Peer2Peer U at 3 years old

June 20, 2012

While MOOCs receive a large share of the publicity about free online learning, Peer 2 Peer University offers a different model. Since 2009, P2PU has offered courses in 5 different languages and across different disciplines. While facilitators offer courses in the “schools” of education, web design, mathematics and social innovation, students depend on peer interaction to get through a series of evaluations or "challenges". As professors fine-tune MOOCs, they may find themselves looking to P2PU’s experience in peer learning as they recognize that “education is about more than just content, and that it includes interactions with other learners and educators.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)