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Can you get an MIT education for $2,000? | Scott Young | TEDxEastsidePrep

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Scott is a speed-reading, vegetarian, holistic learning, productivity hacking recent university graduate. And, for the last five years he's been experimenting to find out how to get more from life. His current project is to learn MIT's 4-year curriculum for computer science in 12 months, without taking any classes. Scott earned his Bachelor of Commerce Honors from the University of Manitoba and his blog features more than 850 articles and books focused on "getting more from life". In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Hai Nguyen Trong (8 дней назад)
Mit is the best school of hi tech. If you can invent a precision robotic articulation with more than a 3 degrees of liberty as a human articulation or as much then you will be admitted to MIT. Or develop a patchwork mathematical program for AI robotics or assisted robotics automation control, you are good to go for Mit. Mit like all hi tech universities need inventors not replicant engineers. They need Grey brains not white brains which is top notch inventors.
Ishan Dede (16 дней назад)
Tough Crowd?
Nico's Rap (21 день назад)
The problem isn’t necessarily the college institution itself but the business that require employees to have a degree, even if’ it’s not 100% necessary.
Kaustav Dey (1 месяц назад)
Omg I am doing this naturally.
Matthew Trump (1 месяц назад)
Nice screen shot of Jerry Cain’s CS107 course at Stanford.
Cristian Reyes (2 месяца назад)
proof lil pump was ahead of his time when he dropped out from harvard
little leslie (3 месяца назад)
I recommend Coursera & The Great Courses
danielsarc (5 месяцев назад)
This video got me into web development.
MrMagooo (5 месяцев назад)
Sure, you can learn anything that doesn't require labs or expensive tools and equipment from the Internet. You may even be able to get a job. But you won't be able to compete with people with degrees in the long term. They will continue to rise thru the corporate ladder while you languish. You're just training yourself to be a worker not a boss. Add up the cost/benefit over a 30 year career.
Nidhin Raj (5 месяцев назад)
How did you get the list of books ?!
George Li (5 месяцев назад)
Inspiring!! Thank you so much!!!
David Song (6 месяцев назад)
Fantastic speech!
SH0dah (8 месяцев назад)
he look like Ryan Gosling
Jon Saw (9 месяцев назад)
The big question is "Who evaluated you?", who proctored you to verify your learning? he probably thinks reading questions and posted exam solutions means he has completed the learning process!!!
wolfwoodphreak (7 месяцев назад)
Jon Saw I'd rather learn without someones approval than stand on the outside wondering what a subject is about
Bodhi Sharma (9 месяцев назад)
Hello, I too am going to do it from 1st/Jan/2018!
Joanne Ritter (9 месяцев назад)
I do this. Lifelong learner here. I take MOOCs, put at 2x speed while watching CC. Do some reading using Spritzlet app at 400 wpm. Watch some videos on smart TV.
vsleboss cacakaka (10 месяцев назад)
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Karem Lorrayne (11 месяцев назад)
'Self-education is the future', I totally agree with that.
Nola Chen (11 месяцев назад)
doesn't have any content at all
gomenaros (11 месяцев назад)
No, like in medicine, each student should have an individual education program with many teachers helping him. That's the future. Not all children can educate themselves. Most of them need guidance. But at the moment we are witnessing massive educational systems and students that have to fit into that system, while it should be the other way around. School systems should be unique and fit the needs of each individual. So individual school systems specifically designed for each learner, that's the future, which should be the present.
wolfwoodphreak (7 месяцев назад)
There's no money in that, so it won't happen
Brep Brep (8 месяцев назад)
gomenaros we need more “mentors”.
Prism0lly (1 год назад)
At first i thought he showed the gender chart comparing presence of the sexes in business and cs to show he was protesting the decline of women in cs......nope....just wanted to get laid.
Jakkrit Bunmark (1 год назад)
I wish I watched this in 2012
Lingjie Qian (1 год назад)
Brain Liberate
ManuAlvarado22 (1 год назад)
Whoah dude (1 год назад)
I'm taking a very similar path, but without a degree how might I go about finding a career?
Hurry Calls (1 год назад)
lucky Americans....Korea would never allow such things.
ameer obeid (1 год назад)
I have a question: How does somone apply to the exam after learning online? is it also online, or you have to go to the school HQ? if anyone can help me please.
Carl White (1 год назад)
Yeah, I've not had a lot of luck with MIT's open courses. I usually can't afford the $200 text book, the last one I checked out involved buying a robot, too... and there often isn't all the material there.
