circuit diagram

_Allen Leu


The purpose of this diagram is to illustrate the syncopations of an idealized learning network. With a focus on four interest types, students may freely customize their own learning by choosing the method to do so. Students are organized in a clusters of 150 students, with all of them forming an interdisciplinary relationship making up what we are calling the Open Source Learning Academy. For the purposes of this diagram only a single cluster is shown illustrating how each discipline fits together.

Traditional educational facilities have a tendency to treat their students essentially as products going through a system in which they are filtered through void of any real customization of their educational experience based on personal interest. Students who fail to conform or lack the proper supportĀ are are indefinitely left behind.

Rethinking the system that perpetuates the collaboration of knowledge as well as individualized learning. Each node on the circuit board of the diagram shows diverging pathways of learning style. Individuals who either prefer or don’t need as much assistance from an instructor get a significant part of their education from self learning. Struggling students in short will get more opportunities to communicate with professors and get the assistance they need. Group and mentorship opportunities are another way for each personality type to connect on a small learning network by getting the aid of experienced upperclassmen in a educational exchange. Finally the large learning clusters ranging from 30-150 people is a more typical learning setting where students actively contribute in a classroom setting. Numbers higher in the spectrum should expect to collaborate on different interdisciplinary projects.

The Circuit allows for students who find their own footing in an environment that can often be daunting.