In the early August I've watched this TED talk and registered on the https://www.coursera.org/. I was impressed with the variety of topics and courses that one can attend here for free, so I decided to share it with you. I've recently signed up for this History course that seems to be very promising.
(Introduction video that can be accessed once signed up for the course is much more interesting, imo)
That said, does anybody know similar education resources? (Except for Khan Academy :))
This and many others (such as Saylor University).
I plan on writing an article about alternatives to state education.
Do you get college credit?
I don't think so.
more high school level though.
“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence.""The sweetest of minds can harbor the harshest of men.”
Have you attended Khan?
It's pretty fun. I like the gamification aspect of it.
To paraphrase Marc Faber: We're all doomed, but that doesn't mean that we can't make money in the process.
Rabbi Lapin: "Let's make bricks!"
Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."
Ive watched his videos on chemistry, and geometry/agl2, they are pretty good.
yaymath.org is good for highschool mathematics too.
its not really that you have to enroll.
its just a depository for this guys videos on various subjects. you can jsut go on the website watch videos and start learning right away,
its not really structured so you can jump around other places (though you can go thorugh a structured route if you want).
Thanks, I used this incredible site to prepare for my finance exams last year (Khan explained backwardation and contango like nobody else in my university) and I watched a couple of history videos, but I haven't visited this site for a long time, mainly because of its orientation on high school material.
As far as I know, no Coursera course offers college credits, but plenty of them award a signed certificate on successful accomplishment, though I see no big value in them.
Thanks a lot for suggesting Saylor University. Have you taken any courses from it?
Anton - no, I haven't. But I've looked through a few of them and they seem interesting. Do note that you don't get credits for them, however. Still, if you learn the material you might be able to test out of some classes.
Wheylous, does Saylor Univ have classes or does it have a format that you could just walk in and learn similar to Khan?
It's not formal - you don't have to sign up, I don't think. You can just go to the website and see all the course material + homework etc.