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Free Stanford courses!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Black.Star, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    For all of you who don´t know about this.
    At the moment stanford is doing some kind of online education expirement.
    For free ofcourse.

    It isn´t new that big universitys have some online education stuff for free on there webpage but this year stanford is starting something really cool.
    Basically you learn all the stuff the real students also learn and ofcourse you will be provided with the same sources and so on. I think it is awesome and I already signed in for computer science and computer security aswell as for cryptography courses.

    Here are all the courses you can join:

    Enterpreneurship:
    Lean Launchpad (http://www.launchpad-class.org/)
    Technology Enterpreneurship (http://www.venture-class.org/)

    Medicne:

    Anatomy (http://www.anatomy-class.org/)

    Civil Engineering:
    Making Green Buildings (http://www.greenbuilding-class.org/)

    Electrical Engineering:

    Information Theory (http://www.infotheory-class.org/)

    Complex Systems:
    Model Thinking (http://www.modelthinker-class.org/)

    Computer Science:
    CS 101 (http://www.cs101-class.org/)
    Machine Learning (http://jan2012.ml-class.org/)
    Software as a Service (http://www.saas-class.org/)
    Human-Computer Interaction (http://www.hci-class.org/)
    Natural Language Processing (http://www.nlp-class.org/)
    Game Theory (http://www.game-theory-class.org/)
    Probalistc Graphical Models (http://www.pgm-class.org/)
    Cryptography (http://www.crypto-class.org/)
    Design and Analysis of Algorithms I (http://www.algo-class.org/)
    Computer Security (http://www.security-class.org/)


    Do some research about that yourself. It´s really amazing and it´s even better then there old online courses which you can find here (http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx). Take also a look at the old ones. I already started with learning how to programming my own Iphone apps. Definetly alot of useful stuff for us Internet Marketers and average BHW members because I know alot of you prefer to study and learn stuff on there own. (which is why we have all the funny ebooks and so on. Right?)



    Anyways I hope this was a useful and interesting post for some of you and I apologize for my bad english since I am not a native english speaker.
    Have a great day and good luck everyone with whatever you are doing/working on at the moment/in the future,


    BlackStar
     
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  2. Narrator

    Narrator Power Member

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    I've never seen a university use .org's. Seems like a scam or email bait.

    Good Luck!

    EDIT: I looked a little more into it and it seems legitimate.
     
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  3. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Awesome, I just finished reading the "about the course" sections and decided to enroll for Cryptography and Technology Enterpreneurship

    It 's been a long time since the last time I was on a uni course and I 'm really going to have fun with these two :)
     
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  4. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    It's legit, it was making the headlines a few days ago on some reputable tech blog. Great share!
     
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  5. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    The only problem is that it wont count as college credit.
     
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  6. demongerbil

    demongerbil Power Member

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    Very interesting.

    MIT also has many of their lectures online for free.

    You can find them all here: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/

    Alot of the CS and engineering courses have all their lecture videos on there (alot of kids don't go to class and watch from their dorm/apartment instead).
     
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  7. bigeazy

    bigeazy Regular Member

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    The computer science courses look great... here's where I wish we had a 36 hour day as opposed to the 24 hours.
     
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  8. rosie88

    rosie88 Junior Member

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    Tbh i don't think this really matters as the whole point of it is to learn something and if you get enough from the course/course's along with your other skills you could be making far more than ANY employer would offer you,

    Good share, thanks :)

    regards
     
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  9. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    I signed up for a course about a month ago. The course is set to start in January. Can't believe I'm going back to school after 40 years. LOL
     
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    jesus3 Regular Member

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    wow this is amazing. I'm going to look thru them and choose a few. this is going to be a nice opportunity for a lot of people.

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    I am really excited to start with the courses!
    Can´t wait :D
     
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  12. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Imagine how awesome if someone created a legit online college that provided free courses that counted towards a degree

    With ads+email submit the college could still make a profit and keep expanding. Instead of directly hosting the vids on their website,they can host them on youtube,and earn money though adsense as well,by becoming a youtube partner.
     
  13. demongerbil

    demongerbil Power Member

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    Something like this already exists: http://www.khanacademy.org/ - started by an MIT grad, offers courses in almost everything, check it out.
     
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  14. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Its close,but they don't offer a college degree.
     
  15. demongerbil

    demongerbil Power Member

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    Forget about degrees man, most important = knowledge :)
     
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  16. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    But a degree still has bragging rights.
     
  17. demongerbil

    demongerbil Power Member

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    Only if it's from a top school (in which case there's additional value: networking, connections).

    Otherwise it's a load of debt for stuff you could have learned on your own (unless we're talking lab sciences) + 4 years of partying, which admittedly was very fun :D
     
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  18. Earthquake

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    awesome.

    i signed up for 8 classes.

    everything offered is extremely relevant to my job and my side business
     
  19. amino

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    will they accept abroad students / sign ups ? im pretty interested in the entrepreneurship one :)

    they do accept its all virtual by email & name submit... PERFECT
     
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  20. killer007

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    Awesome Share buddy thanks .. Forwarded to few of my buddies and will enroll myself and couple of programs. Thanks