In 2016 the human race spends 1000 times more money and time on Learning Commns Tech. We invite you to vote for the the most productive Youth Economies (more) linking in 3 billion new jobs that were impossible to co-create in times when distance caused communications to be expensive and the idea of an app being mobilised any time any place by anyone sounded like science fiction. see also microfranchise & health as pivotal youth economy
Let's begin with the most exciting girls empowerment economy: its human epicentre is Sir Fazle Abed in Bangladesh of the world's largest and most collaborative NGO known by hundreds of partners and millions whose education calling is girls empowerment as pre-digital BRAC and post-digital BKASH -currently the world's largest cashless economy co-created by and for girls faced with poverty's and sustainability most extreme challenges. Starting the search for how to value this youth economy was to be the last project of The Economist's Norman Macrae whose work (more) on the Entrepreneurial Revolution of millennials 3 billion new jobs began with this (Keynsian inspired - more) future history in 1972. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or to start linking in text Norman's family in wsshington DC at USA 240 316 8157
MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms
By Jeffrey R. Young FEBRUARY 01, 2016
Christine Ortiz is taking a leave from her prestigious post as a professor and dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start a radical, new nonprofit university that she says will have no majors, no lectures, and no classrooms.
Many details about the new university are still undetermined, she says, but the basic idea is to answer the question, What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology?
Her venture is not the only effort to create a new kind of college — there’s theMinerva Project, created by a tech entrepreneur in San Francisco, andMOOC providerslike Udacity, started by a former Stanford University professor.
But those are for-profit businesses. Ms. Ortiz says she plans to create a nonprofit institution so that "all of the revenue can be reinvested in the enterprise to serve the public."
The New Education Landscape
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Re:Learning project provides stories and analysis about this change moment for learning.
The plan is to begin with a campus in the Boston area that she hopes will grow to about 10,000 students and 1,000 faculty members — about the size of MIT. And her long-term plan is to add more campuses in other cities as well.
That will take serious financial backing, and she says the fund raising has not yet begun. But she says that she has had an outpouring of support for the idea and that she has assembled a team to start the project, though she said she was not yet ready to say who was on it.
The Chronicle talked with Ms. Ortiz about what the new university might look like. The following transcript of that conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Q. What made you decide to leave your post as a professor and dean at MIT to start your own university?
A. I’ve been at MIT for 17 years, and it’s been amazing. And I’ve always been interested in curriculum and thinking about the future of the research university, and I did a lot of archival research on it. And I found in my research that many of the structures were really taken from hundreds of years ago. I think we’re at a time where we can think about the future, and moving forward how to reshape it.
Q. Can you give an example of a moment at MIT or elsewhere that made you say a radical, new approach is needed?
A. MIT has had many, many models. It’s very decentralized, and there’s tons of innovation going on locally. We have the Media Lab, and we have many different curricular experiments going on. Seeing those different models, and seeing what was able to be done locally, motivated me to think, What would it look like to create a new model that integrates many of the things that have been successful at MIT? And of course I’ve traveled to many universities around the world and thought about, What could we take from all these different experiments and models, and really scale it up?
Q. Can you paint a picture of what the new institution might be like?
A. Basically the idea is that we’ll have a core that’s project-based learning, but where students can have a really deep, integrative longer-term project rather than shorter projects. And then all of the knowledge acquisition would be moved virtually. So instead of projects' being at the periphery, to sort of flip it more toward the graduate-education model. And I think it would be much more inspirational for the students because they could come in and really work on projects from the get-go that they wanted to work on and that they were most passionate about, and they could tailor their knowledge base to the projects they want to work on.
Q. Will there be lectures?
A. Not on the ground. The fundamental idea is to put all knowledge acquisition virtually online. There’s a great quote by [the former MIT president Charles M. Vest] on the emergence of the metacurriculum, and he predicted it 10 or 15 years ago, that the virtually open curriculum metacurriculum would be emerging. And that’s what is happening. So we’re sort of betting that the evolution that is happening very rapidly, that we’re going to take advantage of that.
Q. So you’re betting that lectures will be online elsewhere, and your students can access them?
A. A lecture has been defined as 50 minutes or one and a half hours of a professor speaking. But what’s happening online is that now this is being modularized, and there’s active learning embedded into the whole system. As you see with MOOCs, they’re modularized. Every five or 10 minutes, there are chunks where there’s active learning and recall, and all these different mechanisms of learning embedded into the system. So our focus is how do we create the on-ground system that can take advantage of that?
Q. So if you’re not using classrooms for lectures, what kind of space do you think you’ll need for the campus? What will that look like?
A. What I’m thinking of is huge project spaces. Large centralized laboratories. Basically just large, large open spaces, as well as big centralized laboratories where no one really has their own individual laboratory. So it’s just one integrated giant laboratory. And that goes with the research model that there would be no departments; it would just be transdisciplinary.
