Coursera- Free On-Line Courses from Top Universities

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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 12:01 am » by Seahawk


This is the same site that is presenting the Astrobiology course. http://www.disclose.tv/forum/track-down-alien-life-with-new-college-course-free-on-line-t76197.html

It's worth a real look, if you'd like to enhance your education for free, from well known (33) worldwide Universities, and seemingly, well heeled Instructors. It's an awesome site. For what it's worth, you can take what you like, and leave the rest. :flop:

Our Vision

About Coursera



We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Our Courses

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.



A few of the other courses that they are offering, and who is hosting them:



Nanotechnology- The Basics - Rice University

Introductory Organic Chemistry- Part 1- University of Illinois at Champagne- Urbana

Writing in the Sciences- Stanford University

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking- Stanford University

Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes- Princeton University

Model Thinking- University of Michigan

The course offerings span a great spectrum of knowledge and appeal:


CATEGORIES (20)

Biology & Life Sciences
Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Vision
Computer Science: Systems, Security, Networking
Economics & Finance
Electrical and Materials Engineering
Health and Society & Medical Ethics
Information, Technology, and Design
Mathematics
Music, Film, and Audio Engineering
Social Sciences
Business & Management
Computer Science: Programming & Software Engineering
Computer Science: Theory
Education
Food and Nutrition
Humanities
Law
Medicine
Physical & Earth Sciences
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Scientific Computing

Link for list of all 204 courses to be offered: (Note* Some have already begun, but there are many that have yet to begin. :flop: https://www.coursera.org/courses

Universities in partnership with Coursera:


Berklee College of Music
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Duke University
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Johns Hopkins University
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ohio State University
Princeton University
Rice University
Stanford University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Francisco
University of Edinburgh
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of London International Programmes
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Melbourne
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Wesleyan University


At this site, you can select a course, or courses, and get a "Preview" of your course selection, see an associated video, read about the course and the instructors, see the recommended background suggested for the course, get suggested reading material for the course (many have no need for textbook purchases- if not all- and provide all course materials,) course format or syllabus, and FAQ's about the course. Awesomeness! :wink:

There's even courses on Food and Nutrition, Slith. :flop:

Edit to add:

Just to be clear, this is not spam. I have no type of connection- at all- with the Coursera site, or organization- in any way. My perception of the site, is that it's a good thing.

Truly beneficial potential, and FREE. Not too many things you can say that about these days. lol :flop:


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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 1:33 am » by Seahawk


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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 am » by The57ironman


Seahawk wrote:This is the same site that is presenting the Astrobiology course. http://www.disclose.tv/forum/track-down-alien-life-with-new-college-course-free-on-line-t76197.html

It's worth a real look, if you'd like to enhance your education for free, from well known (33) worldwide Universities, and seemingly, well heeled Instructors. It's an awesome site. For what it's worth, you can take what you like, and leave the rest. :flop:

Our Vision

About Coursera



We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Our Courses

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.



A few of the other courses that they are offering, and who is hosting them:



Nanotechnology- The Basics - Rice University

Introductory Organic Chemistry- Part 1- University of Illinois at Champagne- Urbana

Writing in the Sciences- Stanford University

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking- Stanford University

Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes- Princeton University

Model Thinking- University of Michigan

The course offerings span a great spectrum of knowledge and appeal:


CATEGORIES (20)

Biology & Life Sciences
Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Vision
Computer Science: Systems, Security, Networking
Economics & Finance
Electrical and Materials Engineering
Health and Society & Medical Ethics
Information, Technology, and Design
Mathematics
Music, Film, and Audio Engineering
Social Sciences
Business & Management
Computer Science: Programming & Software Engineering
Computer Science: Theory
Education
Food and Nutrition
Humanities
Law
Medicine
Physical & Earth Sciences
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Scientific Computing

Link for list of all 204 courses to be offered: (Note* Some have already begun, but there are many that have yet to begin. :flop: https://www.coursera.org/courses

Universities in partnership with Coursera:


Berklee College of Music
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Duke University
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Johns Hopkins University
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ohio State University
Princeton University
Rice University
Stanford University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Francisco
University of Edinburgh
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of London International Programmes
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Melbourne
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Wesleyan University


At this site, you can select a course, or courses, and get a "Preview" of your course selection, see an associated video, read about the course and the instructors, see the recommended background suggested for the course, get suggested reading material for the course (many have no need for textbook purchases- if not all- and provide all course materials,) course format or syllabus, and FAQ's about the course. Awesomeness! :wink:

There's even courses on Food and Nutrition, Slith. :flop:

Edit to add:

Just to be clear, this is not spam. I have no type of connection- at all- with the Coursera site, or organization- in any way. My perception of the site, is that it's a good thing.

Truly beneficial potential, and FREE. Not too many things you can say that about these days. lol :flop:

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.......good info , hawk...no matter how you slice it....i'm hooking some folks up to this link...


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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 7:41 am » by Flipper


Thanks Hawk. I was thinking of doing a refresher course in medicine. I found one and it is recognized by the AMA in Australia..
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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 9:08 am » by Seahawk


Great, Iron, and Flipper.

Pass it on. :flop: :cheers:


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