Welcome to the Peeragogy Handbook.
The Peeragogy project was convened by Howard Rheingold in 2012
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
You're also welcome to share reviews or comments elsewhere of course!
- 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.
- 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.