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Help design the Peeragogy Accelerator

Tuesday 9:00-10:30 (1), Ridley Suite

Type: Workshop

Theme: Building and linking communities of open practice

http://peeragogy.org #oer14 #abs107


Charles Jeffrey Danoff, Owner, Mr Danoff's Teaching Laboratory, [email protected]
Joseph Corneli, Researcher in Computational Creativity, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, [email protected]
Charlotte Pierce, Publisher, Pierce Press, [email protected]
Dorota Marciniak, PhD, Founder, Accorda, [email protected]



Editors of the Peeragogy Handbook will lead this workshop, giving participants an opportunity to uncover what they want to learn or achieve within the world of OER. We aim to help participants improve the efficacy of their learning processes by leveraging the work of peers. We bring years of experience with projects like the Peeragogy Handbook, PlanetMath, Collaborative Lesson Planning, and The Uncertainty Principle and other case studies featuring “peeragogy in action”. We will briefly present a range of examples, but the focus of the workshop will be on garnering insights of participants, to help specify the problems they are working on in their individual OER projects — both thematic problems like “generating revenue” and “student participation”, as well as more context-specific issues.


We will share a set of five principles for effective peer learning that have been explored in practice (developed in our early papers, available on paragogy.net), as well as a catalog of design patterns for peer produced peer learning (developed with the many co-authors of the Peeragogy Handbook, available on peeragogy.org). Participants will use these design techniques to help build a real, functioning, globally distributed Peeragogy Accelerator. In the accelerator, projects with a focus on peer learning and collaborative working will join forces to help each other achieve their goals. Participants will be able to repeat this activity and build local accelerators in their own communities.

Delivery Methods

The workshop will give participants the opportunity to reflect clearly on their own educational projects and provide them with an opportunity to figure out how different projects can come together in a way that improves everybody’s work. Outline (90 minute time slot):

0 | Before Conference - Recommended reading: http://is.gd/PeeragogyAccelerator

1 | 05 Minutes - For technical setup and quick introductions

2 | 10 Minutes - Overview of Peeragogy

3 | 05 Minutes - Attendees complete questionnaire on an Etherpad, providing background their own project and goals

4 | 20 Minutes - Organize attendees into groups of 3 or more, each discussing their project goals with one another and looking for more information on what could be achieved in a collaboration

5 | 20 Minutes - Change groups again, repeat the process of looking for connections (first 5 minutes of this section will discuss successes and failures of the previous section)

6 | 20 Minutes - Individuals “report back” what they discovered in their small groups. Questions to address: (a) What could they bring to a Peer Learning Accelerator? (b) What would they want to get?

7 | 10 Minutes - Wind down, determine specific action steps for individual groups to move forward with (e.g. a Peeragogy Google+ working group, or a co-created Collaborative Exploration to deepen the themes that have been raised in the workshop)

[For those who attended and anyone else interested if you'd like to join a discussion, we run Hangouts on Air every Monday (BST) at 6PM, and have a G+ community called "Peeragogy in Action" -
details on all of this are here, http://peeragogy.org/how-to-get-involved/.]


Corneli and Danoff, Paragogy, in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073), July 2011 Vol-739
Corneli and Mikroyannidis, (2102). Personalised peer-supported learning: the peer-to-peer learning environment (P2PLE), Digital Education Review, Volume 20.
Corneli, Paragogical Praxis, Published in E-Learning and Digital Media (ISSN 2042-7530), Volume 9, Number 3, 2012.
Rheingold et al., The Peeragogy Handbook. Available from http://peeragogy.org [Accessed 13 November 2013].
Corneli, Danoff, Keune, and Lyons, (2013). Peeragogy in Action, in The Open Book, The Finnish Institute, London. ISBN: 978-0-9570776-3-8.
See also a link to a favourite article at http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/586.

Funding acknowledgements

The Peeragogy Handbook is available for purchase via http://peeragogy.org.


Further details

Keywords: Peeragogy, peer learning, Open Educational Resources, emergent design, collaborative learning, accelerator

Website: http://peeragogy.org

Mr Charles Danoff, Owner, Mr. Danoff's Teaching Laboratory

Twitter: @danoff

Twitter abstract: http://peeragogy.org editors will help participants accelerate their OER work by leveraging peer learning.