Open Learning Resources (other than udacity, coursera and MITx)

By Dario Iacampo

Explore the Internet in Introduction to Computer Networks

Introduction to Computer Networks will explain how the Internet works, ranging from how bits are modulated on wires and over the air to understanding application protocols like BitTorrent and HTTP. You will examine many concepts in current practice and recent developments, such as net neutrality and DNS security. Join Stanford professors Nick McKeown (co-founder of Nicira Networks and winner of ACM Sigcomm "Lifetime Achievement" Award) and Philip Levis (inventor of tinyOS and co-founder of Kumu networks) in exploring the Internet in Introduction to Computer Networks.
Begins October 8, 2012. Register at

Be part of the solutions to global energy demands in Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries

Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries will focus on the operating principles and applications of emerging technological solutions to the energy demands of the world. The course will begin with a discussion of the scale of global energy usage and requirements for possible solutions. You will then explore the physics and chemistry of solar cells, fuel cells, and batteries and the promise of materials research to offer next-generation solutions. Join Stanford professor Bruce Clemens (President of the Materials Research Society) in exploring solutions to global energy needs in Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries.
Begins October 8, 2012. Register at

What's different about Stanford courses on Class2Go?

Class2Go's videos are easily skimmable and reviewable using our custom-generated thumbnail image index. Class2Go also uses Piazza discussion forums to help you connect to your instructors and colleagues across the world. Learn more about Class2Go (and why we like it so much) at

Carnegie Mellon University:
Many college and universities around the world are using our courses and unique learning platform—and now you can too! You can access course materials at no cost to you and work at your own pace. Our learning platform gives you targeted feedback as you go, which helps you know if you are mastering a topic or if you need more practice. (Machine Learning)

California Institute of Technology
  • A real Caltech course, not a watered-down version
  • Free, introductory Machine Learning course
  • Taught by Caltech Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa [article]
  • Lectures recorded from a live broadcast, including Q&A
  • Prerequisites: Basic probability, matrices, and calculus
  • Homeworks with online grading and ranking
  • Discussion forum for participants

SML: Scalable Machine Learning
Scalable Machine Learning occurs when Statistics, Systems, Machine Learning and Data Mining are combined into flexible, often nonparametric, and scalable techniques for analyzing large amounts of data at internet scale. This class aims to teach methods which are going to power the next generation of internet applications. The class will cover systems and processing paradigms, an introduction to statistical analysis, algorithms for data streams, generalized linear methods (logistic models, support vector machines, etc.), large scale convex optimization, kernels, graphical models and inference algorithms such as sampling and variational approximations, and explore/exploit mechanisms. Applications include social recommender systems, real time analytics, spam filtering, topic models, and document analysis.

Apps for iPhone & iPad Class on Piazza

The Superhero Training Network


Created with the goal to provide a free online school, CosmoLearning (CL) is an educational website committed to improve the quality of homeschooling, teaching andstudent excellence, helping educators and self-learners alike anywhere in the world.

Open Yale courses

provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats
Registration is not required
No course credit, degree, or certificate is available


Virtual Labs


Power Searching with Google

Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.
Daniel Russell
Senior Research Scientist
Google, Inc.