Meryem Naciri (1 год назад)
Moose (1 год назад)
He's right, x1.5 speed really is a faster way to procrastinate over Ted talks instead of working
Juan Vicente (1 год назад)
Im about to start my MIT CHALLENGE. I'm looking for people who wants to start with me. This way, we will be more productive and we can engourage each others. I made my own curriculum with 180 credits and have the books for free in pdf. Anyone wants to join?
siddharth b (1 год назад)
This guy is a legend.
RJ (3 месяца назад)
i wonder what he is up to now lol
Jonathan vvv (1 год назад)
Could have made a page with links to this curriculum for us to go and just find all the classes.
mike s (1 год назад)
heyy this was at my school
Mein Freund (1 год назад)
geoffgivry (1 год назад)
Such an inspiring talk. Thank you very much, Scott, for this brilliant lecture. I am a big fan of self-learning. Learning new concepts is my passion. The more you learn, the more your brain is picking things quickly and connects it to your knowledge. Learning is the most amazing things ever!
Goldy Singh (1 год назад)
Bill gates thief as stolen Steve jobs idea ,,,,
Giovanna Porto (1 год назад)
I thought of doing this before, however, I'm slightly skeptical simply because I'm not certain what is the value of a non-degree (if you will) in the market. Sure, you can know a lot and be really good at what you do, but must most times you might not get the job just because that dreaded diploma isn't in your curriculum.
cc Lin (1 год назад)
I totally agree remote study on line, these days people moving around every where in the world, it is hard for every one to just stuck in some where and go to school for 4 years
Kate ; (1 год назад)
this is honestly great.. i agree with the part where he says that coming to uni can be such a waste of time. i spend like 2~3 hours commuting every single day just to go to 3 lectures.. so much time wasted :( and by the time i get home im tired from all the commuting etc so i dont do much work. but a class in my uni decided to just do audio recording for the lectures (they're trying to force us to go to lectures) thats why im forced to go. sigh.
Ryan Schafer (1 год назад)
Kate ; One of the girls who worked for me in my old job was studying French and English. She would often complain about the lack of contact time, and absence of specialist lessons such as translation studies. I was totally gobsmacked with the things she was telling me, her contact time was less than 20hrs a week, cultural studies just 1hr per week! Yet they want 1000's of pounds a year from you! It's definitely made me rethink my formal educational ambitions.
Joshua Belisle (1 год назад)
唐婉 (1 год назад)
I want to the same thing from a long time ago. But it is just too hard to find what textbook and curriculum that they are using. I wish he could tell us how to find out.
唐婉 (1 год назад)
OMG thank you sooooooo much!!!!!
Curtis Wood (1 год назад)
https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm syllabi, textbooks, video lectures, assignment problems, quizzes and exams for many MIT courses (as well as some from other top institutions) are available through OCW. most of this is the ACTUAL video footage and ACTUAL handouts from the classes taught on campus. You can even enroll in edX courses which has most of the same resources and even includes message boards for collaborations with other students as well as actual graded exams @ edx.org
Mustafa Awad Elseed (1 год назад)
simply amazing , he did it and completed the challenge , respect is what you deserve .
Vamp thehacker (1 год назад)
hats off men
Jaffas (2 года назад)
"Scott is a speed-reading, vegetarian, holistic learning, productivity hacking recent university graduate." Who cares about the nutrition he puts in his belly?
Jaffas (1 год назад)
Michael Apostolides I was commenting on the description adding vegitarian as an achievment. I understand how important nutrition is and I 100% agrer with you.
Michael Apostolides (1 год назад)
Actually, nutrition is very important and linked to learning. There is much evidence to support this. Although I am not an expert, proper nutrition is vital to learning. Vegetarian or not, nutrition is pivotal.
David Harford (2 года назад)
1/100th of the cost? Wait...Does that mean a 4 year IT degree from MIT costs $200,000? Bloody hell!
Mr. Legend (23 дня назад)
Financial aid bro
Razor Reznov (1 месяц назад)
Rather than Spending 200k go study in a mid tier college finish education and put rest of the money to bank for interest Profit?
Ishaan Sabnis (1 год назад)
Even upper middle class hardly gets any aid.
AtomicGiraffe (1 год назад)
MIT's financial aid is generous enough that unless you're in the upper class, you won't be paying anywhere near sticker price
Ishwor Neupane (2 года назад)
it s great knowledge of teaching thank you
AJ Tech (2 года назад)
same my story. I am bba graduate and learning networking myself :D
Vikas Gupta (2 года назад)
An attempt to implement this #idea in Data Science. Check Path to a free self-taught education in Data Science! here https://github.com/open-source-society/data-science
Vikas Gupta (2 года назад)
#Education_Hacking, Why Self Eduction is the future
Vikas Gupta (2 года назад)
11:09 Most education in the future would be self education.
