the future of learning: cool school
the future of learning: cool school

Yasuaki Sakyo is president of Tokyo's Shibuya University, where classes take place in cafes and record shops -- and anyone can be a teacher ...

Fixing the earth

Virtual classrooms inspire students across the globe to help the environment


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Little gray workout

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OLPC green machines go live

Buy one cutting-edge kids' laptop and another goes to a child in a poor country

Throw away your textbooks!

The Web site that's bringing free learning to millions of people worldwide.

Digital enlightenment

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Use with caution?

It's the world's biggest online resource -- but using Wikipedia can be perilous.

A paragon of public space

The Rem Koolhaas-designed Central Library that's won Seattle's heart.

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