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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Share on Twitter Click me! They experiment with the code, changing variables, adding functions, to learn how what they do creates new outcomes. Catmampbell rated it really liked it Jan 31, It was a good follow up read to College Without High School for me, although a lot of the information were things I already knew. The Planet Rachel Reilich. Thanks for your work. 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.

Hi5pat rated it it was ok Jan 29, To try out more of a self-designed, experiential approach to learning. The idea here is that if you can just provide these benefits for yourself, you’ll be educated.

It would be necessary to describe employment as an environmental scientist, climate researcher, alternative energy engineer, or some such thing. August 6, at 2: Here’s what happened to the beauty blogger 20, people tried to shut down.

It’s establishment thinking combined with a good dose of offloading costs. Jeff added it Apr 07, Anya Kamenetz is a senior writer at Fast Company Magazine, where she writes the column Life in Beta about change, and the author of several books.


The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

Artist reveals the hidden side of long-term relationships in 15 perfect illustrations. You’ve been threading needles wrong your whole life. Comments 1 You can skip to the end and leave a response. There is a difference between “non-traditional” and “scam”. The new ebook offers a “comprehensive guide to learning online and charting a personalized path to an affordable credential,” and it comes complete with some handy-sounding tutorials: 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 and scaffolded practice – for a certain price.

What we are given here are not plans.

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Sites for Open Social Learning. August 4, at 7: Related Every Child is a Work of Art: It’s hot off the digital press.

Suppose a person wanted to learn Thai cooking. College tuition has doubled in the past decade, while the options for learning online and independently keep expanding.

Aspiring programmers look at what other programmers have done and read the explanations at this point Kamanetz should gave Google-searched for ‘worked examples’, but she didn’t.

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 is “zero in on unfamiliar words, phrases, symbols or expressions.


Previously she covered technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship for five years as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine.

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

Lots of research shows the importance of study in groups for motivation, encouragement, and diving deeper into learning. Every Child is a Work of Art: We don’t know why she recommends viewing Nathan Myhrvold on shooting mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers.

This doesn’t just teach them programming, it teaches them how to think like a programmer, how to measure success, how to define the optimal.

Mary rated it really liked it Nov 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Huide marked it as to-read May 18, Want to Read saving…. 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, edupunkx then inserted his students into the story telling process.

Their reaction was hilarious.

You can use these sites for live guidd in groups or to see if anyone before you has asked and answered a similar question, which is a great way to get started learning something. Consider these “goals” offered as examples: II September 06, – Orin Levine.