ILX University - first course?

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for those of you not on 77: this all started with a whiney thread where he was complaining about how most people are smarter than him. after a long round of 'otm's, remy suggested that we make use of the many free online resources available and take some classes together. and with that...ILX University was born.

vote for the class you'd be most interested in taking. and try not to vote if you wouldn't actually join in for that class.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Financial Markets (Yale) 15
European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present (Berkeley) 11
Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale) 10
Science and Cooking (Harvard) 9
Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (Yale) 8
General Chemistry (Berkeley) 7
Intro to Roman Architecture (Yale) 5
Intro to Computer Science (Harvard) 4
Intro to Hebrew Bible (Yale) 4


iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:29 (eight years ago) link

I took off the cornell labor class cause it appears to be a $=real credit course instead of just free online lectures/material

iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:30 (eight years ago) link

wld Intro to Computer Science teach me how to do things like 'have a simple understanding of my laptop' and 'make websites' or wld you have to come to the table w/ knowledge like that for a harvard course?

bible one is just baiting me, right? i will start exodus in full swing tomorrow, promise.

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:36 (eight years ago) link

Oh man, we can't nominate anything else? That was too fast! I just spent an hour looking through all of them because I wanted to pick something really good. :(

will eat pudding (ENBB), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:36 (eight years ago) link

maybe a nom thread first?

dayo, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:37 (eight years ago) link

Moral Foundations of Politics FTW

Fugueazi/Minor Fret (admrl), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:37 (eight years ago) link

wld Intro to Computer Science teach me how to do things like 'have a simple understanding of my laptop' and 'make websites' or wld you have to come to the table w/ knowledge like that for a harvard course?

it assumes zero knowledge--in the first lecture the prof takes pains to point out that 77% of the people in the room have no prior CS experience

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:38 (eight years ago) link

tear down this poll

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:38 (eight years ago) link

im prolly just gonna keep reading the Keith Richards biography because i'm a half-wit

i'm not a ★, somebody lied (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:39 (eight years ago) link

haha I was **told** to start this before people forgot

if it's seems like it's working we can come up w/ some more options soon

I'm willing to turn this into a nom thread, the prob is if we end up w/ 30 nominations I expect a tie / lots of vote splitting within subjects? surely there's something here that would work?

iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:40 (eight years ago) link

let's just take one from this bunch and then do another one

call all destroyer, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:41 (eight years ago) link

if it* seems like

iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:41 (eight years ago) link

(votes for english 101)

iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:41 (eight years ago) link

i cast a vote for moral foundations of politics

call all destroyer, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:41 (eight years ago) link

Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (Yale)
European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present (Berkeley)
Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale)

top three

I feel like chemistry would make for a sort of boring thread? idk. It just doesn't seem like the kind of class that would be a good choice here even though I'd love to take it again.

will eat pudding (ENBB), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:45 (eight years ago) link

yeah I was just trying to find a token hard science class and anything beyond basic would require background

iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:46 (eight years ago) link

i'd prefer something that i can kind of just listen to tbh--anything with important video or add'l materials is going to become annoying.

call all destroyer, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:48 (eight years ago) link

this is a really good idea

voted for 'moral foundations of politics' but would probably be up for any of these except the roman architecture. i'm not sure how 'science and cooking' would *work* but

thomp, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:52 (eight years ago) link

Financial Markets (Yale)

I AM THE CROOT (crüt), Monday, 26 September 2011 23:53 (eight years ago) link

taught by famous economist robert shiller btw

iatee, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:56 (eight years ago) link

Financial Markets

surm, Monday, 26 September 2011 23:58 (eight years ago) link

Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale) sounds good, but I can imagine the discussion thread going pretty haywire.

master musicians of jamiroquai (NickB), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:04 (eight years ago) link

Science and Cooking

Intro to CS probably won't teach you anything of practical use like HTML or how to fix your computer, it will be more about getting you into the zone for thinking analytically like a compsci. What's the fastest way to sort a list of numbers?, what's a variable? and that kind of thing.

psychedelicatessen (seandalai), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:10 (eight years ago) link

it's the latter along with learning C, XHTML/CSS, and how to employ APIs.

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:16 (eight years ago) link

Moral foundations of politics, assuming there's actually a section on critical thinking

Blind Diode Jefferson (kingfish), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:16 (eight years ago) link

voted for Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (Yale), that and Comp Sci are the only two I'm interested in

Mordy, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:20 (eight years ago) link

xp Is it this course? http://academicearth.org/courses/introduction-to-computer-science-i

That seems to cover a lot of material, way more than I expected.

psychedelicatessen (seandalai), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:20 (eight years ago) link

no it is this, which is currently ongoing, but also previous semesters archived at harvard's distance learning

https://www.cs50.net/lectures/

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:22 (eight years ago) link

oh sorry, yeah, that's the course

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:23 (eight years ago) link

seems to have divided the lectures differently though?

