Category Archives: Education

Education: Open Source Education

A recent post over on Facebook got me thinking. We have open source software, hardware, design, fabricating, even open source manufacturing. So, why not open source education? Think about it. Nearly all of the world’s knowledge is available for free somewhere out there in the form of free lectures and courses, both online and off. […] Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Wizards of Smart

A guest post by Pete Hitzeman   Dear educated so-and-so’s of every stripe, We need to have a heart-to-heart. I admire the years of work and dedication you’ve put into getting where you are. I know, from my own intellectual … Continue reading

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Where do I stand?

Someone commented on a Facebook post today that she wasn’t really sure if she ever really knows where I stand on the issues I tend to discuss on Facebook and elsewhere. The fact is that I’m not trying to be … Continue reading

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Education: An act of hypocrisy?

There is always a certain risk in taking a strong position on something. Among my strong positions has been that of questioning the value of higher education degrees and higher classroom academics in general. Yet, lurking beneath the surface of that position has always been an element of hypocrisy that I have tended to avoid […] Continue reading

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Lego Kidsfest Cincinnati 2012

I have come to believe engaging in the act of creation brings out the best in many of us. Granted, that’s not a hard and fast rule, but I witnessed something amazing this past weekend when I attended the 2012 … Continue reading

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