How to Build Learning Communities Online

How to Build Learning Communities Online

-Where do I start?
-How do I develop content?
-What should learners do together?
-What tools should I use?
-How do I know if my community is successful?

Links referenced:
Reports and How-to's: http://reports.p2pu.org/
Course design support / P2PU Community: http://thepeople.p2pu.org/
Learning Creative Learning: http://learn.media.mit.edu/lcl/
Play With Your Music: http://www.playwithyourmusic.org/
Rhizomatic Learning: https://p2pu.org/en/courses/882/rhizomatic-learning-the-community-is-the-curriculum/
TAGS Explorer: http://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/
Discourse: http://www.discourse.org/
Badges: http://badges.p2pu.org/en/

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@mozzadrella

May 20, 2014
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  1. HOW TO BUILD LEARNING COMMUNITIES ONLINE *Or, what on Earth

    is peer learning? Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  2. HOW TO BUILD LEARNING COMMUNITIES ONLINE • Where do I

    start? • How do I develop content? • What should learners do together? • What tools should I use? • How do I know if my community is successful? What you’ll learn here: Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  3. STUDENT + LEARNING CONTENT + The traditional online learning “formula”

    + ASSESSMENT Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  4. + WHY SHOULD I DO MULTIPLE CHOICES QUIZZES? But this

    formula has “issues”… I FEEL ALONE ONLINE… LIKE THERE’S NO ONE TO HELP ME. THIS ISN’T RELEVANT TO MY LIFE. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT I LEARNED… Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  5. + Serious questions, y’all. is here to help. HOW DO

    I BUILD A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE?
 Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  6. • Freedom. The learners are in charge. All courses are

    free and under an open license (CC-BY-SA). • Choice. Participate in the way you’d like to, using the tools you are curious about. • Networked. We help you find your crew of like-minded folks to make things together, critique each other, and generally feel comfy on the internet. • Support. We offer tools, guides and feedback to help folks create great learning experiences on the web. Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  7. +Learning in Community: the P2PU Way Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella

    & @p2pu FINDING YOUR CREW & GETTING FEEDBACK MATERIAL THAT LEARNERS CHOOSE OR DEVELOP TOGETHER MAKING YOUR REAL-LIFE PROJECT
  8. + LEARNERS WILL APPLY FEMINIST FRAMEWORKS TO THEIR LIVES !

    Backward design: What should learners know how to do? • Start with a series of questions you want learners to answer. • Those are your learning goals. • Develop activities where learners demonstrate those skills. Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  9. +Content: For the web, by the web. Vanessa Gennarelli //

    @mozzadrella & @p2pu LEARNERS BUILD IT FOR OTHER LEARNERS Mozilla Webmaker Tutorials IT ALREADY EXISTS Gentle Introduction to Python LEARNERS MAKE IT TOGETHER Rhizomatic Learning
  10. +Social Design: building out cohorts • Form small cultures where

    folks can gel • Studio critique & constructive feedback • Badges and assessment Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu TEAM 44: DEATH METAL REPRESENT
  11. +Social Design: building out cohorts Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella &

    @p2pu • Balance of structure and choices • Opportunities for folks to meet up IRL
  12. Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu +Activities: Triggering Events &

    Low Floors/Wide Walls • Designing for multiple levels of expertise • Activities where learners can show their interests and personalities • Community-curated newsletters
  13. SUCCESS IS NEVER FINISHING. +Measuring Success • Suggested metrics: •

    User-generated threads • Strength of network graph • Longitudinal engagement • Harvesting projects • Use community newsletters • Final reports • Post-course surveys • Identity: “Are you feminist?” • Definition of community • Learner satisfaction Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu
  14. + GET THE LOWDOWN ON PEER LEARNING www.thepeople.p2pu.org • Peer

    learning course examples • Lab reports and how-to’s • Recommendations on tools • Course review and learning support Vanessa Gennarelli // @mozzadrella & @p2pu