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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Stanford University offering 16 free online courses Reply with quote

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I found this on one of those "random facts" type twitter accounts, googled it and it was true.

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/september/online-courses-fall-090712.html

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Sixteen courses and two new platforms for interactive learning will highlight Stanford's free online offerings this fall, with more to follow during winter and spring quarters.

From cryptography to science writing, technology entrepreneurship, finance and a crash course in creativity, the courses are open to anyone with a computer, anywhere.

As the number of Stanford online courses has grown, so too has the range of fields, which now include computer science, mathematics, linguistics, science writing, sociology and education.

Stanford is unique among universities in that it is offering its online courses on more than one platform. Each has its own distinct features and capabilities, among them video lectures, discussion forums, peer assessment, problem sets, quizzes and team projects.


You don't get a degree but instead of a "statement of accomplishment" with the instructor signing off that you completed/passed the course.

Will it mean much on your resume? Maybe, maybe not. But i think it looks like a great opportunity regardless. At the very least, i can say i took and passed a course offered by Stanford University. I'll definitely be looking into taking courses here soon (probably when i'm done my own undergrad). Its an opportunity i probably would never get otherwise. I am into finance and finance is one of the 16 courses being offered for free so i will definitely look into that.

Is anyone here interested in taking a free Stanford course? Any other prestigious schools offering anything similar?


Yes--- i have the link on my other computer but i think MIT, Harvard, Stanford all submit videos of their classes(some of them, mainly intro ones) to this website where you can watch them. You just cant ask questions.

I'd like to try my hand at cryptography.


They do it for iTunes U. I've had a few classes from Stanford on my computer for quite a while now.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. Thanks for this. I'm signed up for Intro to Programming through U of Toronto and A Crash Course on Creativity from Stanford. I felt like my brain has been turning to mush lately. Hopefully this helps. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really should start studying for my CPA but some of these courses are interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Online classes are really the wave of the future, it truly takes a smart and dedicated person to teach and master it oneself.

I took an online class, every test was administered on campus, closed book. you had to basically have the same knowledge as if you were going to class as an in person student but didnt have the resources an in person student would. Of course teachers do have office hours, but some students struggle to learn anything by themselves.

I found the online class structure was a bit more challenging than in person class structure since there was a lot more freedom and less direction.


Online classes, don't know if it will overtake regular classes soon.

I do expect Ebooks to completely take over textbooks soon. More and more of my classes are starting to offer e-books. Its cheaper and you can print a few pages and take them, instead of an entire textbook (or more) in your bag.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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online classes aren't going to phase out regular schooling for a looong time.


there might be more teleconferencing in classrooms, but overall no.


there will be too much backlash, and ultimately the level of education would never be the same.


agreed. Professors and employers both know very well that cheating is rampant in online classes.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serious question here, do you get transferable college credits for these courses? It would seem if they are real courses you'd be eligible for real credits and given that it's Stanford University it would seem likely that the credits would be transferable if you do get them...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IrishGreen wrote:
and it's starting

pretty soon public unis (i realize most of these schools are private, just stating the trend) will be free just like public high schools and pretty soon masters degrees and phds will be essentially what bachelor's degrees used to be.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else taking the creativity course? Just signed up seems like an awesome class
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really thinking about taking the finance course.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to take the technology entrepreneurship course... Unfortunately I just dont have 8 extra hours a week to commit to it working and going to school full time already.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too expensive, cant afford it!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna take a finance class or two through Coursera as a refresher before I go get my MS in Finance.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can these go a resume?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NextBigThing wrote:
can these go a resume?


You get actual transferable course credit if that's what you're asking.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: Stanford University offering 16 free online courses Reply with quote

Throttle Jockey wrote:
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Is anyone here interested in taking a free Stanford course? Any other prestigious schools offering anything similar?


We've offered Open Courseware through MIT for awhile. You do not get a smiley face sticker for completing the course, but you have access to the same lectures, class notes, assignments, ect that I did. Well, mine are a little dated. I think they have been updating them fairly regularly now.


Yale also offers Open Course Ware lectures in Science, Finance Math etc... But MIT is a great one for Open Course
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