Welcome to the Peeragogy Handbook.

About

The Peeragogy project was convened by Howard Rheingold in 2012 (https://clalliance.org/blog/toward-peeragogy/). If you have a couple minutes to listen to Howard tell the story, here is a video in which he describes how he went from organising co-teaching in his classes at Berkeley and Stanford, to running collaborative courses online, to convening a group of people to collect practical know-how about how to learn any subject without teachers: https://youtu.be/dHvGIX2Wjss?t=138

The Peeragogy Handbook collects the results of our investigations. In capsule form, peeragogy centres on the process of learning together and making that learning available to others. We decided to early on to publish our book directly in to the public domain, via the CC Zero waiver, so that we could minimise friction for people adopting and adapting the contents (http://www.peeragogy.org/license). We are currently working on the 4th Edition of the book, which will bring a lot of changes to the contents (the 3rd Edition was published in 2016).

Micro Quickstart Guide

Book
This book can help any group of people learn or create something together. Scroll down to read online or download absolutely free, or buy a copy, or fork a copy of your very own to work on.
Mailing List
Our ongoing public discussions are on Google Groups at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/peeragogy. Sign up there to get email and post to the wider contributor community. Remember to ask questions!
Live Meetings
Public meetings of are listed at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=3iq41odpn85s51mem8cgekmong%40group.calendar.google.com. You can subscribe for updates via Google Calendar with this link: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=3iq41odpn85s51mem8cgekmong%40group.calendar.google.com
Annotations
To comment on the Peeragogy Handbook please make an account at https://hypothes.is/ and use the mini-toolbar on the right-hand side of each page on peeragogy.org. They're collected at https://hypothes.is/search?q=url%3Apeeragogy.org%2F*. You're also welcome to share reviews or comments elsewhere of course!
Organization
If you browse to https://github.com/Peeragogy you will see our Github "organization". The master copy of the Handbook content is at https://github.com/Peeragogy/Peeragogy.github.io. Pull requests welcome. Github has a learning curve, so we hope you will ask us for help if you get stuck.
Projects
In particular, we manage our projects on Github with using kanban boards: https://github.com/orgs/Peeragogy/projects. If you'd like to get involved, have a look at the tasks outlined there.
More details
Please have a look at this longer quickstart guide for more information about our tools and workflow, and more ways to get involved.
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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by Howard Rheingold
    i
  2. Preface to the Third Edition
    v

Introduction:
  1. 1. Welcome
    3
  2. 1a. Workbook
    7
  3. 2. Chapter Summaries
    21
Motivation:
  1. 3. Why we're doing this
    29
  2. 4. Case study: 5PH1NX
    35
Peeragogy in Practice:
  1. 5. Thinking about patterns
    51
  2. 6. Patterns of Peeragogy
    55
  3.  6.1 Peeragogy
    64
  4.  6.2 Roadmap
    67
  5.  6.3 Reduce, reuse, recycle
    71
  6.  6.4 Carrying capacity
    74
  7.  6.5 A specific project
    78
  8.  6.6 Wrapper
    81
  9.  6.7 Heartbeat
    84
  10.  6.8 Newcomer
    87
  11.  6.9 Scrapbook
    90
  12. 7. Emergent Roadmap
    95
  13. 8. Case study: SWATs
    97
Convening a group:
  1. 9. So you've decided to try peer learning...
    103
  2. 10. Play and learning
    109
  3. 11. K-12 Peeragogy
    113
  4. 12. Case Study: P2P SOLE
    117
  5. 13. Case Study: A meeting with the PVC
    129
Organizing a Learning Context:
  1. 14. Organizing Co-Learning
    135
  2. 15. Adding structure
    143
  3. 16. The student authored syllabus
    147
  4. 17. Case Study: Collaborative Explorations
    157
Cooperation:
  1. 18. Co-facilitation
    169
  2. 19. The Workscape
    173
  3. 20. Participation
    177
  4. 21. Designs for co-working
    181
  5. 22. A co-working story
    187
Assessment:
  1. 23. Peeragogical Assessment
    191
  2. 24. Researching Peeragogy
    201
Technologies, Services, and Platforms:
  1. 25. Peeragogy Technology
    209
  2. 26. Forums
    217
  3. 27. Wiki
    221
  4. 28. Real-time Meetings
    229
  5. 29. How to organize a MOOC
    235
Resources:
  1. 30. How to put Peeragogy into Action
    245
  2. 31. Recommended Reading
    253
  3. 32. License/Waiver
    263

How to cite

J. Corneli, C. J. Danoff, C. Pierce, P. Ricaurte, and L. Snow MacDonald, eds. The Peeragogy Handbook. 3rd ed. Chicago, IL./Somerville, MA.: PubDomEd/Pierce Press, 2016. Downloaded from http://peeragogy.org.

Or in BibTeX:
@book{peeragogy-handbook,
 title={Peeragogy {Handbook}},
 editor={Corneli, Joseph and Danoff, Charles Jeffrey and Pierce, Charlotte and Ricaurte, Paola and Snow MacDonald, Lisa},
 year={2016},
 edition={3},
 address={Chicago, IL./Somerville, MA.},
 publisher={PubDomEd/Pierce Press},
 url={http://peeragogy.org},
}

Credits

Editorial Board: Joseph Corneli, Charles Jeffrey Danoff, Paola Ricaurte, Charlotte Pierce, and Lisa Snow MacDonald

Contributors: Bryan Alexander, Paul Allison, Elisa Armendáriz, Régis Barondeau, Doug Breitbart, George Brett, Suz Burroughs, Teryl Cartwright, Jay Cross, Julian Elve, María Fernanda Arenas, James Folkestad, Kathy Gill, John Glass, John Graves, Jan Herder, Matthew Herschler, Gigi Johnson, Anna Keune, Kyle Larson, Roland Legrand, Amanda Lyons, Dorotea Mar, Christopher Tillman Neal, Ted Newcomb, Stephanie Parker, Miguel Ángel Pérez Álvarez, David Preston, Laura Ritchie, Verena Roberts, Stephanie Schipper, Peter Taylor, Fabrizio Terzi, and Geoff Walker

Founder: Howard Rheingold

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