Stanford University has released a new batch of free online classes starting in January 2012. This follows the success of this semesters extremely popular class on Artificial Intelligence.
The recordings of Open Science Summit 2011 are now available on Fora.tv. This year we had a wonderful of speakers. and I highly recommend watching all the videos if you have the time. But if you have to watch just one, I’d recommend the panel on Open Education and Science Education.
We’ve talked about universities releasing lecture videos through ItunesU and occasionally offering full courses, as with Stanfords Intro to AI class. Well now courtesy of Stanford and their OpenClassroom project, anyone can learn all the skills needed to become a computer scientist. If you saw NASA’s recent API announcement and were saddened because you didn’t have…
The NIH has put forth a challenge to the nation, asking anyone and everyone to send in their best science experiments oriented for kindergarden up to 12th grade. They plan on picking the best ones and releasing the procedures for the public to use for free. Aside from their horrible choice of prizes (An electronic badge, really?) this is a great initiative and I can’t wait to see the resource that comes out of this.