Thursday, August 2, 2012

Advanced Free Courses - Udacity / Coursera


Position and Velocity - Intro to Physics - Simple Harmonic Motion

Udacity



The true value of the internet...
that which goes to the heart of the real strength of human beings...
lies in our ability, through its usage, to rapidly and thoroughly disseminate information
which has been codified for complete assimilation...
allowing us to coordinate efforts in order to effect positive changes
to our future through the constant solidification and expansion of our base knowledge...
while constantly adding to the height of this intellectual structure by allowing us to
build knowledge upon knowledge and by allowing creativity to take us in new directions...
resulting in efficient and effective ways of problem solving and that of discovery.

Now...
while this is the goal of any major teaching institution...
the problem most face is that of accessibility...
whether it be due to cost...
proximity...
available time.

This is where these GREAT courses excel.

They are FREE...
they are available when you are...
and wherever your computer is.


MAJOR universities...
as well as some of many top industry leaders are directly involved.

Many courses are presented in layman terms...
and build you up from a base level of virgin subject knowledge.






One of Alex's fun courses he is taking at home is...
Intro to Computer Science (the above course from Udacity).


These courses allow you to learn from some of the world's 
greatest teaching institutions...
at home...
and without cost
(although right now...for official certification from Coursera and from Udacity...
it will cost you...however...the courses are free).



For all parents of gifted children...
you already know that the key to keeping your child engaged in life
is through highly stimulating intellectual material.

One of the worst things for a gifted child to have to suffer from...
is intellectual stagnation.  It forces an intellectual shutdown...
or an intellectual escape, in order to keep frustration
from reaching destructive levels.

These courses provide just the sort of stimulation necessary.






These are must see web sites.
They epitomize the true meaning behind the internet...
dissemination of knowledge.

These can be the intellectual doors to exploration and freedom for your child.



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