John Robb: Free Online Open Source Education + RECAP

John Robb

JOURNAL: Open Source Education

A couple of years back I asked (in the article “Industrial Education” which is worth a read):

“An Ivy League Education for less than $20 a month.  Why not?”

At the time there were only a smattering of course materials online.  That’s changing.  It’s coming.  Here’s an example of a class that signed up 56,000 people in two weeks.

Free Online Class on Artificial Intelligence

Another example of a highly scalable education product: Codecademy

The way to repair and revitalize modern civilization is on the horizon.  It follows a simple dictum:

Localize production.  Virtualize everything else. 

With the above, we see the virtualization of formal education (books were the first wave).

Some other thoughts on this:

  • It can drop costs by 3 orders of magnitude.  $20 a year instead of $20,000.
  • It means that the best instructors teach almost everyone.  Why not the best?

Phi Beta Iota:  There is actually a much larger variant of free online education, and that it the YouTube 2-5 minute micro-class revolution, in which citizen experts create concise lectures on single specific micro-knowledge, for example, a type of algebra problem, or mixing hydoponic solutions, etcetera.

Free Online & RECAP Links Below the Line

Reference Sites:

Academic Earth (Aggregates Academic Lectures)

YouTube Education (Categories Below)

See Especially:

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Mark Prensky Changing Paradigms from Taught to Self-Learning

See Also (Phi Beta Iota):

2002 Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for education and building human capital (UN ITU)

Bangladesh Farmers + ICT, Increasing Awareness to Increase Income, Model for Other Countries

Denmark: One Hundred Mobile App Teach Kids Math

Hyperlink-Notes on the Future of Education (and the future is now) from Bits to Bots

Journal: It’s Official–Social Media EDUCATES

Journal: Online Kindness Class Gains Traction

Journal: The College Education Bubble-Scam-Implosion

Marc Andreessen: US Education Crisis–Young and Old

Michael Bloomberg, Vice President for Education, Intelligence, & Research — Creating a Smart Nation

My Talk With Tom Atlee: Primer on Citizen Intelligence

Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

Reference: How to Use Twitter to Build Intelligence

Reference: Integrity at Scale Free Online Book

Reference: Mobile Learning Displaces Distance Learning, Offers Hope for Five Billion Poor

Reference: Personal Aggregate, Filter & Connect Strategies

Review: Knowledge As Design

Review: Making Learning Whole–How Seven Principles of Teaching can Transform Education

Review: The Emerging Worldwide Electronic University–Information Age Global Higher Education

Review: The leadership of civilization building–Administrative and civilization theory, symbolic dialogue, and citizen skills for the 21st century

Review: The Social Life of Information

Review: The World Is Open–How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education

TED: Salman Khan–Use video to reinvent education

TED: Sugata Mitra–The child-driven education

Tom Atlee: Two Game-Changers

What Presidents Don’t Know About Education Plus RECAP of 6 Star Plus Books Relevant to Creating a Smart Nation with a Strategic Narrative that WORKS

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: John N. Warfield

Worth a Look: Books on Reinventing Education

Worth A Look: Harold Wilensky

Worth a Look: Live Language Lessons Online

Worth a Look: Online Education Database