Are you a cheap ass lazy schmuck who wants a Stanford education? Are you an intelligent person who can’t afford Stanford’s ridiculous high tuition? Are you a Stanford student who happens to be taking introductory computer science classes but hates going to class?
Are you a communist? Do you like “free”?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions (except the communist one, you don’g want Scott Walker attacking you), consider Udacity founded by Sebastian Thrun. It’s a website offering Stanford standard education free for anyone who has a laptop or computer.
BUT it’s not like MIT’s Opencourseware. It’s better. For those who are lazy or have a hard time managing time, it operates like any online college class. There are deadlines, quizzes, tests and problem sets. If successful in a course, you get a certificate of completion (which is always good for boosting that ego). There are also lectures but it’s not watching someone talk-it’s more like “minute physics” style.