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Old 02-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Since it's the offseason, and most of us have a lot more free time when it's not football season, I thought I would share this little gem:

http://www.coursera.com/

If you sign up for this site (totally free) you can audit real college classes from dozens of institutions... if you finish all the assignments with a passing grade you get a certificate of completion from the University.... or you can just enroll there and do the assignments you feel are a good fit...

I figured I'd take some basic courses as refreshers during this winter lull I have before taking an MBA in Managerial Econ head-on.

Right now I'm taking Calculus (Ohio State), Game Theory (Stanford), Precalculus (UCIrvine), Microecon (Illinois-Urbana Champagne) and Data Analysis (Johns Hopkins)

This summer, I'll be taking Mathematical Thinking (Stanford), Financial Engineering (Wharton), MacroEcon (Melbourne), and ADHD Through the Lifespan (Penn Med School).

This is such an awesome resource to get some learnin' in, and up your smarts.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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I think if you wanna work your ass off for a couple of days, you can still catch up on some of the Jan 28 classes.

You can just watch some of the intros to the courses... it's pretty sweet.



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Old 02-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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https://www.khanacademy.org/
https://www.udacity.com/
https://www.openlearning.com/
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
http://www.academicearth.org/
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Love the aspect of free education.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb...redit-20130207

It is usually free to take a course through Coursera and other similar groups, including Udacity and edX. However, Coursera charges students $30 to $99 for a completion certificate for a class taken under surveillance monitoring that includes individualistic typing patterns to prove a student's identity. For an additional $60 to $90, a student will be eligible for the ACE credit by taking final exams proctored through webcams. A portion of those fees will go to schools such as UC Irvine that created the classes.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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Anyone interested in doing some linear algebra? If you're in the area, we can do a study group.

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I refer kids and parents who need tutoring to Khan Academy. Parents and students on the mane considered yourselves referred as well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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http://radiolingua.com/

Learn to speak another language for free.
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http://radiolingua.com/

Learn to speak another language for free.
http://duolingo.com/

On your smart phone too



They make their money by using you as a free human translator for "real world documents" once you get proficient enough. It's actually fun.

I'm actually considering making the transition to ed tech myself.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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Anybody know any place for free high quality higher level advanced Russian lessons?
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Anybody know any place for free high quality higher level advanced Russian lessons?
Moscow. Kidding. I have a Russian (Olga) teaching Spanish at my school. True I 'll see what She says. She is into language education.

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https://www.coursera.org/user/i/85db...5def0f981ba35d
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I just read an article in EM about free music education resources. Some of these were created by a Womens non-profit that are now open to the public.

I have done some of the MIT lit based class work. I think I PM'ed Alec about that back about 4-5 years ago. Love Khan Academy BTW.

Berkleeshares.com

coursera.org/berklee

Soundchannel.org

youtube.com/user/berkleemusic

youtube.com/user/womensaudiomissionsf
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I just read an article in EM about free music education resources. Some of these were created by a Womens non-profit that are now open to the public.

I have done some of the MIT lit based class work. I think I PM'ed Alec about that back about 4-5 years ago. Love Khan Academy BTW.

Berkleeshares.com

coursera.org/berklee

Soundchannel.org

youtube.com/user/berkleemusic

youtube.com/user/womensaudiomissionsf
Thanks. I'm quitting my job and off to Berlin for a bit next month, going to work on some tunes and will take the course on corsera.
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Doing the same through a different program, EdX or something -- have some classes set up that start next week through MIT.

Thanks for sharing this stuff, guys.

Chris take me to Berlin.
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If you're willing to spend the money, I find the lectures at the Teaching Company to be amazing.

The courses on Mozart, photography, and Understanding the World's Greatest Structures are some of the greatest lectures I've ever heard in my life.

Currently, my wife, son, and I are all watching the video lecture series of The Everyday Gourmet right now, and are loving it.

I can't recommend the above 4 courses enough, and they have hundreds more (including math, business, and accounting, which seem to be the interests of the OP).
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