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Education: Perhaps the answer is to rethink what we mean by education

Recent events have spawned what has been for me some vitriolic but otherwise meaningless debates about education in the United States. The debates have been vitriolic because the sides involved have dug into positions that are primarily rhetorical in nature and have been meaningless because most of the rhetoric has little to do with how […] Continue reading

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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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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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Education: Are we living in a post-academic world?

My aggravation with the modern education system is well-documented, but part of that aggravation is based on a legitimate question: have we entered into a post-academic era? For a long period of history, the best and sometimes only way to learn something was to gain that knowledge from someone already considered an expert in whatever the field […] Continue reading

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