“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Freedom to Learn: the edupunks atlas

The edupunks atlas is a part of the edupunks guide.

Slow it down.

Edupunk? There's more on Edupunk here, but the main point is that it takes the do it yourself (diy) ethic that was at the core of punk rock (famously on the cover of a fanzine: "this is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band" - and many did, including me) - and applies it to education.

The tagline of the edupunks guide is "the edupunks guide to a diy credential" and the 'about' page says that it...
...was written to be 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 credential using the latest innovative tools and organizations.
 As far as I can tell, the guide was updated in 2011, so it doesn't reflect the more recent and dramatic development in online and open learning - MOOCs - however, it's a fabulous resource and a great way to think about how technology really can be person-centred.

So, to the edupunks atlas, which is how I came to discover this site. Described as "a sortable database of educational resources", the atlas is sortable by online/offline and by profit/non-profit and it offers a really neat (and neatly presented) collection of links to educational resources that you can explore and combine for your diy learning path.

Notable links that jumped out at me, that may well offer something notable to an open educational and democratic future - and that I hadn't been aware of before - are:

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