Peer 2 Peer University is back again this month with some added bonuses. Early February, P2PU School of Ed eagerly announced their latest offerings – a new round of free, open-licensed professional learning groups meant specifically for educators.
Classes will begin on March 5th and will explore a range of topics including:
- Student Grant Writing – Students will learn the grant-writing process
- Empower Your Personal Learning – For students and educators, this course unearths the different manners by which you can take control of your personal learning
- Writing and Inquiry in the Digital Age – Students will have the opportunity to join the National Writing Project
- Effective Use of Multimedia and Graphics – Learn to foster deeper learning through multimedia and graphics
- Global Classroom Collaboration Elementary and Secondary – Teachers from all around the world will talk over and design collaborations in order to bridge international classrooms
- Connected Learning with Youth Voices – A study group that encourages and helps teachers become accustomed to Youth Voices, a school-based social network
The School of Ed is driven by hands-on-learning and powered by the needs of educators around the world. The organization provides a platform where by educators can connect, join forces and design new means for transferring knowledge.
International Open Education Resources are transforming the way educators can spread knowledge around the world. With the seamless transfer of ideas, other international OERs beyond P2PU are fueling knowledge growth.
For the scoop on open education in South Africa, Vietnam and the Netherlands, delve into Education Week’s new piece. Stateside, Washington State has unveiled Open Course Library, which offers the public access to 42-intro level community college courses such as assessments, textbooks and syllabi for as little as $30 a course.
So tell us. How can international OERs be adapted into established learning institutions? Should there be more of a focus on teacher OERs or student OERs? Thoughts appreciated below!
Keep Calm and Learn On,
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