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:23 (eight years ago) link

financial markets one might be interesting if it's not dogmatic

the tyrone power mixtape (get bent), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:23 (eight years ago) link

robert shiller is a left-wing housing economist

iatee, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:24 (eight years ago) link

science & cooking would normally be my first choice but it would be an easy a for me. i like the challenge of a good dry finance course.

xp, i've read shiller.

the tyrone power mixtape (get bent), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:25 (eight years ago) link

by dogmatic I thought you meant 'right-wing finance dogmatic'

iatee, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:26 (eight years ago) link

in either sense; i'm more interested in learning than debating. the left-wing professors in my program could be hard to take when they had a political agenda to push.

the tyrone power mixtape (get bent), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:29 (eight years ago) link

Shouldn't the first course be a consomme?

Aimless, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:31 (eight years ago) link

bread, perhaps?

dayo, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:32 (eight years ago) link

iirc I watched the first class or two of this one and 'good' and 'dry' are both adjectives I'd use...shiller's not a radical or very loud.

iatee, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:33 (eight years ago) link

still looking at the wine list over here.

the tyrone power mixtape (get bent), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:33 (eight years ago) link

Financial Markets is the only one of these I feel genuinely insecure about not understanding very well, and i guess that's the whole idea behind this?

een, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:39 (eight years ago) link

what is 77?

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:40 (eight years ago) link

oh boy

dayo, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:40 (eight years ago) link

intro to 77 (yale)

iatee, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:42 (eight years ago) link

classes I've already basically taken:

General Chemistry (Berkeley)
European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present (Berkeley)
Intro to Computer Science (Harvard)

shit I would just, like, read a book about instead of taking a university-level class about it:

Intro to Roman Architecture (Yale)
Science and Cooking (Harvard)
Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale)
Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (Yale)

things I would prefer to study in a collegiate environment:

Intro to Hebrew Bible (Yale)
Financial Markets (Yale)

I AM THE CROOT (crüt), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:42 (eight years ago) link

Financial Markets sounds awful to me which means it's probably the one that I should do but I don't wanna!

will eat pudding (ENBB), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:44 (eight years ago) link

I prefer my university courses to be dry and information-dense rather than open-ended philosophical discussions

I AM THE CROOT (crüt), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:46 (eight years ago) link

well none of them are going to be open-ended discussions; they're all lecture classes!

horseshoe, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:47 (eight years ago) link

well the thread will be the open-ended discussion! ideally

iatee, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:47 (eight years ago) link

"open-ended philosophical discussion" was mostly aimed at "Moral Foundations of Politics" since it has to do with morality

I AM THE CROOT (crüt), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:49 (eight years ago) link

I just watch tons and tons of TED talks.

Silent Hedgehogs (Trayce), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:50 (eight years ago) link

so when does this start?

sarahel, Friday, 30 September 2011 01:15 (eight years ago) link

So we ... start ILL as a board

• Create a master thread for each class?
• Create a weekly thread for each class, assuming we all agree on one (or two) lectures/week?

What are the two classes we'd like to do? The top two?

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 01:20 (eight years ago) link

seems to me a weekly thread with two lectures a week would be a+

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 01:27 (eight years ago) link

What are the two classes we'd like to do? The top two?

top two or three would probably suffice. maybe two for now?

markers, Friday, 30 September 2011 01:28 (eight years ago) link

two seems good

I will run financial markets, who wants to step up for euro civ? 'running it' just means 'make sure to post the lecture once a week at given time' but that still is a commitment of sorts.

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 01:41 (eight years ago) link

I'll do for sure.

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:11 (eight years ago) link

any nods for 2nd and 3rd mods?

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:13 (eight years ago) link

do we really need em? considering it's gonna be like 2 threads atm

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

maybe just add em when someone wants to start a new course

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

fair fair, was just thinking we are both EST

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:28 (eight years ago) link

almost bought myth of the rational market the other day

― thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 29 September 2011 11:54 (Yesterday) Bookmark

you should buy it!

u0sd0ןɟ (flopson), Friday, 30 September 2011 04:24 (eight years ago) link

will do this! just currently have a helluva stack to get thronow it's worth it though :)

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 04:37 (eight years ago) link

so there are 26 lectures for financial markets and 28 for euro civ, so presumably they'll be twice a week?

maybe m-w one of them and tu-th the other?

