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D.I.Y.U.: An Experiment | DMLcentral
"Rheingold U, my current experiment in cultivating wholly online, multimedia, unaccredited, for-not-much-pay learning communities, grew out of a desire to follow the fun and act on impulse. When I impulsively tweeted  a couple of weeks ago, "Anyone willing to pay $100 for five-week Intro to Mind Amplifiers course?" I was long-practiced in the art of riding the waves of personal impulse. In fact, the most productive learning trails I've followed or blazed in life started with singular impulses that fulfill life-long interests but were triggered by superficial, even accidental proximate causes."
freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation  howardrheingold  education  deschooling  unschooling  learning  diy  socialmedia  openaccess  free  colearning  2011  community  lcproject  pln  cyberculture  digitalmedia  diyu 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Rheingold U
"a totally online learning community, offering courses that usually run for 5 weeks, w/ 5 live sessions & ongoing asynchronous discussions through forums, blogs, wikis, mindmaps, & social bookmarks. In my 30 years of experience online & 6 years teaching students face to face & online at UC Berkeley & Stanford, I've learned that magic can happen when a skilled facilitator works collaboratively w/ a group of motivated students. The first course, "Introduction to Mind Amplifiers," ran in 2 sessions in January-March, 2011. Live sessions include streaming audio & video from me & students, shared text chat & whiteboard, & my ability to push slides & lead tours of websites. Future classes will cover advanced use of personal knowledge tools, social media for educators, participatory media/collective action, social media issues, introduction to cooperation studies, network & social network literacy, social media literacies, attention skills in an always-on world."
education  learning  onlinelearning  online  howardrheingold  teaching  socialmedia  networkculture  networkliteracy  rheingoldu  asynchronous  collaboration  collaborative  freelanceteaching  freelance  freelancing  freelanceeducation  alacarteeducation 
february 2011 by robertogreco
OurGoods: A Future History of Education
"More than anything Trade School for me is an archetype of the plausible alternative to over-structured, hierarchical and standardized learning we now take for granted and use in the developmental transformation of over 1.1 million school children. Trade School is an opportunity to subvert the teacher/student relationship to be reciprocal. For me it’s about valuing our collective knowledge and not the expertise of just one person. It’s about finding ways to eliminate currency and the problematic funding structures that currently drive educational institutions and their “innovation”."

[kickstarter here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/OurGoods/trade-school-0 ]
education  tcsnmy  learning  collectiveknowledge  tradeschool  nyc  gamechanging  unschooling  deschooling  hierarchy  schools  schooling  change  reform  lcproject  future  innovation  sharing  standardizedtesting  standardization  unstructured  schoolofthefuture  design  art  diy  school  bartering  freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation  teaching  popupschools  trading  alternative  learningondemand  coworking  ourgoods 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Trade School – Barter goods, services and knowledge in our pop-up storefront in New York City.
"Take a class every night with a range of specialized teachers in exchange for basic items and services. Secure a spot in a Trade School class by meeting one of the teacher’s barter needs."

[Now at: http://tradeschool.coop/ ]
nyc  education  design  art  diy  school  bartering  tradeschool  freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation  teaching  learning  lcproject  popupschools  trading  unschooling  deschooling  alternative  learningondemand  coworking  tcsnmy  ourgoods 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Trade School: Will Barter for Skills - GOOD Blog - GOOD
"From now until the first of March, OurGoods, an online barter network, is running a pop-up storefront on the Lower East Side of Manhattan called Trade School, where entry into classes is based not on money or talent, but on meeting the needs of a particular teacher. And while some classes like grant writing and butter making have already filled up, there's still plenty of room to learn more about irrational decision-making and chair-bound pilates, not to mention composting and improvisation."

