Posts Categorized: Peer Learning

Rhizomatic Learning – A Big Forking Course

This is a crosspost from our good friend and collaborator Dave Cormier. You can see the original here The notion of rhizomatic learning has been good to me. As Ryan Tracy has recently mentioned, my thoughts about it have moved over the last eight years, but i still find that the story isn’t finished for…

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P2PU at OpenED 2014

P2PU was at OpenEd 2014 to talk about our adventures at the bleeding edge of open ed. We had fun – thanks for all the kind words, internet-people. [View the story “P2PU at OpenEd 2014″ on Storify]

P2PU At Mozfest 2014 – All About The People

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Last month 4 P2Pu staffers (which, to be honest, is about 3/4 of our core team) converged on London, as part of Mozilla’s annual MozFest. Mozilla are old friends of ours, and longtime collaborators, and we’re always excited to see what happens at MozFest – one of the busiest (and buzziest) get-togethers in the open…

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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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P2PU.org – New Direction, New Look

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2014 has been a year of evolution for P2PU, and, like a caterpillar emerging from a cocoon, we’ve changed our look too. And because beauty is not just skin deep, we’d like to give you a bit of a tour around the spectacular butterfly that is the new p2pu.org   Our changes aren’t just superficial….

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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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Help Write a Children’s Book Online at P2PU

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This is a guest post from  Ioana Literat, a PhD candidate at USC Annenberg who is facilitating an amazing writing course on P2PU. Hi. I’m writing to introduce a new P2PU course that I am facilitating, Crowdsourced Art: A Participatory Exercise in Collaboration and Collective Creativity. This initiative was born out of my belief that creativity…

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Retention – Why MOOC providers can’t have it both ways

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This is a repost from Philipp Schmidt’s sharingnicely blog  MOOC antagonists have long used the dismal completion numbers as a sign that MOOCs don’t work. MOOC providers have countered that retention is an outdated concept that shouldn’t be applied to online courses. Neither are right. Why we should not care about retention: Retention is a very…

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