Prabhat shrestha (2 года назад)
Majority of the people support this but very few have the guts to self-study.
abstrusus977 (2 года назад)
telling all my friends about this crazy idea and somebody else did it on TED already... :)
Abdul Mateen (2 года назад)
NoxuzBlog | Abraham Rodríguez (2 года назад)
Agreed to 100%,
John Michael Silva (2 года назад)
This is pure gold.
Dan Guerriero (2 года назад)
Scott how and what are you doing
Dan Guerriero (2 года назад)
Thanks very appreciated.
FocusMrbjarke (2 года назад)
+Dan Guerriero https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/
Dan Guerriero (2 года назад)
Thanks what is the blog site.
FocusMrbjarke (2 года назад)
Just check he's website/blog
Dan Guerriero (2 года назад)
Were was Gates resume when he dropped out of Harvard. Great lecture and your right there are great courses on the internet.
Aerohk (2 года назад)
But who will hire me as a software engineer without a degree?
Brep Brep (8 месяцев назад)
Create your own company.
TLCM (2 года назад)
Learn what you love, if it's computer science you are on good track, then learn what is required for the job you want, probably it's similar to what you love. Remember that success comes when preparation meets opportunity, so prepare yourself for the many opportunities there are for computer science.
Marcus Aurelius of Romana (2 года назад)
+Aerohk record videos of what you are learning, post your source code to a blog, do side projects to build your portfolio, discuss programming on forums, and meet new people. Email CEOs from startups, and see what they require from those they hire, contribute to open source projects. There's a lot you can do without a degree to show you have the knowledge.
Amy Long (2 года назад)
My question is whether you can put this self-education on your resume. I guess you could say "Self-taught, online learning".
Jerri Dombrowski (4 месяца назад)
No one would hire you for a high paying job with that
Kay M (2 года назад)
+Amy Long Could always put it under the skills section.
puneeth shivalingaiah (2 года назад)
:) :) :)
David Kinney (2 года назад)
I hope my school watches this! Not completely sold but he is bring up some good points. Traditional schools need to ask is this the best way and not be complacent.
John Vantana (2 года назад)
Jonas (2 года назад)
This could be an legitimate excuse for Mike Ross not attending Harvard
Derrick Ma (1 год назад)
Damn. LOL
Riley Thompson (2 года назад)
This guy even looks like Mike Ross a bit
Ahmad SQALLI (2 года назад)
me and my best friend wanted to become programmers, I dropped out of school from the 10th grade to teach my self programming, and I did it in less than 7 month ! 2 years later he graduate while I m doing business ! :P
Walter White Heisenberg (1 месяц назад)
even a 10 year can do web developing. Not a big deal, your friend did right I guess
Micha (8 месяцев назад)
Brep Brep uni is not a vocational education provider. Its sole purpose is not to train you for a specific workplace. Regardless of one's preferences uni holds its value.
Brep Brep (8 месяцев назад)
Micha maybe the uni is too slow and demotivating for some people, you see, the people who get bored and try to craft their own business. It’s not bad although, you have good environment, people, friends, etc. But when you just want to focus on the subjects and only “download data” onto your brain, you could hack it/ making it faster.
Micha (10 месяцев назад)
Br Ba tbh I am yet to see am interesting technical position that doesn't ask for a degree. Can you quit assumig I'm thinking "emotionally". I'm not. As I said, you can get many jobs with no degree but only to a certain point. Depends on your ambitions I guess. Personally I'd die of boredome as a web developer.
Dante Cross (2 года назад)
Very helpful information. thanks
Ljubiša Knežević (2 года назад)
i love you scott
Venkataraghavan Yadurajan (2 года назад)
The only advantage a university provides is networking with peers and alumni, apart from that the education can be obtained from internet at far lesser cost and sometimes even better in quality
Brep Brep (8 месяцев назад)
And for the grills.
Lope (2 года назад)
+Venkataraghavan Yadurajan Exactly. I would say online education is of much better quality. You get to choose what book/course/teacher to learn from, having thousands of reviews on sites like Amazon, Udemy, coursera, etc. Where I am from, people pay thousands of euros to go to certain schools and universities not because the education is worth it but because the networking is.
