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Forum Post: Occupy Life University Needs Volunteers to create content to help teach people the truth

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 13, 2011, 11:37 p.m. EST by jekessans (2)
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I am putting together the Occupy Life University, a free online university to teach people via online courses real history, real world economics and how it effects them and how they can use this knowledge to not only survive, but thrive. Also to include courses on philosophy, finance, and such. So I am looking for people who are professors and Instructional Designes and eLearning designers and wish to participate, create courses, create curriculums, and I will drop content into eLearning software I have purchased and place in LMS online for anyone to access. Can you help me to recruit people for this endeavor? Please email me and let me know what course you are interested in creating and we can begin the process of creating an overall project managment plan for the creation of the university that is for the popel, by the people, and of the people and free for anyone who wishes to know the truth.

Jona E. Kessans Brooklyn, NY & Independence, KY



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[-] 3 points by imhotep3223 (81) 10 years ago

What you need and what the country needs is non profit colleges and universities. Or all universities to be free.

[-] 1 points by genanmer (822) 10 years ago


Occupy not-for-profit organizations in general

As far as not-for-profit education. Look into http://www.khanacademy.org/



[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

Nice! Definitely place a link to the website as soon as possible. I suggest posting the link numerous times on this site and on other Occupy websites as well so anyone interested will be able to access it.

[-] 2 points by Timmeh (39) 10 years ago

Could you please define "real history, real world economics" for me?

[-] 2 points by Redsuperficiality (96) 10 years ago

It surely has to be more specific. What is needed is to teach revolution: How to become revolutionary; how to get beyond capitalism; how to learn from mistakes;

[-] 2 points by 1NewOrbit (2) 10 years ago

Wow!!! What a wonderful idea. I'm interested in Accounting, marketing, research, & economics.

[-] 1 points by jekessans (2) 10 years ago

UPDATE: Ok, so we have the low cost software lined up and also created a facebook page so people can place suggestion and let us know if they want to help with course creation and such. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-University/277582722289250?skip_nax_wizard=true

Also, I am meeting with the software company about possible sponsorship of this university and use of their Learning Management System.

So if you know of an educator or instructional designer who wants to help with curriculum design or course creation, please let us know.

Also, we have put in for a work group with this board. That should be up in 48 hours.

[-] 1 points by jekessans (2) 10 years ago

Well, Real Economics looks at all of the various forms of currencies - not money, but currencies which can be anything such as social currency, alternative currencies, etc. Real history is the history as agreed by the many of what is and has been - history with multiple perspectives. Free as in user supported through donations, same as has been all of the Occupy evnts, movements, and items to come out if that. I am happy to lend large sums of my money (yes, that "evil" some of you say, thing that is the standard medium of exchange. The priary focus of the university is to educate the people to be self-determined and forward thinking and empowered. We as a people do not need to take that whcih the rich stole from us, we need to teach our own how to survice and thrive using all forms of educated empowerment and alternative currencies.

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 10 years ago

"Where did you graduate from?" "OLU." I like it! I am actually attending my own university now, I will give myself a shiny diploma when I graduate.

[-] 1 points by tedscrat (-96) 10 years ago

Which people's version of which truth? Nothing is free; where would the money come from?

[-] 2 points by imhotep3223 (81) 10 years ago

thats where you and all are misinformed, money is an illusion. we make it all up money the economy, debt ect.

[-] 0 points by tedscrat (-96) 10 years ago

Illusion or not, it is the unit of exchange for goods and services. Unless we go back to the goldstandard, I seriously doubt a barter economy will work for 7 billion people.