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Updates to learningcircles.p2pu.org

We’re excited to share recent updates we’ve made to the learning circles tools to help you better run learning circles! Team organizer dashboard interface Last year we introduced the ability to form teams of facilitators managed by one or more organizers. As team sizes increased, it became apparent that we needed to improve the user…

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Making the internet work for us

Written by Wendy Pearson, Digital Inclusion Fellow at Kansas City Public Library, and cross posted from KCPL’s website. PREFACE As a digital inclusion leader, the Kansas City Public Library provides many ways to engage in digital learning, including a Digital Media Lab for teens, over 300 public access computers available over a ten branch system,…

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P2PU in Detroit

We just completed the first round of learning circles in Detroit, in partnership with Libraries Without Borders. Two learning circles were held at the Parkman Branch of the Detroit Public Library (DPL) and one was held at The Matrix Center. In addition to running the three learning circles, P2PU and LWB trained 18 librarians and library…

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Goodbye Bekka

It is with a heavy heart that we take leave of Bekka. From 1 March Bekka is working full time on completing her PhD – we miss her already! Bekka has been with P2PU from the start when a bunch of crazy visionaries first came together in Berlin many moons ago. Since then Bekka has…

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Presenting: ExplOERer – a Course on How to Create OERs

P2PU is super-proud to be partnering with six European institutions, under the Erasmus+ programme to present a course which will teach users to search, build and use their own Open Educational Resources. And in 3 different languages too! Learning to (Re)-Use Open Educational Resources is an online course which has been developed by a consortium…

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“We Became Friends” – Why Face-To-Face Learning Matters

As our latest round of Learning Circles at Chicago Public Library wrapped last month, we’ve been busy synthesizing the feedback from learners and facilitators, to find out what participating in a Circle has meant for everyone involved. And while we know that learning in groups is good learning theory, we didn’t expect Learning Circles to…

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Watch out MozFest – we’re coming at ya…

The countdown to MozFest 2015 has begun, and we’re hopping with excitement. 3/4 of the P2PU crew will be there, running a pathway on how to learn face-to-face in public spaces, using online content. We’re also delighted that Mark Andersen, our friend and collaborator at the Chicago Public Library will be there too. Mark has…

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First, we take Chicago…

The P2PU team have just come back from Chicago. And boy oh boy did we have fun… We try to all meet up at least once a year, and 2015 was no different, so we decided to go to Chicago, since it’s a city we’ve come to love over the last few months. Our Learning…

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P2PU the Face2Face Way

As many of you know, in spring 2015 we ran an altered version of our very successful project “Mechanical MOOC”.  At the heart of this MOOC we offered a course titled  A Gentle Introduction to Python. It is a six week course offering exercises and learning materials from MIT OCW’s course combined with Codecademy exercises…

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Learning, right out of the box…

Or, How to P2PU Idea + Course = Course Builder for All For a while, we’ve noticed that our partners and community were asking for a course that would teach them how to build a P2PU-style course, right out of the box, which could be opened up and was full of all the peer-learning, community-supported,…

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