There is no direct relationship between education and schooling. You might be
schooled but uneducated, and you might be educated but unschooled.
concentration camps for the drones of society. Unschooling is much better than
schooling. Internet is the best source of knowledge and information, replacing
schools, libraries, media, parliaments, and postoffice.
Engineering professors are offering three of the school’s most popular computer
science courses for free online this fall, and at the same time launching an
experiment that could transform the way online education is delivered. http://venitism.blogspot.com
professors are taking technologies designed to enhance learning for Stanford
students and extending them to a broad online audience. They are delivering
lectures as short, interactive video clips that allow students to progress at
their own pace through course materials. They are offering live quizzes with
instant feedback. And they are testing new technologies that allow students to
rank questions that should be posed to the instructors.
is waste of time and money. The college bubble will burst soon, tearing down all
ivory towers. The college degree payback is very long, an expensive education is
not a guarantee to higher real wages, and it is not worth going to debt to
finance it. A widespread public skepticism is fueled by poor job prospects. Real
wages, that is, what you earned after you subtracted inflation and taxes,
entered a freefall in the past two decades. Rather than be out of work, most
citizens quietly settled for lower real wages.
The professors also hope
to extend the benefits of Stanford-style education to those who lack access.
«Both in the United States and elsewhere, many people simply do not have access
to a high-quality education. By putting out this initial set of courses, we hope
to teach some of the latest computing technologies to anyone who wants to learn
it – for free,» said Andrew Ng, an associate professor of computer science who
is teaching a new online machine learning course.
A college education has
a value relative to future earnings, vocational success, and its ability to lift
you above the economic burdens of underemployment and stagnant earnings. Right
now, that equation just doesn’t measure up. The reward to risk ratio of college
education is the lowest of all possible investments. http://venitism.blogspot.com
three courses – Machine Learning, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and
Introduction to Databases – cover material that forms the basis of some of the
most prevalent technologies today, from online shopping to web search and
«By opening up education, we hope to give more learning, job
and advancement opportunities to anyone who wants them,» said Computer Science
Department Chair Jennifer Widom, who is teaching the database
State colleges are frauds. Many administrators rob the funds,
many professors trade grades for kickbacks and sex, and most students dumb down!
Anyone who wants to learn anything can do it much better on the Internet,
without retreating to fraudulent concentration camps, called campuses. Allons
enfants de la Patrie!
It is high time to close colleges and prosecute
state rectors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
(RICO). The acronym was selected from the movie Little Caesar, which featured a
notorious young gangster named Rico. Well, now is the time for RICO to go to
Demand has been enormous. 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.
«The time is right for this
– technology has progressed, connectivity has progressed and video has
progressed,» Thrun said. «It’s thrilling to be able to take Stanford education
out into the world to people who can’t afford it or wouldn’t have
Colleges have little value, and their graduates cannot find
jobs. They are an embarrassment to education. Sending a child to a university is
irresponsible. Total college education, direct and indirect, including bygone
salaries, costs around 200,000 euros. That money would bring higher
reward-to-risk ratio in any other investment.
Formal registration for the
classes is expected to begin next month; classes start on Oct. 10 and extend
through December. All three are being offered in partnership with the Stanford
Center for Professional Development (SCPD), which brings more than 40 years of
distance-learning expertise to the table. Both SCPD students and regular
Stanford students, as well as the general public, will have access to the new
online learning tools.
Students in the free courses are expected to read
course materials, complete assignments and take quizzes and an exam. Thrun said
online students should expect to devote at least 12 hours a week to the
artificial intelligence course, just as Stanford students do. What online
students won’t receive, however, is one-on-one interaction with professors, the
full content of lectures – or a Stanford degree.
The online courses build
on recent innovations by Stanford professors to increase interaction with
students. These include ClassX, a video processing platform that facilitates
lecture recording; CourseWare, an online course hosting site with social
networking features; and OpenClassroom, a web platform designed to share
Stanford lectures freely with the world.
Dropping out is a smart strategy
of cutting losses short! Most top presidents and self-made billionaires dropped
out of high school or college! The list includes Bill Gates(Microsoft), Larry
Page(Google), Michael Dell(Dell), David Geffen(Geffen Records), Steve
Jobs(Apple), Richard Branson(Virgin), Ralph Lauren(Ralph Lauren), Jerry
Yang(Yahoo) and Zuckerberg(Facebook). Zuckerberg and Gates went to Harvard.
Page and Yang both attended Stanford. Jobs only completed one semester
at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Dell left the University of Texas at 19.
Geffen dropped out of three universities before launching his record label.
Lauren went to Baruch College in New York City, but left after two years.
Branson, a mild dyslexic, never made it out of high school. Han Han, the world’s
most popular blogger, dropped out of high school in China. Ford Motors founder,
Henry Ford, never had any formal education, outside his training as a machinist.
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