Posts Categorized: Peer Learning

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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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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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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Learning Creative Learning – How we Hacked the MOOC

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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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How to Levitate in 8 Short Weeks

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Just kidding. But…does it sound familiar? MOOCs and other learning platforms, including P2PU, brought online learning into the mainstream–which is fantastic, means that informal learning is gaining steam and garnering legitimacy. We love the fact that learning is happening outside institutional walls. However, the sensationalist marketing around online courses paints an inaccurate (and perhaps detrimental)…

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