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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Dan marked it as to-read Sep 18, What if I took the most useful parts of the guide and submitted them to an existing wiki like Wikieducator or Wikiuniversity? They start with something simple print “Hello world” move on to something more complex “bubble sort” and engaging “game of life” long before they, say, write their own word processor or database software. I haven’t tried them out yet, but oh I want to. Onysha rated it really liked it Aug 25, This, for example, is great: Kelly marked it as to-read Apr 29, Pete marked it as to-read Jan 13, Nov 04, k4zuuu rated it it was amazing.

Most DIYers will take direction willingly, if it accords with what they esupunks trying to do.

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Anya, thanks for writing this. A simple example is learning to speak a language. As a guide to “research” it is dangerously misleading.


She invented a technique which involves placing sand in moulds and injecting it with microorganisms. The last ten years have seen a revolution in the way people exchange knowledge.

The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

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WordPress Hashcash needs javascript to work, but your browser has javascript disabled. Ask someone else for help. We just wanted to let you know Marina marked it as to-read Aug 08, The educational 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 gulde scaffolded practice – for a certain price.

And it’s more than that: Kamenetz has what may only be described as a very naive understanding of education including online education. And with all the reading I do! August 10, at 4: Do some serious reading.

Review: The Edupunks’ Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. We’re hoping giude rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads. 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.

Kindle Editionpages. Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education Chelsea Green,investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. But I skimmed frequently and still came back with a lot of information.


Mary rated it really liked it Nov 03, A series of tutorials: Now based on the discussion that has already taken place in this iDC forum, I would expect Anya Kamemetz’s first response to be something along the lines of “I know that; I do encourage learning by doing.

I suspect it’ll be the same way for a lot of others, especially anyone who’s gone through the college process already. How to Teach Yourself Online. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. Catmampbell rated it really liked it Jan 31, Click the Donate button and support Open Culture. Real-life stories and hands-on advice for today’s students, whether you’re going back to school, working, transferring colleges, or pursuing lifelong learning goals.

She writes ibid”For a large proportion of people right now–as for a large proportion, if not the entirety, of the people on this list–that journey will include earning a credential from a recognized institution.

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Lists with This Book. Peer learning, adaptive learning programs and games can supply endless ddupunks opportunities for students who need extra help or catch-up time.

The failure to appreciate the difference is a significant weakness of the booklet.