Posts Categorized: Peer Learning

How To Support Self-Directed Learners: Lessons from P2PU, Khan, NYU & DIY.org

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This morning Nathan Maton from the Khan Academy, Alex Ruthmann from NYU and Andrew Sliwinski, co-founder at DIY.org and yours truly came together to discuss scale in online learning and how to support self-directed learners. Our focus for these chats is to learn from each other, so we ended up sharing pointers, tips and experiences from our respective communities. Watch the video (we… Continue Reading →

Learn how to talk to your fridge…

  P2PU is delighted to announce that, along with our brilliant collaborators, we’re launching the School of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a new landscape where our daily objects and environments are connected to the Internet. This scenario offers lots of exciting capabilities and opportunities to discover our world in a… Continue Reading →

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_learning – 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:https://p2pu.org/en/#schools) 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

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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 →