Q. What kind of financial backing do you have, or how do you plan to raise the money to get started?
A. I’m not stepping down until July, and the plan is to start fund raising over the next year after I step down. I would say there’s a huge interest.
Q. Prestige is a very important factor in higher education. Do you worry that you’ll have trouble attracting top scholars and academics because it’s so new and untested?
A. There are so many talented doctoral students and postdocs that are unable to secure jobs in academia. I can name like 100 right now … but there are not just enough jobs at prestigious university. So I know there is a plethora and a pool out there of potential faculty and faculty who would want to be part of a really innovative model and want to be part of a transdisciplinary community. And I’ve gotten hundreds of responses from potential students already saying, When can I apply?
Q. What do you tell them? What kind of timeline are you thinking?
A. Stay tuned. We’re going to work as hard and as fast as possible to get it off the ground. I hope a few years, maybe even less.
Q. What about tenure? Will your university have that?
A. My thinking at this point is very much moving away from tenure. I’m going to really investigate alternative models, and really there are a number of alternative models that are being used. At this point, tenure seems like a great mismatch with the system that we’re thinking about.
Q. Why you? How are you the person to bring this big idea into existence?
A. It’s not just me — there is a founding team. And I think that I’m just really passionate about the students. I hope that I can convene a team that could really move forward with thinking of the new model. I see myself as providing an overall skeleton for the vision.
Q. Do you have a name for it?
A. We’re throwing around a few names, but we’re not willing to say yet.
Q. Will it have the word university in it?
A. Unclear at this time.
Jeffrey R. Young writes about technology in education and leads the Re:Learning project. Follow him on Twitter @jryoung; check out his home page, jeffyoung.net; or try him by email
Do you see the CITE lab at MIT as connected with jobenomics and integral purpose of green tv. I too am bothered by students experimenting with hundreds of separated solar projects not how the whole needs to scale
ardoso moved to the U.N. headquarters in Rome, where he was privy to the high-level funding decisions that eventually trickle down to the local level. The experience, along with a chance meeting with the late MIT professor Alice Amsden, who taught a class he was taking, motivated Cardoso to apply to a PhD program at MIT.
“In theory you have all these projects, all these amazing things that are supposed to happen, but they don't, the execution doesn't work out,” says Cardoso. “And I was like, I have to understand that pattern.”
Combining theory and practice
At MIT, Cardoso has embraced the opportunity to combine theory and practice, while also working to understand the growing role of technology in communities worldwide. Cardoso, who works with Bish Sanyal, the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, has mainly been involved in a project called the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation, or CITE.
“The idea is one simple technology can have this huge impact on someone's well-being,” explains Cardoso. “But today there are a lot of technologies out there such as solar lanterns or water filters, and there's no way to systematically evaluate what works and what doesn't work on the ground.”
With CITE, Cardoso and the project’s other team members are working to develop an objective methodology to assess the usefulness of various technologies. To assess a product, CITE focuses on three main categories: suitability (does the technology work properly?), scalability (can the technology actually reach the consumers?), and sustainability (will the technology create a long-lasting impact, and will the business model supporting it survive long-term?). For the past five years, Cardoso and the rest of the CITE team have been organizing pilot studies all over the world, from solar lanterns in Uganda to water filters in India, and now they are in the process of compiling their results and developing the best methodology.
peter, jose, cantor manny and i have been most privileged to be at john kiehls 5 day open space of mit and boston - his guests have explained cultural conflicts all over the world, and some amazing solutions like scott's 1 milion person pop up clean housing in india with the tata group and the worlds happiest civil engineers and architects-
humanity's conflict with itself has been spiral dynamic mapped with don beck personally and a senior political advisor questioning scot faulkner Scot Faulkner: Home how divorced top of usa became from world's deep local histories these last 20 years -the one youth and educators has massive access to if there are to be collaborative and joyful futures
can i ask if you are happy to unite peoples (oops peter versus don beck) around the following diary
THE WEEK WHEN NY CHANGES ITSELF AND YOUTHS EXCITING WORLD MARCH 5 to MARCH 12
from march 5 bernardo will be in new york aiming to launch the global youth empowerment curricula (explain whos who at rome - vatican, club of rome, rome olympics 2024, nobel peace laureates, maurices globla youth community and www.premiosciacca.it ) he does with vatican youth coordinated by maurice in 5 latin american cuntrues and which dean rolle is the lead usa example -also bernardo will soon know if his proposal to start up cuba education in way that you all would choose if beginning open education in 2016 is accepted
bernardo and amy have been helping design worldwide youth community of sort that lives up to the spirits of pope francis (world number 1 facilitator of faith wherever healthily linked in to preferential option poor) , and harrison owen the simplest but most behaviorally nuanced method i have ever experienced for including everyone especially chinese female youth in developing their future however locally conflicted the community or the global markets that spin all of our lives - fortunately young confucians like amy tacitly understand this 100 times better than I do if you are ever lucky enough to meet her
