the virtual world, these certificates don't really have any weight now do they?

So the site just becomes another place to learn - whoch you can do through self study on the internet, so I am wondering, OP, whats the point of this again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


I completely understand your viewpoint, but I believe its twofold.

This opportunity is great for those of us that would prefer this type of setting, can't travel to another country or can't afford it.

Personal self-accomplishment.

Really, I don't see any downside for anyone interested in these subjects to pursue their goals of furthering their knowledge. No one coming out of it expects to go work for NASA.

Knowledge is Power, Not money, wherever you get it from.

hf

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very cool thanks
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Next Session:
Jan 28th 2013 (5 weeks long)
Workload: 3-4 hours/week


hf
 Quoting: KIP


In every freebie ther's a catch...

If you were really determined to get a degree, these courses should give credits in order for one to enter into further study, especially when such esteemed lecturers give up their time to do this fantastic venture, because outside of the virtual world, these certificates don't really have any weight now do they?

So the site just becomes another place to learn - whoch you can do through self study on the internet, so I am wondering, OP, whats the point of this again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


Uh, hmmm. The courses are organized with the goal of transmitting knowledge and information, and taught by experts in the subject. So when you want to know about something, this would be more efficient than random "self study on the internet" delving into the philosophical depths of wikipedia.

FREE KNOWLEDGE FROM EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD...how can you possibly be negative about that? Honestly, your attitude is mystifying.
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Dig it!
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Next Session:
Jan 28th 2013 (5 weeks long)
Workload: 3-4 hours/week


hf
 Quoting: KIP


In every freebie ther's a catch...

If you were really determined to get a degree, these courses should give credits in order for one to enter into further study, especially when such esteemed lecturers give up their time to do this fantastic venture, because outside of the virtual world, these certificates don't really have any weight now do they?

So the site just becomes another place to learn - whoch you can do through self study on the internet, so I am wondering, OP, whats the point of this again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


"American Council on Education to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses"

[link to blog.coursera.org]
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Next Session:
Jan 28th 2013 (5 weeks long)
Workload: 3-4 hours/week


hf
 Quoting: KIP


In every freebie ther's a catch...

If you were really determined to get a degree, these courses should give credits in order for one to enter into further study, especially when such esteemed lecturers give up their time to do this fantastic venture, because outside of the virtual world, these certificates don't really have any weight now do they?

So the site just becomes another place to learn - whoch you can do through self study on the internet, so I am wondering, OP, whats the point of this again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


"American Council on Education to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses"

[link to blog.coursera.org]
 Quoting: ntlatp


For some, self edu is the way and it save 10's of thousands for what is perhaps equally useful/useless depending on your own merits and connections...
JUST HERE

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cool op , ty
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There's ItunesU as well.
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Is this for usa residents only or can anyone from anywhere register to do these free courses? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance.
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These free courses could be used to an advantage at the community and university level. You could take the free course then test out of the "real" course. Saves time & money.
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Say, you've got a kid in school and you want him/her to become an engineering type. So you drill him or her a bit on university level calculus and physics.

They teach those things a lot better there than the high school is likely to teach them, consider the much greater qualifications of the instructors.

And I think top unis are actually starting to look for credits in these sorts of courses as part of an application for admission. Not required or expected, but they'll be impressed and it will help the application. A Stanford prof. said that one reason they put these things online is so that they can get a great incoming class.
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Is this for usa residents only or can anyone from anywhere register to do these free courses? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance.
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From anywhere, AC, that's one of the best things about it.

Goofy Thum
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I started taking quantum computing and it was great, hope to do it again, but this time I had to drop out because I added the course when it was almost over and I didn't have enough time to catch up with the class.

This is so incredibly awesome, a real big gift to mankind.

And probably a death sentence to a lot of third rate universities.
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This website provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology; Society, Networks, and Information; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance, and Business.

For those interested whom are out of work or looking to just expand their knowledge all courses are FREE provided by professors from leading universities around the world.

[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]


I found this one particularly interesting and have already enrolled.



[link to www.coursera.org (secure)]

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
with Charles Cockell

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Next Session:
Jan 28th 2013 (5 weeks long)
Workload: 3-4 hours/week








hf
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Good on ya, KIP.

Very positive thing to do.

rockon
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fantastic. thank you!
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In every freebie ther's a catch...

If you were really determined to get a degree, these courses should give credits in order for one to enter into further study, especially when such esteemed lecturers give up their time to do this fantastic venture, because outside of the virtual world, these certificates don't really have any weight now do they?

So the site just becomes another place to learn - whoch you can do through self study on the internet, so I am wondering, OP, whats the point of this again?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


I completely understand your viewpoint, but I believe its twofold.

This opportunity is great for those of us that would prefer this type of setting, can't travel to another country or can't afford it.

Personal self-accomplishment.

Really, I don't see any downside for anyone interested in these subjects to pursue their goals of furthering their knowledge. No one coming out of it expects to go work for NASA.

Knowledge is Power, Not money, wherever you get it from.

hf
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I have heard that technical employers are interested in your credits in these courses.

Generally they don't care where you learned, as long as you learned the fundamentals of their field and can do the job for them they will consider you.
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This will be the first time I'll be taking a course such as this in this setting. After it's complete, I'll come back and give my sincere thoughts and experiences about it. I encourage others to also. This may help those that may be shying away for taking this chance.
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Freaking Awesome! 😃

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