Free online courses offered by Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Udacity
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Free online courses offered by Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Udacity

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Found 10th Jun 2012
This site, Class Central, gives you: A complete list of free online courses offered by Stanford's Coursera, MIT and Harvard led edX (MITx + Harvardx), and Udacity.

Well, finally finished the 6.002 (Circuits & Electronics) course, stumbled on this site on the MITx forums, thought you guys might find it useful.

Coursera currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania.

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Recently Started or Starting Soon:

Course, Instructor, Stream, Start, Duration, Initiative
Human-Computer Interaction Scott Klemmer Computer Science 28th May, 2012 6 weeks Coursera
Introduction to Sociology Mitchell Duneier Humanities and Social Sciences 11th Jun, 2012 6 weeks Coursera
Design and Analysis of Algorithms I (re-run) Tim Roughgarden Computer Science 11th Jun, 2012 5 weeks Coursera
Cryptography (re-run) Dan Boneh Computer Science 11th Jun, 2012 6 weeks Coursera
Edited by: "c.a.o." 10th Jun 2012

signed up to- intro to physics , why not . thanks.

Interesting post. Thanks.

Thank you

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You're welcome, was thinking of signing up for Cryptography, but that will mean programming...Wow, I must be the lousiest EEE student.

great post ... learning how to write a search engine (while watching the football) .. watch out google!

Signed up for a few,thanks

Just signed up myself :-) Internet History, Technology, and Security

Signed up for a few, do you get anything to say you've completed it?

Also, could you put them on CV's?

livefortheweekends

Also, could you put them on CV's?



Not really. If you're looking for a job in one of the areas which the courses cover, you'd need to be educated to a higher level than these courses provide. I'd say these are for increasing your own knowledge (for fun) rather than something to boost your CV.

useful in showing extra commitment to a role
you can be like 'im so interested in this field i took up an extra course in my own time etc,

already completed computer science 101 - start cryptography & intro to sociology tomorrow

livefortheweekends

Signed up for a few, do you get anything to say you've completed it?



it varies depending on the course - i have just completed computer science 101 and will get a "Statement of Accomplishment" sent via email but this is not always the case

lrbaumard

useful in showing extra commitment to a roleyou can be like 'im so … useful in showing extra commitment to a roleyou can be like 'im so interested in this field i took up an extra course in my own time etc,


This is very true. It also does increase your knowledge base which should make the subjuect easier in uni etc. (in my case maths & further maths A Level)

Heard about this a while back and signed up to be notified when it start, but didnt get any until I saw this.. Thanks OP.

Interesting post....signed up for the intro to physics....many thanks!

is this an american thing or can anyone do it?

Nice one OP. Signed me up some HCI.

I signed up to Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World, I\m a bit of a geek, thanks OP!

Thanks - I'm not at all techie so have signed up for the Introduction to Sociology course to give it a try.

Note that there are more courses than the ones in post #1. Some have already begun, but you can still join them, which is what I'm doing. Does mean you need to play catchup though if you're going to do the homework assignments in addition to watching the lectures.

Thanks, signed up for the Cryptography course.

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oldmanhouse

Note that there are more courses than the ones in post #1. Some have … Note that there are more courses than the ones in post #1. Some have already begun, but you can still join them, which is what I'm doing. Does mean you need to play catchup though if you're going to do the homework assignments in addition to watching the lectures.



True, but I didn't have the strength, thought people might want to know about the most recent ones, that won't need any catching up. Plus, there are others with dates TBA. And I'm not Denziloshamen, with his amazing list...:{

Kimbyfly

I signed up to Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern … I signed up to Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World, I\m a bit of a geek, thanks OP!



That sounds cool, how did I miss that? Was thinking about Listening to World Music, since I already listen to it.

[quote=c.a.o.

That sounds cool, how did I miss that? Was thinking about Listening to World Music, since I already listen to it.[/quote]

it is one up from that one

just signed up for crytography which will be relevant for me but not sure for all and suspect very technical,
HCI and Technology Entrepreneurship ,although already started, look very interesting
and the ability to download the video courses and also PDF notes, and also the fact that it's from a top U.S university
make this a great freebie

Thanks very much C.A.O :-)

I just finished my A levels, and I'm having a gap year before uni. This is absolutely perfect! Cryptography, physics, computer science and electronics should keep me busy for half of the year

Just signed up to Cryptography as it's relevant to my uni course. Been meaning to look at doing one of these free online courses.
Many thanks OP.

I've been taking the online courses since they started them last year. The main sites are coursera.org and udacity.com I would advise choosing max. 3 courses as they do take up a lot of time!

oldmanhouse

Not really. If you're looking for a job in one of the areas which the … Not really. If you're looking for a job in one of the areas which the courses cover, you'd need to be educated to a higher level than these courses provide. I'd say these are for increasing your own knowledge (for fun) rather than something to boost your CV.



...of course you can...not as a qualification but as 'Vocational Training' - you are then free to state whether assessed or not (doesn't necessarily mean 'qualified in') - as Oldmanhouse says elsewhere above, shows initiative and commitment either in your area of work or in terms of interests/extra-curricular activity and is point of interest/talking point for or at an interview etc.
Edited by: "COJones" 11th Jun 2012

Thanks for this, will take a look

Just checked with my boss and apparently I can do these as part of my PPR. I'm guessing everyone knows about the free courses Open University has:
openlearn.open.ac.uk/

Thanks, good prep for year 2 university...:D

signed up for something like this a few years ago, was a scam from Africa who advertised that the diploma was valid in the uk, they tried to take thousands from my account, beware of these, do your checking properly......

I will never sign these again

Some of those look brilliant.

Though, I can`t choose between `Basic Behavioral Neurology`, `A History of the World Since 1300`, Fantasy and Science Fiction` or Greek and Roman Myths`.

Hmm, maybe I`ll sign up for a few.

alansrangers

signed up for something like this a few years ago, was a scam from Africa … signed up for something like this a few years ago, was a scam from Africa who advertised that the diploma was valid in the uk, they tried to take thousands from my account, beware of these, do your checking properly......I will never sign these again


These courses are free, so you would never need to give your account details.

ah some maths based courses, my cup of tea, many thanks OP

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alansrangers

signed up for something like this a few years ago, was a scam from Africa … signed up for something like this a few years ago, was a scam from Africa who advertised that the diploma was valid in the uk, they tried to take thousands from my account, beware of these, do your checking properly......I will never sign these again



Like alansrangers said, they're legit. And as previously stated in my OP, I've completed one of them. Now as an actual African (calm down, I'm indeed a born and bred Nigerian - no need to hide your wallets),I'm curious, why the frak did you sign up for an African diploma?

Great idea. Am signing up for a couple. Anyone know if you get like a certificate of achievement or anything?

Gone for fundamentals of pharmacology. Don't think I'll have the time to do it but it's worth a shot. Also not entirely sure what it is.
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