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Creation of a public free and virtual asgardian institute of learning

Asgard 10, 0001 / June 27, 2017
Creation of a public free and virtual asgardian institute of learning

I propose the creation of a public and free institution of learning for Asgardia. We can think on many reasons to start this. Every nation has its own schools and universities. We need to start now with this project in order to make our citizens grow intelectually. We can start with a Asgardian History Class, in order for us to study how this all came to be. We also can create several Language classes if we think that we have thousands of people that speak many different languages, and this people can become teachers of others with interest to learn. We can have a Law School for those who wish to enter this carrer and i can think tons of different reasons. And we can do it all virtually. Many universities have virtual classes and we can adopt the same methods.

NicholeFrame

Partnership with organizations like KhanAcademy.com could be a good first step to establishing a free education system for all.

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KAY77

I fully support this idea. We can upload video lessons, lectures on various disciplines, which will give an opportunity to do self-education. People must be educated.

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Desi Turpin

Connections academy is a public online school in the United States of America. Its a fantastic way for Asgardians to venture that avenue.

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MaxAquila

This is a great petition and I support it.

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YouSir

Although I signed your petition...it is with the following reservations...

I think that free is not the way to go...simply because there are associated costs inherent that need to be addressed...

Are you speaking accreditation...?

I do however think that reduced price learning should be adopted...After all...we are about the business of building a new society...

A borderless country that will maintain lands/holdings/ambassadorships/infrastructures within the borders of all other countries...and in space...

This is all going to cost in the trillions of dollars...perhaps once all of that is established...a truly free and open society might offer such further freedoms...



Thank you


YouSir

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Startraker

I think our society now is too bound to capital, but that is a discussion for another day. I am from Brasil and the best Universities are Free (USP, UFRJ). They are not the best of the world but are in the top 100. Sure there will be costs, but these costs has to be treated like an investment. The profit these institutions can generate with research, new inventions, advancements in several areas.

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Shaolin Twelve

Free is the only way to go when it comes to knowledge. Sure you can monetize it, and argue that it's good for building our society, you can argue that for most things, but it isn't the way we should go. Maybe we should monetize membership, that too would bring money in, but it is inadvisable to do so because of what it implies as to the society we are building.

Knowledge, the pursuit of it, and the retention of it, is THE defining attribute of our species, and by far the greatest part of our history. To put a cost on the attainment of knowledge, is to put chains on the recipients of knowledge, even if there might be a scheme (also inadvisable because of the fractures it creates in society) to offset that cost. You don't put a price tag on knowledge to reveal its value, its value is attained by the practice of it in our lives and within our societies.

How that knowledge is delivered, is the cost issue, and it doesn't have to be taught within structures like school, colleges and universities, we don't need hundreds of books and libraries, just people skilled at various subjects, who are willing to share their knowledge with others, for the betterment of us and our societies (I say societies because even as we try to improve Asgardia as a society, we surely must do the same for the physical societies we live within).


If we charge each other for knowledge, then all we are doing is building a society based fundamentally on the principle that poor = substandard or restricted knowledge, and rich = access to everything, which in turn is just more of the same rubbish we've been dealing with as a species throughout history.


We are going to have the same issues with Healthcare, and we will also have to debate whether we all put something in to a Universal, non-means tested system (e.g. TAX, and other contributions that benefit society as a whole, not just favouring those who can afford it). Just because our society is to be based on Science and Scientific method, that does not mean we should become machines or become just another profit-hungry, bottom-line worshipping, humanity-ignoring entity.


However, I am glad that you brought this up, debate is healthy, and no new Nation can be forged without it ;)


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Sovereign_Eric

I agree wholeheartedly with you.

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ANgeL0402
Free public education as universal right, endorsed in the constitution.
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Expertspecter

A strong nation needs strong minds. I support this wholeheartedly.

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Sheldes

A first step would be providing links to free online education.  We are going to be a virtual country for a while yet.

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Ogee Prayogee

I like the  idea.

But  i want more than that. Education of Cosmology, Time and Space for public ,the earthly nations.

