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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Jeannie Dixon rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Kamenetz has what may only be described as a very naive understanding of education including online education. She appears in the documentaries Generation NextDefault: The Edupunks’ Guide, however, describes ‘do-it-yourself learning’.

That’s why it is so disappointing to read this: Here’s Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: We’re hoping to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads. She invented a technique which involves placing sand in moulds and injecting it with microorganisms.

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A first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: It is ironic – and typical – that Kamenetz would join an academics’ mailing list, and then complain that all the members are academics.


It’s as though Kamenetz is just making this up as she goes along. Thelma added it Jan 22, Erica rated it liked it Dec 04, There are so many subjects and degrees I’ve been drawn to lately even after just completing an associate’s degree last year.

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? Where is any of this in Kamenetz’s guide? If you want to read a textbook, answer the questions at the end of each chapter, and take a sample test, you can certainly simulate that kind of traditional classroom-based learning online, but there are many other possibilities.

The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

And they need help getting credit for learning done at different institutions, in the workplace, online, in open communities, and at different times and places in their lives.

Seems silly edupknks, since I finished it in less than an hour it felt like more of a very long newsletter than a book and it was exactly what it said it would be.

Scientists just used rabbit DNA to create a new kind of powerful, air purifying plant. There’s a lot of good material on identifying and setting goals, both online and off.

A series of tutorials: 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.


A few years ago, you had to take a class or at least buy a phrasebook.

Click here to cancel reply. People interested in carpentry build spice racks, then bookshelves, then cabins, and learn about mitre joints and toe-rails as they go along.

It’s not even a good – or particularly informed – discussion of eupunks in the 21st century. But I skimmed frequently and still came back with a lot of information.

November 28, at Dia marked it as to-read Jan 20, It would be necessary to describe employment as an environmental scientist, climate researcher, alternative energy engineer, or some such thing. Adil Najmuddin marked it as to-read Aug 03, To try out more of a self-designed, experiential approach guidd learning.

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This ebook gives you the tools to do just that. II September 06, – Orin Levine. The seven how-to guides are each capsule examples of what I have been saying.

Kamenetz’s version of DIY education depicts it as a quick and inexpensive short-cut — the exact opposite of what it actually is. Josh Url rated it liked it Aug 31,