Maybe Logic Academy
Founded in 2004, Maybe Logic Academy is an innovative online learning institution and community. The Academy features online courses by some our most important and ground-breaking writers, theorists, artists and teachers. Over the past nine years, more than 50 courses of 4 to 10 weeks each have helped to break the glass ceiling of certainty.
Courses are grounded in the philosophy and perspective of maybe logic, an approach which emphasizes the fallibility and relativity of perception and tends to approach information and observations with questions, probabilities and multiple perspectives rather than absolute truths. This "model agnosticism" informs all MLA courses by maintaining an experimental attitude towards any particular paradigm, theory or model of reality.
Academy courses are designed to help individuals broaden their perspectives and perceptions of the world. Our mission is to create a learning and community environment where alternative models, philosophies and methodologies can be discussed and explored at length with the guidance of an 'expert in the field.' If students leave the courses with more questions - and more options - we've done our job.
Each course has its own secure cyber classroom where students and faculty collaborate in forum discussions and where all course material is published and archived. At the beginning of each week of the course, the instructor publishes the week's assignment. This assignment could include readings, exercises, study questions, web links, meditations, video or audio lectures, etc. Discussions then ensue and develop in the course forum based on the week's material. The instructor will direct the forum discussions by various postings throughout the week. Any "live" event like a chatroom gathering will be scheduled at times most convenient to everyone. But if you can't make the scheduled time you won't miss out on any of the content as all material is recorded and published on the course site.
MLA courses are asynchronous. This means that the international student body does not have to be online at the same time. Since all course material is published on the course site, all you need to participate in MLA courses is an online computer. Once registered, students can login from any computer with an internet connection, anywhere on the planet.
There are no grades or official marks of accomplishment. Essentially the more you put into the course (i.e. doing the readings, exercises, etc. and contributing to the course forums) the more you'll get out of it. This student-centered approach tends to foster an environment where each student's insights and questions are valued and help shape the content and direction of the course.
MLA Initiate Subscription $60 / month
• 4 month full access to all 2012 MLA Courses, Seminars and Symposiums (beginning September 3).
MLA Course $120
• 6 - 8 week online courses including instructor-led forum discussions/projects
MLA Seminar $60 - $100
• 3 - 6 week online seminars often based on instructor-led weekly live seminars/lectures
• Live, online discussions with faculty and special guests; free to Initiate members and current course or seminar participants; some are free to the public
MLA Self-Directed Courses $70 - $55
• 10 week access to do-it-yourself courses
• Yearly Student memberships included with MLA course enrollment
MLA Self-Directed Courses
MLA Self-Directed Courses are based on previously-held, live MLA courses. Each S-D Course is written and developed by the course's instructor and is composed of all the materials and structure of its 'parent' course, plus some new goodies. S-D Courses are divided into Modules which feature readings, exercises and audio/video downloads designed to lead students on a step-by-step approach through the course material which students can work through at their own pace within the 10-week access to the S-D course site.
The MLA Forum is a unique online community where MLA members discuss and share information, insights and experiences. Instructors from Academy courses often drop in to post oddities. Yearly Student-access to the Forum is included with a MLA course enrollment but public registration participation is encouraged at MLA Campus.