Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 21st Dec 2011 00:39 UTC
Editorial M.I.T. has just announced it is expanding its list of free online courses anyone can take. Attendees earn completion certificates. M.I.T.'s OpenCourseWare project already offers 2,100 courses used by 100 million people. OpenCulture, Free Ed, E-learning Center, and Alison offer competing free online courses, including many on computing and IT certification.
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RE[4]: certificates
by transputer_guy on Wed 21st Dec 2011 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: certificates"
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Well well, I did Physics A-level too back in 75 or so, it was my favorite but then the integrated circuit was just starting to get interesting and the prospect of working on a British microprocessor chip (later the transputer) was unbeatable. That eventually got me over here.

Back then physics also included nuclear energy and some binding energy stuff as well, enough to do rough calculations on energy which I have mostly forgotten. I want to get that back in my head to follow what is now coming along like SMRs.

The last time I met a UK prof, they were very sad about the decline in University enrollments in physics, like 20* down over the 70s, nobody wants to study hard for it anymore.

Kids I know that went the soft side into web dev haven't fared well either, easy degree means competing with kids from India.

US kids go to college 1 year earlier but stay for 4yrs so graduate about the same time. I think that's right, it is still very foreign to me even with kids in elementary.

small world

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