Yes, we have a Harvard class in our living room. Here is a picture of Microbio Daughter taking a biostatistics in epidemiology class to prove it.
And best of all, it's free!
A few universities, including Stanford and Harvard, have some free classes online. I think it's an awesome way for people to learn certain subjects. There is some push back, though. Minnesota just made classes like this illegal. I think some in the traditional education establishment might be a bit afraid.
Our family learns quite a bit online. Hubby is learning Adobe Premiere on lynda.com to use on his nonprofit website.
Photography Son listens to pod casts and Ted Talks to learn about art, business, and whatever else strikes his fancy. We often look things up online for our homeschool. I learn many home improvement and repair techniques on youtube.com. I learn about adoption, FASD, autism, and other subjects online too. I don't even use a paper phone book anymore, since I can even get reviews using yelp.com. There is a wealth of information at our fingertips.
I remember having to go to the library to do the most basic research, spending hours in the library's file system. Now, information is available in seconds. Like Kip in Napoleon Dynamite, I can sing "I Love Technology!" Of course not all things online are good or true, and we need to be even more discerning, but I feel the good outweighs the bad.
We aren't completely tied to our computers, though. Some of us still read books. A lot of our curriculum is the old fashioned textbooks and workbooks. And this afternoon, Blackbelt Daughter is tutoring the neighbor girl using worksheets and books.
There is a place for books and paper. I still love having books lining my shelves. They are like old friends. But more and more, technology is opening up a world of information and learning. How else would we be able to have Harvard in our living room?