Posts Categorized: General

How To Support Self-Directed Learners: Lessons from P2PU, Khan, NYU & DIY.org

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This morning Nathan Maton from the Khan Academy, Alex Ruthmann from NYU and Andrew Sliwinski, co-founder at DIY.org and yours truly came together to discuss scale in online learning and how to support self-directed learners. Our focus for these chats is to learn from each other, so we ended up sharing pointers, tips and experiences from our respective communities. Watch the video (we… 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 →

When it all matches up…

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This past weekend, I spend a rainy Saturday at the Barbican in Central London, at a Wikimania fringe event on Free Culture. The Barbican, for those who are unfamiliar, is the largest performing arts centre in Europe, as well as being part of the Barbican Estate, a futurist vision of Brutalist architecture which contains a public… Continue Reading →

Learn how to talk to your fridge…

  P2PU is delighted to announce that, along with our brilliant collaborators, we’re launching the School of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a new landscape where our daily objects and environments are connected to the Internet. This scenario offers lots of exciting capabilities and opportunities to discover our world in a… Continue Reading →

Make the Web with P2PU and Mozilla

Starting Monday, May 12th, P2PU and Mozilla will be offering online training and professional development as part of our commitment to help educators and others teach web literacy. Webmaker Training is for teachers, informal educators, developers, designers and Mozilla community members to make and learn together, in an effort to create a more web literate… Continue Reading →

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 →