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Learning Circles Round II launch in Chicago

Participants in one of the pilot Learning Circles

We’re delighted to announce the next round of Learning Circles – face-to-face study groups for people who want to work together through online content. And this time, we’ve gone big – we’re running Circles in 12 branches of the Chicago Public Library. After the success of our pilot round in the Spring, and with the…

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First, we take Chicago…

Team p2PU - hard at work

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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Graduation Day for Learning Circles!

Dawn Mayfield and Paula Ivy-Onadeko, two of the first group of Learning Circles grads.

The week marks the end of the first round of Learning Circles, and we’re delighted to announce that it is graduation week for the first-ever cohort of  participants. For the last 6 weeks, P2PU and Chicago Public Library have been running Learning Circles, where participants meet face-to-face in libraries to work through online courses together,…

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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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Hello Grif!

See the preceeding goodbye post from our former learning lead Vanessa, before reading this hello post from new learning lead, Grif Peterson… Thank you for passing along the learning torch Vanessa – I humbly accept. I’m lucky to have had a month to overlap with you, and am grateful to your commitment to lend an…

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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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Join us for a Spanish-language course on the Open Web

Future of the Web - pic by Southbank Centre on Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Scroll down for the Spanish version of this announcement /Desplácese hacia abajo para la versión española de este anuncio   P2PU is proud to announce a collaboration with the The International team at Public Knowledge, to launch a free and open Spanish-language online course called “Open Internet,” and we’re calling for participants. The course will consist…

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P2PU in 2014 – The Year In Review

pic: Nomadic Lass on Flickr, CC: BY-NC-SA 2.0

  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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Writing For Change: Pre-Course Survey

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Are you participating in Peer to Peer University’s (P2PU) Writing for Change course? Did you recently complete a pre-course survey? Curious as to what the survey was about or what the findings were? Well, read on! First, the survey was conducted by the OER Research Hub in collaboration with P2PU. Who are the OER Research Hub? Well,…

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Why A Shaped Web Would Be Bad for Education

This is not the web we want...

  This week, P2PU and the School of Open (along with thousands of other non-profits, start-ups, and even porn sites) submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission in the United States  on the matter of net neutrality. We thought you might like to see a bit of what we told them: Current proposals would mean a…

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