Hi there. I was wondering if anyone else is taking free online courses/classes?
I only heard about them yesterday (Coursera, Udacity and Khan Academy) and I actually signed up to two classes from Coursera that had already started last week. I'm currently taking the Intro to Logic and Computer Science 101 since I really want to learn how to code my own sites/sims from scratch in the future.
I've also signed up for other upcoming courses in Coursera which are Intro to Finance (I need a refresher), Statistics One (I was really bad at statistics in college) and Model Thinking. I can't take the other courses, even though I want to since some of them require some programming knowledge. Hopefully once I learn more about coding after I finish my first Coursera courses and some from Udacity and Khan Academy, I can join the other Coursera courses I like.
Since I need to really refresh my math, I'm looking at the Khan Academy lessons to help me understand the lessons that I never really understood from my old math classes and hopefully I can learn to love math instead of be afraid of it. My plan is to go through all the math-related videos in Khan to conquer my fear of math and solving problems/equations. So my path would be Pre-Algebra/Algebra, Pre-Calc/Calculus, Probability/Statistics, Geometry/Trigo and then watch the videos for economics and finance as a refresher.
I find following structured courses easier to understand and remember compared to simply searching online for guides and tutorials on my own, so hopefully these courses will help me understand the lessons I didn't fully understand back then.
My teacher did some Khan Academy for the Taylor Series stuff (BC Calculus). I wasn't overly impressed, but they weren't bad either. I just found it equally as easy to go on youtube and find a person to explain it *shrugs* However, I know he has a lot of success with people who don't get math as easily, so maybe i'm not the best opinion. It just annoyed me that half the time he would talk about things that weren't important or even related.
I'm doing Codecademy right now. Free web programming course. It has been very useful even in reviewing stuff I already knew.
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Non-related stuff annoy me at times too, so I usually space out for a bit and then jump back when the lesson is back again.
Oh! Thank you for that! I haven't heard of them yet, but I just checked them and it looks good. Thank you so much!
This is very cool. Thanks for sharing it