Free Stanford courses!

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  1. Black.Star

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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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    sirgold BANNED BANNED

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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
     
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    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

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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

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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

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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