Here at Hyperlink we're packing bags, buying provisions, setting up base camp — getting ready for an experimental expedition:
Do you have a personal learning project you'd love to complete this year?
Often the hardest part about learning outside of a full time institutional environment (read: school) isn't deciding what you want to learn — but the motivation to actually do it, and a support network to help keep you focused and accountable.
We're experimenting with Learning Adventures as a peer-driven learning club on Hyperlink.
We think this will be a lot of fun — a great way to take a project to the next level, give it more shape and momentum, and generate concrete, shareable artifacts based on what you learn.
Our first cohort starts Monday, Feb 1. To join, propose an adventure by Wednesday, Jan 27. Details below.
You might be working on an ambitious project — writing a book, doing a long-term research project, building experimental software. For example:
You might be taking a creative practice to the next level — your own version of something like NaNoWriMo or the 100 Day Project. For example:
You might be doing focused reading or study — going deep on a challenging text, open source curriculum, or self-created reading list. For example:
One other category of adventure we're very interested in: projects that explore ideas you're interested in teaching.
Any of the above adventures could be done with an eye towards building a curriculum to teach others. We want to encourage this, and open the possibility of using Learning Adventures as a kind of pre-Meta Course process to seed ideas for future teaching. To encourage this:
If you turn your project into a Hyperlink course or club in the next six months, we'll refund the cost of this adventure cohort.
Here's what each participant will do in our month-long cohort:
Please let us know if you have any questions, or ideas for things we should try in this cohort! This is very much an experiment and we plan to iterate and improve as we go; we'd love to hear suggestions.