Monday, May 18, 2009

Is this the future of education?

I kinda hope so, for it looks so much fun. Here's Richard Stallman of GNU fame - the fearless and untiring slayer of windmills and champion of FREE (as in freedom, not beer) software, hamming it with a laptop and a bunch of graduate students at MIT.
If learning can be so much fun even as a grown up, heck, who wouldn't want to sign up?

No, learning ought to be fun. For what is fun but the lighting up of one's spirit? Learning -- in my humble opinion -- ought to be a process that in fact lights up one's spirit. Isn't that what the term 'enlightenment' is all about, to the point that it is no longer just a metaphor, it is taken to be literally what the term suggests.

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