The opportunity to engage the conference method
perhaps with MIT OCW or Reed College, faculty or students, and live, in every subject, perhaps by hopping into a virtual world will be invaluable.
Much more than the study group idea, it emerges from ancient Greece, as philosophical discourse, for generating new knowledge, and pursuing knowledge in depth.
World University and School's SUBJECT TEMPLATE -
for every subject
makes this possible, and one can come into conversation with the core MIT OCW courses themselves, by sharing references, or teaching to your web camera, or generating a live conversation about serious ideas.
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/07/caves-of-aggtelek-karst-and-slovak.html - July 29, 2011)