March 13, 2019

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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Overall a good resource and one gujde a well-read edu-geek found new leads in. Kamenetz’s version of DIY education depicts it as a quick and inexpensive short-cut — the exact opposite of what it actually is. There is so much free information online that it would be easy to learn enough to get a degree or certificate or something for all the information we process.

That can mean growing your own food, fixing your own car, publishing your own writing or putting on your own rock show.

Where is the distinction between different types of research, such as experimental research, say, and literature reviews? The rest is a fascinating tour of open learning at every level. Kindle Editionpages.

guid Where is any of this in Kamenetz’s guide? But DIY is about self-reliance and empowerment, and more, it is about a passion for the thing, a desire to know, a desire to create or to control, a desire to get behind the surface appearance of things.


The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

Here’s Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: The answers and groups are organized around topics, which can be hard gguide find or hard to understand sometimes. Mel marked it as to-read Apr 07, Test and demonstrate your knowledge. 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?

Now I know I can, and with this book I can do something with it. It is ironic – and typical – that Kamenetz would join an academics’ mailing list, and then complain that all the members are academics.

The idea here is that if you can just provide these benefits for yourself, you’ll be educated. Ryana rated it it was ok Jan 29, Cheryl added it Jun 15, And that, in turn, is what defines the overall structure of the booklet – section A focuses on the content, skills and knowledge; section B focuses on degrees and credentials; and section C focuses on networks, peers and mentors.

Do some serious reading. And it’s not about not being told how to act.

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People are interested in every discipline edupunke the sun, and the way of approaching and learning in each discipline is unique to that discipline. Chris Pisarczyk marked it as to-read Aug 05, Marc rated fuide it was amazing Aug 06, Alicia marked it as to-read May 18, A Profile of Dr. Take the first section, how to “do research online” p. Kamenetz has what may only be described as a very naive understanding of education including online education.


Lawrence marked it as to-read Feb 23, 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. You can check out the updated version here or dismiss this message! Our privacy policy has changed.

Or consider the second how-to section, “write a personal learning plan. The section of the book that comes closest to what we are discussing here, and what could have been the most valuable contribution, is the section on what the DIY movement is, exactly.