28 November 2011

Stanford University Free Online Computer Science Courses

As some of you must know, Stanford University now offers free online courses in computer science. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) is offering some of their most popular engineering classes free of charge (with no tuition cost) to the students and educators around the world. Anyone can apply for these classes and if you able to pass the final test, you will get a certificate from the University. So what the Stanford University offers in these online courses? You can

  • Anytime and anywhere access to complete lecture videos via streaming of downloaded media.
  • Full courses materials including syllabi, handouts, homework, and exams.
  • online social networking with fellow SEE students.
  • Support for PCs, Macs and mobile computing devices.
“Both in the United States and elsewhere, many people simply do not have access to a high-quality education. By putting out this initial set of courses, we hope to teach some of the latest computing technologies to anyone who wants to learn it-for free,” said Andrew Ng, associate professor, computer science.

This fall, courses are Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Introduction to Databases and Introduction to Machine Learning. Out of these three classes, enrollment for Introduction to Artificial Intelligence is closed but still you can watch the lectures for this course on YouTube. Already more than 58,000 people have shown interest in the Artificial Intelligence course. You can apply for the other two courses. If you are interested on these classes, go to links below and enroll yourself before they closed:

Due to the great success of the program, now Stanford offers eight more computer science classes that will be begin in January. You can sign up for these courses from the following links: