Posts By: rebeccakahn

Why A Shaped Web Would Be Bad for Education

This is not the web we want...

  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… Continue Reading →

Help Write a Children’s Book Online at P2PU

pic by Joe Duty on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

How P2PU Became a Totally Open Org

Image by craftavist collective, CC BY 2.0

  About six months ago we put out a search for a new Executive Director. Our ED Philipp Schmidt, took a position at the MIT Media Lab, which required transitioning from  a hands-on ED to a more advisory (although no less involved) role. In theory, Executive Directors oversee fundraising and set the agenda of the… Continue Reading →

Ch-ch-changes… to our community call

All things change at some point or another. And this week, one of the great constants in our topsy-turvey world has shifted. Hold on to your seats, good people of the open web: P2PU community call has shifted from Thursdays to Tuesdays. Shocking. But before you freak about too much change – the call still… Continue Reading →

School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news

This is a reblog of the latest announcement by School of Open. You can take a look at their swanky new website and blog here   Since our last comprehensive update, the School of Open has been creating new courses, planning continent-wide launches, conducting research, and making itself over. New Web Space We have a new… Continue Reading →