P2PU is excited to announce a treasure chest of new courses and challenges that cover our widest range of topics yet.
In addition to new offerings, we’ve been putting in the hours to make courses more social, scalable and easier to find. We’ve jazzed up learner profiles where you can add your P2PU badges to your Mozilla Backpack. You can visit P2PU.org in English, Spanish and help out with Swedish, Dutch, and Chinese translations. A P2PU ambassador program is under way. The School of Data and School of Open are soon to pilot their first courses..
Here’s highlights of some of the great courses you can expect to find from your peers at P2PU:
In this challenge, you will craft a mission and vision statement for your enterprise. This will be the foundation for all the marketing for your enterprise,
be it a business, a non-profit, an event, a hobby, a special project, or any pursuit that needs marketing.
Design Your First Big Game
Are you ready to get out on the streets and re-imagine your cityscape? Use a bench as your headquarters, play with projections on the walls, plan maps using chalk, jump over imaginary obstacles, defend a fountain, dance in front of changing traffic lights and hide a treasure under a bus stop!
Writing for the Web
Writing for the web requires a new set of skills. Wondering how to make the shift? Interested in writing for a digital audience? Not sure about expressing your ideas and opinions in a public forum? This challenge is for you. In this challenge, you’ll discover how to write for the web, engage others in a dialogue, get up to speed on netiquette, and share your ideas. You’ll acquire instincts about web writing that will guide you as mediums and formats change.
How many times have you tried to check a quick fact online and then lost an hour following links and checking unhelpful websites? The proliferation of paid search results and content mills makes it difficult to find what you want. Like traditional museum and gallery curators, digital curators acquire useful works and artifacts that fit into their collections. Get started organizing online content and explore curation tools in Curating Content.
Become a Citizen Scientist with BOINC
This challenge will show you how to download, install and run the software you need to enable you to join citizen science projects.
The Indie Researchers Homestead
Join the ranks of the curious – from Newton to Darwin. In this set of Open Science challenges you assert your right and intention to document and hone your curiosity by starting a research notebook for your ideas, curating a reading list and exploring research literature.
Hack the P2PU Code
This challenge will show you how to install and modify Lernanta, the software responsible for everything you see at http://p2pu.org.
Open Badges 101
Perhaps you’ve heard about Open Badges, but you’re not sure where to turn to find out more. The Open Badges 101 Challenge gives you a basic introduction to the topic and advice on how to get connected to the open badges community.
And here’s some of the offerings from your peers at School of Ed and School of Webcraft:
Global Classrooms Collaborations for Elementary & Secondary Schools
In these challenges, elementary & secondary teachers from around the world will discuss, design, and establish collaborations between their classrooms.
Certified Networked Teacher
The use of web tools in networked learning has become an important 21st century skills for teachers. The challenge ‘Certified Networked Teacher’ will give you the ability to envision a new future based on the use of web tools in a networked learning scenario. You will then be ready to take on syndicated education in distributed learning environments as an ‘Advanced Networked Teacher’. On expert level you will be a central node in networked learning and change how we understand education in the future.
Collaborative Lesson Planning
In this remix of two 2010/2011 P2PU courses teachers walk through the first steps of publishing their lesson plans online and collaborating with others on them! Its broken down into 4 easy tasks and by the end, teachers will have published a lesson plan online and collaborated on a peer’s plan.
Webmaking 101 Series
Embark on a set of Challenges that will help you understand how basic HTML elements work, and guide you through using the tools to create your first webpage from scratch.
Mozilla is developing curriculum, badges, and software to help people learn webmaking skills through making. At the core of this initiative is a commitment towards supporting and encouraging others to reuse our learning offering to teach web literacy within their communities. These Hackasaurus Challenges are designed to support you in running events for an initial set of our learning content and tools.
Programming with the Twitter API
This challenge will guide you through tasks that involve searching for and reading documentation online, executing an API call to a dynamic data source, processing the results in a language of your choice, and printing them out to a terminal.
Head over to P2PU.org to see the full list of offerings from your peers. And while you’re at it, invite a friend! Here’s some information for you to share with friends and family about P2PU:
P2PU is a lab for the future of learning. Our community members design free courses, use open learning materials and collaboratively build our open platform. You can find a P2PU community member on every non-polar continent, and visit the site in 5 languages. Our community is open and volunteer driven. Involvement starts with participating in courses and moves deeper into designing courses, working on site development and framing governance choices for the organization.
About Courses & Challenges
There are no limitations to the subjects that can be learned at P2PU. You’ll find schools focused on the future of web development, mathematics, social innovation, and education. You’ll find a multitude of courses and challenges for subjects you didn’t even know you could master – like city-wide game design, creative activism, open mapping and poetic thinking. For learners, the P2PU experience is not like any other. Though self-direction is needed, collaboration is key. Work is peer assessed and credit is given in the form of badges – emblems of accomplishment that you can carry across the web. Badges are designed by the community and given by peers. Courses are improved by the peers who take them, and can be remixed and remastered by anyone.
At P2PU we believe everyone has something to offer. Come learn from our amazing community, and in turn let us learn from you! We are not just a platform, we are a community driven to redefine and expand how we learn and who we learn with.
Check out our newest offerings at p2pu.org.