[See also: http://tradeschool.coop/ ]
nyc  education  design  art  diy  school  bartering  tradeschool  freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation  teaching  learning  lcproject  popupschools  trading  unschooling  deschooling  alternative  learningondemand  coworking  tcsnmy  ourgoods 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Strategy - Faculty - The Case of the Vanishing Full-Time Professor - NYTimes.com
"In 1960, 75% of college instructors were full-time tenured or tenure-track professors; today only 27& are. The rest are graduate students or adjunct & contingent faculty — instructors employed on a per-course or yearly contract basis, usually without benefits & earning a third or less of what their tenured colleagues make. The recession means their numbers are growing. “When a tenure-track position is empty ... institutions are choosing to hire three part-timers to save money.” While many adjuncts are talented teachers with the same degrees as tenured professors, they’re treated as second-class citizens on most campuses, and that affects students. ...If you take a strict anti-adjunct stance, you may miss out on some star instructors — Barack Obama taught a seminar...[The good] Professoring part-time is a hobby for overachieving architects, graphic designers, lawyers and entrepreneurs, all of whom can share insights from real-world experiences that full-time academics haven’t had."
education  future  teaching  highered  academia  recession  us  colleges  universities  change  gamechanging  economics  freelancing  freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation 
january 2010 by robertogreco
School's Out: Get ready for the new age of individualized education - Reason Magazine
"The Homogenizing Hopper...The Home-Schooling Revolution...Free Agent Teaching...The End of High School...A renaissance of apprenticeships...A flowering of teenage entrepreneurship...A greater diversity of academic courses...A boom of national service...A backlash against standards...The Unschooling of Adults...The devaluation of degrees...Older students...Free agent teaching...Big trouble for elite colleges...Learning groupies"
danielpink  education  learning  2001  freedom  unschooling  deschooling  schools  schooling  tcsnmy  autodidactism  future  homeschool  reform  curriculum  motivation  choice  change  gamechanging  freelance  freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation  freelancing  colleges  universities  economics  history  demographics  work  careers  entrepreneurship  apprenticeships  lcproject  standards  testing  alternative  autodidacticism  autodidacts 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Hot for Teachers | Page Six Magazine | The New York Post
"Who says homeschooling is just for granola moms and religious zealots? Thanks to a pair of glamorous consultants, more and more NYC boldfacers are educating their kids in the privacy of their brownstones and high-rises—complete with their own custom uniforms and music lessons from the pros." "Melissa says homeschooling is particularly appealing in New York City, with its competitive school admissions. "For most people with kids in school, there's a sense of feeling trapped," she explains. "You sort of get on the private school train…and once you're there, you don't feel like you have a lot of options. You pay a lot of money to be there, and you're supposed to be really grateful that you're there. So the perspective of 'There is something else that works—and that maybe works better—for my family' can be incredibly powerful.""
education  learning  homeschool  alternative  tutoring  teaching  qed  nyc  california  consulting  freelanceteaching 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Fluid Learning | the human network
"What’s most interesting about the computer is how it puts paid to all of our cherished fantasies of control. The computer – or, most specifically, the global Internet connected to it – is ultimately disruptive, not just to the classroom learning experience, but to the entire rationale of the classroom, the school, the institution of learning. And if you believe this to be hyperbolic, this story will help to convince you." ... "In this near future world, students are the administrators. All of the administrative functions have been “pushed down” into a substrate of software. Education has evolved into something like a marketplace, where instructors “bid” to work with students."
education  learning  future  socialnetworking  curriculum  crowdsourcing  networkedlearning  connectivism  laptops  pedagogy  networks  control  administration  leadership  management  open  sharing  gamechanging  flattening  e-learning  web2.0  community  freelanceteaching  organization  lcproject  universities  colleges  markpesce 
december 2008 by robertogreco
FT.com / Business Life / Entrepreneurship - Two lessons in education
"College grads are picking where they want to live before they pick an employer, according to a 2006 study commissioned by CEOs For Cities, a Chicago-based nonprofit. Professionals in the 25-to-34 age group said they wanted cities with walkable downtowns that offered direct contact with a vibrant urban environment.

“I want to be able to stumble onto the fun,” says one study participant.

“Younger folks are looking for cities where they can lead an active life,” says Tom Radulovich of the San Francisco nonprofit Livable City. “The suburban notion of ‘drive to the gym’ doesn’t work for them. They want to be able to walk out their front door and shoot hoops in the neighborhood park, or find nearby trails and bike paths to jog or cycle.”"
schoolofeverything  entrepreneurship  uk  us  teachstreet  advertising  lcproject  teaching  learning  freelanceteaching  freelancing  seattle  portland  washingtonstate  oregon 
october 2008 by robertogreco
When Professors Print Their Own Diplomas, Who Needs Universities? - Chronicle.com
"Aristotle never reported to a dean or had to submit grades, and his students just explained to employers that they had studied with the great man. Now online tools let anyone hold court in chat rooms, Webcasts, or social networks.
education  change  credentials  freelanceteaching  universities  colleges  markets  economics  opencourseware  cv 
september 2008 by robertogreco
TeachStreet | Find Local Teachers, Learn New Things
"Our goal is to encourage life-long learning by connecting inquiring minds with quality instructors. We built TeachStreet to be a headache-free place for insatiable learners to quickly find great local instructors—whether they want to learn photography

[via: http://www.springwise.com/education/local_lessons_advertised_revie/ ]
education  learning  local  teachstreet  lessons  unschooling  johnholt  hyperlocal  courses  instruction  maps  mapping  search  seattle  teaching  tutoring  socialnetworks  lcproject  gamechanging  freelance  freelanceteaching  socialnetworking  classes 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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