Posts Categorized: Planning

P2PU in 2014 – The Year In Review

pic: Nomadic Lass on Flickr, CC: BY-NC-SA 2.0

  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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Priorities for P2PU: Our Strategic Plan

Over the last few months we’ve been reflecting a lot on who we are and what we do.  At our annual face-to-face meeting in 2013, we took some time to refine this – think about what we’re good at, what’s been working for our community, and what we want to do next. Since then, we’ve…

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How we Used the Echo Nest API for Engagement & Learning

For our Music MOOC Play With Your Music (PWYM) 5282 folks signed up to learn together. We wanted to put them in groups based on their musical taste hoping to improve group cohesion and collaboration. We decided to use The Echo Nest since they have an API that helps with doing just that! The Echo Nest…

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Building a toolkit for open educators

CC-BY-SA Nick Farnhill

At the start of this year we sketched out a rough tech roadmap. Now is a good time to report on some of the work we’ve done since then, and our plans for the rest of the year. One big shift we made is to move away from thinking of P2PU as one big software…

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Want to Build a Course? Here’s how…

Most people who pass through the virtual gates of P2PU consider running a course. Which sometimes looks less like a course, and more like a challenge. Or reading group. Or even a MOOC. Whatever their learning experiences look like, we’ve always offered support to organisers and facilitators via our “How to Create a Course” course….

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We’re winning, right? Measuring success at P2PU

What Does Success Look Like At P2PU? In the non-profit world, the measures of success are different to those that exist in the for-profit world. And a non-profit that it totally successful should, in theory, be able to work itself out a job. But in reality, non-profits can’t fix the entire world, so we have…

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Our technology plan in a post Mayan era

How all good tech strategies begin - with a couch and some ideas

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we have done the past year and plan for the year ahead. Before we tell you about the projects that will be happening in 2013, we should talk a bit about our overarching strategy for technology. We build tools for open learning on the web…

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