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I have been reading alot about the abolishment, or rather the loosening of the monopoly that universities, of modern day education. When, I say modern day, I am referring to the academic tradition that can be traced back to Plato and Aristoteles, the Arabs and later Europe. Education is centralized in closed areas, where only a select few access either due to monetary reasons for example. Wikiversity along with free lectures from MIT, Berkeley and Yale not to mention TTC lectures are blowing away the old system.

Open source is the future!

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Personally, I have encountered problems in the classroom myself. For example, teaching students in real time that mute the volume thus creating an atmosphere that is detrimental for the classroom and discipline; in my case I have been teaching in an open classroom which means that other “classrooms” and the sounds coming from them can drown out my own class.

However, this is a very cheap and effective way of making education possible for people of all ages that do not live in urban areas such as Reykjavík.

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