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 04:38 (eight years ago) link

wow that was supposed to say "helluva stack to get through, good to know it's worth it though"

lol @ computers xp

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 04:38 (eight years ago) link

ILXniversity! this is gonna rock.

civilisation and its discotheques (c sharp major), Friday, 30 September 2011 08:26 (eight years ago) link

can't wait for the animosity & pranks between economics and history majors at ILX uni

mr. vertical (schlump), Friday, 30 September 2011 09:06 (eight years ago) link

NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRD
(works both ways)

mr. vertical (schlump), Friday, 30 September 2011 09:06 (eight years ago) link

panty bomb on the quad!!

dayo, Friday, 30 September 2011 10:56 (eight years ago) link

gonna see how many of us we can squeeze into the phone booth

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 10:58 (eight years ago) link

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:35 (eight years ago) link

^ what does it say about me that i have learned the keyboard shortcut for ∞

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:35 (eight years ago) link

∞? I just cut and pasted it from yours.

Mark G, Friday, 30 September 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

too much time on ilx

Octavia Butler's gonna be piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiised (Laurel), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

xp

Octavia Butler's gonna be piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiised (Laurel), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

shortcut to infinity is already a scifi movie or s/t right?

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:39 (eight years ago) link

Shitfucker, financial markets, you BASTARDS. This is going to be a total slog.

Octavia Butler's gonna be piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiised (Laurel), Friday, 30 September 2011 14:40 (eight years ago) link

no *promises*

but my gf is a grad student at a place w/ all the reading material for financial markets and the library has a scanner. it is possible I can sneak in and if it doesn't take too long, could prob get most of the reading digital? while she's busy doing her grad school thing. soonest this would be would be like, the friday after next. and I'd need enough people to be 100% in it.

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 14:56 (eight years ago) link

!

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:04 (eight years ago) link

Wait so who is running the Euro course? That's the one I'm gonna do. Remy, is it you?

will eat pudding (ENBB), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:06 (eight years ago) link

could also poss get some of the reading material off aaaarg.org?

civilisation and its discotheques (c sharp major), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:11 (eight years ago) link

looks like that doesn't exist anymore, but it's an interesting idea...kinda amazing it didn't happen sooner

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:13 (eight years ago) link

ok just to share i googled aaaarg.org for my edification and first hit =

AAAARG
aaaarg.org/ -
AAAARG.ORG is now at A.AAAARG.ORG.

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:13 (eight years ago) link

in fact a quick search suggests that yes, the big textbook w/ most of the material is already out there in pdf form

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:14 (eight years ago) link

'big textbook' being the mcgraw-hill one?

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:16 (eight years ago) link

F0undations 0f fin@ncial m@rkets and instituti0ns

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:17 (eight years ago) link

yah

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:23 (eight years ago) link

there are a shit ton of books on that reading list! wondering how particularly key each is

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:24 (eight years ago) link

by F4bozzi?

can't see it on a a a a a r g (up to five as now!)

civilisation and its discotheques (c sharp major), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:25 (eight years ago) link

I just googled its name + 'pdf' and stuff came up. I imagine any major college textbook is ~out there~

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:26 (eight years ago) link

A.AAAARG.ORG.

still around - if you took out that first dot you'd get there

you don't exist in the database (woof), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:29 (eight years ago) link

so there are two versions of the euro history course up, only seeing the syllabus for one. most of the course material is publicly available stuff that won't take long to collect links to. there is a textbook too, we might be able to find it.

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:38 (eight years ago) link

what is aaaarg?

rustic italian flatbread, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:38 (eight years ago) link

n@pster for t3xtb00kz

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:38 (eight years ago) link

absolutely no moral qualms w/ that, college textbook market is pretty indefensible

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:39 (eight years ago) link

My wife has shovelled out something close to $500 in textbooks for the one class she is taking at community college this semester.

rustic italian flatbread, Friday, 30 September 2011 15:58 (eight years ago) link

Just bein' maybe paranoid, but we might want to deindex or go more private if we're in the ahem grey areas of textbook acquisition. Prob no thing but academic publishers can be aggressive.

you don't exist in the database (woof), Friday, 30 September 2011 16:03 (eight years ago) link

otm

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 16:06 (eight years ago) link

That is sound advice, woof.

rustic italian flatbread, Friday, 30 September 2011 16:06 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

i think i might be interested in doing a course when another one picks up but i think i don't want to do any of the ones listed on the first round! does anyone want to take the class called "death" from yale? lol

kim tim jim investor (harbl), Monday, 23 January 2012 01:32 (eight years ago) link

I watched about 60% of that like a year ago

some interesting stuff and a cool professor tho unfortunately no answer w/r/t meaning of life

iatee, Monday, 23 January 2012 01:36 (eight years ago) link


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