Want Learning Circles in Your Town?


What other projects out there have leveraged existing brick and mortar community networks to facilitate online learning? Are you interested in seeing P2PU in your community?


I met up with Rael Lissoos at the Sandton library in Johannesburg a few weeks ago. He is setting up a dedicated space at the library equipped with devices and internet. He has about 100 students singed up to do two courses (1 on programming and 1 on business) as part of a mini program. I’m planning to visit the library again now that everything is up and running!

EDIT: here’s a link to a youtube video with some details: https://youtu.be/JDuc9oJWU-o?t=2m30s


This was pointed out by @1l2p: http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/mooc-camp

What is a MOOC Camp? At the core, MOOC Camps are in-person, facilitated discussions around free, online courses, such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and open courses. Think about them like the 21st century book club: a place for people to learn together around a common set of resources. MOOC Camps are led by a facilitator, who arranges weekly meetings for participants. MOOC Camps should be open to the general public.

The have a lot of experience and resources to share like their facilitators guide: http://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/mooc_camp_guide_facilitators.pdf

The also have a list of recommended courses, but the link doesn’t work for me :frowning: