Chicago Public Library kicks off the third round of Learning Circles  

15 CPL librarians will launch Learning Circles in their respective branches this April. Courses on offer include some repeats from last year such as Public Speaking, Intro to HTML/CSS, and Fiction Writing, as well as 4 new courses: Pre-College English; Try College 101; Resume, Networking, and Interview Skills; and Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for…

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Goodbye Bekka  

It is with a heavy heart that we take leave of Bekka. From 1 March Bekka is working full time on completing her PhD – we miss her already! Bekka has been with P2PU from the start when a bunch of crazy visionaries first came together in Berlin many moons ago. Since then Bekka has…

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Learn How to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources – in 3 Languages!  

A little while back, we announced that P2PU was partnering with a group of European Universities and other online education experts from Belgium, Greece, Poland, Sweden and the UK to launch ExplOERer, a new course on how to create Open Educations Resources (OERs). This course is being presented in English, Polish and Swedish (it’s a…

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Learning Circles Toolkit: Online Learning, Offline  

P2PU is proud to launch a toolkit designed to allow anyone to run their own Learning Circles: lightly ­facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public library or other community space. In Spring and Fall 2015, P2PU and Chicago Public Library ran 17 Learning Circles in library branches…

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Presenting: ExplOERer – a Course on How to Create OERs  

P2PU is super-proud to be partnering with six European institutions, under the Erasmus+ programme to present a course which will teach users to search, build and use their own Open Educational Resources. And in 3 different languages too! Learning to (Re)-Use Open Educational Resources is an online course which has been developed by a consortium…

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P2PU Featured in 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Ed Tech Plan  

    P2PU and Chicago Public Library’s Learning Circles Project are featured in the recently released 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan, the flagship educational technology policy document of the United States. Examples of organisations using technology to transform learning were drawn from expert interviews, stakeholder focus groups, and recommendations from education leaders across the country….

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“We Became Friends” – Why Face-To-Face Learning Matters  

As our latest round of Learning Circles at Chicago Public Library wrapped last month, we’ve been busy synthesizing the feedback from learners and facilitators, to find out what participating in a Circle has meant for everyone involved. And while we know that learning in groups is good learning theory, we didn’t expect Learning Circles to…

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Watch out MozFest – we’re coming at ya…  

The countdown to MozFest 2015 has begun, and we’re hopping with excitement. 3/4 of the P2PU crew will be there, running a pathway on how to learn face-to-face in public spaces, using online content. We’re also delighted that Mark Andersen, our friend and collaborator at the Chicago Public Library will be there too. Mark has…

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Learning Circles Round II launch in Chicago  

We’re delighted to announce the next round of Learning Circles – face-to-face study groups for people who want to work together through online content. And this time, we’ve gone big – we’re running Circles in 12 branches of the Chicago Public Library. After the success of our pilot round in the Spring, and with the…

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First, we take Chicago…  

The P2PU team have just come back from Chicago. And boy oh boy did we have fun… We try to all meet up at least once a year, and 2015 was no different, so we decided to go to Chicago, since it’s a city we’ve come to love over the last few months. Our Learning…

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