Blended Learning Applications
Those using open learning formats like Bastiat Free University can benefit from exposure to local formal education venues to create a self directed blended learning application.
Adult education and local community colleges offer courses where direct interaction with other students can increase your understanding of the materials. The forums at BFU offer some of the benefits - but not the same immediate and direct confrontation with divergent viewpoints.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. - Proverbs 27:17
C. F. Bastiat had his friend and neighbor Felix Coudroy with whom to disagree. Without this interaction we might not have the clear and elegant works that Bastiat created.
If you have signed up at Bastiat Free University it is likely you have an independent mind. Find other independent minds around you to sharpen your insights, encourage them to read the same books that you are exploring.
You will gain from the interactions - and the greatest gain is to discover those areas that you thought were fact and were actually illusion. You can give the same help to your companions.
Develop a self directed blended learning application -- created by you for everyone's benefit.