Suman Aswal (2 года назад)
7.26, yeah that is why these people drive taxis in USA and CANADA.
Gaurav M (6 месяцев назад)
Suman Aswal And I drive it here in India ☺✌
Miftakhul Farik (2 года назад)
Samuel Fey (2 года назад)
the internet is going to kill college the college buble is going to be worse due to the internet its gonna be sad once it pops ye?
Eric H (2 года назад)
And how would one "write" these courses in a fashion that provided a verified transcript? I'm aware of edX, but not all MIT courses are offered on edX... How are you doing it Scott?
Jason Hunt (1 год назад)
Write it as completing the MIT challrnge
Paweł Hyzopski (2 года назад)
i find self educating is much quicker, much more effective, and especially when i can apply what i learned instantly to my work, much more profitable/satisfying. didnt go to uni years ago, took me some time to grasp concept of self learning, so some guidance would be welcome for newcomers. now i just feel limitless (well, time limited ;) )
Aung Thu Hein (2 года назад)
Excellent talk, Scott! I also believe in self-education. College sounds to me like a place where you go because you "have to". And it is this have-to basis that always makes me think, "Why is it that you have to do things the way other people are doing it?" I think it's better to just listen to yourself and do what you think is right than doing something that others are doing.
Sexual Potatoes (2 года назад)
It sure is. But sometimes, the system has some of us by the neck. I dropped out of college and started my own company when I was 19, which was great until I decided to leave it and move to New York to try out new things. Here I can only get a job (and a valid work visa!) if I have a degree, so I'm being forced to go my way through college in my 24's :\
Donald Regan (2 года назад)
this what I've been saying since my first semester of college. I wish it didn't take me that long to realize formal education is a joke.
Miserimus Lovestarvus (2 года назад)
I like this idea of using online courses instead of actually attending classes. For me it is both the money aspect and the time issue, as I havd to work full time and I have kids. But I discovered these awesome online free courses starting with khan Academy and then FutureLearn and Coursera, and I can say I have learned much more in the past few months than during all my three years of graduate studies.
riffmaj7 (2 года назад)
After downloading several MIT courseware courses over a span of several years and completing them, I think I qualify for a Phd by now.
Razor Reznov (1 месяц назад)
lol dude u have to study there if u want the damm degree u can learn few things online but it does't make u a Graduate
Justin Qian (2 года назад)
Nicolae Spataru (2 года назад)
Excellent talk!
Punjabi tyler (2 года назад)
how will companies know if you truly understood the subject studied? engineering, law, etc. How can one prove them self to be worthy to fit the job and it's criteria? If I represent a firm or fortune 500 company I will have my doubts putting my trusts into a person who is self educated than someone who graduated from a recognizable school. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love the idea. Personally I joined the military for experience and first and foremost the g.i. bill cause of tuition. I did not want debt for a quality education. I want a sound path where I know if I self educate myself I will be prepared to take on the career choice and if I'm the company, I know the person I'm hiring will be able to perform the task. Any thoughts? +Scottyoung
fatboyRAY24 (2 года назад)
+Punjabi tyler nice
Punjabi tyler (2 года назад)
+Ahmed.a_94  Select any university of your choice and see what students are majoring in. You can go to your college and ask for the schools records. You'll also find out that a high percentage of students drop out.   When I say arts it goes to say English, literature, etc... anything that falls under the category of "arts" studies. I recommend watching a documentary called waiting for superman. It shows that huge companies like Microsoft and Oracle for examples have to go to other countries to find qualified people that have technical skills in the fields of science and technology. Newspapers are significantly less printed because you can subscribe to the company online. The world is changing definitely. I believe no matter what education is extremely important. Even if you don't earn a $60k salary.
Ahmed.a_94 (2 года назад)
+Punjabi tyler 80% do art study? is that accurate? that's crazy
Logan Wallace (2 года назад)
+Paweł Hyzopski Very true.
Paweł Hyzopski (2 года назад)
+Logan Wallace experience on its own got 0 weight. why? because its usually counted in time. and not that accurate even. the only thing that speaks for it self is a result. u can use hammer for 1000s years and still dont put a single nail in, or you could learn it in few strokes. hence, measure by results, not by time.
