"If we do this right, I'll learn more about facilitating others to self-organize learning."
Toward Peeragogy: the transformative power of high-end, peer-to-peer, global learning via the internet and social media.
From the author of a UC-Berkley post:
I've been invited to deliver the 2011 Regents' Lecture at University of California, Berkeley. I intend to expand the paragogy universe by instigating a peer-created guide to pure peer-to-peer learning. I'm calling it "peeragogy."
While "paragogy" is more etymologically correct, "peeragogy" is self-explanatory.
In my lecture, I'll explain the evolution of my own pedagogy and reveal some of what I've discovered in the world of online self-organized learning. Then I will invite volunteers to join me in a two week hybrid of face-to-face seminars and online discussion.
Can we self-organize our research, discover, summarize, and prioritize what is known through theory and practice, then propose, argue, and share a tentative resource guide for peeragogical groups?
In theory, those who use our guide to pursue their own explorations can edit the guide to reflect new learning.
It's not exactly a matter of making my own role of teacher obsolete. If we do this right, I'll learn more about facilitating others to self-organize learning.
This is the last in a very popular series. The previous three posts are: D.I.Y.U.: An Experiment, Pop Up U, and Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online.