Posts Categorized: General

Learning, right out of the box…

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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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In Chicago? Then Join Our Study Groups for Online Courses

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We’ve partnered up with Chicago Public Library to host study groups to support learners who want to complete online courses together, in-person at the library. Each course teaches you a new skill, but even more exciting is the chance to join with other people from your community and learn something new together in the library….

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Goodbye Vanessa…Hello Grif!

Mozfest 2014 with Erika and Laura Hilliger

Vanessa, your friendly Learning Lead here. Sad to say that after three years of edupunkery and learning lovebombs, I’m moving on from P2PU. The past few years have been an embarrassment of riches, and I thank the open community for changing the way I look at the world. Originally I came to P2PU in 2011…

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Know Chicago? Know community? We want you!

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Role Description Peer 2 Peer University and Chicago Public Library seek a Community Organizer to connect two local Chicago neighborhoods with learning programs at their local branch library. This position has three primary goals: ● Recruit, mentor, and support learners from local Chicago communities who might benefit from access to online course study groups. ● Advocate for community…

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P2PU Brings Open Online Learning to Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library and Peer 2 Peer University are excited to announce a new initiative to support online learning in local libraries. While online education offers significant promise, the lack of peer-support and face-to-face learning options are often barriers to successful participation, especially for newcomers. To address this, P2PU and Chicago Public Library are developing…

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Writing for Change Report Now Out!

  We’re very happy to be able to share with you our latest Lab Report, entitled Writing for Change. These Reports are an ongoing series of P2PU publications in which we describe our latest experiments in learning, ruminate on the outcomes and think about new ways to implement peer-to-peer education online. This report is all…

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P2PU in 2014 – The Year In Review

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  It’s been quite a year at P2PU.  This is what our community, partners and team got up to in 2014. Thank you to everyone who joined a course, shared ideas, gave us their opinions, ran a course, used our data, and generally helped us to remember why online learning communities are some of the…

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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]

Badges and beyond – Linkedin and other credentialing ideas

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As regular readers would know, P2PU was an early and active developer of a badges platform, fostering an ecosystem for micro-credentialling that remains in use to this day. Finding fast and flexible ways to report mastery of skills that matter remains a challenging problem.  We are always chuffed, then, to see learners finding new ways…

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