Posts Categorized: Peer Learning

Peer What? A discussion about Peer Learning

We’ve got a special edition of the P2PU Community Call coming up this Thursday 3rd April, at 8AM US Pacific Time. We’re going to be talking Peer Learning this week – what it means, why it’s important, and how we do it. As preparation, please start by reading this: – an oldie, but a good… Continue Reading →

The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme

This is a re-post of a piece Philipp wrote for DMLCentral… I often get asked questions like these: Does peer learning really work? Don’t we need experts to learn from? Can the (proverbially) blind really lead the blind? Those are good questions and I will get back to them in a second. Then, there is… Continue Reading →

School of Open Research Findings (Part I)

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This is a repost from the OER Research Hub project, posted by the inimitable Beck Pitt at the Open University’s OER Research Hub. Read the original here   School of Open Logo (Source: CC-BY-SA Ever wondered what it means to “be” open? Or what kind of practices could be considered open? School of Open (SOO) courses focus… Continue Reading →

In Learning, Community Comes First #SLR14

In Learning, Community Comes First

  Assessment in a Community of Practice What’s your strongest memory of learning something new? Was it learning to play poker? Telling a story at a StorySlam? Getting your Google Hangout to work? Chances are, that learning experience had three elements: other people, ideas and expertise. Knowledge emerges when those pieces are intact and interacting…. Continue Reading →

Assessment on the Web – Part 3


Last week, we shared the second part of our series of reports looking at new ways of assessing learning on the Web. Parts 1 and 2 generated some excellent discussion, and we’re hoping to keep these conversations going with the final instalment. Part 3 interrogates the issue of feedback, and the role that peer feedback… Continue Reading →

Assessment on the Web – Part 2

Last week, we introduced our series of reports looking at new ways of assessing learning on the Web. We’ve had a great response to the report, and this week, we’re delighted to share Part 2 of the series with you all. This week, the report takes a closer look at priorities for assessment (spoiler alert:… Continue Reading →

#Rhizo14′s Secret Sauce: Unraveling Learning on the Web

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Quick Friday post on how things are progressing in the “Rhizomatic Learning” course on, brought to you by the edupunk sparkplug Dave Cormier. With the proliferation of learning platforms on the web and abundance of resources, Dave envisioned a course where the “community is the curriculum.” Rhizomatic learning asks us to rethink our assumptions… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Rhizomatic Learning at P2PU

We’re delighted (and more than a little dazzled) to announce that Dave Cormier will be running a course on Rhizomatic Learning at P2PU starting this month. Not sure what Rhizomatic Learning is? Then this is the course for you, of course… In a nutshell though – Rhizomatic learning is a story of how we can learn… Continue Reading →