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ABOUT
This project
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SUBJECT SAMPLER

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ABOUT
HANDSCHOOLING

Individual student mobile access
Global study subject commons
Same page equality
The right to connect
Underclasses and girls
Other people's children
Future of schooling

ABOUT THE GOLDEN SWAMP
Networks Intertwingle everything
Findability and SEO
Emergent knowledge
Network vetting empowers expert
Long tail learning 80/20
The adjacent possible
Implications for world peace

HOW
YOU CAN HELP
Teacher
Educator
Expert
Parent
Publisher
Telcons
Device makers

 

Combining these 2 BIG IDEAS is key:

1. Handschooling: Getting an individual mobile device with wireless broadband browsing to every youngster, so that each of them can connect to:

2. The golden swamp: The aspect of the internet where what is known by humankind has nestled into the open online network forming a self-vetting ecosystem that allows everyone to learn from the same virtual page.

child with mobile

These 2 ideas are creating a golden age of learning for generations born in the 21st century.

 

student using laptopThe last generation of 20th century students pioneered learning online with desktops, plugged in laptops, and now mobile laptops.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The new learning begins by each student using his/her own wireless mobile internet browsing device (handschooling) to connect to the virtual global ecosystem of what is known by humankind (the golden swamp). Future sections of this project will discuss these roles in detail. In a nutshell here is what can be done now:

Teachers can allow and encourage students who have handschooling devices to use them in class and elsewhere to connect to the golden swamp of excellent online knowledge from which to learn.

School administrators can provide wireless connectivity on school premises and work with parents and their community to get handschooling devices to every student.

Educators can use open online knowledge from the golden swamp in the pedagogic materials they create, instead of using closed resources.

Experts can make the knowledge they put online findable by optimizing it for search engines. They can also help enrich the golden swamp by linking from their own open internet materials to webpages they respect about subjects in which they are experts.

Parents can provide access to their kids to the golden swamp by equipping them with handschooling devices and connectivity to the golden swamp.

Publishers are being changed by networking effects of the golden swamp. They can help by leading the transition to digital open resources.

Telcons can provide broadband internet browsing.

Device makers can design and produce handschooling friendly mobiles, with the bottom line being broadband internet browsing.

 

 

New IDEAS are changing learning

This project is about the new ideas that are about to replace failed knowledge engagement methods now crippling education for many.

MAJOR NEW IDEAS:

ABOUT HANDSCHOOLING
Individual student mobile access
Global study subject commons
Same page equality
The right to connect
Underclasses and girls
Other people's children
Future of schooling
ABOUT THE GOLDEN SWAMP
Networks intertwingle everything
Findability and SEO
Emergent knowledge
Network vetting empowers experts
Long tail learning 80/20
The adjacent possible
Implications for world peace

The new learning is activated by a student using his/her own wireless mobile internet browsing device (handschooling) to connect to the virtual global ecosystem of what is known by humankind (the golden swamp). All learners will one day connect to the global knowledge commons through their individual device at school or wherever they are.

The first steps are already underway. The illustration to the right shows the 2009 Map of Science, a real tracing from the golden swamp. The kids illustrate how individual students can connect to the same online resource and literally all learn from the same virtual page. These kids are (left to right) in Kurdistan, New Mexico, and China.

STUDY SUBJECT SAMPLER
subjects title golden swamp study subject sampler
Visit samples of excellent nodes to learn from in the virtual global ecosystem emerging in the golden swamp.

LEARNODES BLOG
This blog posts weblets of related nodes from the golden swamp that create topic study entries into the global knowledge ecosystem.

map of science kids hands

Individual students can now connect to what is known to learn from the same virtual page.

We know the young generation creates virtual social networks. There is also a vast online knowledge network, as the Map of Science illustrates. The core mechanism of future learning is the intertwingling of what is known, plus the intertwingling of students with that new ecosystem as well as with each other. Ted Nelson captured this complex emergent mechanism in his word intertwingle.

The way education works now, each school filters and doles out what a student is expected to learn, chopping off the ecosystem of knowledge. As every youngster on earth will soon be able to connect individually to what is known, each one's right to do so must be recognized, allowed and facilitated.

king high schoolA student was shot at this New York high school the day this picture was taken. Less is taught in troubled schools so that youngsters are channeled into an intellectual underclass. When a student from a school like this accesses the global commons with a personal mobile, he/she is studying from the same page as the prep school kids at the best schools. Youngsters around the world studying from the same page increase their understanding of each other.

women pakistanThe NY Times photo of these women in Lahore Pakistan is from an article describing the saving of women in the best selling book Half The Sky. Golden Swamp explains how Mobiles open the sky for women. The mobile devices make it possible for girls discouraged from or forbidden to go to school to carry with them direct access to anything they want to learn.