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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Now here's an idea that excites me...

If you're blessed with the bandwidth, check out this talk on ted.com by engineering professor Richard Baraniuk. He discusses the philosophy behind the Connexions project, which is essentially open source learning...a free, universally-accessible, customizable, and editable repository of educational information. As a lover of libraries and the internet, and a growing believer in all of us having the potential to thrive as autodidacts, I am thrilled and excited by projects like this. Knowledge should not be restricted, data should not remain static. Learning is something that should be shared: freely, responsibly, and with enthusiasm and respect.

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