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So Long For Now :: IDEA
"de-motivation derived from constant feeling I have that continuing to receive formal education is neither relevant to nor financially viable for me. Not given chance to get over burnout from my last stretch of k-12 schooling, I am beginning to feel that this isn't worth it if I am always confused, stressed & tired. Yet at the same time I LOVE learning & a college (or library) has ready-made learning opportunities that aren't taken by force…I feel caught in a daze…student body is not academically oriented…there is mostly an attitude of apathy. Many people will be transferring & a few have already dropped out…There is this air of cynicism & self destruction that worsens my burnout to point of sorrow.

One saving grace…Green Mountain's “Progressive Program”…less required classes…program is a work intensive self designed program. I would be a traditional art major in the program, but I will be linking many cross disciplinary classes into it. I can shape my own curriculum"
greenmountaincollege  apathy  education  colleges  universities  heath  despair  sorrow  libraries  progressive  learning  alternative  crossdisciplinary  self-directedlearning  cynicism  self-destruction  burnout  informaleducation  schooling  schooliness  motivation  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
Invisible Learning | Aprendizaje Invisible
"This project aims to facilitate the creation of a globally distributed community of thinkers interested on the creation of new futures for the education. Sustainable innovation, invisible learning (informal learning and non-formal learning) and the development of 21st century skills are some of the core issues that will be analyzed and addressed in this project."
education  tcsnmy  unschooling  deschooling  learning  invisiblelearning  johnmoravec  schools  informallearning  informaleducation  autodidacts  gamechanging  elearning  innovation  21stcenturyskills  e-learning  web2.0  lcproject 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Formal vs informal education - Joi Ito's Web
"[My sister an I] were discussing formal learning vs informal learning & how I probably survived because I had the privilege of having access to smart people & mentors, support of an understanding mother, an interest driven obsessive personality & access to the Internet. I completely agree that improving formal education & lowering dropout rates is extremely important, but I wonder how many people have personalities or interests that aren't really that suited for formal education, at least in its current form.

I wonder how many people there are like me who can't engage well w/ formal education, but don't have mentors or access to Internet & end up dropping out despite having a good formal education available to them. Is there a way to support & acknowledge importance of informal learning & allow those of us who work better in interest & self-motivated learning to do so w/out the social stigma & lack of support that is currently associated w/ dropping out of formal education?"
joiito  mimiito  formal  informal  informallearning  informaleducation  networkedlearning  formaleducation  tcsnmy  support  lcproject  learning  unschooling  deschooling  mentorship  apprenticeships  learningstyles  learningnetworks 
february 2010 by robertogreco
ed4wb » The New Bottom-up Authority
"Many students, especially those who are participating in interest-driven networks, are more accepting of an authority which comes from the bottom up as opposed to from the top down. Credibility and reputation in networked publics is earned by high-quality, active participation. In many cases, each contribution can be rated by participants, and the most prolific can earn titles such as “top reviewer”. This network-produced evaluation, coming from the bottom up, not only looks much different from what is happening in the classroom, but also motivates differently."
teaching  schools  online  internet  filtering  authority  clayshirky  information  hierarchy  administration  management  leadership  learning  lcproject  tcsnmy  schooling  informal  informaleducation  informallearning 
january 2009 by robertogreco
TeachStreet | Find Local Teachers, Learn New Things
At the core, it's a user-driven social networking and class review site, designed to help bring students and teachers together. We've created a community where anyone who loves to learn can find a class that's perfect for them, and where teachers of all subjects, from academia to pure silliness, can market themselves to potential clients. We've formally launched in three U.S. cities, with more than 120,000 class and student listings, and we're getting bigger each day (in fact, customers have listed classes in more than 500 cities across America!). We hope to eventually have comprehensive TeachStreet listings for every major city in the U.S. and around the world (whether it's tango classes in Baton Rouge or driving lessons in Rome).
web2.0  teaching  socialnetworking  search  hzmeta  education  informaleducation 
november 2008 by cogdog
School of Everything
School of Everything connects people who want to learn and people who want to teach.
education  web  howto  socialnetworking  learning  informaleducation  p2p  cybersalonaz  cooltech 
april 2008 by cogdog
blog of proximal development » Blog Archive » Virtual Classroom Project Reflection
"Leigh does not use these containers to re-create kind of institutional, impersonal teaching/learning space we’ve all experienced as both teachers & learners. Instead of classroom, lecture hall, or place formally designated...Leigh decided to build "a f
leighblackall  secondlife  learning  space  schooldesign  lcproject  deschooling  unschooling  schooling  ivanillich  sustainability  environment  informaleducation  informallearning  community  teaching 
april 2008 by robertogreco
"exploring informal education, lifelong learning and social action"
learning  informaleducation  education  informal  community  teachers 
december 2007 by zachhale

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