If you want to take some of the same courses the Google and Yahoo founders took, nows your chance and they are even free. Part of the Standford Engineering Everywhere initiative, the courses include all needed sylabi, handouts, tests and access to reading lists.
"For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world.," the Stanford website explains.
“We are excited to extend our teaching and learning opportunities worldwide through SEE,” said
Jim Plummer, dean of the Stanford Engineering School. “We hope SEE will enable a broad range of people to learn, to share their ideas and to make their own contributions to knowledge.”
The 10 courses, arranged in three subject areas, include one of Stanford's most popular
sequences: the three-quarter introduction to computer science. SEE also offers three courses on artificial intelligence and robotics, and four on linear systems and optimization. The address for SEE is http://see.stanford.edu - the university press release explains.
Now if it only came with free time.....