Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 16:25 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
In the News "EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone." They really have nothing to lose here. People who want to go to MIT or Harvard will go regardless, and people who otherwise would have no interest in them may be exposed to them. Smart move.
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Stanford Online Courses
by Jondice on Fri 4th May 2012 04:03 UTC
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2006-09-20

This is exciting news, but I'd just like to point out that to my knowledge, Stanford has really spearheaded free online courses from universities. Open courseware was an interesting start but didn't (still doesn't? I haven't checked recently) include lecture videos.

Some of these engineering courses are really amazing (Boyd's lectures are pretty great; no certificate for any of these):
http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx

My wife has been trying out the game theory course, and Stanford has added a few courses from other top universities and started a non-profit organization to act as a portal for all of these:
https://www.coursera.org/
I believe most (all) of the coursera courses give certificates.

There are even more places to get free online courses or lectures, and I'll just post a few that I can find quickly - sorry for leaving anything out.

In the EdX video they mentioned the Khan Academy:
http://www.khanacademy.org

Lifehacker recently posted some resources:
http://lifehacker.com/5875092/plan-your-free-online-education-at-li...

Edited 2012-05-04 04:08 UTC

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RE: Stanford Online Courses
by kwan_e on Fri 4th May 2012 07:06 in reply to "Stanford Online Courses"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Open courseware was an interesting start but didn't (still doesn't? I haven't checked recently) include lecture videos.


They've had them since 2009, and they now have a dedicated Youtube channel.

I went through half the their Scheme lecture series lectured by the Scheme creators themselves.

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