Posts Tagged: technology

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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Introducing Marvin

Image CC-BY-SA John Greenaway

At the start of the year we spent some time on behind the scenes work. We had a long overdue software upgrade that we needed to perform on our main server. At the same time we took the opportunity to improve how we maintain the systems to run the tools we use for P2PU. Maintaining…

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The Mechanical MOOC – Behind the Machine

  Hi All, Today we’re going to take you on an inside look at the Mechanical MOOC.  We’re going to walk through it’s history, what’s happening now, and where we are headed with it. The MOOC has been an ongoing learning process and we’re made some major strides along the way. For this article, we…

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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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Future of lernanta

We’ve had many discussions about what we would like to achieve with Lernanta and where we want to take it in the future. This is our current take on it: Our technology supports people who make learning happen! Who are these mysterious folks? Broadly, they create opportunities for others to learn. By the way, this…

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Lernanta release 2012-08-08

Hooray! We have a new rolled out some changes over at! Here’s a quick rundown of what changed: First and foremost: our very first version of our API! For now it is read only, meaning that people can see thing but they cannot change things. We are exposing things that are already publicly visible…

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Updates to notifications – just letting you know

We recently revised how we do notifications. A mayor part of the update is allowing people to reply directly to a notification by email. Any module in P2PU can send a notification to a user. If the module supports receiving a reply to the notification, it passes a callback URL to the notification module when…

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Learning Lernanta: The Code that Runs P2PU

This post is by Dirk Uys, our newest staffer and tech team guru. Dirk is exploring the inner workings of Lernanta and sharing his experiences with the community. He recently gave new life to Contributing to Lernanta, an onboarding challenge for volunteer developers started a year ago by community member Jessica Ledbetter. I recently took…

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A new website for P2PU

You may have heard that P2PU has started building a new site for it’s community. Well, it’s true, but these are the early days and we wanted to give you an update on the overall timeline and roadmap. Building a new website for P2PU Since starting our peer learning adventures on 09/09/09, we’ve learned a…

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