P2PU At Mozfest 2014 – All About The People  

Last month 4 P2Pu staffers (which, to be honest, is about 3/4 of our core team) converged on London, as part of Mozilla’s annual MozFest. Mozilla are old friends of ours, and longtime collaborators, and we’re always excited to see what happens at MozFest – one of the busiest (and buzziest) get-togethers in the open…

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Learning Creative Learning – How we Hacked the MOOC  

Back in spring 2013, P2PU undertook a giant experiment, along with collaborators at the Media Lab at MIT. The object of the experiment was to see if it was possible to hack a MOOC, and create meaningful mass learning experiences online. The result was Learning Creative Learning, which was a course, but also a community,…

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How to Levitate in 8 Short Weeks  

Just kidding. But…does it sound familiar? MOOCs and other learning platforms, including P2PU, brought online learning into the mainstream–which is fantastic, means that informal learning is gaining steam and garnering legitimacy. We love the fact that learning is happening outside institutional walls. However, the sensationalist marketing around online courses paints an inaccurate (and perhaps detrimental)…

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Imagine a world where the university is your local library  

While we love online learning, we recognize that for some it can be intimidating and impersonal. Not only are you learning a new topic, but you have to learn new tools and new ways to communicate. Online learning communities can have their own lingo and ways of interacting, just like any ‘real-world’ community.  For many…

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P2PU.org – New Direction, New Look  

2014 has been a year of evolution for P2PU, and, like a caterpillar emerging from a cocoon, we’ve changed our look too. And because beauty is not just skin deep, we’d like to give you a bit of a tour around the spectacular butterfly that is the new p2pu.org   Our changes aren’t just superficial….

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Writing For Change: Pre-Course Survey  

Are you participating in Peer to Peer University’s (P2PU) Writing for Change course? Did you recently complete a pre-course survey? Curious as to what the survey was about or what the findings were? Well, read on! First, the survey was conducted by the OER Research Hub in collaboration with P2PU. Who are the OER Research Hub? Well,…

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Why A Shaped Web Would Be Bad for Education  

  This week, P2PU and the School of Open (along with thousands of other non-profits, start-ups, and even porn sites) submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission in the United States  on the matter of net neutrality. We thought you might like to see a bit of what we told them: Current proposals would mean a…

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Creative Commons launches School of Open events in Tanzania and Nigeria  

Last week, the School of Open launched events in Tanzania and Nigeria in conjunction with Mozilla Maker Party. (SOO logo here. Earth icon licensed CC BY by Erin Standley from the Noun Project.) In Tanzania, CC Tanzania hosted a creative event for kids at the Open University of Tanzania, the first university in the region to…

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Help Write a Children’s Book Online at P2PU  

This is a guest post from  Ioana Literat, a PhD candidate at USC Annenberg who is facilitating an amazing writing course on P2PU. Hi. I’m writing to introduce a new P2PU course that I am facilitating, Crowdsourced Art: A Participatory Exercise in Collaboration and Collective Creativity. This initiative was born out of my belief that creativity…

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Learning Resource Metadata and P2PU  

P2Pu has been working with the LRMI (Learning Resource Metadata Initiative) project for some time, to help make online OERs more discoverable. We’re proud to be profiled in a case study by LRMI’s Lorna Campbell. A lot of projects whose OER work we admire have been part of this initiative, and we’re tickled pink to…

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