Top 50 Online Courses of All Time

Published by Class Central, the Top 50 List

What I noticed is that the most popular programming language listed is Python with THREE entries including the NUMBER ONE course listed.

According to the authors a quick summary of the Top 50 list:

  1. Coursera is the top provider with 28 courses in the Top 50, and edX is second with 9 courses;
  2. Stanford and MIT top the list with four courses each, and the University of Cape Town has three courses in the Top 50 — two on FutureLearn and one on Coursera;
  3. the list includes courses from 35 universities and one research institute (Santa Fe), of which 22 universities are in the US; and
  4. Barbara Oakley and Terry Sejnowski, the instructors of the most popular online courses in the world, have two courses in the top 50. Their new course Mindshift joins Learning How To Learn in the top 50.

Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in April

Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central compiled this list of over 515 such free online courses that you can start this month. For this, he leveraged Class Central’s database of over 7,000 courses.  https://medium.freecodecamp.com/515-free-online-programming-computer-science-courses-you-can-start-in-april-8b0ce1817d61

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Class-central’s landing page.

These courses are sorted based on their difficulty level:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Many of these courses are completely self-paced. The rest will start at various times later this month. You can find complete lists of the technology-related courses starting later in 2017 on our Computer Science and Programming subject pages.

Tiny Tiny RSS: Building my own RSS Reader

ttrssI finally setup my TinyTinyRSS server following the guidelines on LifeHacker outlined in this article.  The original plan, when Google Reader shut down, was to have my own RSS server and not be beholden to someone disappearing.

Next on the list is to find a bookmarking tool that wouldn’t go away.

While I have the basic system setup and am going for coffee now I have a few things to still look at:

The feature set – read more about them here, the Android app, the Chrome extension, and more third-party supported apps.

I haven’t set it up for auto update.  I am running the PHP update script in a terminal window for now.  I think I may simply use the client to update itself by setting it as a pinned tab, it would update every 30 minutes then.

Open up your config.php file in a text editor, and scroll down “SIMPLE_UPDATE_MODE” and change its flag from “false” to “true.” This will make TTRSS update your feeds for you every 30 minutes (by default, you can change this in the Preferences) as long as you’re logged in. Set it as a pinned tab, and you’ll never have a problem.

And I have the final sheet of items I may look at someday, depending on whether I actually switch in the next 7 days from Feedly to it.

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