This fall, professors from Stanford's prestigious School of Engineering will offer online three of its most popular computer science courses: Machine Learning, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Introduction to Databases. (You can sign up by clicking on these links.) The courses will feature short, interactive video clips that students can watch whenever and wherever they want; short quizzes that provide instant feedback; and the ability to rank questions to be answered by Stanford instructors. According to the Stanford Report, "Already more than 58,000 people have expressed interest in the artificial intelligence course taught by Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford research professor of computer science and a Google Fellow, and Google Director of Research Peter Norvig."
This isn't the first time Stanford has offered free computer science courses to the world. Back in 2008, Stanford Engineering Everywhere presented lectures from 10 complete online computer science and electrical engineering courses. This includes the three-course "Introduction to Computer Science" sequence taken by the majority of Stanford undergraduates. These courses are all listed in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering sections of our big collection of Free Online Courses. H/T @eugenephoto
via Stanford News