Tuesday, January 11, 2011

P2PU - Learning for Everyone, By Everyone

Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of people sharing their knowledge through university-level courses. Experts volunteer their time and resources to create and facilitate courses in their areas of expertise. The courses and their associated materials are free. However, enrollment in each course is limited in order to provide an environment in which the course facilitator and their students can interact in meaningful ways. A new semester begins on January 26 and enrollment in courses is now open. Some of the courses on the course list that should be of interest to educators are Adopting and Authoring Open Textbooks, Collaborative Lesson Planning, Creative Commons 4 Educators, Introduction to Math Art, Mathematics Curriculum Development, and Psychology of Math Learning.

Learn more about Peer 2 Peer University from one of its founders in the video below.

Peer 2 Peer University 2010 from P2P University on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for a way to continue your professional learning this semester, take a look at the course offerings from Peer 2 Peer University. If you have students that are interested in a topic like WordPress Development that is not offered by your school, refer that student to Peer 2 Peer University to learn what they can't learn in your school.