DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education

DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education

by Anya Kamenetz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603582346
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 823,126
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anya Kamenetz is a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. The Village Voice nominated her for a Pulitzer Prize for contributions to the feature series Generation Debt, which became a book in 2006. She has written for the New York Times, appeared on CNN and National Public Radio, and been featured as a "Yahoo Finance Expert." A frequent speaker nationwide, Kamenetz blogs at, The Huffington Post, and She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Table of Contents

1. History : how college-for-all became part of the American dream

2. Sociology : human capital and meritocracy, race and class--can we build a system that works for everybody?

3. Economics : why college tuition is caught in a cost spiral, and how to stop it

4. Computer science : open content, virtual-reality and smartphone classrooms, serious games, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and robotic telescopes

5. Independent study : free and open-source education; vocational, experiential, and self-learning

6. Commencement : what the transformation of the university might mean for the future of humanity

7. Resource guide for a do-it-yourself education : a four part guide for the student who wants to hack her own education; includes a listing of web sites of organizations mentioned in the text.

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