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ACT - Scott MacLeod's World University

My chosen mentor is Scott MacLeod, the brains behind a free open on-line university for the world


I have always thought education should be free, after all it is our responsibility as the elder generation to pass on knowledge to the youth, and I admire Scott for his vision to make this happen. Using the Wikipedia model, anyone can take or can teach a course at WorldU and while it is in the early stages his vision is a global degree-granting future.

Here's a snippet of his dream:
"While all countries and territories (around 220, perhaps starting with the countries in GlobalVoicesOnline.org), and all languages, (possibly 8,000, but starting with those languages in Wikipedia) will be part of this, we'd like to focus at first on the countries that One Laptop Per Child (emerging from MIT) is also engaging - Rwanda, Ethiopia, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, USA (Birmingham, Alabama), Uruguay, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, & Papua New Guinea - as well as your interests"

Scott not only thinks big, he thinks with a global perspective of caring. He's my hero.

UPDATE: 20100327:
I missed the beginning, but am now taking my first university course at WorldU WoooHoooo!

"[12:07] Aphilo Aarde: This is the first course, in a sense, for World University & School - a wiki for open teaching and learning" http://socinfotech.pbworks.com/FrontPage

UPDATE: 20100424:

I am learning so much from this course and from Scott, he is an awesome teacher! Posted a pic from today's class in Evidence.

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Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 17, 2010 at 2:13pm
+1 Sustainability. Great choice for hero.


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