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The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential

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A first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: a comprehensive guide to learning online and charting a personalized path to an affordable, meaningful credential using the latest innovative tools and organizations. Real-life stories and hands-on advice for today's students, whether you're going back to school, working, transferring colleges, or pursuing lifelong ...more
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (first published July 31st 2011)
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Babette
I wasn't sure what to expect when I downloaded this, which is probably why I kept putting off reading this for so long. Seems silly now, since I finished it in less than an hour (it felt like more of a very long newsletter than a book) and it was exactly what it said it would be.

It's a straightforward guide that takes you through the process of using the internet to your advantage in terms of learning, and doing education your own way. There's links to be found on every page (so prepare for lot
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Joseph Wetterling
Jun 21, 2016 Joseph Wetterling rated it really liked it
The first few pages are a nice quick "where do I start?" (or even "what's possible?") tutorial. The rest is a fascinating tour of open learning at every level. Any resource like this will be it off date in a few days, and this book has a few out-of-date links, but is still worth reviewing. I'd like a little more talk about accreditation, especially in light of degree mills and other scams, but there is some mention and organization based on accreditation. (Yes,I know this is for "edupunks", but ...more
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