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Coursera: Free Online Classes from Top Universities

Posted on the 13 June 2012 by Cheerfulegg @lioyeo

This is probably a little late, but I just stumbled onto Coursera – a website that offers free, high quality, online courses from Top Universities like Princeton, Stanford, Michigan, and my beloved alma mater, Penn. <3

Some examples of courses offered: A History of the World Since 1300, Algorithms, Model Thinking, Social Network Analysis and dozens more.

So I think one of the key facets of a truly rich life is lifelong learning – because it makes you rich in your views of the world and of life. Snide remarks about having to complete annoying assignments aside, I’d say this is education at its best – attended only by people who truly want to learn, and not because they’re targeting a good grade or a job. I think platforms like these are going to revolutionize the education landscape – moving away from structured, syllabus-based, commodity-like obligations to organic, inspired, and customized forms of learning.

I’ve already signed up for a course starting in September. I don’t know about you, but I am super psyched.  


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