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Here's the deal!

Volunteers build A Place to Study to provide cultural resources to persons seeking self-formation and liberal learning in the digital commons. It's all free, unencumbered, and as comprehensive as we can make it.
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Here's a tip to help you get to work on A Place to Study. It has two types of web pages, which tightly connect together. We visit the first as a place, and we work on the second to study.

We go to place pages here very much like we do to an actual places. Place pages have fixed locations, each with an established character and purpose that fits into the overall topography of A Place to Study. Places are substantially substantive and relatively unchanging over time. As A Place to Study builds up, its places will span the fullness of human culture.

We use the conceptual map to the right to move from place to place using the links interconnecting them. It's there at every place. As we stop at different places, each of us will have subjective, personal experience of it — our unique perceptions, interests, observations, activities, and reflections, just as we do in moving through physical places in the course of life.

Study pages become important as we pause to take in our experience of different places. One or more study pages attach inseparably to each place page. Unlike the substantive places, the study pages invite us to fill them out by actively expressing there our thoughtful reflections, which will differ, depending on how different persons react to the place.

Anyone visiting a place can activate its associated study page to formulate and express their thoughts and feelings associated with it. Doing so initiates study — the intentional effort to formulate and express what we have to say and do in our experiential course of life. It'll feel awkward at first, But by inviting such study, A Place to Study becomes fully participatory, and by making everything open to all, we can engage together in the work of self-formation and liberal learning, adding those efforts to the digital commons. Try it out.