Aftermarket Education: Online Learning

Aftermarket Education: Online Courses - RF CafeHave I mentioned how much I appreciate good graphs and illustrations for conveying information? Yeah, I guess I have... often. The adage about a picture being worth a thousand words certainly holds true - even if the thousand words inadvertently describes the artist's crappy attempt to get his/her message across. This particular graphic presents information on some of the vast resources of [mostly] free online educational sources for engineering and related topics. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) was launched in 2008 at the University of Winnipeg and is credited with birthing the idea (at least for being the first to successfully implement it). There are, of course even more courses in other areas of interest. Flight vehicle aerodynamics, astronomy, solar energy, physics, numerical statistics, even sci-fi and creative writing, all useful in a well rounded engineering experience, are among the listed types of courses. According to author Jefferson Mok, about 80% of MOOC participants already hold a bachelor's degree and only 10% actually complete any given course.

On a related note, I recently posted this headline:

"This 12-Year-Old Kid Learned to Code on Codecademy, Built 5 Apps, and Is Speaking at SXSW"

Aftermarket Education: Online Learning (by Beutler Ink) - RF Cafe
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Posted  August 19, 2013