The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use. On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that "more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.
" Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online. Witness the 87,000 images from the Getty in L.A., the 125,000 Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the 35,000 artistic images from the National Gallery, and the 57,000 works of art on Google Art Project.
The Met's online initiative is dubbed "Open Access for Scholarly Content," and, while surfing the Met's digital collections, you'll know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the "OASC" acronym. In an FAQ, the Met provides simple instructions on how to figure that all out. Happy rummaging. Via Kottke. Google for Education This page explains how to set up Python on a machine so you can run and edit Python programs, and links to the exercise code to download.
You can do this before starting the class, or you can leave it until you've gotten far enough in the class that you want to write some code. The Google Python Class uses a simple, standard Python installation, although more complex strategies are possible. Python is free and open source, available for all operating systems from python.org. In particular we want a Python install where you can do two things: Run an existing python program, such as hello.py Run the Python interpreter interactively, so you can type code right at it Both of the above are done quite a lot in the lecture videos, and it's definitely something you need to be able to do to solve the exercises. Download Google Python Exercises As a first step, download the google-python-exercises.zip file and unzip it someplace where you can work on it. Top Machine Learning MOOCs and Online Lectures: A Comprehensive Survey.
This post reviews Machine Learning MOOCs and online lectures for both the novice and expert audience.
By Pulkit Khandelwal, VIT University. Everyone who gets going in Machine Learning (and Deep Learning) gets overwhelmed by the plethora of MOOCs available. Here, I try to give a comprehensive survey of such courses available freely on the internet. You can take this post as an complementary to this and this previous posts. The 49 best free websites and apps to learn something new — Life Learning. The 49 best free websites and apps to learn something new Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, and b) go to a school or classroom, a place specifically dedicated to learning.
Those days are over. Now, a profusion of apps, websites and institutions offer us a wider variety of (often superior) educational experiences than ever before- and we can access them from anywhere in the world, often for free. The apps and websites on this list can teach you practically anything- from coding and cooking, to surfing and negotiating. In this day and age, there is simply no excuse to not know something you’d like to know. Take free online courses on a variety of subjects Khan Academy- High-quality free courses on a variety of subjects. Alison- Free online courses from the world’s top publishers. CourseBuffet- Free online courses created by universities. Udemy- Huge selection of free and premium courses- mostly on technical skills.
Learn a new language. Web Based Courses. Brandieself added: 32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015. Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are. Among the wide-ranging apps, sites, learning management systems, flashcard creators, and content archives, there are a few dozen that promise to make an impact on how students learn this year.
Noodle’s team of education experts investigated the vast array of online learning tools to create this list of the 32 best, most innovative online tools that we think will change the education space in 2015. Open/Free Ed Sources. Information Literacy. Apprentissage. Research. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist — How to Think like a Computer Scientist: Interactive Edition.
This interactive book is a product of the Runestone Interactive Project at Luther College, led by Brad Miller and David Ranum.
There have been many contributors to the project. Our thanks especially to the following: This book is based on the Original work by: Jeffrey Elkner, Allen B. Downey, and Chris MeyersActivecode based on SkulptCodelens based on Online Python TutorMany contributions from the CSLearning4U research group at Georgia Tech.ACM-SIGCSE for the special projects grant that funded our student Isaac Dontje Lindell for the summer of 2013.NSF.