Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MOOCs

Remember when Robert Blake used to call young punks "mooks" on Baretta

Well, dis ain't dat kinda mook. And dat's da name of dat tune.

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses, or college classes taught free online and usually not for credit (though that may change).

The number of online college courses available and their quality gets better all the time. Here are the courses I've completed since retiring. The range of available subjects is amazing and the professors equal or exceed the quality I experienced in college and grad school.

They're not all MOOCs. The classes at Boston University were not free (but they were excellent). All of the others were free. 

Udacity.com and Coursera.com are great places to start your search.

Completed:
  1. Econ 159: Game Theory (Yale University / Open Yale)
  2. Introduction to Financial Planning (Boston University)
  3. Risk Management  (Boston University)
  4. Investments (Boston University)
  5. Tax Planning (Boston University)
  6. Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (Boston University)
  7. Estate Planning (Boston University)
  8. Introduction to Statistics (Stanford University / Udacity)
  9. Critical Thinking in Global Challenges (University of Edinburgh / Coursera)
  10. Differential Equations (Udacity)

Currently underway:
  • Financial Engineering and Risk Management (Columbia University / Coursera)
Registered for:

  • Nanotechnology (Coursera)
  • Guitar (Berklee College of Music / Coursera)

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