Whenever we try to learn something, we normally assume that we need to go to a class, need a teacher, and thus need to pay (often a lot). But wait a minute! Most teacher-led activities are based on the knowledge transfer model, which has been shown to be ineffective. If we recall our best learning experience, wasn’t that something we did on our own, usually with the help of books, web sites, other students, etc.?
Can We Learn without a Teacher? (from MFS Newsletter Aug. 2012)