Year started: 2011
Audience(s): K-12 teachers
Who Started It: Karen Fasimpaur
# Members: N/A
The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) School of Ed was started to foster new models of professional learning for K-12 teachers. It is focused on open, community-based peer learning. It's about hands-on experiences driven by each educator's particular needs and classroom situations. It's about connecting, collaborating, and creating, not just reading or studying.
All courses and groups in the School of Ed are free, open-licensed (CC BY), and online. The content in them can be used by anyone for any purpose.
P2PU’s School of Ed is very much a “lab” environment where participants are encouraged to try different models to see what works. This has included groups that are online and hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous, leader-driven and participant-driven, highly facilitated and self-guided, domestic and international. Activities in courses can include asynchronous conversations, collaborative projects, readings and videos, web meetings, face-to-face gatherings, making things together, and more. The range of possibilities is limited only by the imagination of the participants.
Added on Jun 1, 2012