Khan Academy?

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  1. garya73 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone take any classes on Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)? I just learned about it today.

    The classes are free.

    I could really use a refresher on advanced math, i stunk at precalculus and calculus. One of the major reasons why I dropped out of the computer science major when I was in college (1990's). Also because I disliked programming. And they weren't even using C. It was frustrating.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My son has used Aleks and it is very good. They have many different courses.

    www.aleks.com
     
  3. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    Definitely found Khan Academy videos useful when I was taking calculus my freshman year of college. They were a good supplement and actually helped me understand the material, something my professors didn't really do. However, I've never used it on its own to try to teach myself something, but there's no harm in trying if you're interested.
     
  4. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    my son has used them on occasion.
    they are good.
     
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I haven't used Khan, but I did check out Coursera, and I think they're similar models. It was pretty good stuff.
     
  6. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Khan is awesome. Watched his youtube videos for linear algebra...really helped to clear up the mess of a text book we had.
     
  7. impulse462 Suspended

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    Used them when I had to do organic chemistry 2 years ago. Life saver.
     

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