Brain Brooder

is creating Digital Education

1

patron

$2

per month

What we are doing

We are creating a free and open learning platform that is focused on letting learners acquire lifelong mastery in an efficient way. We currently offer a Biology and a Geography course, but with your help, we will soon offer many more courses.

Brain Brooder lets learners achieve lifelong mastery
Once a skill or knowledge is acquired, it does not need to be forgotten. Yet this is exactly what is happening on a continuing basis. We learn psychology and biology, and then, even if we ace our exam, forget most of it within a year.

We already know that this problem can be efficiently mitigated using a spaced repetition system(SRS). Using an SRS, things we have trouble with will be ruthlessly repeated until we don't, and things we know well will be reminded to us just often enough not to forget them. Brain Brooder integrates an SRS with our core curricula, such that we'll still remember how our mind and our cells function when we are 80 years old.

Brain Brooder lets learners learn efficiently
If there are 50 students taking a course, it is very difficult to adjust the course to all of their needs. Inevitably, some of the students are underprepared and will face excessive difficulty, while others waste their time being bored while hearing an explanation for the third time.

If we would have a map of the gaps in knowledge in the former group, and of the already known territory of the latter group, then we can plan a personal route for each of them, reducing stress and boredom, while increasing joy and effectiveness.

This is why we aim to create a knowledge map, where every lesson shows its dependency on the knowledge gained in other lessons. In this way, when you start a course, you will clearly see which lessons you will need to follow as prerequisites, and which lessons in the course you can safely skip without missing anything.

Brain Brooder teaches everything for free
Wikipedia has shown us that it is possible for a large crowd of people to create a free high quality encyclopedia, as long as the right mechanisms are in place to guard this quality. We plan to apply the same mechanism to education.

We will start by offering free courses that are either created by ourselves, or by OpenStax. Then, when we have a significant user base, we will ask users to suggest improvements and new lessons. All changes will first be monitored by us, and over time this control will be delegated to a growing group of users that are known to have made good quality contributions. The aim is to end up with an extensive knowledge map that covers many areas both widely and deeply.

Why you should support us
Together with you, we can give the opportunity to people around the world to get really good education, no matter their level of income.
Tiers
Micro Sponsor
$10 or more per month
We will list you on our Sponsors page.
Minor Sponsor
$40 or more per month
You will be listed on our Sponsor page, including a link to a website of your choice.
Medium Sponsor
$100 or more per month
You will be listed on our Sponsor page, including your logo and a link to your website.
Major Sponsor
$250 or more per month
You will be listed on our Sponsor page, including your logo and a link to your website, and if you wish you can join a monthly Hangout with the founder, to discuss the future of Brain Brooder.
Main Sponsor
$1,000 or more per month only 4 left
You will appear as a main sponsor in our footer, with a link to your website, and you can join a monthly Hangout with the founder, to discuss the future of Brain Brooder.
Godfather
$5,000 or more per month only 1 left
We will add you to our About Us page as our Godfather. If you have a wish for a specific type of reward, let's talk about that.
Partner
$15,000 or more per month
Name any course you wish, and we'll use your money to create the course as fast as we can, and we'll continue to expand and improve it as long as your river of money keeps flowing.
Goals
$2 of $316 per month
When we reach this goal, we'll add a course on Psychology.
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What we are doing

We are creating a free and open learning platform that is focused on letting learners acquire lifelong mastery in an efficient way. We currently offer a Biology and a Geography course, but with your help, we will soon offer many more courses.

Brain Brooder lets learners achieve lifelong mastery
Once a skill or knowledge is acquired, it does not need to be forgotten. Yet this is exactly what is happening on a continuing basis. We learn psychology and biology, and then, even if we ace our exam, forget most of it within a year.

We already know that this problem can be efficiently mitigated using a spaced repetition system(SRS). Using an SRS, things we have trouble with will be ruthlessly repeated until we don't, and things we know well will be reminded to us just often enough not to forget them. Brain Brooder integrates an SRS with our core curricula, such that we'll still remember how our mind and our cells function when we are 80 years old.

Brain Brooder lets learners learn efficiently
If there are 50 students taking a course, it is very difficult to adjust the course to all of their needs. Inevitably, some of the students are underprepared and will face excessive difficulty, while others waste their time being bored while hearing an explanation for the third time.

If we would have a map of the gaps in knowledge in the former group, and of the already known territory of the latter group, then we can plan a personal route for each of them, reducing stress and boredom, while increasing joy and effectiveness.

This is why we aim to create a knowledge map, where every lesson shows its dependency on the knowledge gained in other lessons. In this way, when you start a course, you will clearly see which lessons you will need to follow as prerequisites, and which lessons in the course you can safely skip without missing anything.

Brain Brooder teaches everything for free
Wikipedia has shown us that it is possible for a large crowd of people to create a free high quality encyclopedia, as long as the right mechanisms are in place to guard this quality. We plan to apply the same mechanism to education.

We will start by offering free courses that are either created by ourselves, or by OpenStax. Then, when we have a significant user base, we will ask users to suggest improvements and new lessons. All changes will first be monitored by us, and over time this control will be delegated to a growing group of users that are known to have made good quality contributions. The aim is to end up with an extensive knowledge map that covers many areas both widely and deeply.

Why you should support us
Together with you, we can give the opportunity to people around the world to get really good education, no matter their level of income.

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Tiers
Micro Sponsor
$10 or more per month
We will list you on our Sponsors page.
Minor Sponsor
$40 or more per month
You will be listed on our Sponsor page, including a link to a website of your choice.
Medium Sponsor
$100 or more per month
You will be listed on our Sponsor page, including your logo and a link to your website.
Major Sponsor
$250 or more per month
You will be listed on our Sponsor page, including your logo and a link to your website, and if you wish you can join a monthly Hangout with the founder, to discuss the future of Brain Brooder.
Main Sponsor
$1,000 or more per month only 4 left
You will appear as a main sponsor in our footer, with a link to your website, and you can join a monthly Hangout with the founder, to discuss the future of Brain Brooder.
Godfather
$5,000 or more per month only 1 left
We will add you to our About Us page as our Godfather. If you have a wish for a specific type of reward, let's talk about that.
Partner
$15,000 or more per month
Name any course you wish, and we'll use your money to create the course as fast as we can, and we'll continue to expand and improve it as long as your river of money keeps flowing.