Edpunks is the idea of teaching and learning through a system of doing it youself using internet and other approaches, it avoids things such as blackboard, powerpoint, where you are not really learning just storing information.
The whole idea is getting your hands dirty, it does not matter in which way you go about learning how to do something, the important thing is that your doing it yourself, and learning from your experience.
However there are many critics of this notion, not because its not a great movement but the lack that Anya Kamenetz fails to explain. Kamenetz explains that we can learn using other tools but has what may only be described as a very naive understanding of education (including online education).
“The way do-it-yourself learning is depicted in her guide, it substitutes presentations, resources and materials from professors and books for presentations, resources and materials online through videos and online documents,” he says. “There is no sense that it is do-it-yourself learning; it’s just putting digital in place of traditional learning materials.”