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Version -- 13 April 2010

The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables learning for everyone, by everyone about almost anything.

The following values and principles are the foundation of P2PU: openness, community, peer learning. We are articulating these values in order to guide our actions, but P2P has always been about doing, and our actions will in turn help us probe and refine these values.

P2PU is open: Open sharing and collaboration enable participation, innovation, and accountability. Our community is open so that everyone can participate. Our content is open so that everyone can use it. Our model and technology are open to enable experimentation and ongoing improvement. And our processes are open so that we are accountable to our community.

P2PU is a community: P2PU is a community-centric project and our governance model reflects that. P2PU is driven by volunteers, who are involved in all aspects of the project. As members of this community, we speak and act with civility, tolerance, and respect for other opinions, people, and perspectives. We strive for quality as a community driven process of review, feedback and revision.

P2PU is passionate about peer learning: P2PU is teaching and learning by peers for peers. Everyone has something to contribute and everyone has something to learn. We are all teachers and we are all learners. We take responsibility for our own and each others learning.


P2PU Blogs and Planet

Visit the P2PU blog for official updates about the project, and the P2PU Planet for a look at what community members are writing about, around open education, open access, and the future of higher education!

Cycle 2 has ended

With 16 courses, including 3 in Portuguese from Brazil, and a spanking new web site, this was an exciting cycle. We are planning for a 3rd Cycle in August, so please submit your proposals for new courses! Also, join the community discussions in the P2PU lounge!

Sign-Up for Cycle 2 has Closed

The sign-up period for Cycle 2 at P2PU has now closed. We're looking forward to a great session of courses - thank you to everyone who has signed up.
We'll be posting more information soon, but for now, please be aware that all classes are scheduled to begin on Friday, March 12th
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a shout by using the Contact Form

Sign-Up for P2PU Extended!

Good news for anyone who can't decide which course to sign-up for - we've decided to extend te sign-up period for another few days.
All courses will remain open for sign-up until Wednesday 3rd of March. The courses will begin the following Friday, 12th of March.
But be sure to sign-up quickly - many of the courses are filling up fast!

Sign up is open

The new website is up and running, and we have opened sign-up to our new set of courses, including 3 courses in Portuguese. Have a look and sign-up for a course that picks your fancy!

The announcement is on our blog

Or if the topic you are passionate about is missing, propose a new course (once you log-in you'll see a link to "Submit a Course Proposal" in the "My Actions" menu - or just use the contact form).