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Free online education

Post by Jesse » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:01 pm

This is why the internet is awesome. They offer video lectures/lessons covering an amazing range of topics. Science/Math/Civics etc.

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Post by Mr. G » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:02 pm

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Re: Free online education

Post by Jesse » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:38 pm

Very cool, It's good to see so much effort being put into a good cause, I've got another one I picked up from a ted video. It's currently in beta, so you've got to sign up to use it.

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http://duolingo.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is where I found it: http://www.ted.com/talks/luis_von_ahn_m ... ation.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Free online education

Post by kirtu » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:51 pm

learningdom wrote:Free online education programs also offer the same curriculum and set of lessons like those that are offered by on-school programs. The only difference is that it is more convenient, more engulfed by technology and there is a wide space for reliable and factual resources over the internet.
This is not correct because most of the free online sites do not have projects and excerises submitted for grading (Coursera is an exception to this) or if they require exercise/project submission, their curriculum is not the same as found in an actual class (Coursera is mostly not an exception on this point).

Online education is still supplemental or is useful for refresher classes. We still have a way to go before free online classes will offer essentially the same educational experience as that found in a class (irrespective of whether that class is a traditional class or a mix of traditional and active online/broadcast class as found in many universities).

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