At least two of my coworkers are doing http://www.thefirehoseproject.com/ . I know we’ve talked about the Webcraft Guild in times past, and I’m always interested when people describe their experiences with new ways of learning things. What are your thoughts? How do you think the Webcraft Guild idea is different? I can think of lots of differences, like the Webcraft Guild would be more apprenticeship-based and less teacher-classroom. But I still think it’s an interesting blend of the whole MOOC-style thing (technology making it so that a ‘teacher’ can reach a wide audience of ‘students’) mixed with 1-1 mentorship pairing.
I’ve also been looking at worker-owned collectives like http://sassafras.coop/about (and have only glanced at the network http://techworker.coop/ ), which could also have apprenticeship-based systems too. I myself went through an apprenticeship at Blazing Cloud and keep thinking about ways to match mentors with growing learners and have it all be sustainable.