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April 13th, 2015, 2:59 am

Know of any good distance comp sci offerings (undergrad level)?
 
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April 14th, 2015, 2:31 pm

Open University.
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April 14th, 2015, 10:32 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnOpen University.how about from a traditionally good university
 
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April 15th, 2015, 4:19 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: mitQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnOpen University.how about from a traditionally good universityI don't really have any experience of this case. I mentioned OU because they have been doing it for as long as I can remember.
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April 17th, 2015, 3:10 pm

What particular areas do you want to cover ?
 
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April 19th, 2015, 6:50 pm

I remember In the 80s/90s the OU courses on TV at 6 in the morning..
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April 19th, 2015, 11:03 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorWhat particular areas do you want to cover ?No particular area, a solid and rigorous BSc. Did my BA in a top 10 school, don't think Open U can satisfy my requirements.
 
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April 21st, 2015, 2:31 am

Why not do a masters? Georgia Tech has one: http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/
 
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April 21st, 2015, 5:10 am

A former colleague of mine did this program, back in 2006: http://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/b ... jor.cfmHis explanation then was that U of Maryland-College Park had a very good CS department, and at the time, the best online CS degree program. FWIW, U.S. News now ranks its grad program at #15.He was good (professionally as well as personally), so I tended to believe him.Hope that helps.
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: mitQuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorWhat particular areas do you want to cover ?No particular area, a solid and rigorous BSc. Did my BA in a top 10 school, don't think Open U can satisfy my requirements.Ah, branding. Fair enough.
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April 27th, 2015, 4:52 pm

Is open university supposed to be a good school? I'm not from the UK, I'd never heard of it.I looked at the detailed study plan for BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62) and it didn't seem very rigorous. Is it supposed to be more of a community college level?
 
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April 28th, 2015, 6:42 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: albertmillsIs open university supposed to be a good school? I'm not from the UK, I'd never heard of it.I looked at the detailed study plan for BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62) and it didn't seem very rigorous. Is it supposed to be more of a community college level?To be honest, as it now stands I tend to agree. How things have changed. It's the commodisation of education.
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May 5th, 2015, 2:49 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: albertmillsIs open university supposed to be a good school? I'm not from the UK, I'd never heard of it.I looked at the detailed study plan for BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62) and it didn't seem very rigorous. Is it supposed to be more of a community college level?It is a bit 'different', there are no entry requirements to their degree programs so they have to start at quite a basic level, the level 3 modules are a bit more serious. I can't really comment on computer science but they've got some good maths/physics modules at level 3, the teaching material is of a decent standard. Though unfortunately some of these modules are subject to change thanks to new govt fee regulations meaning current OU students lose the flexibility to do extra level 2 and 3 modules in place of some of the previously optional level 1 courses. They've also merged a few modules and lost some content recently, mathematical logic disappeared, number theory got thrown into a more general 'pure maths' module.I'm not really familiar with 'community college' but there may be some similarities, the OU is distance learning - the courses are self contained with books, DVDs etc.. but students are assigned to tutorial groups too with optional tutorials held at local universities where available or online. For example in London I go to Kings College for my evening tutorials - the tutors at level 3 (at least in the case of mathematics) will often be lecturers from other UK universities, retired lecturers etc.. who work with the OU part time. I've had tutors from Cambridge, East Anglia, UCL etc... I think for Law students the tutors will often be practicing Solicitors and Barristers in addition to academics.Where it perhaps differs to community college is that they also have full time researchers and offer post grad qualifications, they've surprisingly played a part in various space missions - the Beagle 2 mission to Mars was headed by an OU Professor.
 
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May 5th, 2015, 2:56 pm

@mitif you've already got an undergrad do you really want to spend another (assuming you're studying part time) 4-6 years pursuing another? Perhaps making use of some free online courses, books, youtube lectures etc.. and then attempting something like the Georgia Tech MS in Computer Science might be a more efficient use of time. Stanford CS106A, 106B lectures are available on youtube, the slides are available to download, they've also got various courses on Stanford Online and Coursera, MIT OpenCourseWare similarly has a load of useful content.
 
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May 17th, 2015, 8:50 pm

II'm wondering is a MSc by research might be a better bet ?
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