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Free Social Teaching and Learning Network - Sophia.org

[Attack Computer Wiz Article]Sophia is an online learning community designed to allow people to learn about topics of their choosing at no cost. It is in beta right now but the concept and the presentation seems very good. Strangely though, I do not see any IT related content yet.

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four-way entrepreneur don smithmier: they told him to "focus," and luckily, he didn't listen

[The Line Article]Don Smithmier, the managing partner of Matter Worldwide, is a busy guy. In the last three months alone, he announced two new business ventures and flew to Cancun to perform with his country music band.

Smithmier is a founder or equity partner in four very different companies that operate under one roof in the Warehouse District. The first is Rumble, a company that creates comm...

Tapping The Expert In All Of Us

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, there are just over 5 million professional educators in the U.S. at the K-12 or college level – a huge number and yet not nearly enough. Interestingly, according to the U.S. Census[1], there are more than 40 million Americans with a bachelor’s degree and over 15 million Americans with a master’s degree or higher. That’s a whole lot of people that have invested a lot of energy, time and money into acquiring academic expertise. And many – like me, for instance, a U.S. History major – now work in jobs where that expertise goes largely untapped.

‘Social Teaching’ Company Gets Buy-In From Capella Education

Reposted from the Chronicle Of Higher Education. Read the full article here.

What happened to music because of the Internet—going from few creators to many—is going to happen to education very soon, says Don Smithmier, and his new “social teaching” Web site,Sophia, is going to be part of that change. That’s a big claim for a small start-up now in beta testing, but it seems more plausible the fi...