Free Computer Science Education. Looks like a great (free) way to get an education in Computer Science (and a number of other fields), if you were otherwise being blocked due—most-likely—to financial constraints.

Saylor.org isn’t an accredited institution, but that doesn’t mean the education you gain from there is useless. Looking at the coursework required for their Computer Science major, it looks to be a very rigorous program and in fact, many of the resources for the individual courses come straight from accredited universities.

On paper, an education from Saylor.org doesn’t hold much weight in contrast to a degree from an accredited institution; however, it certainly holds more weight than nothing. And if you seek education purely for the purpose of gaining knowledge, or supplementing existing knowledge gained from experience and self-education in a specific field, then Saylor.org is perfect.

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