About Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz has been doing the best work in America on the gigantic changes coming to the world of higher education, positing that the debt-fueled, idiosyncratic business that our colleges and universities have become is unsustainable and sub-optimal in this new information reality we’ve entered.

She is a journalist for Fast Company magazine and author of both Generation Debt and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Slate, Salon, and seemingly just about everywhere else.

She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and unfortunately is a “cat person.”

Anya Kamenetz

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Anya Kamenetz Articles on EconoManey

Apple’s Early Attempts at Creating Textbooks Solves Wrong Problem

An article in Deseret News analyzes public response to Apple’s recent foray into academic textbooks.  Anya Kamenetz is skeptical, saying that the computing giant’s early attempts focus more on flashy animations than their real potential for creating an interactive learning … More

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