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DIY U : edupunks, edupreneurs, and the coming transformation of higher education

Author: Anya Kamenetz
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2010.
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Kamenetz argues that universities must radically change the way higher education is delivered and explains that institutions' futures lie in personal learning networks and paths, blending experiential and digital approaches as open-source educational models.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anya Kamenetz
ISBN: 9781603582346 1603582347
OCLC Number: 449895015
Description: xiv, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: History : how college-for-all became part of the American dream --
Sociology : human capital and meritocracy, race and class --
can we build a system that works for everybody? --
Economics : why college tuition is caught in a cost spiral, and how to stop it --
Computer science : open content, virtual-reality and smartphone classrooms, serious games, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and robotic telescopes --
Independent study : free and open-source education; vocational, experiential, and self-learning --
Commencement : what the transformation of the university might mean for the future of humanity --
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.
Other Titles: Do-it-yourself U
Responsibility: Anya Kamenetz.
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Kamenetz argues that universities must radically change the way higher education is delivered and explains that institutions' futures lie in personal learning networks and paths, blending experiential and digital approaches as open-source educational models.

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