Saturday, June 09, 2012

Three Web Sites To Destroy Big Education

I've said it before and I'll say it again - if I ever have to hire somebody I will give them equal weighting to Khan's Academy classes as "real" ones from a university.

This of course assumes I'm in a position of power - HA HA HA HA!!!

Regardless, you will visit these three sites and improve yourself.

You will conform.

You will obey.

Compliance is mandatory.


Aaron said...

Mises Academy

sisterbrat said...

Thank you for the links. I bookmarked the code and language one, I already use Khan.

Speaking of neato education stuff, last night I found a site out of carnegie-mellon called the Open Learning Initiative. One of my classes in the fall will be statics for engineering, and I found a statics course for free through them. I figure over the rest of the summer I will tool around that site and get a bit of a jump on the course.

beta_plus said...

When Big Education finally breaks is when someone figures out how to give out graded assignments and projects online while confirming that the person doing the work is who they say that they are. Having a final exam given by Prometric might work.

When you take a class, all you really need are 10 to 14 assignments, a mid term, a proctored Final, and maybe a long term assignment depending on the course. Everything else is a waste of money.

Mike said...

95% of the Khan stuff seems excellent, but some of his econ might be questionable!