if you can maximise diary space for new yrk march 5 to 12 that will be good; i underdtand naila has an young womens event at un of feb 29? and dianne chinsese architectire winners at un march 1 celebrated by artists and musicians unlike any you may have met before - so there is a question as ti whether this is ny's greatest fortnight
my understanding is on march 10 after sherry tross and bernatrdo setting the scene at the 500 person mec civil rights college conference brooklyn- where we can end the morning with do say 5 ten minute ted speeches led by whomever john and amy choose - this is simply breaking news as of 20 minutes ago so i am still trying to work out how you all can maximise happiness of this meta-collaboration from all sides- any ideas most welcomed by bernardo or amy or john
bernardo phoned me today to say that dean rolle not very well in kenya at youth exchnage this week - so to share abve open planning next week with her
if you feel anyone else who we have been privileged to accompany during mit week or elsewhere would want to be included in this open plan from today please will you re-edit this mail and connect them
7 Total change of edu’s endgame from certificates to jobs –implications for any development 12 3
agency with Future cities worthy of inter-generational identity
6 App and hub direct borderless world social trades between under30s family loving cultures- Francis,
Confucius, mandela/king –history’s crisis problems (cultures where women are underclass,
cultures where old whites dominate laws and media and politics) – see popes talk to strasbourg why are your systems so undemocratically designed around vested interests of haggard infertile grandmothers?- commit to change half of budgets nations spend on wargames to personal safety at community levels as everyones shared pro-youth investment
5 Total gamechange to green abundancy - include minimising all petrochemical chains artefacts such as plastics
4 Total gamechange to slow local food nutrition including redesign infrastructure of how child-friendly families/communities spend 4pm to bedtime even if this halves car market (and ends cities that love cars more than people)
3 Trust-flow/Goodwill mapping total gamechange to community served health and old age care. FACEPRO_ POP lessons that young Professions of last mile healthcare and telemedicine to be celebrated/ translated to life enhancing context of every young profession and peer to peer social action network
2 Benchmark all open meta-solutions to raising 60000+ person communities at a time around zero poverty and tuned to places greatest geological purpose
-collaboratively catalogue which of all the world social entrepreneurs have an open scaling solution to livelihood creation- how does this joyfully pro-act positive human change instead of dismally reacting to the most exciting change-wave era
1 Change professions and models of 10000 biest organised decision-makersand how their brand leadership is valued.To compound exponential purpose not quarterly monetary grab and externalisation- urgently note crisis being spun by any sector eg Entertainlment where .1% make 99% needs its value chain redesigned for more equalityof human potential and to bring back self-empowerment to arts and healing sounds (eg maharishi ) etc in the community rather than through virtual screens and solitary/addictive lifestyles
friends of kiehl 5 days at mit
present kiehl - don beck eg spiral dynamics ... invited founders of imperativefund women4emwpoerment valuetruemetrics
- rolle networks including MEC, EEL, and startupafrica (live januray 28 nairobi) and Navy Yard incubator live eta may 1 amy networks - eg harrison owens - youths most exciting decade, open space technology
king connections- conscious capitalism dc and baltimore, la maestra black communities east coast, ...
On 23 January the east coast of usa was wiped out by snow - eg traffis was banned from manhattan - and this blog was relaunched
-p reviously called map4th - linking movements such as Bransons and Bteams explorations of organisational systems of the 4th kind - back in 1976 The Economoist's curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revoliution started maps of the 4thy kind - examining how unsustaibale the biggest 20th C constitutions (gov com org) would prove to be for the comming milennials world of everyone's life critical possibilitues being connect6ed
email@example.com invites you to co-blog if you are tracking any of these questions
1 who says sustainability is defining social movement of millennials generation? eg UN2015; world bank 2013; The Economist 1976 Dec 25 Norman Macrae ...
2 diary of next- who is inviting millennials to partners in worldwide summits
3 who is collecting databases (eg map 4th sector) or other open content eg on demand coursera, fans of 5 billion peoples elearning satellite
tell us of your previous experineces of boston connections
chowdhury, buress and macrae visited media lab (including medical sensor work), 100$laptop, povertylab,
combinations of us have juded at mit100ki competitions, attended conscious capitalism summits, explored whether grameen ameruica's founder vidar wanted youth to collaborate around any action projects, attended dlab summits, attended legatum summits, attended annual celebration of microloanfoundation,
in new york celebrtaed knowhow of ypn - tye main youth branc of partners in ealt and tye emering valuation of loba lhealth by porter, father and jim kim
VALUING MICRO AND OPEN EVERYONE
we will try and tidy these up at http://yunusandboston.ning.com a space we started up circa 2008 wen tryin to undrstand the social business modeling movement of end poverty - lead champions muhamamd yunus and sir fazle abed - the 2 elders who helped the worlds poorest women and their children develop the 100+ million nation of bangladesh from 1972