This knowledge would combat to some  degree the religious fanatics,and the same time it would be profit center for Asgardia The space Nation

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RHAddict

I think we should heavily focus on science in our education since we are a "space" nation and therefore need as many engineers and physicists as we can if we want to start sending humans to space and establish space settlements.

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Amphitrite

That's great idea! I'm all for it.

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Excaliburs

It's looks good.

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MizukiTokoroLirek

Everyone should have the opportunity to study usefull subjects to use in space. Allready in early age  As '' atrology'' physics'' technique'' coding '' not only language and history. would be greate.

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Tierial

I completely agree Mizuki and I would simply love to learn those subjects

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Dawn121

Knowledge is more powerful than money, politics, religion, and the like.  It is the one unifying interest that all "earthlings" share no matter where they are from.  I, wholeheartedly, support this endeavor.

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JasonMate

I agree. Education is a right for everyone. I do, however, agree that there would be costs involved in these "classes". The Asguardian government could subsidize these classes as apart of our learning.

As we are a young nation education for the first generation of Asguardians is a must to set a precedent for future generations.

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JasonMate

I agree. Education is a right for everyone. I do, however, agree that there would be costs involved in these "classes". The Asguardian government could subsidize these classes as apart of our learning.

As we are a young nation education for the first generation of Asguardians is a must to set a precedent for future generations.

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ra pupil

Hello you read my mind [=

we are in the process of creating a website `Present Academy` and P.A as app which will bring all free Educational courses and qualifications to all, We are in the process of the software/website/app being recognized by the Department of work & pensions & Education department of the United Kingdom and has already been checked passed by Chelsea F.C Foundation after passing two entrepreneur courses also personally winning best digital collaboration in their competition.

Presently we are setting up banking as nonprofit charity and going threw the registration

We are looking for trustees for the board ; Head of programming & coding

Head of law / internet law, nonprofit law & Charity law

Head communications with UK Department of Education &                                                               work pensions

Head of Marketing & social media

Head of charity

Plus as many volunteers as possible for all departments mentioned to allow the software to be in everyone's hands as soon as possible

Hopefully giving Asgardians all the educational tools we will ever need


You can contact us here or at       presentacademy@hotmail.com

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Gary Han
That's a good idea, but it's too difficult to implement.
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Gary Han
That's a good idea, but it's too difficult to implement.
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Gary Han
That's a good idea, but it's too difficult to implement.
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YFO

I agree but this project needs to be fully open to everyone and not only asgardians. What do you think?

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joseph_aim

This is a great idea, especially with the aspect of having an Asgardian history classes. Alot of people need to know how all this started and the core philosophy behind it. Thank you.

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Rune

I think this is a great idea, I am behind it 100%.

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EVELYN 1

Essa é uma boa idéia, apoio totalmente !!!

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MiguelAl

I am Supporter, This is a great petition.

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AdzLee

Peace y'll

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Danican34

Is absolutly necessary give a huge education in all fields to asgardians for sow in them the knowledge that will give support to asgard. A ll citizens  must be involved in the development and growth of the space nation and  lead to its development by feeling an active part, not a single spectator.

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Tristan L.

I think we should take this a step further. Rather then just a school for or of Asgardia, it should be a school for anyone regardless of where they are in the world. It should be some kind of, Centre for the Advancement of Human Understanding (CAHU). It can be a virtual place to, learn, share knowledge, and work together to advance human understanding and technology. It can include classes, lectures, databases, research sharing and discussion, and so much more. Think of it as open source education, research, and peer discussion.

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mirabehn

Perhaps part of the answer is to make Asgardian history a required paid course, in order to establish a common understanding for all, and a basis for cooperative learning. A small fee for the course would work if there is enough interest, and could provide a means to establish accreditation if the course was approved by other open universities. Most universities allow course auditing for free already, but credits require recordkeeping (transcripts) , and so that is part of why they charge. Links are a great idea, and of course, Asgardia should full respect the courses offered by other accredited universities as well for purposes of establishing any degree or certificate program.

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TechPubPro

I have seen other organizations use the Virtual World = Second Life to varying degrees of success.

