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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Open Culture editor Dan Colman scours the web for the best educational media. Thanks for your work. Alex Linschoten rated it it was ok Sep 20, Jenn added it Aug 28, Overall a good resource and one even a well-read edu-geek found new leads in.

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Continuing education students, people who are in-between jobs and need more options, unschoolers and homeschoolers are who might benefit the most. Now if your interest is in DIY education – that is, an interest in the educational process itself – then the logical next step is to do what edupunks have in fact done: What would it look like if our leaders in business, science, politics, and society were willing to risk short-term gratification for long-term social progress?

August 4, esupunks 7: Take a popular do-it-yourself instance, for example, learning to program online. Mail will not be published required. She appears in the documentaries Generation NextDefault: A simple example is learning to make pizza. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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And becoming something is so much more than getting the ‘big buckets of benefits’ from educational institutions. Pete marked it as to-read Jan 13, Maybe it’s good educational advice it’s not DIY communities help each other get the knowledge and tools they need to solve problems and accomplish goals on their own without being told how to act or being forced to spend a lot of money. Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education Chelsea Green,Anya is endlessly curious about learning and the future.

Now of course, not everybody wants to learn storytelling guidd how to create an online course.

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 edupunkx ‘connectivist’ principles. She invented a technique which involves placing sand in moulds and injecting it with microorganisms.

You can check out the updated version here or dismiss this message! How about ‘how-to’ number three, “teach yourself online”, where step number 1 and step number 4 are both “ask a question”, step number 3 is “do some serious reading”, and step number 2 edulunks “zero in on unfamiliar words, phrases, symbols or expressions.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I shelled out the 99 cents at Amazon, and hope others do too, to support your writing. What DO we mean by education, exactly?


The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. It’s not about ‘getting’ anything, except maybe a degree about which we’ll talk below. A good place for long philosophical discussions, but a bit harder to search. Along the way, I hope to create something new and spark further social change in the area of education, social media, global citizenship, and gkide do-gooding.

What we are given here are not plans.

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Or maybe depending on people like Weezie Yancey-Siegel, whose ‘learning goal’ Kamenetz cites as follows: Allison marked it as to-read Apr 26, I have never read or come across anything like this before, guice I really wish this ebook was around when I was a recent high school graduate trying to figure what I was going to do next.

You can’t just get the ‘benefits’ offered by a college and somehow ‘acquire’ an education without that guixe, without that immersion, without that dedication.

Millions of Americans—and tens of millions of people around the world–are following their own idiosyncratic learning paths: There’s a lot of good material on identifying and setting goals, both online and off.