Sort of. Stanford University is offering a batch of free computer science and electrical engineering courses online, giving everyone a chance to learn the basics.
If you prefer a free, online East Coast education, MIT’s been putting its entire curriculum online since last November.
Stanford won’t give credit for the courses, but it’s letting participants interact with other students. I wonder if it’s offering enough to get someone started and ready for a job.
Deviceguru.com has more details.
Here’s the course list:
Introduction to Computer Science
Programming Methodology CS106A
Programming Abstractions CS106B
Programming Paradigms CS107
Introduction to Robotics CS223A
Natural Language Processing CS224N
Machine Learning CS229
Linear Systems and Optimization
The Fourier Transform and its Applications EE261
Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems EE263
Convex Optimization I EE364A
Convex Optimization II EE364B