College professors have had live lectures hosted in a Virtual Space accessible to all from across the planet and I have also seen “Video Classes” developed on Second Life in the vein of YouTube but set in a virtual class room.


T his could be a cost effective way to reach out and teach and can also be Implemented rather quickly.



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Andrew Larter

I feel like this is a brilliant idea. Education is important and no matter where an Asgardian resides they should have access to an Asgardian education. Asgardian History, Languages, Maths, and Science are a brilliant place to start, I would think. Language learning sites like Duolingo have a brilliant track record, for example. Also, distance learning programs like VIPkid and the ITV program are great "proofs of concept" for this idea.

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Ravi Dagar Asgardian

I support this, but not in this way, we need to develop our classes, we need to develop high tech equipment which develop the way of thinking of human and understand this real world.

yeah, education will be free for everyone with equality.

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Gabriel 17

POR UNA EDUCACIÓN GRATUITAS Y DE CALIDAD.

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Carlos Enrique 1

Educación de calidad

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R.Zee D. Prime

I am a theoretical physicist, with strong basis in Mathematics and finishing my second Master degree on Astronomy and Astrophysics. We could do some free classes but also some "paid" classes. If we are into space, we should know physics and much more. It is necessary that every Asgardian has some minimum notions of Science...Price could be accorded. Free should not be confused with priceless.

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Asgardian 886589

I support your idea and I will be glad to help.


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Urbanmagi

I think education is the most important thing anyone can share. I am a huge fan of this idea, signed!

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Jessy Embury

Education should be free for all. I agree to start with Asgardian History.  I would encourage all citizens to educate themselves as much as possible in the meantime.  Khan Academy is a good resource for learning math and science, it really helped me out when I was studying power engineering.

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Asgardian 892492

I propose adapting the Virtu Dollar concept as the new Solar to pay for education and all services see more on how you pay yourself virtu dollars from your own observer on my blog.

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Joshua F

I wholeheartedly agree with this proposal. At the very least we could begin by providing links to resources that offer free, or cheap learning programs like Khan academy or Duolingo. From that foundation we can build an environment that encourages learning, and one day provide education ourselves.

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Anmol Patel

Well said and I think this is a good chance to break free from the old learning and grading system and innovate education to impart relevant and necessary skills for jobs and other things , this proposed University will not take grades as a sole criteria for admission and anyone can enroll given any educational background and study at their own pace with AR and VR modules for a full immersive learning experience

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SpaceIzzy

Education should be promoted by curiosity, not obligations . The way I've experienced schools in the US, they tend to smother curiosity instead of spark it. Since leaving the school system, I've been able to learn and relearn so much that interests me on my own time. One question leads to another, then another, then you go down a rabbit hole of knowledge and before you know it you've got a new interest, hobby, or even a new career path to think about. School should focus on the natural human desire to learn, and not work like a conveyor belt churning out Students.

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SpaceIzzy

Education should be promoted by curiosity, not obligations . The way I've experienced schools in the US, they tend to smother curiosity instead of spark it. Since leaving the school system, I've been able to learn and relearn so much that interests me on my own time. One question leads to another, then another, then you go down a rabbit hole of knowledge and before you know it you've got a new interest, hobby, or even a new career path to think about. School should focus on the natural human desire to learn, and not work like a conveyor belt churning out Students.

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NGCGarrison

I would rephrase this to something along the lines of "Open Source Institution of Learning".  Facilitate the transfer of knowledge from those who offer it to those who desire it. All with full transparency.

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thomas 79

It's good idea but who recognise the education delivered by Asgardia's schools ?

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thomas 79

and the lessons will be in English ?


so many issues .. :( but I vote in favor of this project )

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dipplec

I agree with this idea completely. Any civilised society must have knowledge acquisition as a major pillar, the promotion and personal pursuit of curiosity. Not churning out clones to support narrow economic goals.

My background is in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, as such I would offer my services to help set up and run the appropriate departments to teach these essential subjects. The aim should be for a post scarcity society to benefit all citizens, and indeed the wider community of life.

