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Javier Hidalgo

Co founder - CEO, Interactiva Corp.

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Open education revolution as we did with software

The Open Source Movement has given the world a lesson about sharing knowledge without expecting anything in change. How important is to do the same in our Education System around the world, knowledge is for sharing and everyone must have access to the same kind of education. I know that there are out there some Open Universities but clearly there is not a real "Revolution". So this is my idea, to create an online platform where people can improve the information, something like wikipedia but especially oriented to school and college education, where people can find lectures from the brightest people and all kind of resources, from books to homeworks in all kind of courses. Of course to make the Revolution happen we need to make a los of agreements with the best schools and universities out there. What do you think?


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    Feb 16 2011: Great idea Javier! It's interesting because I feel like a lot of the things you mention are bubbling up across platforms, or on very small (and separate) scales.

    For example, you have lots of great lectures going online, MIT 'giving' their classes away on YouTube, various wikis that are rich in terms of content, tools & community, etc. But, to me, there is no great aggregrator of these splayed resources.

    I'd love to see a site where quality Ed. resources were aggregrated & curated by algorithm, staff & community.

    Hope I didn't stray to far from your question!

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