"When ever I am stuck I get help from the internet" said this 12 year old boy who was selling us handmade earthen pots. He and his younger brother were obviously intelligent boys. There was a will to study and help came from the Great Source without boundaries and without barriers The Internet.
How things have changed for the better, and how heartening. Have a dream and follow it.
It never ceases to surprise me how many good people all over the world are giving so much for free to fellow humanity via the internet. I myself have been using this resource ever since it came about sometimes in the late nineties. So a big thank you to all those wonderful unknown people who have been my benefactors.
My son and daughter-in-law run a startup company. When hiring people they prefer to see what the candidates know rather than the degrees they carry. They look for the ability of the candidate to self learn using the internet.
There was a time when having secured a degree from a reputable institute meant a job is certain. Now there is a fresh competition coming from self taught people.
Education and learning as we know is changing all the time. The pace of change is accelerating. It seems.
PS: also see my blog post (A way to learn: how technology is helping us learn)