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Free on-line University education courses world-wide

Discussion in 'Information and Resources' started by Allyson, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    Free on-line university courses

    Universities around the world are opening their books. Virtually means anyone who wants to can study any course....... so one lecturer could be teaching 50,000 people.

    This is phenomenal news for us as it is a great way for research to advance quickly.


    http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/a-world-of-wisdom-awaits--just-the-click-of-a-button-20130720-2qarg.html

    And from Lisa thanks-
    University of Queensland to offer free online courses

    http://m.afr.com/p/technology/university_of_queensland_to_offer_SETs5U2SRpPofu6UMNSmeO
     

    and Di says MIT also offers free online courses.

    http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm
    One example of how wonderful the Internet is for US. It is our big chance in my opinion Especially when combined with the human genome project and advances in genetics and epigenetics.
    I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that we may get a cure
     
    also a great way for any of us who want to do free study without leaving home too

    Sally has highly recommended looking at Coursera.org. It has units from universities from all around the world and its free.




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  2. Lillybelle

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    Awesome, I've already signed up for three courses via coursera.org, thanks!
     
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  3. Allyson

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    wow that is fantastic Lillybelle - happy for you!
    Yes a great opportunity for we who cannot get there!

    best of luck with them

    Ally
     
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    this may also help us in that the artificial quotas on medical degrees that limit the number of doctors may now be circumvented so more people can do medical research

    Ally
     
  5. DolceVita

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    One more:
    www.udacity.com

    I've completed a class through Udacity (Intro to Programming in Python), just started another on web development), and finished most of a Human-Computer Interaction design class on coursera.org. I love love love Udacity, their classes are focused and really great. I'm hoping to build up programming skills and leverage those into a web-centered career path so I can work from home (when I'm better enough to actually work!)
     
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  6. Allyson

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    thanks for that Dolce....I will add it to the list - so far we now have 4 then I think

    coursera
    Alison
    udacity
    and MIT

    will post all the links soon

    ALly
     
  7. Allyson

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    Is it OK to copy and edited version of your par here with the link anonymously - so others can see what udacity is good for please Dolce Vita?

    Cheer

    Ally
     
  8. DolceVita

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    Sure, no problem :)
     
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    Thanks so much for the link DolceVita :) It looks very interesting and useful. I am always looking for things like this.
     
  10. Allyson

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    Thanks Dolce

    here is the full updated list now

    Free on-line university courses for anyone worldwide

    This kind of thing can lead to increased research into our conditions too

    As well as providing a way to study for the house-bound


    https://www.coursera.org/




    MIT also offers free online courses.

    http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm

    One example of how wonderful the Internet is for US. It is our big chance in my opinion Especially when combined with the human genome project and advances in genetics and epigenetics.
    http://www.alison.com,

    Alison is best on a computer I have been told, its not very compatible with tablets or phones



     

    Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning |... alison.com

    ALISON is the worlds leading provider of free online courses with certificates


    Cheers,

    Ally
     
  11. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    Here is a full complete list - FOUR in all - of free uni courses



    www.udacity.com - thanks to Dolce VIta for this one


    Free on-line university courses for anyone worldwide

    This kind of thing can lead to increased research into our conditions too

    As well as providing a way to study for the house-bound


    https://www.coursera.org/

    www.udacity.com

    MIT also offers free online courses.

    http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm

    One example of how wonderful the Internet is for US. It is our big chance in my opinion Especially when combined with the human genome project and advances in genetics and epigenetics.

    ALISON is the worlds leading provider of free online courses with certificates

    Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning...p
    http://www.alison.com,

    Alison is best on a computer I have been told, its not very compatible with tablets or phones

    anyonw of anymore please -seems this is spreading quickly

    cheers

    Ally
     
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    Thanks for posting this Allyson. I am taking a Physiology course from Coursera. Even though it is just getting started and it is a struggle I have managed to learn some helpful things.

    I read not only the forums but also medical articles. As someone who does not have a science background I have found it very difficult to understand much of what I read. I get the general gist of it, in a vague sort of way, but wanted a better understanding. I figured even if I only learned a couple things it would be worth the effort.

    After only 1 week, I have learned some new terms and I now clearly understand what a "negative feedback loop" is. So I'm very happy. If anyone else is having trouble understanding the basics, give it a try. You are allowed to start late and can drop out at anytime with one click of the mouse!

    If anyone does take this and has trouble understanding the material, I recommend going to www.professorfink.com and watching the youtube lecture of his covering the same material. This guy really explains things in an understandable way!
     
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