"If Howard Rheingold is opening up his mind and imagination for general admission, please give me a seat in the first (virtual) row.  He's the Great Teacher, par excellence!"

Cathy N. Davidson
Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Duke University
Co-founder, HASTAC www.hastac.org
Co-director, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition www.dmlcompetition.net

"Sign up for Rheingold U. if you want to shape the future of participatory and connected learning. Always at the leading edge of innovation, Howard is defining a new model for what it means to be a lifelong and self-directed learner."

Mizuko Ito
MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning
University of California Humanities Research Institute, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Informatics
University of California, Irvine

"Howard's both brilliant and intuitive, at the highest level I've witnessed in some 20 years of teaching and learning. Howard "got" me faster than any teacher I've had in recent memory, and I saw him do this again and again with our other co-learners.   He's a very fast learner, cares deeply about what his students learn and contribute, and has vastly expanded my consideration set in new media, cooperation studies, and personal learning networks.   Best and most innovative reading/link suggestions of the last decade for me.  Really.  If you want to grow, Howard's your guy."

Kathi Inman Berens, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Writing Instruction, University of Southern California, Distinguished Fellow, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching  


"Stimulating! Eclectic! Fast paced! Be prepared to learn...

Donal O' Mahony, Educator, Ireland.

"Excellent example of shared-control learning. Fast paced, but fun. A lovely balance between practical (skills) and theoretical content (insight). Rheingold U gives you an insight of the cutting edge (and beyond) of collective learning. I enjoyed the experience of having to work for my learnings, and meet the nicest co-learners on the planet."

Ernst Phaff, lecturer, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

"The Mindamps course was an overclocked, month-long super conference, with a highly motivated and friendly group of co-learners from around the world, orchestrated by a skilled coach and teacher. A wonderful learning experience which has opened up new connections and possibilities."

Tom Sepp, Independent Publisher and Student, first cohort RU, Toronto, Canada

"This class was great. The discussions were very interesting and the people were amazing. I recommend this class for anyone even though they think they know much about the internet.

Linda Burns,Instructional Designer, Durham, NC

"Best co-learning experience of my life....never been so stimulated, challenged to do more, or inspired....just one serendipity after another....So much, much more than what I was hoping for, and I was hoping for a lot. "

Ted Newcomb, student, first cohort RU

"It was a wonderful learning experience that completely altered the way that I relate to and interact with computing devices and the internet."

Ken Homer, Founder Collaborative Conversations and Worldview Literacy Project Manager for The Institute of Noetic Sciences"

Howard's masterful orchestration of the co-learning experience was as inspirational as it was educative. The course was a useful balance of exploring ideas and practical, actionable information.  My participation in the course immediately improved my dissertation research, and I will continue to draw upon Howard's example in my own work as an educator.

Ofelia Mangen,PhD Candidate, Educational Communication and Technology, NYU

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March 27, 2014

Toward a Literacy of Cooperation ($300 individuals, $250 if you have taken a previous RU course, $500 if employer reimburses - limited to 30 learners; registration closes February 22, 2018)

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