3 new classes open for enrollment

The tweets are true! Udacity is announcing three new classes, check them out below and enroll today!

Classes starting September 3, 2012

RocketMaking Math Matter: Differential Equations in Action (CS222)
In this course you will examine real world problems — rescue the Apollo 13 astronauts, stop the spread of epidemics, and fight forest fires — involving differential equations and figure out how to solve them using numerical methods. Enroll Now!

software-debuggingSoftware Debugging: Automating the Boring Tasks (CS259)
In this class you will learn how to debug programs systematically, how to automate the debugging process, and build several automated debugging tools in Python. Enroll Now!

Class starting October 1, 2012

theoreticalIntro to Theoretical Computer Science: Dealing with Challenging Problems (CS313)
This class teaches you basic concepts of theoretical computer science — such as NP-completeness — and what they imply for solving tough algorithmic problems. Enroll Now!

Note that all of our classes are open enrollment. This is based on your feedback as we continue to push innovation in pedagogy. We continue to learn and improve the educational experience at Udacity with you, our students. Open enrollment means that you can learn at your own pace and access all of the information you need (problem sets, answers, discussions) at any time to support your learning experience. Check out our full course catalog for descriptions of all of our classes.

We’ll see you in class!



  • http://petrushev.wordpress.com/ petrushev

    Great! Just enrolled on the numerical math course. Can you please consider nlp and machine learning for the next round?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11693710431599079130 tomejuan

    When you say the courses are open enrolment, does that mean that when each of these 3 courses premiere, all the lectures, homeworks and exam questions will have been posted?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14679230167367533403 Andy Brown

    Yes! When these classes are launched, all content will be immediately available!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15599592222414575932 Morteza Tatlari

    Introductions are sick! I loved them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13939394579336452712 Tuxianeer

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13939394579336452712 Tuxianeer

    I have to say, I liked it better when each week came out one-at-a-time. Could someone explain why it was changed?That said, I am still very excited about the new classes. Udacity is awesome! (oops, removed comment before)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12369030086933312573 mrBB

    Doing AI-class, the predecessor of Udacity, for me most of the fun, excitement and motivation came from the class room model: weekly release of material, weekly GRADED homework and a big community that is working in the same pace on the same problems, working hard to make the deadline and discussion problems in-depth because the right answer is not yet published and is graded at the same time.<br

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14386172843967363055 Ataraxo

      &gt; How disappointed I am with the route Udacity seems to have chosenEven though I really enjoy Udacity courses and want to be supportive with this great initiative, I have to agree with this comment. I have been following most of Udacity courses and, with each hexamester, it gets harder for me to get involved in the courses.Of course, the enthusiasm of Sebastian Thrun is

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01268408666417062309 annag

      I disagree: Most of what makes Udacity unique when compared with both the traditional model of education and with Coursera etc. _is_ its “open-enrollment'' schedule, where anyone can access any of the material at any time. This openness fulfils the promise of an always-available internet, where people can share material truly “at their own pace''. It is primarily for this reason

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00098749703288428768 Unknown

    Nice stuff.Open enrollment is good.I f you really need motivation after listening to a lecturer to finish a course then you shouldn't. I think the courses are geared towards people who genuinely want to improve and themselves.i believe the ow-nous is on you to apply your self.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08779237412130221055 aayush

    I think that O.E is good. If someone finishes all units and the H.W then he can directly move on to the next one instead of waiting for the next unit to be published. This allows them to finish courses at a faster pace and hence move on to other courses. This especially helps newcomers who have a lot of courses to catch up on. The faster, the better. Those who are dedicated will not try to cheat,

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08657848823805427393 SWW

      agreed. I, for example am a college student and have a very busy semester. But when I have time, I can marathon through a unit or two no problem. The lack of O.E. on coursera caused me to dropout from their courses. Also their unavailability is another reason I chose Udacity over Coursera. I also like that lectures are broken into smaller pieces, I just wish there was more homework with more