Skillshare: The Penny conference (Kio Stark: The Myth of Independent Learning)
- No autonomoy
- Passive learning
- No room to fail.
School is not the problem; it's just that there is a lack of alternatives.
It's not about fixing school; change culture.
Independent learning is a lie.
It's not auto-didactic learning- we always learn with/from others.
Learning is social, learning is something we do like others
If you want to learn, you need to join a community
What are learning communities:
- NYC Resistor (hackerspace) If you want to learn how to do something, join a hackerspace
- GenSpace (DIY Biospace)
- Stackoverflow (programmers sharing code)
- Less wrong (community researching the psychology of rationality)
Build infrastructure for collaborative learning.
We need lots of experiments because a lot of them will fail.
New infrastructure for collaborative learning:
We still need university; we need them open.
Open courseware sites like:
…are a poor alternative to true collaboration.Join a community and share what you know.