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are planning to offer. We are interested in connecting our
participants to existing pathways to credit but believe that the real
source of innovation lies in alternative open accreditation
mechanisms. We are piloting this for web developers with the Mozilla

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On Monday, February 15, 2010, Heath Matlock <heathmatlock at> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Simon Dorfman <simon at> wro=
>> It's interesting that you're pursuing accreditation.=C2=A0 I don't know =
>> about accreditation.=C2=A0 Can you tell us more about it?=C2=A0 Is it wo=
rth pursuing?
> The Wikipedia page has a good overview of accreditation:
> Of course it's worth pursuing, employers don't care much for
> non-accredited work, they prefer their employees to have been held to
> standards set by accrediting agencies for some reason.
>> What is the process?=C2=A0 What governing body (or bodies) would you hav=
e to
>> please?
> That depends on what type of accrediting agency, whether it's an
> international or regional, here's a list of agencies in the world:
>> I'm considering organizing an iPhone App Dev class at our space this sum=
>> (using the Stanford class materials):
> Nice, as a comment to the hackintosh, you might look into running Mac
> virtually.
>> Do you think that would fit in with P2PU?
> I certainly think it would, you can view previous courses at
> and by tomorrow, new courses for the next
> semester are supposedly being posted. You might want to look into
> being a teacher.
> As a side note, I'm not affiliated with P2PU, I've yet to take a
> course, and have only had minimal contact with those involved in
> organizing things. Personally, it doesn't seem so P2P-like at the
> moment because I don't see anyone active in discussion boards or chat
> channels. I'm typically the only guy in the chat channel. If you visit
> you'll see that with
> only sending seven emails I've risen quickly to become a "top poster" on
> the email list :-\
> This is my only complaint about P2P-U and I'll forward this to the
> channel and maybe we can have some discussion on opening up decision
> making processes to everyone and not just a few board members, because
> that isn't P2P. I may be wrong, hopefully I am.
>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM, Heath Matlock <heathmatlock at>
>> wrote:
>>> Here's the idea in a nutshell: create an international school with
>>> schools located at various hackerspaces.
>>> Surprise, it's already in the works, P2PU ( ). But
>>> P2PU needs to partner with some organizations in order to get certain
>>> accreditation, specifically in areas of technology and engineering,
>>> because you really do need a hands-on approach with some areas of
>>> study in these broad categories of education. And in light of all the
>>> technology being developed and already present at many hackerspaces,
>>> this idea seems feasible.
>>> Because it =C2=A0can be cumbersome to specialize in more than two speci=
>>> areas of education, I propose hackerspace specialize. One hackerspace
>>> could focus on Molecular Biology, another on CS and EE. And because of
>>> this specialization, students would probably be travelling to new
>>> hackerspaces between semesters.
>>> If you're interested in this concept of allowing students a chance to
>>> meet many interesting people, training in well-equipped facilities,
>>> and being credited for their work, please toss out your thoughts. :-)
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