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Cheap online courses
I was just browsing this site called udemy.com and they offer all kinds of courses on a myriad of things from technology to learning the stock market. Many of them are free or cheap. I'm definitely going to take some lessons. I know there are other sites like this out there now. Any particular ones you guys would vouch for?
10-20-2012 05:07 PM
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RE: Cheap online courses
Coursera has many STEM courses that you can actually take from top universities (Princeton, Stanford, UPenn, etc.,) all free.

MIT Open Courseware has a large number courses taught at MIT available for free.

I can't have sex with your personality, and I can't put my penis in your college degree, and I can't shove my fist in your childhood dreams, so why are you sharing all this information with me?
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10-20-2012 05:19 PM
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RE: Cheap online courses
(10-20-2012 05:07 PM)speakeasy Wrote:  I was just browsing this site called udemy.com and they offer all kinds of courses on a myriad of things from technology to learning the stock market. Many of them are free or cheap. I'm definitely going to take some lessons. I know there are other sites like this out there now. Any particular ones you guys would vouch for?

Speakeasy- here is another one i've read about recently:

https://www.coursera.org/

Mit and Harvard have a joint venture (Edx?) for free online classes:

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
10-20-2012 05:20 PM
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Looks like Soma beat me to it.

Here are a ton of free online learning links that I forgot about (that i posted along time ago):

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-10006-...#pid151822
10-20-2012 06:26 PM
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Speakeasy, what is the difference to online courses and just buying books on the subjects? I never took an online course but usually get books when I want to pick up some knowledge (besides hitting the web).
10-20-2012 06:30 PM
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RE: Cheap online courses
Coursera - coursera.org

Udacity - udacity.com

EdX - edx.edu

I'm taking classes with all three.

There's also class-central.com, which lists all such courses being offered online, from the various providers. There are a couple other players, like Marginal Revolution University, Class 2 Go, Cal Tech, etc.
10-20-2012 06:51 PM
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(10-20-2012 05:07 PM)speakeasy Wrote:  I was just browsing this site called udemy.com and they offer all kinds of courses on a myriad of things from technology to learning the stock market. Many of them are free or cheap. I'm definitely going to take some lessons. I know there are other sites like this out there now. Any particular ones you guys would vouch for?

I imagine that it's going to reach the point where the main reason to go to a tertiary institution is to network rather than learn, because all the stuff will be online for free anyway.

I can imagine people ignoring what you studied and rather asking 'So, who did you meet while you were studying?'

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10-21-2012 02:52 AM
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(10-21-2012 02:52 AM)Thomas the Rhymer Wrote:  
(10-20-2012 05:07 PM)speakeasy Wrote:  I was just browsing this site called udemy.com and they offer all kinds of courses on a myriad of things from technology to learning the stock market. Many of them are free or cheap. I'm definitely going to take some lessons. I know there are other sites like this out there now. Any particular ones you guys would vouch for?

I imagine that it's going to reach the point where the main reason to go to a tertiary institution is to network rather than learn, because all the stuff will be online for free anyway.

I can imagine people ignoring what you studied and rather asking 'So, who did you meet while you were studying?'

TBH, I'm waiting for these institutions to bone up on the social component, so I can get boning.

It's pretty annoying - it'd be very easy to make them more social and connected, and would probably raise retention rates. Give each person the potential to say, contact students in the same classes in a ten or twenty mile radius. As it is, people go offsite and use Meetup, but it's irritating to use and I can tell very few people use it.
10-21-2012 04:08 AM
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@speakeasy
Thanks for this. Im not going to view everything on there right now but does this place offer certifications for completing these courses?
@basilransom
I noticed on your twitter a while back you were doing some programming courses that looked pretty interesting. I haven't been able to find the links though. If possible could you PM me the links?
10-21-2012 02:11 PM
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10-21-2012 02:19 PM
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(10-21-2012 02:11 PM)Alpha Hunter Zero Wrote:  @speakeasy
Thanks for this. Im not going to view everything on there right now but does this place offer certifications for completing these courses?
@basilransom
I noticed on your twitter a while back you were doing some programming courses that looked pretty interesting. I haven't been able to find the links though. If possible could you PM me the links?

That was http://www.codecademy.com/ . I actually ended up not using it.

I don't know what your goals are. Mine are to get fairly proficient with one programming language and take it from there. I took a Java class awhile back, in college, and hated it. But I'm taking multiple Python courses, and I find it to be a huuuge improvement. Python is much easier to code in, so far. It also seems to be the preferred choice for introductory programming courses now.

Try CS101 at Udacity, CS6.00 at EdX, Programming Fundamentals & Interactive Programming at Coursera. Looks like Codecademy has a Python course too.
10-21-2012 02:27 PM
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RE: Cheap online courses
duolingo.com for free language learning (spanish, french, german, more in future ). Very cool so far
10-21-2012 02:34 PM
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Check out http://venture-lab.org/.I just started the creativity course and the others look pretty interesting.
10-21-2012 02:41 PM
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@basilransom: thanks for posting the link, i have had time to check it out though. In response to your post my goals are to learn programming so at one point I can actually start making money off the programs I code. I've dabbled with c, c++, java, and labview although either I would never really got into it enough to start gaining an understanding of the language or I got a solid base but stopped doing it and have since forgotten. I have a friend who uses python regularly and you're right about the fact that its better for introductory programmers. I wonder if its in high demand for jobs and making money though?
10-23-2012 10:34 PM
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@basilransom: Thanks for posting the link. I haven't had time to check it out though. In response to your post my goals are to learn enough to be able to start making money off the programs that I code. I've dabbled with c, c++, java, and labview. My problem is that either I never got an understanding to build a solid base on or I knew how to partially code but due to prolonged lack of practice I have since forgotten what I learned. Python is indeed a good language for beginners, I have a friend who uses it extensively, but I wonder if it is in demand on the job market.
10-23-2012 10:44 PM
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this one is not as formal as the others mentioned but definitely worth a look

http://ureddit.com/
12-22-2012 06:27 AM
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http://www.mindteacher.com
It's a deal site for online courses. They have some nice courses and really good discounts
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Marketmotive.com for excellent internet marketing training
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