Are... You... Kidding?
Ivy League & Prestigious College
Courses On Line
from schools such as
Harvard -- Yale -- Princeton
-- Columbia -- Brown -- Stanford
University of Pennsylvania -- University of Michigan
Wellesley -- Wesleyan -- Pittsburgh --
Georgetown -- Johns Hopkins
Carnegie Mellon -- Duke -- Emory --
Vanderbilt -- Rice
MIT -- Cal Tech -- Georgia Tech -- Mt Sinai
School of Medicine
Berklee School of Music
U of CA Berkeley -- U of CA San Fran --
U of CA Irvine
U of Texas System -- U of Maryland / College Park
U of Illinois / Champaign Urbana
Ohio State University
University of Toronto Canada
University of British Columbia, Canada
Ecole Polytechnical Federale de Lausanne
London International Programme
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
U of Melbourne, Australia
University of Edinburgh
You can attend these top university classes
online for $0.00
And, similar college and class offerings are just beginning.
Many people are aware that "BMOC" means "Big Man On Campus."
Currently, few people are aware that "MOOC" means "Massive Open
Yet, this fact is about to change.
"Massive Open Online Courses," MOOCs, harness
the power of their huge, worldwide enrollments to teach in new ways, applying crowd-sourcing technology to discussion
forums and grading plus enabling professors to use online lectures and reserve on-campus class time for interaction with
This is more than exciting; it is a paradigm shift which I have
always felt more powerfuk than necessary than
1) that education far too expensive -- though I was
blessed with parents who made the sacrifice to pay for my Ivy League schooling;
2) that education got in the way of real learning -- somehow I
always found more learning in a Nat Geo article than a ten week course;
3) that it took far too long with too many incremental steps
to transfer knowledge -- 10 weeks, or 1680 hours to cover 36 credit hours was/remains nuts; and
4) that one can "shoot the moose from the lodge."**
Today, the Internet has so many facets and values to so many
people; email... websites... apps... games... shopping... downloads... and more.
Education is not new to the Internet. Before it,
correspondence course which rose out of the U.S. Postal Systems improved ability to deliver mail nationwide lead to the craze
wave of correspondence degrees in the early 1900s. Over the past decade or so, via the Internet, the University of Phoenix
grew from obsurity... to an online classroom... to a physical presence in numeropus location throught the country. However,
it is fee based.
College Campuses are great. They are where you physically
meet people and broaden your social knowledge. However, all this is ancillary to learning which is for the most part
singular: You read books alone... write notes in your own style... and if there is one, take a test alone.
If there is one thing that classes do offer, it is the AWARENESS
of classmates' minds by the questions they ask... and, the experience they bring.
Fuse the ultimate tele resource with the ultimate value of physical
welcome to the new world of truly world-class TELE education
via the Internet where virtual class size is unlimited... experiences are worldwide... thinking is totally diverse...
to the point that it even challenges the talents of the wizened professors.
Free education. It is a grand time for humankind.
** The origins of the fourth point is a little embarrassing; but since
it has been THE ANCHORING PHILOSPHY of my business life... and now excitment for free, quality online
education,.. I must confess it; truly
for the first time.
Setting the scene:
Sixth Grade... Plunkett School...
Pittsfield MA... Men's room with the massive old fashioned urinals:
Lights, camera, action:
There I am... standing as far back from
one as possible... challenging the top force of my stream for a new distance record.
In walks Mr. Murphy... the Principal.
No stranger to his office or him, he sarcastically chirps...
"Sottile, you can't shoot the moose from
the lodge!" And storms out in disgust.
I mutter to myself in school-yard defiance... "Ya.. I'll bet you can!"
Fast Forward: In 1977,
after the inefficiency of trudging through field sales territorities for three companies, I pulled up to a Telex/TWX
machine of the third, and pioneered TELE (Greek word for REMOTE) APPROACHES to
structuring, selling, and closing business (figuratively speaking... shooting the moose from the lodge). This
was before big-ticket telemarketing became a norm... and long before the Internet, which to me is the ultimate TELE
RESOURCE. Even in this hyper-sensitive time of mentioning the word "shooting," the
Internet is the ultimate "arm" for shooting the moose from the lodge.
I believe that
used correctly, the
Internet will be "the weapon"
for winning world
peace through the
exchange of knowledge.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXCHANGE.
BE A PART OF "PEACE."