Feedback about a feedback course  

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop run by Feedback Labs; a D.C.-based group that helps organizations close feedback loops in their work with the goal of more authentically engaging end users, whoever those people might be. Before I joined, I took their organizational feedback quiz (which you can take too)….

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P2PU Gathering 2019: What happened in Boston?  

From September 18 to 20th, we welcomed 55 educators, librarians, and learning circle advocates to Boston for a P2PU Gathering. This came on the heels of a similar event in Kansas City last year, and we are grateful to the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Siegel Family Endowment for providing us with the…

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Educating the Public  

If you’re like me, you probably grew up thinking that serious learning only happened in school, college and university. The consequence of this belief is that it devalues, denies, and discriminates against how most of the world actually learns, which is outside of formal education. If we’re serious about achieving education for all, then we…

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Learning at the Next Library Lab  

This year, Dokk1 Library in Aarhus, Denmark asked us to facilitate an informal learning space at their Next Library conference. Dokk1 was looking to create a new type of space that sat alongside the more structured conference elements like keynotes, sessions, and ignite talks. They were looking for, in their words, a space where “participants…

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Creating an open course with P2PU  

Two of our objectives this year are to improve the learning circle training materials and to implement a better workflow for people who want to create open courses for learning circles. So in March and April, we used our own Course in a Box tool to adapt our learning circle training materials into an open…

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What is a learning circle?  

Peer 2 Peer University is a global community of people who believe that everyone should have access to free, community-driven and social learning experiences. To reach this goal, learning circles combine free online courses with peer learning practices in public spaces. Learn more by hearing from what others have to say, checking out useful resources, seeing where learning circles…

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How we evaluate our work  

P2PU is largely a grant-funded organization, which means that we encounter a lot of grant reporting requirements. Over the past few years, we’ve often encountered a tension as traditional notions of reporting, assessment, evaluation, and data collection come into conflict with our values of peer learning, community, and equity. None of this is to say…

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