Beware: Data On the Loose…

pic by bixentro on Flickr, CC BY, 2.0 P2PU is proud to announce that we have just put our very first data release up on the web for free sharing and reuse. This release was created with the help of our brilliant collaborators June Ahn, Sarah Ann Webster, and Brian Butler  from the Center for the Advanced… Continue Reading →

Peer What? A discussion about Peer Learning

We’ve got a special edition of the P2PU Community Call coming up this Thursday 3rd April, at 8AM US Pacific Time. We’re going to be talking Peer Learning this week – what it means, why it’s important, and how we do it. As preparation, please start by reading this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_learning – an oldie, but a good… Continue Reading →

Priorities for P2PU: Our Strategic Plan

Over the last few months we’ve been reflecting a lot on who we are and what we do.  At our annual face-to-face meeting in 2013, we took some time to refine this – think about what we’re good at, what’s been working for our community, and what we want to do next. Since then, we’ve… Continue Reading →

The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme

This is a re-post of a piece Philipp wrote for DMLCentral… I often get asked questions like these: Does peer learning really work? Don’t we need experts to learn from? Can the (proverbially) blind really lead the blind? Those are good questions and I will get back to them in a second. Then, there is… Continue Reading →

Extra Special Community Call

We’ve got a special edition of the P2PU Community Call coming up this Thursday 27 March, at 8AM US Pacific Time. Beck Pitt, from the OER Research Hub at the Open University will be joining us to speak about the research they have been doing with the School of Open. As preparation, you might want to have a… Continue Reading →

School of Open Research Findings (Part I)

This is a repost from the OER Research Hub project, posted by the inimitable Beck Pitt at the Open University’s OER Research Hub. Read the original here   School of Open Logo (Source:https://p2pu.org/en/#schools) CC-BY-SA Ever wondered what it means to “be” open? Or what kind of practices could be considered open? School of Open (SOO) courses focus… Continue Reading →

In Learning, Community Comes First #SLR14

  Assessment in a Community of Practice What’s your strongest memory of learning something new? Was it learning to play poker? Telling a story at a StorySlam? Getting your Google Hangout to work? Chances are, that learning experience had three elements: other people, ideas and expertise. Knowledge emerges when those pieces are intact and interacting…. Continue Reading →

P2PU is looking for an Executive Director

Peer 2 Peer University is looking for its next Executive Director. The successful applicant will direct the organization’s ongoing innovative activities, manage staff and define overall strategy based on new opportunities and needs. As P2PU is a small virtual organisation with 5 staffers who are located in 3 continents, this position is not tied to… Continue Reading →

Assessment on the Web – Part 3

Last week, we shared the second part of our series of reports looking at new ways of assessing learning on the Web. Parts 1 and 2 generated some excellent discussion, and we’re hoping to keep these conversations going with the final instalment. Part 3 interrogates the issue of feedback, and the role that peer feedback… Continue Reading →

Assessment on the Web – Part 2

Last week, we introduced our series of reports looking at new ways of assessing learning on the Web. We’ve had a great response to the report, and this week, we’re delighted to share Part 2 of the series with you all. This week, the report takes a closer look at priorities for assessment (spoiler alert:… Continue Reading →