EdX - Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012


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EdX - Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012

Is anyone actively learning, auditing or participating (for credit) at edX?


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Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

With more than 130 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.
There are some really great science and engineering programs there and they are all free to audit. For example, take a look at these classes related to:

C Programming

Quantum Physics

Computer Science

Math

Just amazing.....

I am currently auditing about 8 courses, LOL ... it keeps me from watching the news and wasting time.

Anyone else on edX?
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Anyone else on edX?
Not now, but this is an excellent suggestion. I need something to keep me from becoming an analphabetic senile old man.

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it keeps me from watching the news and wasting time.
Watching regularily your presidents latest antics i can relate to that. If there ever is a need for an anti-antidepressive, then Trump is it.

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Check this out:

Can you get an MIT education for $2,000? | Scott Young | TEDxEastsidePrep

Code:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piSLobJfZ3c

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Also, this is a cool story about edX and an Indian student who eventually graduated from MIT because of distance learning with edX:

India to MIT: Transforming My Life through Online Education at edX

Code:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATQCOdVioK4

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This morning, I'm auditing this course:

Introduction to the Schrödinger Equation and Quantum Transport

Code:
https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:PurdueX+69503x+3T2018/course/

It's really well done. I've given up watching the news and wasting time on social media.

Over time, I'll post all the classes I'm auditing here.

In addition, I have signed up for a number of classes which start later this month or next month.

I'll post the entire list soon.

One of the great things with edX is that when the classes are active, students can interact in chat rooms and discuss the lectures and homework.

Maybe someday we at unix.com can take some classes together?

That would be fun I think!
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Auditing this course as well:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Code:
https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:ColumbiaX+CSMM.101x+3T2018/course/

The course above is part of the AI MicroMasters program:

Code:
https://www.edx.org/micromasters/columbiax-artificial-intelligence

EDIT: So far, this course [ Artificial Intelligence (AI) ] is not well done and the lecturer is of poor quality compared to other edX courses I am auditing.

In contrast, Introduction to the Schrödinger Equation and Quantum Transport is great and the lecturer is very good and clearly knows the topic very well.
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Now auditing at 1.5x speed replay:

Programming for the Web with JavaScript


Code:
https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:PennX+SD4x+2T2017/course/

It's actually pretty good at 1.5x speed. The lecturer is good and the course is well done. I skipped the "intro to Web Development" part and went straight to the Javascript lessons.

Even though I already program JS, I have learned a few new things already in the first module.

Recommended for sure if you wan to learn Javascript.

EDIT: Wow... I'm 1/3 of the way thru this class. If you are interested to learn Javascript, I highly recommend this course. It's free to audit!
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