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Let's facilitate open-ended learning by selling college credits the same way we sell wireless minutes:  unlimited

Let's facilitate open-ended learning by selling college credits the same way we sell wireless minutes: unlimited

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High school students participate in an after school mock stock exchange! (UPDATE 5/31/15)

High school students participate in an after school mock stock exchange! (UPDATE 5/31/15)

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Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges. 
The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin

Preflight challenges bring professionals into the classroom to engage with students through real world business challenges. The challenges give students a glimpse of career opportunities through role models, experience using relevant design-thinkin

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Modeled on Americorps, this initiative would place young adults from 18-25 in one-year paid internships (with the possibility of re-upping for a second year) with NGOs, start-ups, public entities and for-profit companies across the country and around

Modeled on Americorps, this initiative would place young adults from 18-25 in one-year paid internships (with the possibility of re-upping for a second year) with NGOs, start-ups, public entities and for-profit companies across the country and around

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It would be great to have a student on the Tech Corps team. I appreciate your offer to help and posted a question for you in response to your post. Thanks, Liz

Joint idea between Leigh Cullen + Alex Mokori. Pop Up Buses are workshops on wheels that travel the globe, popping up in developing and developed countries to cultivate opportunities for youth while extending employment networks throughout communitie

Joint idea between Leigh Cullen + Alex Mokori. Pop Up Buses are workshops on wheels that travel the globe, popping up in developing and developed countries to cultivate opportunities for youth while extending employment networks throughout communitie

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Gavin, Welcome to the #PopUpBus Team! Looking forward to hearing your suggestions + ideas. Workshop prototyping you design for your "Real-world challenges visit the classroom" idea may align well with types of workshops Pop Up Bus can teach to youth... Here's to putting the thinking caps on!

What if school was projected based? What if you could learn about finance, by having a two week project intensive? What if this project was built on the old and new, like kickstarted campaigns and traditional financing models. Welcome to the project

What if school was projected based? What if you could learn about finance, by having a two week project intensive? What if this project was built on the old and new, like kickstarted campaigns and traditional financing models. Welcome to the project

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Gavin commented on What am I really paying for?

Hi Harrison, thanks for your reply!
I am enjoying the coursework, and I think in future quarters and years it will become increasingly valuable and unique to my interests. I attended a high school that focused exclusively on projects for several classes, but I've only done one small project so far in college. I see value in both individual and group work, but most universities probably weigh too heavily on individual work in my opinion. 
I'm just starting out, so I hope to continue to find new communities, but so far I've really enjoyed my honors discussion class because of the diversity of ideas of the class. 

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Gavin commented on What am I really paying for?

Hi Jim, thanks for your comment!
One of the reasons I'm so glad I'm at a private university is because I feel like is more personal connection and more informal learning opportunities than a large public university or state school.
Personal connections with professors, career support, and other informal learning opportunities can be difficult to scale into large universities without much funding. 
How could we scale this type of learning opportunity to greater numbers of young people?

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Gavin commented on What am I really paying for?

Hi Gregory!
I totally agree! On one hand, some of my current classes (like Calculus or Econ) are mainly transferring information that I could easily learn online at a much lower cost. However some of the discussion classes and extracurricular opportunities are impossible to price and very valuable to my learning and future. 
Many students take classes at community colleges for the first few years then transfer into a larger university...
I wonder how we could optimize college so that the strengths (human interaction, connections, professional opportunities) are maximized and the weaknesses (an expensive way to learn things that could be learned online) are minimized.