DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education is my new book about the future of higher education. It’s a story about the communities of visionaries who are tackling the enormous challenges of cost, access, and quality in higher ed, using new technologies to bring us a revolution in higher learning that is affordable, accessible, and learner-centered.

Buy it direct from the publisher, Chelsea Green, or from Amazon , Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound.

“This book is not only a smart and forward-thinking look at new and exciting trends in self-directed higher learning, it’s also a smart resource guide for students and their families anxious to take their education into their own hands” says Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
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9 Responses to “About DIY U”

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  4. [...] to make the best of a democratised, internet-enabled self-education movement. For it exists today: the edupunks are already  on the case. They see the opportunity and know there is much to be done before we can all have our own [...]

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