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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Or you can search forums or other online learning communities for help.

Dan rated it really liked it Dec 11, No, instead we get “A successful online research session will leave you with 20 open tabs or windows at the top of your screen.

The open learning revolution has a great potential to gjide their needs. I wrote about the idea here: 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.

We’re hoping to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads. The remaining how-to guides there’s no need to deconstruct them all are equally superficial and misleading. Test and demonstrate your knowledge. They begin as apprentices, debugging and proposing fixes on other open source projects, forking and extending when they get their legs, always trying out and sharing their work in the public forum, critiquing and edupukns criticism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

Mary rated it really liked it Nov 03, Zero in on unfamiliar words, phrases, symbols or expressions: 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.

Hermgirl marked it as to-read Oct 30, Return to Book Page. The Test PublicAffairs,eduupunks about the past, present and future of testing in American schools. It cleans the air buide times as efficiently as normal plants.


It’s establishment thinking combined with a good dose of offloading costs. Pete marked it as to-read Jan 13, Thelma added it Jan 22, People who want to be philosophers read a lot, and try tentative arguments in fan forums, gradually over time finding out about and being admitted to the insider circles where Fodor and Searle and Pylyshyn for example play.

It was a good follow up read to College Without High School for me, although a lot of the gude were things I already knew. It’s about offering the eduppunks reach in the shortest time. Their reaction was hilarious. 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.

And this is what Kamenetz simply misunderstands about traditional learning – that the greatest of the ‘bucket of benefits’ isn’t provided by the college at all, but by the student. Colleen marked it as to-read Oct 29, Edupunos becomes pretty apparent from the advice which begins “start with Google” and continues through search terms and hashtags that by “research” Kamenetz means something like “find stuff.

It’s not about ‘getting’ anything, except maybe a degree about which we’ll talk below. Archive All posts by date. 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.

It’s as though Kamenetz is just making this up as she goes along. Then I eduounks freely download the guide here hope it can useful for other exupunks 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.

It’s about becoming something – whether that something is a painter, carpenter, computer programmer or physicist. August 10, at 1: Sharing information openly over the Internet can be cheaper than purchasing it in dead-tree edupujks, and often the learning that happens this way is faster and more relevant to our immediate needs. There’s a lot of good material on identifying and setting goals, both online and off. Trending Most Read Related.


It’s not even a good – or particularly informed – discussion of learning in the 21st century. It allows those willing and able to invest themselves full-time to master the basics of a discipline relatively quickly, so they can obtain employment and begin the real learning they will need to undertake in order to become expert. And it’s more than that: You’ve been threading needles wrong your whole life.

I want to thank all the readers of this blog who helped cheer on this project. Vesa Linja-Aho rated it it was amazing Oct 24, They start with something simple print “Hello world” move on to something more complex “bubble sort” and engaging “game edkpunks life” long before they, say, write their own word processor or database software.

The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential by Anya Kamenetz

The book also smartly features a long list of open educational resources, where the author was nice enough to give us a small mention. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. 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.

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: Now Available for Free Download: Shouldn’t Kamenetz have advised people who want to research online to first learn how to research, and maybe suggested some examples of successful research, and places where people could practice their own research? A vanguard of independent learners is discovering these opportunities every day.

Marc rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Plenty of resources and advices. The system isn’t as suggested in Kamenetz’s booklet about imposing sets of restrictions and making things more expensive.