Online FREE University Courses
Many reputed universities from US and Canada are offering FREE online college level courses. Knowledge is becoming global. These courses are streamed via video and audio as they take place in lecture halls. There is no difference.
As with campus lecture registration, you also register on the webpage, which is free, and finish course within time.
Few samples of Courses offered are Computing, Calculus, Microeconomics, Programming languages, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering etc.
About 33 universities participate and list is expanding. Few of these universities are Stanford University, U of T, U of Washington, U of California, Irvine and Ohio State University.
Here are the links
For students and parents who needs help in math, science, biology and accounting, take a look at following site. It has over 1000 topics covered in color, animation and easy to understand format.
KhanAcademy.org is increasingly used throughout the world for free. Mr. Khan is also invited to give lectures around universities in the US. It gets more than 4000 hits per month.
Do you know the difference between orbits and orbitals? Atom!
other informative links
New approach to age old thinking is new idea. People discover and invent things. Where these “new” things take shape and discussed. Many are in universities, garage, labs and TED.
Yes, TED. At TED thinkers, geeks, scientists and philosophers share new ideas relating to current affairs, science, environment, politics and global issues.
TED is free.
You and your children who read in school or college will benefit from it.
Often asking the right question is more important to discover things!
Here are few of them.
China: Nation vs Civilization: Why China will not embrace Democracy[My view] because for them China is not Nation but a Civilization.
Why China thinks the way they Think…. For more listen to his talk…powerful.
His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart
Kiran Bedi: Inspirational talk
She became an icon for Indian women in male dominant society. Kiran fought for her place.
VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization
He is a pioneer who cured Phantom limb pain by novel method of mirror-box. Phantom Limb pain occurs in few amputated limb patient. Although limb is not there yet pain is felt in the non-existence limb or Phantom Limb.
Stephen Hawking : Theoretical Physicist:
Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe.
Due to his paralysis a voice synthesizer speak what he types. It is not his voice but his brain and it speaks volumes.
Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks:
Lee hacks and tweaks Wii Remote for White Board that can be dragged around for schools and teachers. A new 3D game is possible too.
The website is www.ted.com/
Teach child to read early on
Reading English text, early on, makes huge impact to children. Every parent want their child to read sooner and without help.
Unlike other languages, English language is bit complicated. For instance names of alphabet and sounds of alphabet differ. Alphabet “C” has name “See” but it sounds like “Kha”. C in a word “Cup” sounds more like a “Kha”.
I remember TCV nursery school teach Aa, baa, Kha Dha. I searched web for any help and here it is for you.
It is an answer to your knowledge that you are seeking to learn- an end in itself. However, it is not a pointer to another information in the cloud like google. If you are looking pizza parlour near you, google is the tool. But if you want to know what is X^2 sin(x) WolframAlpha.com is the tool. It will give you an answer- a graph. It is the first source of knowledge if you have a computer and internet- no flipping through the pages and index search. A gift to students and researchers.