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The Future Of Learning: Open Source Education

The key to providing access to and engaging people in fun and fulfilling education is to create shared communities that reward participation.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
Nestor Bailly, PSFK on November 28, 2011. @NKBailly

Over the past few months, PSFK has taken note of a growing discussion about new ways of thinking surrounding education and teaching. At the recent PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO 2011, several of our speakers engaged with various aspects of this theme.

Instead of the traditional teacher-student unidirectional information flow, Chris Riley, Gerald Richards and Ariel Waldman identified innovative methods to engage people and transmit knowledge that are fundamentally based on participation and open-access.

Chris Riley, of studioriley, discussed the emerging global narrative, made possible through social media, of many creative voices that can change the nature of storytelling as we know it.

Gerald Richards, the CEO of 826 National, detailed how to fund tutoring with creative shops like the Pirate Supply Store, which fosters a fun, creative environment for learning.

Ariel Waldman, the founder of SpaceHack.org, showed us how we can all participate in space exploration and advancing science through disruptively accessible collaborative projects that bring down the technical barriers to launching your own satellite or helping discover new planets.

Discover more inspiring talks from PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO 2011.

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