the peeragogy handbook

peeragogy handbook

via Howard Rheingold … et al.

post about it:

peeragogy guest post

The Peeragogy Handbook (http://peeragogy.org) is a peer-created and peer-maintained online resource for peer learners. The Web is a cornucopia of texts and tools for motivated self-learners, from YouTube and Google to Big Blue Button and Open Educational Resources. Never before has so much knowledge and so many communication media been available for learners. The Peeragogy Handbook is a resource for those who have the motivation and the access to online texts and tools, but who could use some help with group peer-learning pedagogy. The Peeragogy Handbook was created by a network of more than 30 volunteers around the world — and is open to anyone who wants to enlarge and improve it.

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hangout convo/editing going on here:

http://peeragogy.org/news/

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from recent connected courses (unit 5) hangout..

love of taking charge

and

how do you build trust

 

 

 

huge. no?

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random notes/thoughts while reading through handbook:

Like the tree falling over in the forest with no one to hear it, if there’s no change in behavior over the long haul, no learning took place.
or perhaps we look/listen closer.. wait longer.. while ourselves being usefully preoccupied …

The best way to assess how people learn is to ask them. How did you figure out how to do this? Who did you learn this from? How did that change your behavior? How can we make it better? How will you?  Self-evaluation through reflective practice can build both metacognition and self-efficacy in individuals and groups.

or have them ask themselves.. and let tech leave a trail…

The best way to assess how people learn is to ask them. How did you figure out how to do this? Who did you learn this from? How did that change your behavior? How can we make it better? How will you?  Self-evaluation through reflective practice can build both metacognition and self-efficacy in individuals and groups.

Too time consuming? Not if you interview a representative sample. For example, interviewing less than 100 people out of 2000 yields an answer within 10% nineteen times out of twenty, a higher confidence level than most estimates in business. Interviewing 150 people will give you the right estimate 99% of the time.

oh my.
taleb ness
unless the rep sample is 3 min a day… at first
We asked them to describe the Peeragogy project itself in terms of its aims and to evaluate its progress over the first year of its existence. As another measure of “investment” in the project, we asked, with no strings attached, whether the respondent would consider donating to the Peeragogy project
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They also expressed criticism of the project, implying that they may feel rather powerless to make the changes that would correct course:

Anonymous Survey Respondent 5: “Sometimes I wonder whether the project is not too much ‘by education specialists for education specialists.’ I have the feeling peer learning is happening anyway, and that teens are often amazingly good at it. Do they need ‘learning experts’ or ‘books by learning experts’ at all? Maybe they are the experts. Or at least, quite a few of them are.”

spot on …with upwards quote.. love of taking charge…
grit from whimsy ness

Another respondent was more blunt:

Anonymous Survey Respondent 6: “What problems do you feel we are aiming to solve in the Peeragogy project? We seem to not be sure. How much progress did we make in the first year? Some… got stuck in theory.”

your goal?

detox -placebo/pacemaker/listening-aide ness

goal… deep enough. ie can’t be math or violin or environment….. heavy..focus

temporary.. designed to diaper…

so we all use www…. ness

howards quote… love of taking charge… innate for 100% of us…

draw that out.

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http://peeragogy.org/p2p-sole/

How do we design a project (or phrase a problem) that ignites a learner’s passion?
or how do we listen for it to come out…?
how do we have the patience..?
by being usefully preoccupied ourselves…
gershenfeld’s something else to do ness
Ownership and leadership emerge when learners can apply their creativity and/or authentically assist each other in a common goal. Opportunities to design and modify even small things will draw learners into a project. 
except today.. isn’t tech able to let 7 billion follow their whimsy.. and then connect per curiosity… rather than come up with a project.. and then try to engage everyone in that?