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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2012

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2012
For those wanting to learn valuation and/or corporate finance, Professor Aswath Damodaran of NYU (author of several subjects in financial fields) hosts all his courses and coursework at his website They are really excellent, comprehensive courses. Also, Academicearth is great, but they rarely update anything, or if they do they don't make it noticeable that they did. I kind of gave up on them, though they do have a lot of potential... 1/11/12 11:19am

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The Freud Apps: AI, Virtual Life Coaching, and the Future of Psychotherapy Mental health and self-improvement services are increasingly accessible via mobile apps. The newest crop of these apps increasingly integrates Artificial Intelligence capabilities similar to Apple’s virtual assistant Siri. These intelligent systems will make our devices come to life, taking on new functions as our personal virtual ‘psychotherapist’ or life coach. Though the self-improvement industry is unregulated with actual numbers hard to come by, publicity would indicate that the business is booming.

Mnemonic Peg Memory System Description The Peg System is a mnemonic method for learning and remembering lists of items. The method works by associating each item in the list with a previously learned "peg word" that represents the numerical position of the item.. For very short lists, peg words can be simple rhymes for the numbers, for example: BunShoeTreeDoorHiveSticksHeavenGateWineMenLeaven (dough)Shelve 400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1200 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Open Resources For Educators OpenCourseWare (OCW) What Does That Mean? According to the OpenCourseWare Consortium, OpenCourseWare is "free and open digital publication of high quality university‐level educational materials. ... organized as courses.... [They] often include course planning materials and evaluation tools." These courses are free and available online to anyone. They typically do not offer attendance at live lectures or credit.

Video and Podcasts: Events by Category Richard Candida Smith Intellectual History of the United States since 1865 - In this course we will be discussing key developments in U.S. thought since the middle of the nineteenth century, roughly beginning with the reception of Darwin. The broader story told in the class weaves together in the history of science and engineering, the arts and popular culture, philosophy, and education. read more Gail S. Brager, Stefano Schiavon 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School One of the biggest reasons that people are denied the privilege of education is because they can’t afford it. However, today we live in a world where knowledge and information are at our finger tips like never before.

16 Google Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed There are various hidden Easter Eggs, jokes, and little timewasters in almost every Google web service, product, or new device. Here are some hidden gems users have documented over the years. Search for “Google In 1998” and the search results will appear in the style of a website from 1998 when the company was first founded. Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education In November, Wolfram Burgard, a professor of computer science at the University of Freiburg, in Germany, administered an online midterm exam for a course in artificial intelligence to 54 students. The test-takers sat in the lecture hall, spaced at least a meter apart, with proctors roaming the aisles to make sure nobody was looking up clues or chatting online with co-conspirators. The students were from all over. Some were enrolled at Freiburg, some at the Technical University of Munich, some at the University of Hamburg, and several from outside Germany. Most were hoping to get credit for the course at their home universities, which meant they would have to return to Freiburg in mid-December to take a proctored final exam; no small chore for a pair visiting from Paris, and the one who had flown in from Finland, a distance of 1,500 miles. “I think it goes a step further [than many existing open courseware projects],” says Thrun.

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