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User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

For some of you this may be old news, but most will be pleasantly surprised to learn that MIT, one of the most prestigious US universities, has started posting some its course syllabi online. All this knowledge is available for free! Also included are a calendar, lecture notes in pdf format, a free online textbook, assignments and exams.

One of courses that may be of interest to this forum is "Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods" http://ocw.mit.edu/6/6.281j/f01/index.html. I haven't to look at the course site in detail, but found at least one feature that interests me. It's an animated Airline Yield Management simulation program http://web.mit.edu/urban_or_book/www/animated-eg/ym/ testing the visitor's understanding of revenue management concepts and ideas.

MIT Open Courseware is without a doubt one of the best bargains on the Web! Similar courses from for-profit Online Universities will cost hundreds of $$, if not more... Wow!

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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

University education in Germany is free ....

SailorOrion


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

And so is it in Finland...


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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

and I'm paying $25,000+ grand a year for uni in the great northwest...........hum

something doesn't add up here  Smile

George



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Really surprised that it isn't password protected. Usually a stipulation of putting stuff online is password protection for copywrite purposes.

You can follow along with the class, do the readings, but you still don't get any credit for it. So it ain't free by any measure.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

and I'm paying $25,000+ grand a year for uni in the great northwest

 Wow!

Patrick


User currently offlineTu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Nice...but I'm also paying $25,000 (out of state) tuition at the Univ. of Illinois to study Aerospace Engineering. Most of our class notes are password protected and the lecture notes that we have to buy are usually ridiculously expensive but hey...can't complain. GO ILLINI!!!!

Cheers
Vik


User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2101 times:


All education (including university) is "free" in Sweden. But if you have the taxes we have, it should be...

/SK A340


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6453 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

When you study at a uni (or take any other similar education), then you receive "SU" or Statens Uddannelsesstoette (State Education Support). Not much, some $3-4000/year when you are supported (live with) your parents, somewhat more when not.

You may supplement with cheap interest state guaranteed loans from banks and/or summer holiday/week-end jobs and make a decent living out of it.

Old well off (mostly retired) people pay a symbolic amount when they take certain education for the fun of it.

That's how money is involved with education in my country Denmark.

Password protected web education, never heard of it until today.

Denmark is scarce on natural resources. If fact we have only one natural resource which can contribute significantly to our economy - the brains of young people.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

and I'm paying $25,000+ grand a year for uni in the great northwest...........

Wow, your paying $25,000 grand ($25,000,000) a year? whoa.
Either that or your college math hasn't done a whole lot!


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Honestly, this is no big surprise. You're not getting college credit for these courses just by learning the material yourself online. Here are just some examples of the University of Illinois' online resources for different courses.

http://wug.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/phys112/fall02/index.html

http://www.ews.uiuc.edu/~cs101/index2.html

http://active.chem.uiuc.edu/WWW/Courses/Chem109/fall/


You can find this kind of stuff for most modern universities nowadays.



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Tu144d,

Are you a AAE major at UIUC? Same here! We should meet up some time. Drop me an email. I'm finding more and more people from UIUC here on a.net.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I'm in Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State and I'm paying $2000/year for tuition (for band and ACT score that's a half scholarship, full in-state tuition is $3874/year). It's a good value for an excellent AAE program.

Out of state would add $4906/year, but mine's waived for ACT (although if I couldn't keep a 3.0 and lost it, I could also have it automatically waived for being in the band).

Does Illinois focus more on space or aeronautics? Here at MSU it's all about flight, with little space. I figure I'll get a Master's somewhere that has a program geared towards astronautical engineering, rather than aero, since space is my main interest.


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Here at U of I, you get to choose which of the two tracks you want to follow, both being equally resourceful here.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39888 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Can I go to Sierra Flight Academy for free?


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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

All education (including university) is "free" in Sweden. But if you have the taxes we have, it should be...


You certainly got that right.


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Ah, that's good.

Although Ms. Lance, the band director of MSU's Famous Maroon Band, told me when I tried out for the band that she had one aero engineer in the band that used to complain about the lack of space in the program, but then he went to U. of Colorado or someplace like that for his Masters. He came back and told her that the MSU program actually prepares you to get a job, not just to go on and get a Masters (like a UC or wherever it was), so that's good.

Plus, we have the 12th largest co-op program in the nation, and I plan on co-oping for NASA.


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

I am looking at Northwestern university in Boston... Tuition is 23K once you add all expenses your total is about $34,000 (US dollars) per year. Its crazy

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Education in Canada is practically free....you just pay a small amount compared to international students. Even the international fees are cheap compared to US universities!

Go McGill!



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