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    Thanks for posting that. For anyone interested, these are "real" classes -- you actually complete assignments for marking/feedback, but there's no university credit for completing them. That's not a drawback, IMHO (they are free, after all); you get the benefit of taking the same course as a Stanford CS/SE student, and not some "for dummies" version that may oversimplify or outright lie to you. The downside is that, being "real" classes, you do need to have the time available to commit to them.

    There is also MIT OpenCourseWare for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for those interested. Unlike the Stanford program, you don't get classes online, just the course material. That usually includes audio/video lectures (or lecture notes), study guides, exercises, and so forth -- enough material that you can actually learn what the MIT course is intended to teach. (Just the Abelson & Sussman lectures from course 6001 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs is worth the trip -- twenty hours or so of mind-bending revelations.)

    The big differences between the MIT program and Stanford's are that you can complete the MIT courses in your own time, but you don't get the feedback or the "class time".

    Either way, you're getting the best possible education at the lowest price you can pay.
     
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    thank you for sharing such important website. i will share this with all my friends who are engineering students. this might help them in developing their skills in those subjects.
     
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    thanks for sharing it looks interesting
     
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