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Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free. UPDATE!!!

 
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12/13/2012 02:30 AM
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After all is said and done, these courses are only of interest if one is looking to self edumacate which is commendable yet absolutely pointless and certainly won't land anyone a job or a college major unless they pay be in debt or do a real degree...

The equivqlqnfybqs a vocational might help in an interview - until a real
College graduate turns up, so again It is a con.
Only peollle this would work for is retirees, the totally bored and the unemployed, so what are promoting is fool's gold.
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12/13/2012 02:51 AM

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After all is said and done, these courses are only of interest if one is looking to self edumacate which is commendable yet absolutely pointless and certainly won't land anyone a job or a college major unless they pay be in debt or do a real degree...

The equivqlqnfybqs a vocational might help in an interview - until a real
College graduate turns up, so again It is a con.
Only peollle this would work for is retirees, the totally bored and the unemployed, so what are promoting is fool's gold.
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It never hurts to expand ones mind. :)
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12/13/2012 03:13 AM
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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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Thanks ..thats fantastic! Cheers.
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12/13/2012 03:22 AM
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wow, great find! thanks so much
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12/13/2012 03:46 AM
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do they have foreign languages also I would like to learn Spanish and German?
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12/13/2012 04:04 AM
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Thanks OP, this is awesome!
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12/13/2012 04:08 AM
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Thank you very much for posting this!

I always knew of the MIT courses but this is much better I think.

I am going to look into it seriously and see what they have and sign in for a couple of courses or three.

Astronomy is tempting and there is so much more!

This is the wonder of the world wide web it can be done from anywhere any time.
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12/13/2012 04:12 AM
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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


You must be a real joy to be around, probably get invited to many social gatherings as well...

They are offering your professional tutoring in today's premier subject for the price of your OWN time...

I can't really say anything else without being vulgar and crude.
1 Day... U will find what U R l00kin' for.
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12/13/2012 04:19 AM
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Coursera is great. I did their AI course, Neural Networks, and PGM's. Great stuff.

Some of the courses take 5-10 hours / week. Since most people vegetate infront of a television for a few times more than that, you should be able to find time.
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12/13/2012 04:44 AM
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Totally awesome! Love this website! I have signed up for 10 classes throughout 2013. :)
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12/13/2012 05:05 AM
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People who use these education resources will not just be your average joe who needs to 'land' a job. It will include smart self-employed people upskilling continuously to maintain a diverse edge over the degreed and employed who are to lazy and content with what they already know. As an employer myself, I value current knowledge more than a historic piece of paper saying someone received a degree 5 years ago.

Just like there is a difference between, think and reasoning.. There is a difference between learning and knowing.
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Looks good, judging by the content it appears to be the equivalent of foundation courses.
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12/13/2012 05:14 AM
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Great. NWO university.
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12/13/2012 05:38 AM
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why do people keep stating this treasure of information is worthless because it doesn't present a degree to show an employer?

did I miss something, I don't remember OP saying that was the end result of taking these courses, I thought this was just for us to get in on a free course of a subject that may be interesting.
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12/13/2012 05:39 AM
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also thank you OP you has all my internets this morning.
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12/13/2012 06:02 AM
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There's a talk on TED about coursera's purpose. Iirc one reason was to improve on this online teaching stuff.
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12/13/2012 06:13 AM
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no time
but thanks
hf
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12/13/2012 06:23 AM
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Thanks a lot, SUGGESTED PIN!!

5/5*
 Quoting: Jumada


Ditto here. Nice find, OP!
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12/13/2012 06:32 AM
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Thanks. This looks like a gold mine of knowledge!
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12/13/2012 06:56 AM
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Fantastic, OP! Thank you! And good karma. These will be wonderful for helping my husband prepare for his professional licensing exam!
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12/13/2012 06:56 AM
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Dig it!
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I Dig it too...:) its Awesome! Thanks OP
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12/13/2012 07:09 AM
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Great website, thanks OP. I'm looking into the healthcare courses.
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12/13/2012 07:15 AM

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Thanks, OP.

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Maaarvelous!!! I think i will become a Mad Scientist!!!!!

My dreams gonna come true!!!!!:cookbump222:
SPEAK UP. SILENCE IS DEADLY!

I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.

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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


why this shit is pinned? oh fuck, a lot of sheeple now a days, that is the real end ofbthe world.

when you gonna learn? Aliens, Nibiru, 10+ earthquake, WW3, Annunaki, Doom, God, Satan ..., etc, are all bullshit to keep you, sheeple, under constant fear.

bsflag
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12/13/2012 07:41 AM
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Thanks man. Or woman.
I sent the link out to those I care for, and some that I don't.
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12/13/2012 07:50 AM
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Thanks!
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12/13/2012 07:56 AM
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Thank you.


Namaste.
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12/13/2012 08:00 AM
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I think it's great. I have enrolled in about 12 different courses, focusing on computer programming.

The naysayers are so ignorant, I don't know where to begin.

Gaining applicable knowledge and skill which you can demonstrate in a workplace is more important than gaining a degree.

Receiving certificates from these courses can not only give you a huge head start in learning that will allow you to breeze through "real" college courses; but, it is very likely to count towards a written consent alternative to prerequisite requirements in community/technical colleges.

For people who want to learn about programming, it's excellent. Personally, I study programming in college primarily because of my own personal interest in the subject and getting a degree is secondary to my desire to learn about the subject for personal use.

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