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Over on O’Reilly Radar, MAKE editor and publisher Dale Dougherty has a thought-provoking piece on remaking public broadcasting:

Imagine a broadcast network in America that was dedicated to education, where the best educators had the opportunity to produce its programming, and where individuals as well as institutions could develop a new genre of wide-ranging educational programs? Educational programming could elevate the role of teaching in our culture and promote the value of lifelong learning. This blog post explores why education is a more important role for public broadcasting in America, a new role that would re-align PBS with its original mission as an educational network.

A More Public Role for Public Broadcasting: Education

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • iusdfiksuidof

    Speaking of which, whatever happened to Make: television??

  • jeff

    Somebody has been reading Buckminster Fuller. ‘Critical Path’ perhaps? And, if you haven’t, you should start. Now!

  • roberthutcheson

    The idea you generated is great and it would help hundreds of
    thousands of students every year and more and more teachers would be available
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    online to the student. If it happens to be true so it would change the dynamics
    of classic education system of the country.

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