Posts Categorized: MOOC

P2PU Featured in 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Ed Tech Plan

    P2PU and Chicago Public Library’s Learning Circles Project are featured in the recently released 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan, the flagship educational technology policy document of the United States. Examples of organisations using technology to transform learning were drawn from expert interviews, stakeholder focus groups, and recommendations from education leaders across the country….

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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 Creative Learning – How we Hacked the MOOC

Back in spring 2013, P2PU undertook a giant experiment, along with collaborators at the Media Lab at MIT. The object of the experiment was to see if it was possible to hack a MOOC, and create meaningful mass learning experiences online. The result was Learning Creative Learning, which was a course, but also a community,…

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

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 MOOC providers have countered that retention is an outdated concept that shouldn’t be applied to online courses.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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Big Data, Big Problems: Join Audrey Watters, Khan, Mozilla + P2PU

We all want to help learners be successful. What “success” means and how we measure it means different things depending on your point of view. Additionally, issues of privacy and security haunt the conversation. Join us to hear how we think about this emerging field. Join our crew: Vanessa Gennarelli of P2PU, Eli Feasely, Data Scientist…

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How to teach big skills without being scared by them…

When it comes to online learning, does it matter what you teach, or is the methodology the interesting bit? Should learning experiences be designed in the same way, whether you’re teaching plumbing or physics, and whether you’re teaching it to highschool kids or Baby Boomers? These were the questions we found ourselves thinking about after…

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Join Us to Tackle the “Big” Questions: Tues 11am EST

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting a series of roundtable discussions on the “Big” Questions: Scale in Online Learning with Nathan Maton from the Khan Academy. This week we’ll be talking about self-directed learners–how to orient them, support them, and help them find the right people. Our guests are TeachThought‘s Terry Heick, our…

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Make Learning Connected #CLMOOC Open for Signup

Our good friend Karen Fasimpaur is working with Educator Innovator, the National Writing Project, and a team of talented folks on the second iteration of their wonderful Connected Learning MOOC, or #clmooc to those in the know Sign ups are now open for Making Learning Connected 2014. Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience through Educator Innovator open to anyone interested in making,…

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Using P2PU to Badge Swedish Educators’ MOOC

    This is a guest post from Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager at Wikimedia Sweden, and part of the informal online community of Educators in Sweden As our Swedish MOOC for Educators, “Digitala Skollyftet” is nearing the end, some great projects have been awarded the Digitala Skollyftet Badge at P2PU. I’d like to take this opportunity to…

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Mindsets and Motivation: 2014, Start Your Engines

The Motivation Landscape. In the wake of Badges, the spectre of behaviorism, and the proliferation of learning platforms on the web, how are we as practitioners and researchers to move forward in light of what we’ve learned? How have recent discussions about motivation, growth mindsets, and malleable intelligence affect how we design for learning? What’s…

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