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A new class of online computer science courses is taking the internet by storm and promises to transform the way people learn.
It’s called The Internet for Learning (TIL), and it’s being taught in the United States, Canada and around the world.TIL is an internet-enabled class that aims to provide an “online learning environment” for people who are unable to attend a traditional class.
It has been available in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the U.K. and many other countries.TILS courses are designed to work in conjunction with existing online programs, such as Udemy, Coursera and Khan Academy, which teach subjects like robotics and computer vision.
The classes are meant to be used to learn computer science from a fresh perspective.
For those who are able to go to class and enjoy the learning, the courses are free and open to anyone with a computer.
“We’ve tried to provide a learning environment that’s really interactive and fun and accessible for anyone who wants to learn,” said James Korn, president of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The group represents the industry’s leading computing and technology trade association.
“The courses are also free, so they can be used by anyone and anyone can take them.
So you can use them as a resource for students to learn in their own environment.”
For some people, learning online is a better option than attending a traditional computer science class.
But Korn believes there is an opportunity for people to take advantage of online learning to improve their knowledge.
“When you look at the amount of time and effort that goes into a traditional classroom, and you’re looking at the resources that go into a classroom and a computer, and all the resources, then it seems like a lot of resources are being wasted,” he said.
“But if you’re in the business of learning, then a lot more is being done to make it accessible to a broader audience.”
“If you’re not sure what to do, you can go to a library, a college, a school, you know, and take a class,” Korn said.
For students who aren’t able to attend traditional classes, the online TIL classes can provide a way to take courses that have traditionally been inaccessible, or to bypass the traditional computer-based classes and learn computer programming concepts and algorithms.
Students can sign up to the online course at Udemy.com/tilt.
For more information on Udemy’s TIL courses, visit www.udemy.org/til.
For more information about the ACM, visit http://www.acm.org/.