Ok. So, hopefully like me, you’ve decided to ignore my long absence and pretend I was never away from blogging.
Have you heard yet? Stanford University Online Education is offering several courses online on Entrepreneurship and Computer Science. These courses will be taught by renowned Stanford professors. And the best bit is that they’re free!
You won’t get college credit for completing the courses unless you’re a Stanford student, but they will provide you with a statement of accomplishment and a performance rating compared to other online students, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to learn something.
So if you wish to enroll in any of the classes here are the links to each one of them:
- CS 101 – Essentials of Computer Science for a zero experience audience
- Cryptography – Protecting information in computer systems
- Game Theory – Mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational agents
- Human-Computer Interaction – Designing technologies and interfaces that bring people joy rather than frustration
- Lean Launchpad – Turning an idea into a company
- Machine Learning – Getting computers to act without explicit direction
- Natural Language Processing – Algorithms and technology for dealing with human language data
- Probabilistic Graphical Models – Practical and theoretical methods of manipulating probability distributions
- Software as a Service – Engineering fundamentals for Agile SaaS development using Ruby on Rails
- Technology Entrepreneurship – Creating a successful startup
The online course consists of two online lectures a week, digital discussions and a weekly piece of homework that must be completed in order for all online students to pass. So yeah, it pretty much feels like a real college course but at the comforts of your own home and at your leisure.
Of course this classes can’t replace the value of a full university experience. However, this is an opportunity to learn from leading experts from one of the best Universities in the world, so go learn something if you aren’t that busy!