As one that is supposed to be focusing this year on less topics, I have enrolled in a few classes on the Coursera.org and Udacity.com sites. These are free courses and so far it appears I will be learning a lot in the Introduction to Computer Science and the Introduction to Databases classes I have enrolled in.
The reason I am sharing is because I have run across a few resources in the Python class that might be of interest to someone:
- Python.org – Official website of the Python Programming Language where you can download Python onto your computer.
- Installation of Python Under Windows – How to install Python
- Notepad++ – An application to edit your programming files.
- Note: These links came from the class discussion forum.
I hope that I will make it all the way through the courses. So far so good. I am taking the two below and if you are interested I have provided a link to their descriptions. I have also provided a link to the article that introduced me to these sites.
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Introduction to Databases (The catalog description is not there anymore, but the course is a Stanford course.)
- Venture Beat – In 2013, Here’s Why We’ll Seriously Consider Alternatives to Higher Ed
Coincidentally, Allisson Rossett shared a link to a post that pointed out the way these types of courses can be the end of Higher Education as we know it. I personally am not happy about the way this could go. There has to be a happy medium.
Wish me luck!