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I am a 20 year veteran educator, blogger, author, and online instructor. I am a tech geek and a lifelong learner with an interest in understanding “the next new thing” – even if I don’t adopt it as my next new tool right away. I think information was meant to be shared, not squirreled away. My favorite line to use when working with adult newbies is, “Don’t worry, try it. You can’t break the Internet!” (I have had replies such as, “Are you sure?”).

 

8 responses to “About

  1. Karen

    July 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I love the concept. I was 5 classes short of a Psy.D. and have to do it all over again because of the length of time. I would love to do this.

     
  2. A.K.DAS

    July 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

    ACTUALLY PhD degree should have been open much earlier, because a PhD does not mean a segmented course material, but comprehensive knowledge and everybody, irrespective of the fact what degree he has obtained in which topic, should be given chance to undertake research in his chosen topic, and, on the basis of credibility of his research work, PhD degree should be
    awarded.
    In fact many scientists credited with path breaking inventions had not got even formal education !

     
  3. Ambrose Weaver

    September 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I think you have a great idea and I want to keep up on your progress. I’ve been working on a building a Free Accredited Online College the past year and Friday we just made the top 16 in Google’s Change the World with an Idea Project 10^100. We’re very excited and I just gave my first interview to the Daily Illini College Newspaper at the University of Illinois. I’ve met Senators and Congressman to build support for the idea and it’s been a tough road, but people like you are proof that online education works and if done the right way can be a very cost effective way to teach millions.

     
  4. Dan Pontefract

    November 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    You inspired me, in a roundabout way. Would love to synch up at some point. 🙂

     
  5. Daniel Vidakovich

    September 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Hello,

    I think you have a great idea and I want to keep up on your progress. I’ve been working on a building a Free Accredited Online College the past year and Friday we just made the top 16 in Google’s Change the World with an Idea Project 10^100. We’re very excited and I just gave my first interview to the Daily Illini College Newspaper at the University of Illinois. I’ve met Senators and Congressman to build support for the idea and it’s been a tough road, but people like you are proof that online education works and if done the right way can be a very cost effective way to teach millions.

    Please visit our website: freewebcollege.org If you have time vote for the project: http://www.project10tothe100.com/vote.html and join our facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=144521293115&ref=nf

    It would be great to chat with you sometime and talk about online education and what you think would be more effective ways to teach online.

    Best,

    Daniel Vidakovich
    Founder Innovative in Education Organization
    Daniel@vidakovich.com

     
    • Parag Shah

      September 29, 2009 at 1:37 am

      I visited your website. It’s a very nice idea. Do you have any thoughts on how you might handle student evaluation?


      Regards
      Parag Shah

       
  6. Parag Shah

    September 22, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Hi,

    I have been thinking of something similar. I also put up a website which organizes various computer science courses (and will also have various tools for learning) for anyone who wants to study computer science by themselves. (Please see http://www.adaptivelearningonline.net)

    A DIY PHD (in open education with technology) is an idea I have toyed with often. It’s nice to see someone who is actually trying to do it.

    In a regular PHD a student’s university gives them credit and the research professor approves their research as being worthy of a PHD. In an open PHD, much of this can be crowdsourced. Have you given this any thoughts?

     
  7. Sridhar Iyer

    September 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Hi,

    I really like the concept of an openPHD. I have a MS in computer science from Syracuse Univ.. and wanted a PhD. But didn’t go for it because I really can’t afford to spend another 5 years of my life… but I’ll always be an academician and student at heart. I’ve been working for a startup’ish firm for the past 2 years.

    The concept you put forth is quite interesting and I would like to help in anyway I can. Please do let me know if we could partner up for some sort of product or some web based learning tool.

    Also I do realize that I do not have much real world experience.. but my enthusiasm should make up for it 🙂

    Regards,
    Sridhar

     

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