Philipp Schmidt – Peer2Peer University

April 03, 2012
8:00am - 9:00am PST
By Connected Learning Alliance

P2PU Co-Founder Philipp Schmidt will discuss some of the lessons the P2PU community has learned about scaling peer-learning online.

Key Questions and Comments:

  • (00:01 – 6:07) Introductions of Hangout Participants
  • (06:08 – 12:10) Questions about equity; participants’ responses
  • (12:11 – 18:13) The challenges of scaling facilitation and content production; learning to teach one another
  • (18:14 – 24:17) PlanetMath evolution; importance of self-motivated progress in open education movement
  • (24:18 – 29:51) The accessibility of “DIY U”; the challenge of having a tangible self-learning end-product
  • (29:52 – 30:20) P2PU and accredited institutions
  • (30:21 – 36:25) “It’s a great time to be a learner”; closing thoughts
  • How do you scale online courses that don’t stink?
  • What are new ways to recognize achievements?
  • How do you assess 21st century skills?
  • What are good pathways from interests to learning communities?
  • What support mechanisms are needed?
  • What is the role of content?
  • Can we scale connected learning with a facilitator and how would we do that?
  • Is it true connected learning when we’re trying to take the role of the facilitator out of the picture somehow?
  • Is the “DYI U” course a pathway that is appropriate or suitable for potentially anyone, or do you see problems there around…perpetuating inequitable access to education?

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