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Menlo Park - April 20, 2010
- 12 noon to 1:30 PM
The future of education and learning
Mohr Davidow Ventures
3000 Sand Hill Road, Building 3, Suite 290
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The most important learning you do happens after you graduate from school -- yet we only think systematically about education that hapepns under age 21.
Now it's possible to learn in complete anarchy environments or complete structured environments
Video games: every level is progressively harder and allows you to succeed 90% of the time and fail 10% of the time, which is a good mix to keep you challenged but also successful / optimistic / self-confident.
People live quiet lives of desperation and sit in the home waiting for someone to invite them to something.
Air Conditioning London
-- Olympics London 2012
When the same organization is doing the evaluating as the actual instruction, as is the case with schools, there's sure to be a short circuit.
It's not about education -- it's about learning
Bad money driving out good is a generic phenomenon
"Experience points" -- you should earn points by trying new things and accumulating experiences
In school you get some social skills. You need a social education.
Not being nice is a form of incompetence.
How to structure your own secular church of learning?
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"