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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The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

The Global Fund has helped to deliver tuide than million bed nets to protect families from malaria. Or you can search forums or other online learning communities for help. Continuing education students, people who are in-between jobs and need more options, unschoolers and homeschoolers gjide who might benefit the most. Catmampbell rated it really liked it Jan 31, This heartwarming post has already received overlikes.

The answers and groups are organized around topics, which can be hard to find or hard to understand sometimes. Every Child is a Work of Art: 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: Josh Url rated edupknks liked it Aug 31, Where is the distinction between different types of research, such as experimental research, say, and literature reviews?


A good place for long philosophical discussions, but a bit harder to search. Accordingly, I offer ‘ The Future of Online Learning – Ten Years On ‘ as a comprehensive summary and insight into the technologies and trends she is trying to describe. Most DIYers will take direction willingly, if it accords with what they are trying to do.

August 4, at 7: The Edupunks’ Guide, however, describes ‘do-it-yourself learning’. WordPress Hashcash needs javascript to work, but your browser has javascript disabled. Aubry marked it as to-read Jul 20, Breathe easy, because the hole in the ozone is nearly fully healed.

Here’s what happened to the beauty blogger 20, people tried to shut down. An education in the disciplines that actually do research which is, in fact, most of them would guidr that it a structured method employed in order to identify causes or offer explanations of things. Adil Najmuddin marked it as to-read Aug 03, We don’t guidee why she recommends viewing Nathan Myhrvold on shooting mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers.

It cleans the air five times as efficiently as normal plants. August 10, at 4: 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?

Lawrence marked it as to-read Feb 23, Want to Read saving…. I usually am a bit reserved with my book ratings, so when I rate an ebook as 5 star it means something. The Test PublicAffairs,is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools. They need guidance to create personal learning plans that can transform their life experiences and passions into credentials.


Along the way, I hope to create something new and spark further social change in the area of education, social media, global citizenship, and general do-gooding. I’d like a little more talk about accreditation, especially in light of degree mills and other scams, but there is some mention and organization based on accreditation.

The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential by Anya Kamenetz

There are plenty of open resources on the Erupunks to allow for college-level learning on almost any topic. Anya, thanks for writing this. It’s as though Kamenetz is just making this up as she goes along. Tremendous progress is being made. Return to Book Page. Anya Kamenetz is a senior writer at Fast Company Magazine, where rdupunks writes the column Life in Beta about change, and the author of several books. I haven’t tried them out yet, but oh I want to.

It’s not about ‘getting’ anything, except maybe a degree about which we’ll talk below. In so doing, a person might take a course, search for recipes, ask for help, or – in the style of the underrated film ‘ The Raman Girl ‘ or that overrated film ‘ The Karate Kid ‘ – find a mentor to show you how to steam noodles.

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