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DoctorDeku
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1/15/2013 5:32:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
https://www.coursera.org...

Anyone else use this website? I'm starting an intro to philosophy class in 12 days, and mathematical thinking class in March.
Rice
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1/21/2013 1:25:36 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've used it, I took an intro to programming course because I couldn't fit my school's computer science course into my schedule. Coursera is awesome.
Mangani
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1/21/2013 1:03:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Thank you very much for posting this!

I usually take the free courses offered by individual universities, but these don't offer coursework, and you don't feel like you're actually learning "from" the professor rather than just listening to their pre-recorded lectures, and you don't really have interaction with the professors or other students. It's also at your own pace, so there's nothing really to hold you to complete the course.

This is perfect for me. Time constraints are what motivate me to complete something like this! I have already signed up for two courses!
bossyburrito
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2/11/2013 12:12:59 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I just started an intro to Philosophy class. Seems pretty interesting.
#UnbanTheMadman

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Get caught in ticking traps
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Logic_on_rails
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2/11/2013 11:35:29 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/11/2013 12:12:59 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
I just started an intro to Philosophy class. Seems pretty interesting.

Same here Bossy. Perchance, what are your thoughts on resolving Gettier problems and refining the classical account of knowledge?
"Tis not in mortals to command success
But we"ll do more, Sempronius, we"ll deserve it
muzebreak
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2/13/2013 1:58:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
MIT posts most of their classes on YouTube. And all of their course work, for every course, is available to the public for free on their website.
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
bossyburrito
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2/23/2013 3:14:15 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/11/2013 11:35:29 PM, Logic_on_rails wrote:
At 2/11/2013 12:12:59 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
I just started an intro to Philosophy class. Seems pretty interesting.

Same here Bossy. Perchance, what are your thoughts on resolving Gettier problems and refining the classical account of knowledge?

I believe that adding 'the justification is true and related to the actual situation' would solve the problems.
#UnbanTheMadman

"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
lewis20
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2/23/2013 10:58:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Some interesting ones starting this week:
Computational Investing, Part I out of Georgia Tech
Financial Engineering and Risk Management out of Columbia University
Intro to Engineering Mechanics out of Georgia Tech
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saraparker617
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10/10/2013 6:53:51 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
There are many online colleges and universities that are really not existing but are offering numerous services so the students need to make sure that whenever they go for an online college or degree program they do proper research and also make sure that they are accredited.
http://www.rochvilleuniversity.org...
NotReallySmart
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10/12/2013 9:53:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Does anyone know edx. Not as awesome, but same idea.
There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity.

There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is Vanity.

There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love."

- Bernard of Clairvaux