If it pleases the court, I would like to present a photograph. Exhibit A. Me. Scott Duffy. I am a technologist with over 20 years experience in designing and developing web applications for mostly large companies. I’ve traveled, written a few books, have a personal twitter that I occasionally update with my witty thoughts.
I’ve been a life-long participant in learning, having taken technical certification tests from IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems. In fact, I got my start in writing from having taken some early Microsoft MCSD beta exams, which got me an offer to write books relating to certification tests too.
I’ve purchased training back when it came on CD-ROMs, and seen the rise of the web from it’s infancy til now. I am very enthusiastic about the future of online learning, and am convinced formal education models are changing right this very moment.
No, I don’t think Harvard and Yale are going away. But I don’t think they can afford to deliver education in the same way they have for the past 100 years either. Videos, and online resource materials for students are here to stay. The days of sitting in a class with a TA to ask questions may be coming to an end.
Welcome to the site. Have a look around. Please participate – send me a note or leave a comment. I record audio posts over at SoundCloud, and a lot of the posts here include audio content. I look forward to learning together!