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Observations from the Peeragogy project  – We used a strategy of “open enrollment.” New people were welcome to  join the project at any time. We also encouraged people to either stay  involved or withdraw; several times over the first year, we required  participants to explicitly reaffirm interest in order to stay registered  in the forum and mailing list.
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1265 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Joe Corneli , Dorotea , Charles Danoff 1265 days ago
Joe C Accelerator Week 1 - Peeragogy
Setting the initial challenge and building a framework for accountability among participants is an important starting point.
8 weeks + 4 for working
Activity  – Come up with a plan for your work and an agreement, or informal  contract, for your group.  You can use the suggestions in this guide as a starting point, but your  first task is to revise the plan to suit your needs.  It might be helpful to ask: What are you interested in learning?  What is your primary intended outcome? What problem do you  hope to solve?  How collaborative does your project need to be?  How will the participants’ expertise in the topic vary?  What sort of support will you and other participants require?  What problems won’t you solve?
Initial Outline
  1. How is open research relevant to what we're doing in Peeragogy?
Charles D
  1. Peeragogy Labs 
  1. not building startups, but conducting experiments 
  1. What's the difference?
  1. Apply Linux & Wikipedia ideas to the University
Joe C
  1. What are their outcomes in the course
Charles D
  1. Research on research?
  1. Publish paper after writing it in LaTex with cool GitHub tool
Joe C
  1. Jim Pitman building an Open Digital Mathematics Library (ODML for short) -- we get people who are interested in this stuff together?
  1. Who are the people who are involved in open research so we can invite them?  (We could look chapter-by-chapter in Dorotea's thesis.)
Charles D
  1. Make an event afterwards?  (What could that look like?) to keep the conversation going
  1. Many ppl like research, but turned off when its slow. Isn't there a way where it could be more dynamic? More social?
  1. NO ONE IS DOING OPEN RESEARCH - Everyone is just talking about it.  (Research on Open Research may exist already, ... but people will publish results in © journals.)
Joe C
  1. Willow Brugh - "you think you're trying to build a community, but you're already part of a community"
  1. Dorotea: but there's not an infrastructure
  1. We want to invent a business model so that we can have infrastructure for Open Research
Charles D
  1. Not so obvious to invent something that really works
  1. Want to build the university that gives the infrastructure to make it actually possible to conduct Open Research
Joe C Technology  – Familiarize yourself with the collaboration tools you intend to use (e.g. WordPress,  Git and LaTeX, YouTube, GIMP, a public wiki, a private forum, or something else) and create a first post, edit, or video introducing yourself and your project(s) to others in the worldwide peeragogy community.
Tech: Next steps
  1. Dorotea's drafts / notes onto Github 
  1. LaTeXML and SkelML to publish to web pages
  1. Place to gather - installing a WP multisite (Accelerator 2.0 / Peeragogy Labs? / Libre University 1.0)
  1. Show that we're experienced in the subject, show that we have some value to offer... e.g. consultancy, mentorship, sustainability
Charles D
  1. enable a sustainable working thing
  1. no tuition? part of our business model is that students pay $0 and/or we pay students to study?
Joe C
  1. Bibliography and people to contact
Charles D
  1. List of 20 Projects ppl could do? (make ourselves look more professional)
Joe C Suggested ResourcesThe Peeragogy Handbook, parts I (‘Introduction’) and II (‘Peer Learning’). You may also want to work through a short lesson called Implementing Paragogy,  from  the early days before the Peeragogy project was convened. For a   succinct theoretical treatment, please refer to our literature review,   which we have adapted into a Wikipedia page.
Long-term and Short-term vision
Somewhat similar to http://metameso.org/~joe/math/pmfuture.html organized according to "scale" but we can look at "soon" and "less soon" -- time scales.
Joe C
  •  BPE: Before Peeragogy Era
  • ST: Short Term
  • MT: Medium Term
  • LT: Long Term
Charles D BPE: Why hasn't our stuff (Open Education, Open Research, Free/Open blah blah blah) happened yet?
Joe C
  • Conservatism of the system
  • Technology wasn't ready
  • Authority systems are pretty standardized and entrenched
Charles D
  • Research hasn't changed much over 100s of years!!! (like becoming a monk, after you make that promise you will always live your life like that)
  • Example: you have a visa that only allows you to do 1 job at any given time
Joe C
  • Teaching is only just starting to change (maybe)
  • ...
  • Trying to do anything not standard if you want to get accreditation (there are some obstacles, although they are surmountable):
  • "This is the ideal, e.g. student record keeping, student progress" 
  • There are many different ways to meet the ideal, but there are also creative things you can do where you're NOT meeting the ideal.
  • They allow for innovation, but you have to satisfy the requirements - this is good, in order to avoid ideas that are scams
ST: Stuff we can do pretty much right now
Charles D
  • free, cheap as possible ... prove that we have some knowledge to share
  • figure out how to present ourselves and then maybe we can get some sponsorships
  • What is our value add?
Joe C
  • Offer badges right away (inside the Accelerator)
MT: If we've built some reputation, we can think of offering first certificates 
Charles D
  • Offer badges / certificates
Joe C
  • Mozilla would be good to get involved
Charles D LT: Eventually we can offer degrees (but we cannot "teach" everything ourselves)
Joe C
  • Figure out how accreditation works
Further Reading Boud, D. and Lee, A. (2005). ‘Peer learning’ as pedagogic discourse for research education. Studies in Higher Education, 30(5):501–516.
Observations from the Peeragogy project   – We had a fairly weak project structure at the outset, which yielded mixed results. One participant said: “I definitely think I do better when presented with a framework or scaffold to use for participation or   content development.” Yet the same person wrote with enthusiasm about models of entrepreneurship, saying she was “freed of the requirement or need for an entrepreneurial visionary.” 
Dorotea *******************
ok let's just try the chat
to see if we can use it as a chat here
  • I  think we can use it as a chat , right ?
Joe C
  • wow it's awesome .... @HeleneFinidori check it out!
  • two lines even amazing
Charles D
  • This is awesome!
Joe C
TO DO List
  • is an interesting thing
  • is another interesting thing
  • is a third interesting thing
1270 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Dorotea , Joe Corneli 1270 days ago
Dorotea Fruits vs Soup
how do we deal with these issues in peeragogical practices.
Definitions - if we introduce definitions we can more easily distinguish fruits from soups 
1270 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Dorotea , Joe Corneli 1270 days ago
Dorotea University
Let's design the University !
Joe C
  •  Fun.
Working titles: Global New University, Libre University
Initial Sketch
Offers: low-cost education and high-quality research  
Needs: infrastructure, human capital, accreditation
Extensions: move into other sectors: logistics, engineering
Scale up by working on different scales: Micro, Blog, Paper, Book, Library, University
  • But we also need several different "routes" for getting there.  This is just one.
Scale up by working at different scales: Home Economics, Local, Regional, International
Possible Themes to focus on initially: Free content, data mining, IP and contract law, mathematics, ethics, architecture of various sorts, free software, logistics, engineering, climate science
Dorotea Some possible ideas
 :100: :1234: :a: 
I was thinking to create a university where people can ask deep questions
and research what they are most interested at the moment 
Joe C
  • · Each student is responsible in the last analysis for his or her own education.  
  • · The best education demands a joint search for learning by exciting teachers and able students.
  • · Student progress should be based on demonstrated competence and real mastery rather than on the accumulation of credits and grades.
  • · Students should have from the outset opportunities to explore, in depth, areas of interest to them.
Dorotea if someone wants a degree , we should check what requirements we need to accomplish to give degrees in different fields
we can also create our own certifications , that might be well respected , as we want to offer high quality research and 'teaching' 
we have to look into how to create certification, but that's much more easy than official phd degrees , but still can be helpful 
first we can always use badges , but i have quite 'radical' views how we can get creative on this 
maybe i'll explain it in another hackpad 
  1. degrees
  1. certificates
  1. badges
Joe C
  •  we can do research on these things
  • yes, with badges it's just probably mozilla open badges, i think i know these people who make them 
  • certificates is quite easy too , but let's look at this 
  • and then we can gain credibility and start offering phd
Online platform - I'm designing a platform for these kind of things 
but we can also use something simple for a start 
Joe C
  •  I think we need to have some kind of plans for development... which we can just start working on here.  For example these could include things like: moving from badges to certificates to degrees ; also some goals about the specific kinds of content we'd like to deal with.  (Motivated mostly by what we want to work on!)  Right now I'm feeling motivated by this quote:
Jim Pitman, statistician at UC Berkeley, May 2014:
  • "It is clear that the metadata map of mathematics is going to be more or less fully open for exploration within a year or two.  Any good data wrangler with enough computational power in the UK could make some rough version of it legally available as Open Data within a month due to the new UK law on data mining. Lets get on with it! Show us  some cool open source data visualization tools.  Show us some serious  maps of mathematics, some recommender services, some methods of efficiently deduplicating and merging overlapping bibliographic metadata sets from various sources."
If that's true then a lot is going to change, I think -- I was inspired to work in this direction in 2003 (see [2]), and haven't made a lot of progress on my own yet!  If someone can make a map within a month, I'd be surprised.  But maybe in a year or two, it's possible.
But if we can make a data-based map of mathematics, then maybe we can do it with other fields too.  This is what I was saying about "logistics" above, for example.
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1270 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Dorotea 1270 days ago
Dorotea Peeragogy Accelerator notes
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