It's an idea you thought long overdue . . . an online university for homeschoolers.
The days of puzzling over which curriculum, which text, and which methodology to deploy (anxiety!), gone.
Any textbooks needed, available for free downloading at no cost.
Hundreds of learning topics available over the web, even better, organized and individualized for each student through personal learning plans, with online mentors available for consulting.
This may sound like a dream, but networks are powerful, and when smart individuals get networked, great things happen!
What we are describing is an entity known as The School For The Intelligent Community
, which will provide high-quality web-driven learning to individuals (at no charge!
), learning devoted to a virtually unlimited menu of topic areas, including traditional areas such as mathematics, writing, history, political science, and languages, as well as nontraditional subjects such as programming, architecture, graphic design, legal research, religious studies, trade-related education, and many, many others of interest to the homeschooling community.
The School For The Intelligent Community is part of a concept called The Intelligent Community Initiative, whose essence is to achieve what we have just described above, combining three entities, a Business and Facilitation Division, an education division known as The School for the Intelligent Community, and a website providing the technical infrastructure necessary to create the above-mentioned linkage. As these divisions interact, wonderful things will happen in the local community, including, of immediate interest to homeschoolers, the Online University for Homeschoolers which will be funded by the community at large, obviating the need for funding by parents.
Of course, this brief description does not begin to describe the many facets of this Initiative and how it will operate.
To get further details, please visit the following link: http://www.theintelligentcommunity.com
There you will find numerous documents explaining the Initiative, as well as a number of audio books on a variety of different topics(primarily education-related), available for downloading to iPod or other MP3player at no charge (visit the "Start Learning" link on the right).
We are looking for creative, bright people interested in working with similarly gifted individuals to advance this Initiative by first developing the online university component of The School For The Intelligent Community, and are forming teams for the purpose. If, after visiting the above link, you are interested in joining one of these teams, you can contact us bye-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can use the e-mail and/or phone number at the site.
Intelligent Community Initiativehttp://www.theintelligentcommunity.com