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

Simon Dorfman simon at gumbolabs.org
Mon Feb 15 18:57:46 CET 2010

Sounds like a great idea!  I love the idea of making a post-high school
education experience of traveling around to different hacker spaces for four
years, learning stuff.

It's interesting that you're pursuing accreditation.  I don't know much
about accreditation.  Can you tell us more about it?  Is it worth pursuing?
What is the process?  What governing body (or bodies) would you have to

I'm considering organizing an iPhone App Dev class at our space this summer
(using the Stanford class materials):

Do you think that would fit in with P2PU?

Simon Dorfman
Gumbo Labs

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:33 AM, Heath Matlock <heathmatlock at gmail.com>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 ( 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. :-)
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> Heath Matlock
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