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Goodbye Bekka

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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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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!

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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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