I love online classes, don't you? I'm always looking for the next opportunity to learn something. My favorite classes are the ones that are both taught by experts and cost nothing! I love taking college courses in interesting subjects, but it's just too expensive to do as a hobby. Luckily, big time University's have started putting out free Open Source Courses. Stanford has several brand new offerings that I'm so excited about. Here they are:
This class provides an introduction to the roles of individuals and associations in shaping our collective public life and the civic fabric of our towns, states, and countries. Participants will learn about — and practice — coming together to make community decisions and establish the importance of these roles in democratic systems. Enrollment: Free
The Active Citizen in a Digital Age opens May 15.
Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Stanford physicians, K-12 educators, and transgender faculty members offer practical tips for parents, teachers, healthcare providers, and anyone who wants to help create a more gender-expansive environment. Enrollment: Free
Now Open!Physician trainees often have no framework for understanding the complex interdisciplinary team environment. This lack of understanding can lead to patient care errors, potentially hostile working conditions, and decreased job satisfaction. We hope to give you a basic understanding of the roles of some core members of the interdisciplinary team and knowledge of common misunderstandings that can derail inter-professional collaboration. Enrollment: Free
|Physics-Based Sound Synthesis for Games and Interactive Systems|
Open for EnrollmentLearn the basics of Digital Signal Processing and computational acoustics by understanding the vibrational physics of real-world objects and the systems simulating them. The free, open-source software provided makes it possible for anyone to use physical models in art, game or movie sound, or other applications. Enrollment: Free, or Premium Option with Fee.