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Jim’s been talking about edupunk a fair bit lately (starting with the killer post The Glass Bees , then Permapunk and finally tying in the awesome Murder, Madness, Mayhem wikipedia project ), and Jen wrote up a piece that dovetails nicely into the concept.
Edupunk (2008-2011) is an approach to teaching and learning practices that result from a do it yourself (DIY) attitude. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The New York Times defines it as "an approach to teaching that avoids mainstream tools like PowerPoint and Blackboard , and instead aims to bring the rebellious attitude and D.I.Y. ethos of ’70s bands like The Clash to the classroom." [ 3 ] Many instructional applications can be described as DIY education or Edupunk .
As education budget cuts bite hard and resources become ever scarcer, educators will increasingly adopt a DIY approach to ensure that quality learning continues.