Would anyone be interested in creating a Metafilter University? What I mean is a series of courses (or they could be short, TED-like lectures) specially geared towards Metafilter members? By which I mean they'd be more than just videos posted to YouTube. There would be some way for members to interact with the lecturer (and other members) about the course.
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 2:20 PM (176 comments total)
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I'm sort of thinking of this as a push version of AskMe. (Rather than wait for someone to ask a question, you can lecture about something that you know about and feel others might be interested in.) Someone tried this on Reddit recently (a computer-programming course), and it was wildly successful.
I'm not sure what the state-of-the-art is re free online training tools these days. Is there an affordable (e.g. free or VERY cheap) way to do live training sessions? Is there a good way to set up chat rooms and forums around YouTube videos or podcasts?
I hope what I'm suggesting makes sense. Interesting/useful idea? Yes? No?