This is an analysis blog on Telecom & Internet, and the ecosystem around evloving around LTE & WiMAX. To provide an insight into the deployment scenarios with operators and the changing spectrum ecosystem that goes along with the deployment of broadband wireless internet. This blog is an un-biased take on technology with an eye on evolving landscape of Wireless standards and represents none of my employer/s view or insights to their strategy. If you like what you read – like it on FaceBook, LinedIn or share it on twitter!
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I am big proponent of disruption in education and like to contribute to these conversations -
MIT OpenCourseWare [mit.edu]. Among the very earliest adopters of free, open access to educational resources, MIT has been offering its materials to the public for nearly 10 years. Almost all MIT course content is available online, and while, like most of these resources, you don’t get a degree or direct access to instructors, the quality of written and multimedia materials is first-rate.
Coursera [coursera.org]. This for-profit organization does offer its coursework for free, and it’s good stuff. Classes last from 4 to 12 weeks and come from academic powerhouses like Penn, Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan, and Princeton. Though it’s somewhat heavy on computer science classes, it does offer world history, economics, and more.
Academic Earth [academicearth.org]. Styling itself as an academic version of Hulu, this site collects freely available lectures and coursework from many different sources. Though it’s not as narrowly focused as some sites, it does offer something for everyone and is well worth checking out. Note: It was recently acquired by Ampush Media, but hasn’t seemed to change the availability of its materials.
iTunes U [apple.com]. It’s not all free, but there’s a vast amount of course materials available using the iTunes U app. Many schools use the app to build content for their students, and while most of them require a secure logon, some make some materials freely available to the public. Download the free app and browse around.
Khan Academy [khanacademy.org]. Though it’s geared toward K-12 students, the Khan Academy videos and problems sets are rightly beloved by learners of all ages. Much of the content deals with math and science, but the site has branched out into economics and the humanities as well. It’s well worth a look for anyone seeking a refresher or wanting to tackle a subject for the first time.
Textbook Revolution [textbookrevolution.org]. This site is run by students and is essentially a catalog of free online textbooks and course materials, including some mentioned above and many others that aren’t. It’s pretty bare-bones, but if you’re looking for a good free textbook or learning plan, this is the place to go.
Udacity [udacity.com]. The courses last 7 weeks, 6 times a years (they call them hexamesters). This is their motto – We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we’ve connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students in almost every country on Earth. Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online for very low cost. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our first class, “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.” The class was twice profiled by the New York Times and also by other news media. Now we’re a growing team of educators and engineers, on a mission to change the future of education.
Here is my contribution towards this goal -www.GyanFinder.com [Gyan means 'Knowledge' in sansktrit]
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