Friday, 21 September 2012

Coursera.org - Free distance learning course from World Class Universities

I thought I'd post this up as it is a really great site, and the best things in life are free.

Coursera is a website that provides free distance learning from world class universities and professors. The provide quite a range of courses and new additions appear to be continually coming along.

Topics available include the following,

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

Courses run from anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks and the lectures are delivered via streamed video content. There are also collaborative environments where you can interact with other students as well as assignments which are marked and returned to you.

Many of the courses provide certificates of completion which can be included in your record of achievement or CV for employers to see. The range of computing courses is pretty incredible. I've already got myself signed up to a graph theory and social network analysis module and a statistical and data analysis course. Take a look here and get yourself signed up, its free! If you don't get on with a course you can just drop out and lose nothing :)

Simon

1 comment:

Kshama Urs said...

The higher education is the best education and also is opted by many students. It is one of the best options for most of the working professionals. The one best advantage of distance education is that you can earn while learning. To do both at the same time lot of passion, patience and hard work is required.
Distance learning courses in India The scope for distance learning in India is huge and with the increasing population the demand is also increasing day by day.