A Platform for Knowledge - Enabling people to learn ..
I received a rather interesting link/website via my email today. The link read as MR University and all I could think of was, "Ok, this must be another website portal of some university or college". Well, on clicking the link and looking through the contents of the site, I was pleasantly surprised. The site http://www.mruniversity.com/ is an online education portal or platform that allows users or teachers to upload short videos on topics or lessons they wish to impart. First topic that I come across is Development Economics.
The intent of the website is eloquently put out by the two economists, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok in the intro video. What started as a blog focusing on economics and its various implications in understanding why things are the way they are around us, has now an interesting addition. A video portal titled MRUniversity or Marginal Revolution University that focuses on online education with subjects pertaining to economics. It brought back to my mind, another fascinating site: https://www.khanacademy.org/ . I presume everyone here as heard of this amazing site.
We live in a world where a lot of "Do-It-Yourself" guides and material are available online. It is probably high time that we use such ideas and innovation methods to even reach out to the poor and perhaps even empower them to improve their lives the lives of the people around them .. who knows? Maybe a marginal revolution can lead to something bigger ...