[hackerspaces] Tech and General Education Courses at P2P University in Hackerspaces

Heath Matlock heathmatlock at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 09:33:16 CET 2010

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 ( http://www.p2pu.org ). 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  can be cumbersome to specialize in more than two specific
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. :-)

Heath Matlock
+1 256 274 4225

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