Posts Categorized: General

Rhizomatic Learning – A Big Forking Course

This is a crosspost from our good friend and collaborator Dave Cormier. You can see the original here The notion of rhizomatic learning has been good to me. As Ryan Tracy has recently mentioned, my thoughts about it have moved over the last eight years, but i still find that the story isn’t finished for…

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P2PU at OpenED 2014

P2PU was at OpenEd 2014 to talk about our adventures at the bleeding edge of open ed. We had fun – thanks for all the kind words, internet-people. [View the story “P2PU at OpenEd 2014″ on Storify]

P2PU At Mozfest 2014 – All About The People

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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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P2PU.org – New Direction, New Look

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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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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…

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Help Write a Children’s Book Online at P2PU

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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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Retention – Why MOOC providers can’t have it both ways

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This is a repost from Philipp Schmidt’s sharingnicely blog  MOOC antagonists have long used the dismal completion numbers as a sign that MOOCs don’t work. MOOC providers have countered that retention is an outdated concept that shouldn’t be applied to online courses. Neither are right. Why we should not care about retention: Retention is a very…

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