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Stephen Green

I fully support the concept of an educational institution within our society, however we should all be aware of the inherent risks associated providing this service for a cost. We have all witnessed the inherent unfairness of a two tiered educational system where only the rich can afford the best education. I believe education should be provide on the basis of cognitive ability rather than the size of the bank account, we will not progress as a society until we value intelligence over blind greed and religious dogma.

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Stephen Green

I fully support the concept of an educational institution within our society, however we should all be aware of the inherent risks associated providing this service for a cost. We have all witnessed the inherent unfairness of a two tiered educational system where only the rich can afford the best education. I believe education should be provide on the basis of cognitive ability rather than the size of the bank account, we will not progress as a society until we value intelligence over blind greed and religious dogma.

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Abundant 1

I believe that it should it should be a college for the arts too as much as science,history,technology,nursing and etc. I also feel as though it should not leave people with disabilities out or dumb them down due to their abilities. It should be no racism or bullying towards anyone on college grounds. Finally, everyone is able to get a job and form clubs.

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Peter Serhat

vurdum duymaz

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Manjeet 4

That's great idea I fully support you

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O. Felder

It's not only a great idea... It's already promised in "Terms of Service": "From time to time Asgardia provides Massive Online Open Courses ("Online  Courses") through different providers (e.g. Google, Udacity, Coursera,  etc.)". So, this is part of our new nation and MUST be made reality.

And about costs, Constitution of Asgardia says: "Science and art may be pursued freely in Asgardia, subject to the Constitution and laws of Asgardia."

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Leo Rian

Hi. Pleasure to meet you. I identify as  Leo Rián.

Like Asgardia itself, a monetarily free and truly equitable education for all is an idea whose time has come. Apart from public health, what societal institution is a more accurate measure of its internal values than how it approaches the intellectual enrichment, mental edification and social preparation of its citizens?

And like Asgardia, an open and ubiquitously accessible education is something that many have balked at as fancy at best. Yet, Asgardia is real. It is real, because it is real in its consequences. Any system of education on a societal level will necesarily have its own consequences that stretch into perpetuity. If the thing stopping you is because of the notion that it just cannot happen yet or it is not prudent, I would encourage you today to think of Asgardia's genesis and the likely species-altering consequences it holds for our future.

Friends, we stand at the precipice. We have the chance, right now, to take positive, faithful steps toward a free education for all; an education whose most valuable treasure is not necessarily the fulfilling arts, amazing sciences and exciting endeavors it will champion, but instead the singular idea that life-long education as a freely offered, highly valued and inextricable component of humanity across the breadth of its diversity is in fact commonplace and normalized as a social imperative for our children and theirs beyond.

This is something worthy of a vision as vast and laudable as Asgardia.

Think on it.

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Diego Lazcano

i read this to late.we mast have a education free..we are a nation of knowledge!.put this petition again, to suport all of us!!...sorry for my english jeje

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Jerome Floerke

Please setup this project as soon as possible. The free university will be one of the only way to occupy the humans after they become obsolete due to technological advancement. We must train the population to be complementary to A.I

L'université gratuite pour tous, je vote OUI

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ShaneAntony1

This is a jolly good idea. I believe all education should be free as it is a basic Human Right.

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Meilin 1

I support this idea, what about a kind of asgardiapedia? Where everyone could fill its own knowledge?

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Maxime Leblond

Full support from my part :) It's in my platform and if I can help in anyways it would be a pleasure!

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eceyavuzkaya

Hi my Asgardian fellows!

Full support from me for this petition! In my country first i had a formal education at a mainstream university. After this i started to have virtual education in social sciences. I experienced virtual education can be very effective. Main concerns are to provide full free education with competent Asgardians and universal content of education.

On behalf of myself, i can give any support for Asgardian education. But the questions are if i am competent to give education? Or the education i, as an Asgardian, give will be standardized or not.  Language education may be standardized but how about social sciences or similar?

The point i want all of us to see is first a commision or that kind of group should be gathered and decide (also needed to be agreed by voting) the educational roadmap. After, we can all have roles in our free education system.

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