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hyperlink.academy

Hyperlink is a course platform and online school built for seriously effective learning.

How does it work?

Hyperlink is a platform for creating and participating in community-driven online courses. Each course is a template for a learning experience. It can be run repeatedly, in independent cohorts. Want to learn more? Check out our manual.

Join to create a course, learn something new — or both!

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community-driven

Each course cohort brings together a small group of peers excited to learn together. And we're making new courses together every day.

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experiments

Cohorts serve as lightweight experiments. Hyperlink's focus on iterative development means courses always keep improving.

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simple infrastructure

Easy enrollment, payments, and community discussion space — an all-in-one learning platform, building on open source software.

Deep Learning


Light Learning

Courses

Courses are deep dives into a subject, led by a facilitator experienced in the field.

GUIs Through Art History

Explore new styles of graphical user interface design inspired by art history movements.

Next cohort starts Jan 13, 2021

Antifragile Writing with Roam Research

How to make writing less fragile, more robust, even antifragile—following N. Taleb's concept—using Roam Research, a note-taking and knowledge management app well-suited to make sense of disorder.

Next cohort starts Jan 14, 2021

Anti-Perfectionism Drawing

A series of exercises to overcome the perfectionism that holds us back from drawing more. We’ll use constraints that make perfection impossible, like blind contour, rapid gesture drawing, and more.

Build Your Antilibrary

Build a great personal library (what you read) — and antilibrary (infinite potential reading). Define your reading goals and implement effective, practical, personal strategies for relating to books.

Building Online Communities

Online communities are the foundation of how we communicate with each other online. There are several various types of online communities, and in this course, we'll learn how to build one together.

Internet Homesteading

Build yourself a home on the internet (a website) with a toolchain you understand from the ground up.

Language Construction Workshop

Create your own language from scratch for world-building, personal use, or simply as an artistic pursuit. Using tools and concepts from linguistics, you'll build a language that looks and feels real.

Once Upon a Type

We're going to explore Web Typography! This is a group project based learning experience. We will be working as as a team to type set a short ✧༺:༻∞ fairy tale, myth, poem or legend∞༺:༻✧ for the web!

Stop Thinking in Circles

Break free of frustrating mental loops with this set of cognitive, emotional, and philosophical skills — whether to better understand your past, or handle your present and future with more confidence.

The Book is a Program

A practical exploration in dual-publishing websites and printed books, using Pollen, LaTeX, and the Racket programming language.

The Meta Course

A course for creating great courses! We learn how to create learning structures specifically for the ideas and skills most interesting to us.

Unlocking the Commons

A practical introduction to funding models for open creative work. Bring a project — blog, podcast, software, art — and we'll explore approaches, tools and strategies to make it sustainable.

Write a Micro-Textbook

Write a complete first draft of a micro-textbook on a subject of your choice. Sharpen your own understanding and distill your expertise into something you can publish, teach, or sell.

Clubs

Clubs are a lightweight way to convene people with shared interests to explore new things together.

Have an idea for a course?

Hyperlink courses are created by our community. We seed and grow them in the Course Garden. Check out some in development, or propose your own!Check out the Course Garden  ➭