n. An education reform movement that eschews traditional teaching tools in favor of Internet-based learning and other high-tech methods.
The troubled economy and changing technology have already fueled a do-it-yourself education reform movement dubbed "edupunk," which envisions virtual campuses and lower-cost or even free instruction. The edupunks are picking up where traditional institutions left off.
Edupunks — the term for high-tech do-it-yourself educators who skirt traditional structures — are piloting wiki-type U's that stitch together open course material from many institutions and combine it with student-to-student interaction.
My next series of posts will be about what I think EDUPUNK is and the necessity for a communal vision of EdTech to fight capital’s will to power at the expense of community. I hope others will join me.