If you are one of those people who love to learn something new all the time or maybe someone who enjoys going to school as an adult professional, this might be right up your alley. Free university classes – yes, I said free. From Stanford School of Engineering, an experiment in distributed education that offers “Machine Learning” free and online to students worldwide during the fall of 2011.

Students will have access to lecture videos, lecture notes, receive regular feedback on progress, and receive answers to questions. When you successfully complete the class, you will also receive a statement of accomplishment. In addition, another course on “Databases” is being offered in the same format.

If you just want to learn more about this world of artificial intelligence, indexing and semantic language processing, this seems like a nice way to spend your spare time.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.