[iDC] Discussion: The Edupunks' Guide

Simon Biggs simon at littlepig.org.uk
Tue Aug 9 14:44:23 UTC 2011

Ask not what you can do for yourself, ask what you can do for others...



On 9 Aug 2011, at 13:12, Florian Cramer wrote:

> 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?
> -F
> -- 
> blog: http://en.pleintekst.nl
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