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[7]: certificates
by zima on Wed 28th Dec 2011 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: certificates"
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You seem to think there that ~physicists are much different...

I ~knew (hardly knew, just "yeah, those were around" out of one random bunch, without looking hard) only one or two who seriously ended up close to CERN. Most don't really do that much with physics.

Anyway, this will be probably the century of ~biochemistry, ~biotechnology, and such - that's where we know little / there's much to be done / it's damn hard.
(~physics is a fairly "done" deal, in comparison)

PS. And "get ahead", that you mention in a post just below, is a zero-sum game - how too many people get taken by it, into thinking that should be the goal, is possibly even one of the main issues; perhaps precisely what leads to more or less sweatshops, for many.

Times are generally better than ever ...but it's quite possible you perceive them as worse also because of that "get ahead" ( )

Edited 2011-12-28 23:39 UTC

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