[iDC] Discussion: The Edupunks' Guide

Florian Cramer flrncrmr at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 12:12:42 UTC 2011

I'd like to chime in with Marco here. Anya wrote in her Edupunk
article http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/138/who-needs-harvard.html

"The edupunks are on the march. From VC-funded startups to the ivied
walls of Harvard, new experiments and business models are springing up
from entrepreneurs, professors, and students alike. Want a class
that's structured like a role-playing game? An accredited bachelor's
degree for a few thousand dollars? A free, peer-to-peer Wiki
university? These all exist today, the overture to a complete
educational remix."

This sounds more like the kind of punk culture that, in my original
home country Germany, is represented by the magazine "Business Punk"
<http://www.business-punk.com>, an Ayn-Randian variant of punk. This
seems to be consistent with Anya's statement here on the list:

> What can I do RIGHT NOW to learn what I need to know, to accomplish the goals I set for myself, to take charge of my own destiny
> both educationally and personally?"

Wasn't it a point of self-organized learning projects, from subculture
to Wikis, that they are about community?


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