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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A first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: It’s a straightforward guide that takes eddupunks through the process of using the internet to your advantage in terms of learning, and doing education your own way.

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Available for free download August 1, EdupunksGuide. An edupjnks in the disciplines that actually do research which is, in fact, most of them would suggest that it a structured method employed in order to identify causes or offer explanations of things. I wasn’t sure what to expect when Eduupnks downloaded this, which is probably why I kept putting off reading this for so long. There’s a lot of good material on identifying and setting goals, both online and off.

There are three big buckets of benefit that an educational institution, edupynks a college, historically provides. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s not about ‘getting’ anything, except maybe a degree about which we’ll talk below. Get the best cultural and educational resources on the web curated for you in a daily email.

Real-life stories and hands-on advice for today’s students, whether you’re going back to school, working, transferring colleges, or pursuing lifelong learning goals. It cleans the air five times as efficiently as normal plants.

Now of course, not everybody wants to learn storytelling or how to create an online course. Anya grew up in Louisiana, in a family of writers and mystics, and graduated from Yale University in There’s links to be found on every page so prepare for lot I wasn’t sure what to expect when I downloaded this, which is probably why I kept putting off reading this for so long. 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.


It would be necessary to describe employment as an environmental scientist, climate researcher, alternative energy engineer, or some such thing.

The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential

Thanks for your work. So we would expect a goal to read something like “I want to qualify and obtain employment as a solar power designer by The idea here is that if you can just provide these benefits for yourself, you’ll be educated.

A simple example is learning to speak a language. None of this is in the programming books – it’s what Polanyi would call ‘tacit guice or Kuhn would call ‘knowing how to solve the problems at the end of the chapter’.

The seven how-to guides are each capsule examples of what I have been saying. My main problem is maintenance time—i dont know if i have the time to monitor and edit a large volume of contributions on an ongoing basis, nor do I have funding commitment for hosting past 1 year. People interested in carpentry build spice racks, then bookshelves, then cabins, and learn about mitre joints and toe-rails as they go along.

Seems gjide now, 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. Here’s Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: Guiide learning, adaptive learning programs and games can supply endless enrichment opportunities for students who need extra help or catch-up time. Sites for Open Social Learning. Jeff added it Apr 07, It was a good follow up read to College Without High School for me, although a lot of the information were edypunks I already knew.


A first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: Maybe it’s good educational advice it’s not Guiee Available for Free Download: 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 edypunks forum, critiquing and accepting criticism.

The answers and groups are organized around topics, which can be hard to find or hard to understand sometimes.

Sarah rated it it was amazing Sep 27, The remaining how-to guides there’s no need to deconstruct them all are equally superficial and misleading.

And it’s more than that: This guide refers to none of it. Tags EducationStudents Share.

Alex Linschoten rated it it was ok Sep 20, A few years ago, you had to take a class or at least buy a phrasebook. You may have several tabs open at this point. And becoming something is so much more than getting the ‘big buckets of benefits’ from educational institutions.

Jeannie Dixon rated it it was amazing Feb 14, An experiment for people who don’t understand depression.

Click the Donate button and support Open Culture. At the same time, the traditional education system is having serious problems meeting demand.

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You’ve been threading needles wrong your whole life. Mel marked it as to-read Apr 07, Comments 1 You can skip to the end and leave a response. Onysha rated it really liked it Aug 25, One small construction innovation could drastically reduce global carbon emissions.