PSFK Talks With Anya Kamenetz Of DIY U
PSFK talks to author Anya Kamenetz about the future of education and how non-traditional organizations can make the education space better.
In our recent article A Call For A New Model Of Education, PSFK featured author Anya Kamenetz of the book DIY U, which approaches new ways to provide the benefits of higher education to the people who need it. PSFK was able to talk with Anya to gather more insight on the future of education and how non-traditional organizations can make the education space better.
Anya shares her thoughts with us below:
What projects or ideas are currently inspiring your thinking?
A broad concept that I’m seeing increasingly enacted across domains like sustainability and energy, as well as education, is the replacement of physical resources with information. A simple example is carsharing–when you have a program like Zipcar and it’s accessible on your iPhone, 6 or 7 people can easily share one car with the convenience of ownership. As you do this, you also tap into people’s natural inclination to share, which strengthens communities. In education, it can mean delivering content online and freeing up the human resources of the teacher to focus on mentoring, coaching and dialogue.