Cameron Roe (2 года назад)
This isn't only the education system. It's the entire workforce.
reem rooma (2 года назад)
ترجموا يا عالم ترجموااااااا احس فايتني كثير بسبب عائق اللغة
reem rooma (1 год назад)
Reiyad Al Khatib شكراً لك
reem rooma (1 год назад)
Israa El-sakka شكراً اك
Israa El-sakka (1 год назад)
reem rooma كمان هو بيقول إنه قدر يدرس علوم حاسب في ١٢ شهر بدل ٤ سنين ( عدد سنوات الدراسة الرسمية) عشان الطالب اللي بيتعلم ذاتياً يقدر يتحكم في وقته أكتر
Rei Elkey (1 год назад)
باختصار بحكي انه الانسان بقدر يدرس لحاله من غير ما يروح على الجامعة و هو خلص مواد الجامعة كلها بسنة وحد مش اربع سنين على كل حال المستقبل راح يكون كله ما يسمونه بالانجليزي تدريس الذات بس احنا العرب متأخرين 2000 سنة فصعب كتير تستوعب الفكرة و لكن هذا موجود بالدول المتقدمة و مقبول
Worthless Winner (3 года назад)
I always fast forward lectures....and rewind and slow down at the important parts.
aerozg (3 года назад)
Self education is the next big thing. Most people alreday recognize this. Intellectually curious people are the ones that never stop learning. We are living in intersting times. The future will be awesome!
Brep Brep (8 месяцев назад)
DevFactor so why don’t you found your own start-up?
J3ST3R5 (1 год назад)
The only problem is that employers are too lazy or mistrusting to let anyone without a thirty thousand dollar piece of paper work for their shitty company, so you either have to do some convincing or you have to start your own things.
aerozg (2 года назад)
+Engineering & Computer Tech Exactly my thoughts. Well, i think the entire education system is ripe for disruption. You spend your time memorizing countless facts, speeding through textbooks and problems, getting good grades, preparing for this big thing called Life. When in fact, you should be allowed to follow your natural curiosity and see where it takes you. And have the entire education system in place to support you. Simple as that.
My other profile (2 года назад)
+aerozg I see it going this way too with MIT opencourseware. I like the fact that self-learners can go at their own pace. I feel like university will still be the future also, but will only be for the people who don't mind the pace and pressure of the institution on them to get work done.
ShellWave (2 года назад)
+aerozg Unfortunately, the problem is that employers want that piece of paper with B.S. in Computer Science. However, if you also taught yourself as an entrepreneur, then maybe it will worked out by starting your own business,
Raffy Sonata (3 года назад)
"Education hacking is the new trend" i like this quote :)
Hi T (3 года назад)
The USA spends trillions on warfare yet would not consider  actually subsidising education for students and then expecting them to pay taxes. To me that is fundamentally wrong.
Darth Vader (9 месяцев назад)
Yeah, let's pay 60% of our money in taxes for something you can self-learn for $2000. If you think it's a scam now, wait until universities can take however much they want out of your pocket, whether you use their services or not.
Catalogus (1 год назад)
Brendano Di Cafrio Yeah, so forcing taxpayers to pay for other peoples expenses which does nothing but over expertise the labour market seems morally reasonable
Hi T (1 год назад)
Disagree strongly I live in a country where education is subsidised and it works fine. People who can't afford their fees get all fees paid by the state and the taxpayer. It's a good investment. It's a better investment than a fcking tomahawk missile. The idea that a 22 year old leaving college can be in debt to the tune of 80K is insane. Education should be available to all who seek it.
Ishaan Sabnis (1 год назад)
Wouldn't subsidized education lower private universities' tuition since public university tuition would decrease, leading to private ones needing to reduce tuition to get more people to go to them? Sorry if I misunderstand what you mean.
Shahriar Rashid (2 года назад)
+Brendano Di Cafrio Subsidizing education would lead to private universities raising tuition and increased competition for seats at free public universities. It would hurt lower income students the most. They won't be able to afford private and have a hard time getting into public. Capitalism is always the best way to go for poor people no matter what liberals say.
Tonya O'Dell (3 года назад)
Incredibly insightful and spot on. The benefits of being an entrepreneur of your own education (or the president of your own business of intelligence), should not put you in debt or suck the life out of you (i.e. waste your time, most people learn at different rates & methods) but should ultimately increase your worth.
štefan škrilec (3 года назад)
zelo res se treba stalno izobrazevati da si lahko uspesen
Adi S (3 года назад)
Apparently he went through the open courseware material (which had solutions) and graded his tests himself.  Were the exams closed book?  Did he totally not look at the solution for hints?  Is he employed as a software engineer now?  Me thinks the answers are all "no".
somethingscripted (3 года назад)
+Adi S He blogs about his experiences, and he took every exam under the same constraint as any MIT students would at the university. He isn't a software engineer, but me thinks that I'd rather be a employer than an employee. ;)
Radhwen Khliee (3 года назад)
SimonTech - Web & Computer Engineer (3 года назад)
Please do not miss the important point here. Keep learning...
lovefrombooks7 (3 года назад)
Well, I was watching this video at 1.5 speed so I could get back to my homework faster...
