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Re: MITx

Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:55 pm

Wow. Some might remember that I was recently asking about e-book texts on electronics and circuitry; I"ve since been working through the Openbook reference I was given. Now I read on the BBC news site about MITx, which purports to be providing online MIT courses—starting with electronics and circuitry—free, and available worldwide. They mention some form of certification, too, though what its worth will be I have no idea; I"ll just be in it for the learning.

Apparently the first course will run from March 5th. I"ll be extremely interested to see how this—and hopefully other such things—develop.

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Re: MITx

Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:11 pm

Sounds like the AI course that Stanford did a few months ago.

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Re: MITx

Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:00 pm

well I"m signed up, tho I expect you may want to check out the mit maths vids on YouTube.
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Re: MITx

Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:15 pm

Oh? Why, out of interest?

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Re: MITx

Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:43 pm

I think tjz is referring to

"Although there are no formal entry requirements, ...
students will need to have a knowledge of maths and science."

statement in the article

10+10    Thats both socks off now!
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Re: MITx

Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:48 pm

Ah, right. For some reason I thought he was talking about the videos themselves, rather than the contents. I should be OK; my degree was maths, so I can usually get the forum post sums right on the second or third attempt

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Re: MITx

Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:47 am

Bad Wolf said:


10+10    Thats both socks off now!


Shees! learn how to count to twelve on one hand and a gross on two. It's why the clock has 12 hour cycles.

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Re: MITx

Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:05 am

I may have to go through those TBH, matrix calculations mess with my head a bit, saying that long division is still something am not fond of.
I MAY pass this through the skin of my teeth, but its worth a shot, its free after all

in regards to the textbook, a thousand pages of mostly raw brain juice from the start does and will take a while to settle-in. I"ve managed to skim through the first 30 pages in an hour and the lack of diagrams scare me... must get used to that :/

anyway... Bad Wolf was right

oh and I"m just pointing this out, my optimism and realism do get twisted at the best of times so there"s a good chance I"ll end up failing it. =s
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Re: MITx

Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:19 am

Benedict White said:
Bad Wolf said:


10+10    Thats both socks off now!


Shees! learn how to count to twelve on one hand and a gross on two. It"s why the clock has 12 hour cycles.



If the RPi does as well as I hope, we may even get a tranche of kids who can count to 31 on one hand; 1023 on both!

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Re: MITx

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:15 pm

hey, you're right you can count to 31 on one hand

1023 on both is pushing it a bit for me tho.

i've isgned up to MITx btw ... apparently you get a certificate at the end of it ... if you pass

need to start counting on both hands now!


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Re: MITx

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Bad Wolf said:


I think tjz is referring to

"Although there are no formal entry requirements, ...
students will need to have a knowledge of maths and science."

statement in the article

10+10    Thats both socks off now!



Not forgetting that they also say

"In order to succeed in this course, you must have taken an AP level physics course in electricity and magnetism"

and looking it up on wikipedia that is quite a high level background knowledge.

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Re: MITx

Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:49 pm

people should be getting started with this now, I"ve done the homework and lab for this week, and the lab for next week... I may be doing the math the long way round but eventually got them right.
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Re: MITx

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:29 am

another similar thing is: http://www.udacity.com/

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