Thinking about education

As some of my readers may know I have a great interest in education. Having:
  • Attended, taught in, and been a guidance counselor in English speaking schools from kindergarten to college in the USA, Pakistan, Japan, Taiwan, and New Zealand. 
  • Homeschooling my son for kindergarten through college.
  • A masters in education plus other degrees.
  • An higher education experience that includes private, public, big, small, religious, online, correspondence, autodidact, and schools. 
The internet and computers have brought big changes to education. Be cautious about others telling your the old ways are better! A quality, nearly free, and debt free college education is now available to most anyone.

    Very Interesting podcast on the Future of Education costs Overthrow the Universities (and the Public Schools, too)

    There are some very interesting trends happening in education which have been in the works for years but have been held back by the money making business of education.
    Before you spend big buck and get into debt for education here are some things to consider.

    Wal-Mart rolls back the cost on education.

    Wal-Mart partners with online school to offer college credit to workers

    Khan Academy User-paced exercises--developed as an open source project and the free classroom for the World. 

    MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

    OpenCourseWare are openly licensed college courses from top name schools, available free via the internet.