The ineffable Vanessa Blaylock does it again with a fascinating new project for her LEA sim beginning 1 January. She has announced the creation of Medici University, a virtual campus where you can go and be a teacher or a student, takes classes, and even earn a degree. All for free! Yayz!.. So what classes are they offering? Depends on what people want to teach. What are the requirements for a degree? You decide. Then if you finish your own program they give you your degree (explicitly non-accredited by anyone). This is a great experiment that demonstrates that bricks and mortar universities will likely have a harder and harder time competing with rapidly deploying online alternatives.
Interestingly, this idea is remarkably similar to the rl program that I was in for my undergraduate degree. I went to New College in Sarasota, Florida. Begun in the 60s, it was and is a radical approach to learning . . . → Read More: Get a degree in SL in 6 months