I was thinking of starting an on-line program that uses free course resources on-line and mentoring study assignments and tests to offer certificates and diplomas. Sort of a CO-OP program where people could take various options to learn skills and study different things with a peer review for STUDY CONTRACTS for various levels of education. Just an idea to bounce around for fun but meaningful study that anyone could do for personal interest and/or real education in topics of interest. Now to be clear it would be virtually free maybe a fee for a printed certificate and a web space to maintain records, require work and that must be directed into a topical area of study, would not be accredited and be clear about that and provide a different way to learn. And would clearly offer various levels of non-degree credentials only. If this could be FREE it would be ideal and am looking at ways to do that. I think to do this it must be a non-diploma mill, even if inexpensive it should be an asset to those doing the various options for a benefit credential. Just to talk about it first off how would you best do this to be a real asset and what types of certificates and diplomas could be offered? Any ideas for a name that would not sound stupid or like a mill? I was thinking Socratic Independant Options (SIO) Socratic for respect for the great thinker and founder of the philosophic method, independant as its well independant and options because it offers several options. Right now lets consider this a thought experiment on what such a program could be like...the ideal non-degree mill using free resources and the goodwill of fellow members.