Maya Frost has put together an interesting blog to help promote ideas she’s assembling for a book: The world is your campus: How to skip the SAT, save thousands on tuition, and get an outrageously relevant global education. Her take is that people need to balance education with creative life experiences. Why learn about the world in a classroom when there’s a world to explore nearby? Here comes do-it-yourself education!
A few interesting, recent posts:
- Dad sues Wheaton College for unfair study abroad charges: somebody’s putting up the good fight against service fees that don’t return services
- Study abroad programs at 15 universities investigated–Bring on the shakedown! …including my alma mater…
- Personal U: How to create your own university: She argues we have a responsibility to educate ourselves
Since I work in a department that trains study abroad advisors, here’s my question for the day: In a Web 2.0 world of knowledge sharing, do students and youth need study abroad advisors? Or, is there a better solution?