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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Podcast education

You don't need to go to a classroom to attend a lecture anymore.

While some will bemoan the lack of human contact, think of the possibilities this opens up to spread quality education. Perhaps professors can one day be independent superstars, not affiliated to universities, teaching online to people who want the education but not the degree. Hell, I'm never going back to university, but I'd certainly pay to attend courses by Steven Pinker or VS Ramachandran. Do you have someone you'd pay to learn from?

(Link via Digital Inspiration.)

Update: Ah, and in case you haven't heard or read them already, do check out Ramachandran's outstanding series of lectures on neuroscience, delivered as the Reith Lectures of 2003, and collected as "The Emerging Mind".
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