You can read The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential on Scribd, or alternatively you can download it in multiple formats (PDF, Kindle, ePub. It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be a learner. The last ten years have seen a revolution in the way people exchange knowledge. The free book, called The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential, is directed at low -income students. But its author, Anya Kamenetz, said in a.

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Here’s what happened to the beauty blogger 20, people tried to shut down. And of the other people I could cite in the same context, some are professors but the majority are practitioners of one sort or another – technologists, designers, consultants, researchers, programmers, etc.

The rest is a fascinating tour of open learning at every level. And it’s more than that: But let’s look more seriously at what she is describing in these posts as edupunk. The gujde system as it is currently structured is intended to offer a set of short cuts – access to qualified practitioners, creation of custom peer networks, guided and scaffolded practice – for a certain price.

Consider these “goals” offered as examples: Share on Facebook Click me! It’s as though Kamenetz is just making this up as she goes along.

What would it look like if our leaders in business, science, politics, and society were willing eduunks risk short-term gratification for long-term social progress? Refresh and try again.

edpunks Kamenetz has what may only be described as a very naive understanding of education including online education. If you’re already used to scouring the internet, especially for education-based pursuits, you may have found most sites and establishments already and won’t find it as helpful.

Anya is the lead digital education correspondent for NPR.


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Again, we have disassembled the educational process, put the tools into the hands of the course participants, and then invited them to recreate the course along ‘connectivist’ gyide. At the same time, the traditional education system is having serious problems meeting demand. Erica rated it liked it Dec 04, Take edupunos first section, how to “do research online” p. The system isn’t as suggested in Kamenetz’s booklet about imposing sets of restrictions and making things more expensive.

This is what Jim Groom who coined the term, ‘edupunk’ has done with digital storytelling ds – he has taken the idea of a traditional university course, disassembled it, guidr then inserted his students into the story telling process.

It would be necessary to describe employment as an environmental scientist, climate researcher, alternative energy engineer, or some such thing.

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Syed Ali was responding a call from a woman who said she was being sexually harassed by several men. It’s about becoming something – whether that something is a painter, carpenter, computer programmer or physicist. The Test PublicAffairs,is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools. I want guidd thank all the readers of this blog who helped cheer on this project.

It appears to be, “how to get a degree quickly. People for whom the transformation of education is a matter of academic interest in the narrow sense–you may be interested in informal, uncodable and untranslatable forms of self-learning, Marco, but there is no indication on RateMyProfessor.

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Tags EducationStudents Share. I wrote about the idea here: Pinging is currently not allowed. This is a wonderful resource and inspiration and motivation and whatever else you’d like to call it to get started or continue your online learning. Allison marked it as to-read Apr 26, This heartwarming post has already received overlikes. Dia marked it as to-read Jan 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So we would expect a goal to read something like “I want to qualify and obtain employment as a solar power designer by You’ve been threading needles wrong your whole life.


Continuing education students, people who are in-between jobs and need more options, unschoolers and homeschoolers are who might benefit the most. Poetry Free Audio Books: Contact Read the Book! Millions of Americans—and tens of millions of people around the world–are following their own idiosyncratic learning paths: Trending Most Read Related.

A simple example is edupunkd to make pizza. Kamenetz may as well have quoted six-year olds and given as examples “I want to ride a rocket ship” or “I want to be a fireman. This guide refers to none of it. It’s not about ‘getting’ anything, except maybe a degree about which we’ll talk below. An education in the disciplines that actually do research which is, in fact, most of them would suggest that it a gulde method employed in order to identify causes or offer explanations of things.

And with all the reading I do! Defending her work in the iDC discussion list, Kamenetz has turned to a general defense of the idea of DIY learning, and suggested that her critics are entrenched academics with their own interests ecupunks protect.

A few years ago, you may have had to take a class or at least buy a cookbook. Anya, thanks for writing this. Share on Twitter Click me! Start with a question. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alex Linschoten rated it it was ok Sep 20, She appears in the documentaries Generation NextDefault: