We've done a good job with outreach and planning for the individual projects and as a result, UP, PeerPubU, and PlanetMath are all moving along. But the Peeragogy version is perhaps a bit unclear -- anyway, Charlotte Pierce suggested we should work on clarity of message. The state-of-the-art is probably represented by our Peeragogy Manifesto: https://titanpad.com/peeragogymanifesto -- maybe one thing we should do is revise that and circulate it more widely (e.g. we could put it into the 'zine, but also we could send it to some notable figures). I've copied the text in below and am changing the title to Peeragogy Letter. Let's start thinking about who we can send it to.
Activity – Write an invitation to someone who can help as a co-facilitator on your project. Clarify what you hope to learn from them and what your project has to offer. Helpful questions to consider as you think about who to invite: What resources are available or missing? What do you already have that you can build on? How will you find the necessary resources? Who else is interested in these kinds of challenges? Go through the these questions again when you have a small group, and come up with a list of more people you’d like to invite or consult with as the project progresses.
Technology – Identify tools that could potentially be useful during the project, even if it’s new to you. Start learning how to use them. Connect with people in other locales who share similar interests or know the tools.
Recommended Reading – Schmidt, J. Philipp. (2009). Commons-Based Peer Production and education. Free Culture Research Workshop Harvard University, 23 October 2009.
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.