Posts Categorized: News

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

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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

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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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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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How P2PU Became a Totally Open Org

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  About six months ago we put out a search for a new Executive Director. Our ED Philipp Schmidt, took a position at the MIT Media Lab, which required transitioning from  a hands-on ED to a more advisory (although no less involved) role. In theory, Executive Directors oversee fundraising and set the agenda of the…

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Ch-ch-changes… to our community call

All things change at some point or another. And this week, one of the great constants in our topsy-turvey world has shifted. Hold on to your seats, good people of the open web: P2PU community call has shifted from Thursdays to Tuesdays. Shocking. But before you freak about too much change – the call still…

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School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news

This is a reblog of the latest announcement by School of Open. You can take a look at their swanky new website and blog here   Since our last comprehensive update, the School of Open has been creating new courses, planning continent-wide launches, conducting research, and making itself over. New Web Space We have a new…

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