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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

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.

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 Glass Potato Chips Let's be honest: Potato chips are boring. Every time I wander the chip aisle of the grocery store, there is some supposedly new twist on the potato chip. Classic.

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. OU Community Hello! Members of the OU community (that’s you) – staff, students and alumni – are scattered across the globe and our online content reaches just as wide. The OU has a huge presence online and we’re keen to build a relationship with you in the spaces you’re already comfortable with, as well as trying out new spaces together. We want our content to be accessible to all and that’s why we have thousands of hours of content freely available via YouTube, iTunes U and OpenLearn, much of which can be reused in a way that benefits you.

HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING Over lunch with Simon Lovell, a fascinating former card shark, Allison Schrager learns all sorts of things about how swindlers operate ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE "I can spot someone's weakness a mile away. In any room I can pick out the best target," says Simon Lovell, reformed con artist and famed magician, when asked over lunch about the root of his talents. "Take that woman over there." He motions across the room towards a lady speaking to a man engrossed in his menu--"vulnerable, needy, looking for attention from the man she is with, but he won't give it to her.

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2013 I know several do, and while I can't speak for all of them, the Saylor Foundation — and, full disclosure, I am employed by them — has three courses that carry portable credit recommendations, with more credit pathways in the works. The recommendation requires a proctored online exam, which can range from free to not-very-expensive depending on how you obtain a proctor. Search NCCRS from the homepage, or get in touch! I'm currently taking the Evolution class (and am enrolled for the Sci-fi class mentioned above) through Coursera. Generally, free classes do not award college credit, but I understand at least Coursera offers course completion certificates through the colleges that give the classes.