How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education

Anya Kamenetz, Fast Company, Aug 12, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"The edupunks are on the march," observes this article (that generated some hall conversation yesterday). "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." The author is reportedly lurking at the Open Education conference, which means we may see some more mainstreaming of the ideas floating about around here.
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