Prabu Natarajan (2 года назад)
+Tom Smith Click on the gear icon on the bottom of the video and choose the speed
m e (2 года назад)
Random Name (2 года назад)
+lovefrombooks7 Haha, same.
Rahul Kumar (3 года назад)
+lovefrombooks7 :D
Dave Culligan (3 года назад)
Already watching the video at 1.5X speed and hearing him say that he watched them at 1.5x speed... lol
Julio Miguel Rodriguez (6 месяцев назад)
This saves me so much time! I did not even know you could do this! Thanks
Madhur Patel (3 года назад)
Self education is the future! Couldn't have agreed more.
Nikki Nicole (3 года назад)
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Phu Le (3 года назад)
dude is brilliant AF.
Skyler Hair (3 года назад)
I love this! I was actually planning on doing this myself before watching this video haha. My main concern is if a company would recognize the value of what you learned. The degree proves (for better or worse) that you did the work. Anyone can SAY that they learned something but I'm not sure it could be believed in an interview situation.
Skyler Hair (3 года назад)
Thanks for the replies! I looked for the Coursera stuff that you mentioned but couldn't find anything. Do you have a link? I am planning on graduating with a degree in Information Systems but my passion for the programming side of things is not satisfied with the core curriculum. I don't have any classes this summer and am planning on getting a ton of this done. How long did it take you to finish?
A Gaming Channel (3 года назад)
I've already done this :) Check out academicearth.org and Coursera (coursera you can actually take the tests and do the homework ad have them corrected, and peer projects and work is available too, for free)
Aleksandar Todorović (3 года назад)
Sure it can! You just need to work on some side projects. It will show the recruiter that you've managed to pull it of. If you manage to build something that is as good as the final project done by the MIT graduate student, there is nothing more you need to do. That project is going to speak for itself. Of course, I do think that you'll need to actually have a degree for those 4-year collage job, but I would also put this inside of my resume without even thinking about it.
Robben Salter (3 года назад)
Actually... Companies like Google are now offering their own certification via https://www.udacity.com/ calling them "nano degrees". The future of learning is self directed.
Aleksandar Todorović (3 года назад)
Don't forget about specializations offered on Coursera by some of the biggest universities around.
Lucy Anderson (3 года назад)
This is awesome if its the knowledge you are concerned about, and will go into business for yourself.  There really isn't anything college has to offer that we can't learn on our own.  What we pay the thousands of dollars for is the piece of paper at the end that we can indicate on a resume.  Sadly, employers like Microsoft and Google don't want actually intelligent people - they just look for the diploma.  
Jerry Kan (3 года назад)
+Lucy Anderson This is false, Google has been known to say publicly that they don't look or even ask for a degree. They look for results.
jason bell (3 года назад)
That's not actually accurate regarding the "employers like Microsoft and Google".  I have personally hired dozens of people to work for me and been on the hiring committee for various organizations over my career within one of those said companies and have hired from both camps, have and have not.  It depends on what stage in your career you are in.  Just getting started in life, degree is part of your "experience".  10+ years in the industry, I see that hiring managers don't usually put the degree at the top of the stack for qualifications that they are looking for. It's more about what you've accomplished, making sure the candidate can back their claims, and will they fit within the role they are being considered for.  Basically, can this person be successful and in turn, make me or my organization successful?  There are exceptions of course to every rule, such as in areas where the degree or a certificate is required by regulation, i.e. health, law, cpa, professional engineer, etc. So if you feel like you have something to contribute to any company that you have a great interest in and regulations aren't an inhibiting factor for the position, by all means, **MARKET YOURSELF** in every way you can and apply, and may the best candidate win the position.
Saluki (3 года назад)
I would bet that if they had also plotted the graph of government subsidies to education it would correspond to the green line--the price of the education--pretty closely.
tipsywoodpecker (3 года назад)
How did he get MIT's curriculum and the list of books?? Universities in my country hold such information private. Does anyone know any other universities (English-speaking) which give access to their curriculum? I would very much appreciate the info!
tipsywoodpecker (3 года назад)
+salman fakhri thank you!
salman fakhri (3 года назад)
everything is on the mit website http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

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